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Chef Tracie Bartlow is a Southport, NC native who graduated from South Brunswick High School. She attended Johnson & Wales Culinary School and then began her career at Eb & Flos Steam Bar on Baldhead Island. She then moved to Myrtle Beach, SC to work in a family-owned establishment before returning to Baldhead for the Head Chef position at Mojo’s.

Tracie has been the Executive Chef at Bella Cucina since 2013. She specializes in working closely with local fishmongers and farmers in creating the best dinner specials and desserts the area has to offer. Her efforts resulted in awards such as Best Creative Chef and Best Italian Restaurant.



Pizza Chef Joel Wilcox was born in Glen Falls, NY before moving to Queens. He developed a passion for pizza-making at age 13 and never looked back. His work began at Tommy’s Pizza after which he relocated to Mount Pocono, PA tossing pies at several of the town’s pizzerias.

Arriving at Bella in 2010, Joel quickly became the lead pizza chef assuming kitchen manager responsibilities shortly thereafter. As a result of his perseverance and commitment Bella Cucina was voted Best Pizza and Takeout Food that Tastes Most Like Home-Cooking. Italian style cooking is his forte and he aspires to own his own place someday.

Tracie and Joel’s leadership skills and attention to detail are direct contributors to Bella Cucina receiving a Platinum Health Code Award. Their combined efforts in concert with the dedication of the entire Bella team also led to multiple “Pineapple” Awards for Outstanding Customer Service.

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Bella Cucina is located conveniently on Southport-Supply Road in beautiful Southport, North Carolina. We features the areas best and most authentic Italian cuisine and all of our dishes are make fresh and to order. We are family friendly and provide a great atmosphere for any occasion, including a romantic night out, a family get-together, company dining and special events. We invite you to give us a try and hope to see you soon.

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