Win Bella’s Mushroom Ravioli from Bella Italia

We recieved a press release a few weeks ago explaining how Bella Italia in Port Angeles was making Bella’s Mushroom Ravioli available for purchase and would be shipped directly to your home.  They offered us a free sample, which I willingly took!  It came the very next day right to my door.  There is an option to microwave it, but I opted to use the oven.  There was enough ravioli for both me and my mother to have some for lite dinner.  The creme sauce was smooth and light.  The actual pasta was thick and stuffed full with the mushroom filling.  If you add a salad and some bread, you would have the perfect Bella Italia experience without having to go all the way to Washington.

Bella Italia has offered to let us give away a sample of the ravioli to one lucky Lexicon visitor.  Just leave a comment to this post with your favorite line from the Port Angeles section of Twilight and we will pick one winner at random on Monday night to have the pasta shipped directly to their house!

Press Release:

Bella Italia, a welcoming Italian restaurant in the picturesque town of Port Angeles, WA, today announced it is making its most famous meal – Bella’s Mushroom Ravioli™ – available as a high quality frozen entrée. The friendly restaurant, along with its signature dish, shot to fame in 2005 when it was featured as the first date setting for author Stephenie Meyer’s notorious love struck vampires, Bella and Edward. Since then, guests have flocked to the restaurant from around the globe to dine on the ravioli, and now anyone will be able to enjoy an authentic “bite” at home.

“When Stephanie Meyer was working on her first book, she called our restaurant to ask about menu items, and we were running mushroom ravioli as our special,” said Neil Conklin, owner of Bella Italia, located on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula where the vampire book series is set.”That dish is what made it into the book, as Bella orders it on their first date. Ever since then, we’ve had travelers from all over the world. We’ve served more than 10,000 of these iconic pasta plates in the restaurant, and I wanted to make it available to everyone.”

Vampires aside, Bella’s Mushroom Ravioli™ is made with the love and tradition of all Bella Italia’s food. The new frozen entree is made from fresh, all natural ingredients and heat-and-eat ready. The 20-ounce entrée generously serves two and features mushroom ravioli in a creamy besciamella sauce with rich mushrooms. Each entrée will be available in convenient plastic microwaveable containers, which can be heated in the microwave or oven.

Bella’s Mushroom Ravioli ($10.99 MSRP) will be available for purchase in early November 2011, just in time for the much anticipated release of the fourth vampire movie installment. The product will be sold at select grocery retailers nationwide and direct to consumer online at www.bellaitaliapa.com.

Notably, a portion of all Bella’s Mushroom Ravioli™ proceeds will benefit the Quileute Tribal School and Forks High School. “Every ravioli dish sold will help two local schools I am proud to say I support. The teachers have done so much for our community, building a positive place for children to learn and grow,” says Conklin.

Bella Italia plans to offer additional frozen entrées down the road – all meals will feature the restaurant’s most popular dishes and showcase Italian fare inspired by Pacific Northwest ingredients and cuisine. Additional details are available online at BellaItalia.Com

About Bella Italia
Since 1996, Bella Italia has been a real life Italian restaurant located in the town of Port Angeles on Washington State’s lush Olympic Peninsula. It was thrust into the global spotlight in 2005, when it was selected as the first date setting for the famous love struck vampires, Bella and Edward. Today, the restaurant serves thousands of guests from around the globe every year, and also sells its famous Bella’s Mushroom Ravioli™ as a delicious, wholesome frozen entree, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Quileute Tribal School and Forks High School. For more information, visit BellaItalia.com

Comments

  1. Esme Lawrence says:

    “um.. I’ll have the mushroom ravioli?” 

  2. Esme Lawrence says:

    “um.. I’ll have the mushroom ravioli?” Twilight

  3. i was there laast june and i had the mushroom ravioli, it was wonderfull!! bella italia was really nice!

  4. “i dazzle you?” -Edward :p

  5. He ignored my questions. “Do I dazzle you?” “Frequently,” I admitted.

  6. Cherise Nielson says:

    You eat, I ‘ll talk

  7. haha, wow that’s awesome that they get to capitalize on something like this! i would totally do it if i owned bella italia. i bet it’s delicious. :) yeah, i’d have to say my favorite line was definitely when edward said, “do i dazzle you?” so cute!

  8. Tiffany Van Nostrand Rome says:

    does this have to be from twilight the movie or any of the twilight saga movies?

  9. “Get in,” a furious voice commanded.
    It was amazing how instantaneously the choking fear vanished, amazing how suddenly
    the feeling of security washed over me — even before I was off the street — as soon as I
    heard his voice.

  10. “Because somehow you knew how to find me today…?” ~Bella to Edward

  11. That’s a good idea from Bella Italia and thank you for this contest!

    So, this is my quote (I would probably have said the same thing at this moment… :) ):
    “Oh, come on, [...] you have to know the effect you have on people.”

  12. I don’t even like mushrooms but when we go to Forks next year, I’m going to go there and get that.

  13. April Crossmier says:

    “I’m on a special diet”.

  14. …….you read minds?

  15. “I wanted nothing more than to be alone with my perpetual savior.”

