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Bella Italia

The Linkway | Middlebrook Retail Park, Bolton, England
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Ranked #87 of 225 restaurants in Bolton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chorley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Been here a few times over the past couple of years using the tesco clubcard voucher scheme and always had an enjoyable visit. Visited on Father's Day with 3 other adults and a toddler, the place was heaving never seen it so busy but service was good, ordered main courses and a starter for our toddler which was to come... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Not too busy. Service was very good and friendly. Food took about half an hour which is to be expected when it's being cook fresh. However it didn't taste freshly cooked when it arrived, with the Italian not tasting very Italian. With lacking in flavour and authentic taste. The cheese sauce tasted mass produced. Because... More

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Lancashire, UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Chose this restaurant to take friends who hadn't been before based on previous visits where food and service had been excellent. Got off to a bad start when our server had forgotten to put through a starter order which luckily for us was a cold plate so didn't take long to remedy. Drinks took longer than necessary to arrive and... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We used a discount code to get 30% off the bill which made it good value but it would have been average without even a little pricey. Wine was dear and could be bought at a fraction of the price at ASDA a stones throw away. I was told later they often get their wine from there. When we went... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Is it just me, but when I go for somthing to eat I am usually hungry, and a forty minute wait. .between courses is to long. So forget the desert and get to the cinema before the film starts.Nice place foods ok and nice staff, just needs another couple of rings on the cooker.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Went with my partner last week. Food was to a good standard and there is plenty of choice on the menu. Only thing that let it down was the time everything took. Didn't take ages but drinks, food and dessert just took that little bit too long.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We decided to have a late lunch here whilst visiting my sister-in-law on her birthday, the restaurant was very quiet and the four of us were hardly through the door before we found ourselves seated - I suppose our waiter was just being efficient but we felt a bit overwhelmed by the haste! He then hovered around the table and... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our first visit to a Bella Italia since a poor meal at Piccadilly, Manchester in February duly reviewed as a bad experience. We arrived for Sunday lunch at 'Reebok', Bolton to find the restaurant very busy but was quickly taken to a table where we ordered a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, a starter sharer bread basket and rump steaks, medium... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This was our first visit, never fancied this place before, but decided to give it a try, we were very pleasantly surprised, the restaurant was lovely, the staff helpful & friendly, then came the food, everything was lovely & tasty, nothing was a problem for the staff . . . Looking forward to returning . . .

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Preston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Visited Sunday evening with partner. We're seated in a booth as requested. It wasn't very busy. I had spaghetti & meatballs, MR had chicken pizza. We shared the bread basket with hot cheesy dip & balsamic with oil. They had run out of the mini bastoni we originally ordered. Spaghetti was good with plenty of large meatballs, good ratio. MR... More

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