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Bella Italia Ristorante

20 N Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-7311
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Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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81% Recommend
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English first
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We always know that we are going to get an excellent meal & service when we go to Bella! The food is always fresh & hot and the service is great. The one time we sent something back (only b/c the sign was incorrect for daily special) - not only did they correct it with a smile but comped the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Service is always great. Food is generally good with nice variety of pastas, sauces, entrees. Cleanliness is okay. Don't eat later in evening...bread appetizer with olive oil is great...except later in evening when bread gets over-cooked.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had an excellent Gluten Free meal, shrimp scampi. The waitress knew a lot about Gluten Free and what she didn't know she asked the chef. I was extremely pleased with this restaurant and the service that I received. It was very reasonable for a good Italian meal.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to dine. Great variety of pasta, something for everyone! Love the bread and olive oil. Large selection of wine to choose from!

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food at a great price!! I like the atmosphere too. They have a very friendly staff, working to make sure your dining experience is wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is great for celebrations. You get large plates, of good Italian food. Bread and olive are served with each visit.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Perhaps it is all related to expectations and what others have said, but my multiple experiences at this restaurant have been disappointing. The food reminds me of the scene in "National Lampoon's European Vacation" where the restaurant kitchen in Paris was microwaving frozen food and serving is as authentic cuisine. Change "Paris" to "Bella Italia". I might sound harsh, but... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We are never disappointed at Bella Italia. We go for a casual dinner or a celebration and it is always suitable. I think each time that I will try something different, but I'm completely stuck on the Penne Europa, mmmmmm. My husband has tried nearly everything and has favorites, but hasn't found anything that he doesn't like, especially the dessert.... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Bella Italia was a lovely surprise in Cape Girardeau! We were seated immediately and the wait staff was very attentive throughout dinner. The restaurant is located in the heart of the historic district and easy to find. The homemade bread and dipping oil was delicious. Appetizers came quickly as did our meals which were excellent. This restaurant is easily the... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Food was good but we had to contstantly have another employee track down our waiter. We had our appetizer finished before he brought out our sauce. Our order got "messed up" and we had to wait for them to fix another. We did get free dessert, however.

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