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Belissa Row Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great for Americans missing home..

1. The service is very good. Fast, quiet, efficient, gracious. The waiters never get too familiar and they strive to remember the preference of regulars. Top drawer. 2. Small place, but it is not cramped or noisy. Even when it is full capacity you can converse without straining. 3. They make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2014
Max B
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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English first
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

When they first opened for business, there was not much competition. It was THE best and the place to be seen which was sometimes impossible to find a table during dinner . And the restaurant lay in a very hip new quarter back then. Anglophiles loved to see a White male boss around and that ensured a steady flow of... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Their Mozarella fried with bread crumb is pretty good, but the pizza was just average. Not sure about the Tiramisu though, that's supposed to be a highlight here, but we did not try that.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

It had been some while going to Italian places and being gutted with extra sauces or sweet or dry or anchovy smelling bases or tops. Look no further. My kids enjoyed all dishes without reservations! Here you can find pizzas with a good balance in taste and form. Soups and pastas also great!

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penang
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

One of the best Italian restaurant in Penang. Their pizza is very good, comparable to the ones i had in Italy. Service is very good. Highly recommended.

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Chumphon, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I originally stopped at dominoes to pick up an appetizer and saw this pizza place across the way. Figured I would check it out. Upon walking in, it became apparent by the ambience and dress of the waiters that this was a more classy restaurant and was a little nervous about the pricing scheme. There were already a few people... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

1. The service is very good. Fast, quiet, efficient, gracious. The waiters never get too familiar and they strive to remember the preference of regulars. Top drawer. 2. Small place, but it is not cramped or noisy. Even when it is full capacity you can converse without straining. 3. They make very good pizza, and they are not shy with... More 

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Penang
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Been there a few times, must say it's the best Italian food in Penang. Prices are reasonable and the food is fantastic. Serving portion is quite big as well. The risotto is a must try especially the seafood risotto. We also like the deep fried mushroom and squid, the dipping sauce is just right and it enhance the taste of... More 

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Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

PRO: The restaurant ambience is cosy and nice. Lot of choices on the menu. The price is not too expensive compare with other Italian Restaurant. The food serving size is large, you can actually share with your partner! Waiters service is good. CON: May not be the best Italian food in town, however, it sure is one of the top!... More 

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We used to eat @ Bella Italia maybe once a month when we moved to Penang 8 years ago, but have since found better more diverse places. Was in the area this lunchtime so decided to try it. Such a waste of our time, patience & money. When we finally attracted a waiter to order, I asked for penne bolognese,... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Gone there for dinner with family. Food is super. Service fast n attentive . Price reasonable . Atmospher ok. Overall very good. Well done.

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Address: Belissa Row Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Belissa Row Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

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