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Bella Italia

43 Thomas Street, Limerick, Ireland
353 61 418872
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Ranked #16 of 186 restaurants in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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English first
Limerick, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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 reviews 3 reviews
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
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
74 helpful votes 74 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

Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ate here recently and I have to say the pizza was not up to the usual standard, the base was burned - maybe the chef was under pressure. But on the upside the starters were very good, and we will visit again as we do like this restaurant.

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Cratloe, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I used Bella Italia to cater for a party of apx 40 people in my home. Every single guest commented on how exceptional the food was. From my perspective all I had to do was select the menu and Hugh did the rest. Everything was delivered for me, set up and then dishes etc collected again afterwards. I would not... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had a group function in Bella last Saturday, 23 people. I cannot find one fault with the service, the food or the atmosphere. Every single person in our group commented on the excellent food, with the steak on the stone being particularly popular, and the fish hot-pot also a favourite. Service was great even considering the number of people... More

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