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Bella Italia

43 Thomas Street, Limerick, Ireland
353 61 418872
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Ranked #19 of 198 restaurants in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Thousand Oaks, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very nice Italian, great selection of pastas and pizzas. The margarita pizza with anchovies was authentic Italian. Carbonara was good but with too much cream. Great service!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very cute little place for lunch or dinner. They had a €10. Lunch w/glass of wine included, which looked quite nice. I had meatballs w/greens salad and coleslaw (?) which seemed to come with everything. It may be a regional thing, not sure? With a glass of wine and coffee for €15. But it was good. I would go again.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Everything, great Italian food, good service, value and attentive staff. Very good value for money in general and suitable for lunch or dinner.

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piccolonumero, Owner at Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi there, many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor. It means a lot to get some positive feedback. with sincere thanks, Caroline , Hugh and all the Staff More

Limerick, Ireland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

After we've tried their lava stone steaks. We've been coming back to Bella Italia for it specially when we have visitors. We always say that eating is an experience. This one would be literally an experience. Cooking your own steak with a massive bib on your table is something that we don't get to experience regularly. Reasonably priced and very... More

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piccolonumero, Owner at Bella Italia, responded to this review

many thanks for your positive feedback , following your recent visit to Bella Italia. it is very much appreciated by all of us. More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch with a few friends, awful, my food was cold, got the ravioli and asked for cream sauce, it wasn't a cream sauce, it was a white sauce. The ravioli wasn't cooked, it was pretty much raw drowned in that horrible whit sauce. Service and atmosphere was very good, just not the food

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piccolonumero, Owner at Bella Italia, responded to this review

Dear Wayaye, I am sorry that your dish was not up to the standard that it should have been on your visit. We cook all ravioli fresh as ordered . I am glad that the service was what you expected .All reviews both positive and negative are taken seriously and we will endeavour to maintain our usually high standards. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

I have been here quiet a few times now and never dissapointed. Really nice menu , good wines and beers to choose from and desserts are fantastic too.

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The waitress actually laughed in my face when I couldn't pronounce an item on the menu.....Won't be going there ever again

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piccolonumero, Owner at Bella Italia, responded to this review

Dear IanCro, I was sorry to see that you felt that a staff member "laughed " at you . Customers do sometimes have difficulty in pronouncing some of the items on the Menu but in my experience it only leads to some banter between the Staff and customers and nothing more. I can only offer my sincerest apologies that this... More

Limerick, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went to bella for a birthday lunch last saturday.. The food was very good, all three of us had pasta and we were impressed. Although the service was quick and efficient the waiting staff lacked any kind of friendliness. Also the restaurant was cold and had no atmosphere which was probably due to it being basically empty. Ive been... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had our Saturday lunch at Bella Italia. Not sure why but this place seems to be always full - I assume it has something to do with 'good value for money'. I ordered Broccoli and Chicken pie and my boyfriend ordered Pizza. I asked for 'glass of Peroni beer' - it took me at least 3 attempts to explain... More

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Ennis, Ireland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went here for lunch yesterday with my boyfriend and overall we weren't impressed. The restaurant was very very cold, had quite loud music and was practically empty. We quickly realised it was empty due to the lack of lunch deals. Many other (busier) places in limerick offer a starter, main and drink menu for lunch with an array of selections.... More

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piccolonumero, Owner at Bella Italia, responded to this review

Dear Vonbe123 We believe we offer good value and a consistent service . Restaurants do occasionally have quiet periods during the day. Lunch deals are offered to attract customers and some may be perceived to offer better value and that is the customers choice.We make all our own menu items from scratch and our own fresh pasta.I would hope you... More

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