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Cafe Bella Luca

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
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
Restaurant details
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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  • English first
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here with my wife for a change up from the typical New Mexico fanfare. We were seated quickly however, as we say down we were struck by severely foul language emanating from the kitchen. The youthful cooks just kept speaking vile vulgar things during our entire visit (which nearly made us leave). The thing that struck me most was... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Amazing food and service. Cafe Bella Luca catered an event for about 30 of us at the Sierra Grande Lodge. The Rib Eye was perfect and the attention to detail was outstanding.

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Seabrook, Texas
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64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped by here for pizza and our waitress was very nice at first. She said it would be a bit of a wait and that was OK with us. ordered our drinks and once we got the pizza (which was very good) never saw her again...I had gone in to find her and a togo box but she just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We traveled to t or c for a quick weekend getaway. We found this little jewel of a restaurant and were extremely impressed. We had the blueberry pomegranate sangria. Excellent choice!! Super fresh and wonderful taste. My husband had the Italian chicken sandwich with avocado and I had the the margherita calzone. Both dishes were absolutely amazing and totally worth... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food was excellent. Service was superb and attentive. The only off-putting aspect of the experience was the 9 bullet scars (not really holes but clearly bullets were given and received) in the large picture windows where our seats looked out over the incredible vistas of the Rio Grande valley. Don't know and don't want to know who was dissatisfied or... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food did not disappoint except it never got ordered! Table service was infuriatingly slow, inconsistent and maddening that I wanted to get up and bus the tables myself to get things moving along. We were amused our waiter couldn't make eye contact and looked as if he wanted to cry every time he approached our table. Our pizza order... More

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a table of 5 for an early dinner on Saturday night. We arrived at 5pm and I believe we were only the third table in the restaurant at that time. Service was extremely slow. The food was okay, not exceptional. It took just under 2 hours for this meal and if they were more efficient and service was... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great glass of wine, nice bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and some wonderful olive, next came the lovely salads, then wow... our 14" pizza was more like a 16" pizza, we topped it with garlic sauce, caramelized onions, lobster, anchovies, red onions, arugula and mozzarella... incredible, it was fabulous!

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Silver City, NM
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19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Bella Luca would have gotten a much better review if not for the waiter who managed to cast a pall over the entire dinner. We did see him at or table at least once when he asked if we wished wine. We also saw him strutting around to other tables looking officious yet dashing. Water was hard to come by.... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good food , nice dining room. The service is ok. I love the pizzas, the wine list, and also the beer list. I will go back!

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