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. 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…

  2. 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

  3. 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.”

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

  5. CullenCoven says:

    “What?” I asked when she left.
    His eyes stayed fixed on my face. “How are you feeling?”
    “I’m fine,” I replied, surprised by his intensity.
    “You don’t feel dizzy, sick, cold…?”
    “Should I?”
    He chuckled at my puzzled tone.
    “Well, I’m actually waiting for you to go into shock.” His face twisted up into that perfect crooked smile.
    “I don’t think that will happen,” I said after I could breathe again. “I’ve always been good at repressing unpleasant things.”

  6. Neha Choudhary says:

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

  7. okay, it’s from Midnight Sun and not Twilight but I couldn’t help myself, i love being in his head.

    “You haven’t noticed?” she asked, still critical. “Do you think everybody gets their way so easily?”
    “Do I dazzle you?” I voiced my curiosity impulsively, and then the words were out, and it was too late to recall them.
    But before I had time to too deeply regret speaking the words aloud she answered, “Frequently.” And her cheeks took on a faint pink glow.
    I dazzled her.
    My silent heart swelled with a hope more intense than I could ever remember having felt before.

  8. Srirama Divakarla says:

    This is more complicated than I’d planned.
    - Edward

  9. Srirama Divakarla says:

    This is more complicated than I’d planned. – Edward

  10. In the movie, everything Jessica says is hilarious!! “She’s right, though. This looks awesome.” And “That’s very… thoughtful.”

  11. Lynn Riopelli says:

    Edward: “I tell you I can read people’s minds and you think there is something wrong with you?”

  12. Kira Morse says:

    “How did you know?” I asked, unable to curb my intensity. I realized I was leaning toward him again.
    He seemed to be wavering, torn by some internal dilemma. His eyes locked with mine, and I guessed he was making the decision right then whether or not to simply tell me the truth.

  13. One of my all-time favorite lines: “Do I dazzle you?’

    Boy and howdy!

  14. “I wanted nothing more than to be alone with my perpetual savior.” Favorite line!

  15. “Do I dazzle you?” “Frequently”

    “That color blue looks lovely with your skin”

    “umm… I’ll have the mushroom ravoli”

  16. Christine says:

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

  17. Bella thinking to herself: The waitress is probably drooling in the back!

    I <3 Mushroom ravioli!!

  18. “I feel very safe with you.”

  19. Tracey Pope Huffman says:

    I love this line:
    Edward: “Do I dazzle you?”
    and yes he does dazzle me . . . so much so they call me sparkles at work!

  20. Do I dazzle you?

  21. “I’m on a special diet”

  22. “Do I dazzle you?”

  23. “Your number was up the first time I met you.”

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

    Thank you for this chance Bella Italia and Lexicon=)

  25. “Your number was up the first time I met you.”- Edward Cullen

  26. Is something wrong with me?- Bella …..I love anything spinach or mushroom, I will be waiting at the mail box! Yipee

  27. All of them, but my favorite has to be Edward’s “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 so many catastrophes.” Lol funny, but caring and adorable at the same time. :D

  28. Tiffany Van Nostrand Rome says:

    It was very… hard — you can’t imagine how hard — for me to simply take you away, and leave them… alive.

    Edward Cullen,

  29. “Only you could get into trouble in a town this small. You would have devasted their crime rate statistics for a decade, you know”.

  30. jenny posey says:

    Do you think everybody gets their way so easily?

  31. Christina says:

    “I’m on a special diet”. – literally no meat so this is right up my alley!!!!!!!

  32. “Dazzle them like that —- she’s probably hyperventilating in the kitchen right now.”

  33. From “Twilight” the Movie: “Sex, sex, sex, cat…”

    From “Twilight” the book: “It was very…hard – you can’t imagine how hard – for me to simply take you away, and leave them…alive.”

    I would love to win! <3

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

  35. Venetia Humfleet says:

    “I say I can read minds, but you think there is something wrong with you.”

  36. “I don’t have the strength to stay away from you.” or something like that x)

  37. “do I dazzle you”- Edward by far one of my favorite lines from twilight.

  38. I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore. Oh Edward, I’m in love!!!!!!!

  39. “I think I should get Bella something to eat.”

  40. Kim Buchanan says:

    That is very nice of them! Put me in for a chance, Please!

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