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4590 Pine Island Rd Nw, Matlacha, FL
(239) 283-4668
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Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Matlacha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
East Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Small Italian run restaurant. Owners were very friendly and the food was excellent. The gnocchi's were very light and fluffy. Would definitely return. We also bought a pizza to go and that was very good also. This place is not fancy, but don't let that deceive you, the food is authentic.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Sadly, Papa Bella has recently passed, but the family continues to carry on their mom and pop restaurant with the same warmth, quality food, and great service. Primarily a southern Italian style of pizza and pasta menu, they also do a superb meatball sub. This is a small, cozy restaurant located amongst the quaint boutiques and galleries of Matlacha. If... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to try their pizza on the 4th but they were closed. Sadly, I saw Pappa Bello passed away on the 2nd.

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Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place seems like a hole in the wall but surprises with food that makes your mouth happy. No advertising, the food does the talking. Thin, Roman style crust on the pizza makes it the best outside of New York City. The Gnocchi with marinara sauce is to die for. Lillian and Italo have a cult following and it is... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I am a fussy person when it comes to pizza, I am use to the best coming from Jersey.... Well Bella pizza is my go to pizza place won't go anywhere else...thin crispy crust just right amount of sauce fresh mozzarella and just enough lovely pizza grease....yes pizza grease! Anyone from up north understands this! Love it there!!!

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Hartford, CT
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We read the reviews on Tripadvisor and thought we would try this place. When we arrived around 6:30pm on a Saturday night, the place was empty. We ordered a large mushroom, onion and sausage pizza. While the toppings were plentiful, and the ratio of sauce to cheese as we requested (heavy sauce, light cheese), my friend and I both thought... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Don't let the appearance fool you. The food is outstanding and the owners are beyond friendly, you're family. Definitely stop by for a bite.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A must see.... visit this restaurant its small but awesome food. The best Italian food I've had besides my Nonna's. Try the gnocchi, and the tiramisu for dessert.... What can I say but " delicious"

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The owners were wonderful and the food was out of this world!!! My husband got the pizza & I got the lasagna. Just a 10 out of 10!

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Lake Wales, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We travel to matlacha at least twice a month (call us semi- locals).on every trip we have to have our pizza fix. Very small place with a quant couple running it. Very good pizza.

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Additional Information about PIzza Bella

Address: 4590 Pine Island Rd Nw, Matlacha, FL
Phone Number: (239) 283-4668
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Matlacha
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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