Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market started in 2015 at the Lents International Farmers Market.
Chef and Owner Michelle Vernier, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America with over 20 years of fine dining pastry and bakery experience, wanted to recreate her family’s Italian salsamenteria (delicatessen) – a neighborhood shop where you can stop for a morning espresso, a freshly baked pastry, a glass of wine and a sandwich, or just some friendly conversation. Our fabulous team of talented bakers and baristas are here to take care of you! Find us at 9119 SE Woodstock Blvd in the heart of Lents Town Center
Who is Bella?
Michelle’s Nonna called all the girls in the family “Bella” – so Bella is all of us here working to bring you a little Italy. We are proud to be a woman-owned, women-led business.
- Michelle Vernier, baker/owner
- Theresa Rickloff, baker
- Meg Dutton, baker
- Bethany Loomis, sandwich mastro and farmer-in-residence
- Angel Nguyen, lead cashier
- Nicole Heitzler, barista
- Janelle McGladrey, barista
- Matt Buchly, wine director