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303 Jones St., Truth or Consequences, NM
575-894-9866
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $35
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

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nashville Tn
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Most of the restaurants in TorC are standard Mexican, or fast food. This one was a nice surprise. The menu is varied; they lean toward Italian, but it has a New Mexican flair. I got the Calabasitas Fettuccini: Local organic squash, fire-roasted corn, Hatch green chile and pancetta in a white wine cream sauce. It was really very good, and... More 

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Santa Fe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I went to the Bella Luca Cafe first when told that it featured quality food way above other restaurants in Truth or Consequences. Suffering from overuse or some other major failing, we were quite disappointed with both the quality of the food and the service (very slow and rude). In addition the aesthetic surroundings were cold and distant. On a... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Glad to find a dinner venue on a Sunday night. The first impression was a little dark, not quite the romantic I think they were going for. There was only one other couple, so that didn't help either. Waitress seemed a little annoyed when we asked for a booth instead of a table. Waiter that we had was friendly and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We live in Albuquerque and drive down to Truth or Consequences every few months to soak in the wonderful thermal waters there. Dinner at Bella Lucca was always an anticipated part of the experience. Then, for a few months, the restaurant seemed to lose its luster. So on our most recent trip we were hesitant to return to what we'd... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Amazing food! The pasta is made fresh on site. The food is so flavorful, Italian with southwest flare, like green chili! Even the olives are made in house. We ate ourselves stupid and had no regrets! Marlesa was our server. She is competent, knowledgable, personable and attentive without being intrusive. Marlesa is awesome! They let us sit in a big... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Authentic Italian food--very well prepared in an excellent setting with professional service. The waiters are REALLY good--timely and courteous but not overbearing. And the food? Outstanding. We have tried a dozen dishes and like them all! Don't miss the chance to dine here!

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Ankara, Turkey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very nicely decorated Italian in the middle of Truth and Consequences. I wouldnt expect such nice one here. Very big indoor space, vailted ceilings and nice coworkers

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El Paso
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Bella Luca used to be a nice place to get a delicious Italian meal. It has really changed. Atmosphere and quality of food has diminished greatly. Very disappointing.

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Texas City, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

And a great wine list. Very nice restaurant with good service and excellent food. Good choices of wine.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bella Luca used to be our favorite restaurant ever. It seems there's been a change in management because the very things we used to love are gone: greasy pasta, "Perkins" like desserts, the beef is thin and chewy, the wine opened several days ago served as if it were freshly decanted and the management indifferent at best. The wait staff... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Bella Luca

Address: 303 Jones St., Truth or Consequences, NM
Phone Number: 575-894-9866
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Truth or Consequences
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Seafood

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