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Bella Maria Cafe

489 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6525 (Old Naples)
239-403-7222
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Ranked #420 of 793 restaurants in Naples
Cuisines: South American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Naples
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Naples
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I tried this little restaurant out a few weeks ago, and found it to be a great experience. The service was great and the food was very good. We shared four small plates and were pleased with each course. The flavors were tremendous. This is a charming spot right on 5th Avenue South, in downtown Naples. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Perfect place to be with the family. The food was great if you go there try the paella umm delicious and also the desserts love it :)))

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

AVOID AT ALL COST. Host dropped menus on table and left. Did not greet.Finally comes out and asks what we'd like "Two lemonades and we already know what we'd like to eat." he rudely smirked and said "First I bring you the drinks and then we continue." I replied "It's just that I only have an hour or so, we... More

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Seattle, WA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My Mom and I stopped into Bella Maria during a shopping trip on 5th Avenue S in Naples. The place advertised Tapas - one of our favorites. The service was friendly and warm. I don't know what happened with the recent reviewers - as our experience was in no way consistent with their complaints. I ordered the lasagna which was... More

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

During the March 22, 23 2014 ART FESTIVAL We Had a group of 6, from the get go the server said in a very Rude manner "THERE IS NO ROOM FOR YOU"!!! AND THERE WAS SPACE!!! Didn't even ask if were willing to wait!! They turn tourist away!! These people are bad for the Naples community!! STAY AWAY!!

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were in the area because of the Art festival and went in for a quick bite, Big mistake. Right from the get go, we felt like we were not welcomed there. We can only guess that those two guys (Franco and Carlos) didn't feel like being there yesterday, working the tables. Anyways, Rude, very rude attitude from those two... More

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Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We try to visit every few weeks. Franco and Carlos - the owners' sons, who work the front of the house, really take care of their customers. The food is always fresh and tasty - basic but good. Their paella is delicious, decent selection of tapas. Don't leave without tasting their freshly naked Napoleon.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Every year when we arrive in Naples, we head to this restaurant. We have gotten to know the owners over the years, and they treat us well. Always remember what wine we like and the food is consistently good. Good value.

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Naples, Florida, USA
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21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I ate here with my family and it was a great experience. Got to enjoy a nice locals discount with my new Resident Club Card and saved some money. Great atmosphere and a pleasure to visit, definitely sit outside to enjoy the beautiful area.

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Naples, Florida
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51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We enjoyed a pretty good tapas meal here. We chose beef empanadas, meatballs, sausage, and artichokes. We drank Estralla Damm, a Spanish import from Barcelona, which was a very good lager. We had good service, and pretty good tapas dishes. The bathrooms are old and dirty, and the decor is just blah. Would return.

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