    There’s a lot to think about in that one line.

  16. Christina says:

    I’m not really interested in winning the meal because there is a Bella Italia right across the street from my house. I don’t live in WA though so I’m not sure if it’s just a restaurant that coincidentally has the same name…shrug. Anyway, good luck to everyone.

    • If you read the article, it states that the author Stephanie Meyers called the restaurant in PA asking for info re: what was on the menu. So yeah it is the real deal. I know for a fact because Neil Conklin is my brother. A portion of sales also benifits 2 area schools.

  17. Megan Rose says:

    OMG! I wanna try it!! Hmmm….favorite line….probably: “Do I dazzle you?” “Frequently” and “Usually you’re in a better mood when your eyes are so light,” I commented, trying to distract him from whatever thought had left him frowning and somber. He stared at me, stunned. “What?”

  18. radiowidow says:

    I have two favorite lines from Twilight when they were eating at the restaurant, both from Edward: 1) “I don’t know if I have a choice anymore” when Bella asks him to trust her, and 2) “Your number was up the first time I met you.”

  19. Gigi Cullen says:

    Me & my family were in Port Angeles last year & ate at Bell Italia and everything was AMAZING, really. So, my qoute ” Are you ready to go home, he asked. I ready to leave.”

  20. It was amazing how instantaneously the choking fear vanished, amazing how suddenly the feeling of security washed over me – even before I was off the street – as soon as I heard his voice.

  21. “That color blue looks lovely with your skin.”~ Edward

  22. “Ordinary people seem to make it through the day without so many catastrophes.”

  23. He ignored my questions. “Do I dazzle you?” “Frequently,” I admitted. – Bella – Twilight

  24. Cristina Montano says:

    Isabella Swan: Look, You gotta give me some answers.
    Edward Cullen: Yes. No. To get to the other side. Uh, 1.77245…
    Isabella Swan: I don’t want to know what the square root of pi is.
    Edward Cullen: You knew that?

  25. Angela W. says:

    “um.. I’ll have the mushroom ravioli?” …Seems appropriate, lol. I also like when she describes the coke, realizing how thirsty she was and going on to drink Edward’s as well. Sometimes you just need a fountain drink. :)

  26. “Money, sex, money, sex… cat.” –Edward

  27. He ignored my questions. “Do I dazzle you?” “Frequently,” I admitted

  28. Betsy davis says:

    I would like to have this meal again. My husband took me to the restaurant when we visited Port Angeles two years ago. It’s a long way to drive from North Carolina!

  29. I would like to have this meal again. My husband took me to the restaurant when we visited Port Angeles two years ago.

  30. “Do I dazzle you?”. Would love to visit Port Angeles again but for now I would settle for a frozen dinner!

  31. Fave quote:

    “Do I dazzle you?”

  32. Valerie Whiteaker says:

    “Do you mind if I drive Bella home tonight?”

  33. I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore

  34. I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore.

  35. Do I dazzle you?
    Frequently.
    Great line!!

  36. Angela Scalf says:

    Do I dazzle you? Frequently. Great line!!

  37. Edward to Bella- i feel very protective of you.

  38. Caitlin Blaylock says:

    “Only you could find trouble in Port Angeles.”

  39. melissa Cintron says:

    His eyes narrowed. “More theories?”
    “Mm-hm.” I chewed on a small bite of the bread, trying to look indifferent.
    “I hope you were more creative this time…or are you stealing from comic books?” His faint smile was mocking; his eyes were still tight.

  40. I agree with, “I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore.”

  41. Crystal M says:

    “I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore”

  42. Chelsey Misiura says:

    My boyfriend and I ate here…I don’t usually like Italian food but this place was amazing!

  43. “Do I dazzle YOU?” I say this to people all the time! It’s crazy. :)

  44. Fiona Cullen says:

    Edward: “Do I dazzle you?”
    Bella: “Frequently”

    Warms my heart every time.

  45. Bella: “You really shouldn’t do that to people,” “It’s hardly fair.”
    Edward: “Do what?”
    Bella: “Dazzle them like that-she’s probably hyperventilating in the kitchen right now.”

  46. wow! I would love to order this but the shipping cost alone is WAY out of my budget! It would be almost 80.00. Sorry,but I can’t afford that! Good luck to those that win though!

  47. Kelly Vermeren Madsen says:

    Favorite quote: (Edward looking amazed/frustrated) I tell you I can read minds, and you think there’s something wrong with you…

  48. Robyn Parrott says:

    “Ordinary people seem to make it through the day without so many catastrophes.” -Edward

    My husband used to tell me that all the time before we read twilight the first time. Since then I’ve joined roller derby and catastrophes have become even more regular for me. lol

  49. Stephanie Cull says:

    My Favourite from the Book:

    Edward-

    “I’ve never tried to keep a specific person alive before, and it’s much more troublesome than I would have believed. But that’s probably just because it’s you. Ordinary people seem to make it through the day without catastrophes.”

    My Favourite From the Film:

    Edward-

    “I don’t have to strength to stay away from you any more.”

    Bella-

    “Then Don’t.”

  50. “um.. I’ll have the mushroom ravioli?”

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