The Bella Sera Experience
Bella Sera is a state-of-the-art special event & entertainment venue.
Our spacious facility will accommodate up to 400 guests, as well as small intimate gatherings, corporate meetings and events. Combining the broad expertise of our team and a passion for creativity, we can create any look, feel and environment you desire. Whether it is at the Bistro at Bella Sera, our BBQ or our internationally recognized catering, one bite and you will taste the passion that Chef Guiseppe has for his dishes.
Bella Sera offers tasteful catering (for both large and small) by turning ideas into reality, using tasteful and creative touches. Enjoy a unique entertainment experience with Bella Sera’s barbeque catering or have lunch at Bella Sera’s Bistro, open weekdays from 11am to 2pm.
About Bella Sera
Bella prides itself on offering the customer a unique experience at a reasonable price, while always tending to our client’s needs. The unique experience of enjoying great food, in a wonderful setting with friends and family, is the foundation of Bella Sera, one born in Italy but perfected at Bella Sera.
Meet the Team
Jason is a certified executive chef and owner of Bella Sera, a special event venue and catering company located in Pittsburgh's South Hills. A third-generation food service entrepreneur, Jason launched his first catering business in 1999 and has become one of the most respected caterers in the region. In 2006 he built Bella Sera, located in Canonsburg near Southpointe, and became Pennsylvania’s first caterer and event venue certified by the Green Restaurant Association. Bella Sera blends Jason's cultural heritage with his years of experience developed in world-class establishments such as Nemacolin Woodlands, Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island Resorts in Charleston, SC.
In 2009 Jason pioneered the Market Square renovation with Bella Sera Urban Trattoria, Pittsburgh's first certified green restaurant. His latest endeavor is Bistro at Bella Sera, a tasteful weekday lunch buffet. Jason also teaches cooking classes for those looking to enhance their culinary skills.
Jason has been honored annually from 2008 thru 2012 as a Star Award Recipient by the International Caterers Association. In 2009, Bella Sera was named one of Pittsburgh Business Times “100 Fastest Growing Businesses”, and in 2010 he was awarded with the esteemed title, “Restaurateur of the Year”. In addition, Jason regularly appears on KDKA Live to share his delicious recipes.
In addition to his business ventures, Jason actively serves on the committees of The United Way, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy/Pathways, CASA, and routinely volunteers and donates to various non-profits.
When you meet Jason for the first time, you'll be struck not only by his incredible passion for food but also his passion for family. A proud father, Jason enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his two daughters Lily and Lauren. He also enjoys skydiving, snowboarding, cycling and sporting clays.
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GIUSEPPE DI GRISTINA
Born in Sicily, Executive Chef Giuseppe Di Gristina came to the United States at the age of 13 with his mother – who already had family ties in Pittsburgh, making him an honorary native of the “Burgh”. His original master plan was to study International Business with a Culinary Arts as a secondary field, but as destiny would demand, he soon found his way on the fast track to becoming one of this country's most exciting and diverse chefs.
In 2001, Giuseppe's intense desire to continue his culinary expedition and training took him to the coast of sunny California where he held Executive Chef positions at Brio Tuscany Grill in Newport Beach and Crivello Ristorante in Wildomar.
In 2006, Giuseppe became Chef/Owner of Raviolis! Italian Bistro winning "Best Restaurant" for 3 years and "Best Chef" in 2009-2010.
Pledging to return to his “American” origins, Chef Giuseppe returned to Pittsburgh and found himself at home in the beautiful Tuscan environment of Bella Sera. Giuseppe brings passion and experience beyond his years to the elegant tables of Bella Sera through his culinary creations.
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OFFICE MANAGER / EVENTS COORDINATOR / MARKETING
Erin has been with Bella Sera since 2012. She enjoys working with our clients to plan everything from 1st Birthday Parties to Weddings. Although she has her hand in many areas of Bella Sera her priority is to cater to each client’s needs and making them feel comfortable and worry free. She takes great pride in focusing on every final detail, no matter how big or small the event, to make sure each event goes off flawlessly.
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CORPORATE / SOCIAL / CATERING SALES MANAGER
Megan joined the team at Bella Sera in 2014. She grew up in the Pittsburgh area and earned a degree in Communication Studies from Kent State University. With over 8 years experience working with customers and clients across multiple industries, Megan adds dedication and client focus to the team at Bella Sera. She has always had a passion for special events and enjoys working closely with clients to ensure every detail of their event is just as they imagined. Megan currently resides in the South Hills with her husband and mini goldendoodle puppy and enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends.
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