Casa Bella, the new Italian restaurant on 150th Street in Whitestone, seems well-qualified for success. In the 21st century when restaurants have become the place for socializing, a survey of restaurant-goers by Yankelovitch reveals: 43 percent use them for celebrations, 37 percent to gather family and friends and 32 percent as a favorite leisure time activity.
Casa Bella is a lovely place to celebrate. It's all copper-hued and shimmery. The walls of its two dining rooms are masked dramatically with a metallic-like covering that matches the copper espresso machine on the bar. The cloths and carpeting are of deep green. Each table has a bouffant bouquet -
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