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Jenn & Sami's Bella Cucina Restaurant - CLOSED

2909 Trent Road, New Bern, NC 28562 (Formerly Pia's)
(252) 636-0086
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert

79 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
New Bern, North Carolina
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was not at all impressed with this restaurant, I thought the food was just so so and it was a very tiny restaurant and seating a little over crowded for the size. Dark in the restaurant for lunch. This restaurant is no longer open.

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

No longer operating.....closed......No longer in business......closed.........no longer operating......business is closed!!

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El Paso, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you are expecting a true Italian meal, forget this place. The restaurant boasts of a true Italian chef. I expect that the chef may have at one time heard the word "Italian" or happened to know that the country in Europe that looks like a boot was in fact Italy. But believe me, that is as close as she/he... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Service was friendly. However, they had to make a substitution because they had run out of the lobster ravioli, but when it was time for the check they still charged full priced of $17.95 when I had only received five cheese ravioli with a few pieces of lump crap meat. Not worth $17.95! Also, you better pay in cash because... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The best italian Restaurant in New Bern. Very friendly and even custom made my order to the way I like it. The service is amazing and if they have their special coffee in stock, it is a must have on the cappuccino. Now if I can get Sami to make me something chocolate it would be over the top perfect.... More

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Food is the best italian in the area. Great service and Jenn and Sami are the best. Try it you'll love it!

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New Bern, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Sami is the real thing. He was accepted to attend Iron Chef contest. He does the cooking with little help. The review about the wine was a legend of themselves as wine expert. The quality is above par, portions above par, and the resturant is super clean and neat. Where else, other than D.C. or New York, does the Chef... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I had high hopes but was disappointed: the food wasn't good. The wine list contained mediocre, over-priced selections. The bread was not Italian--it was frozen or some type of heat and serve rolls...not rustic Italian type bread, or even bread sticks. I ordered a salad with grilled shrimp. The salad bowl was hot to the touch and the lettuce was... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Opened for Breakfast recently. Very good breakfast for the value. Still Sami does a great presentation and makes his food quality personal to those eating there.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

We went for lunch. The food was beyond terrible. My daughter and I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs, my other daughter ordered the vegetarian sandwich. The pasta was undercooked and I'm not sure what they did to the tomato sauce. Ragu would have been a vast improvement. I believe the sauce was canned. The spaghetti was topped with a huge... More

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