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Bella Italia

4-6 London Road, Southend-on-Sea, England
SS1 1TJ
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Ranked #296 of 452 restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 4, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The pizzas looked good but I had a salad. The leaves were all wilted and there were trimmings from salad preparation in it, including rock hard avocado stem bits. The waitress's small daughter was dropped off after school and sat behaving well eating doritoes and cakes at the next table. I thought this was a bit weird but didn't mind... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We popped in on a Sunday evening not to long ago and swiftly wished we hadn't. Our starters were nice but our main courses appeared as though theyd been sitting under a heat lamp all night, they were abit cold and glued to the bowls, what was more annoying was that the waitress ignored us after we said that we... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went out for dinner with friends . Had a great meal and drinks . Staff A1 . A family run business with old world charm . A good tip is Book a table before you go as they get very busy . Real home cooking. A great time had by all . Will go again without a doubt .

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Food very nice and kids menu great value for money and a wide choice but the service and atmosphere let the place down. From walking in the door to leaving I think we received 1 smile! Jumped on to order drinks the minute we sat down so asked her to return in a couple of mins which she did and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Lovely decor and atmosphere to the restaurant , the food is lovely , comes out in very reasonable time not too quickly but then your not left waiting too long! I had spaghetti and prawns in a spicy tomato sauce which was lovely very good portion too! Staff were very friendly , overall very lovely little place :)

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Essex
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Had never been to one before and my partner thought it would be a great idea to try it as people rave about it. booked a table for 7, arrived early and seated without an issue. then took about 15 minutes for a waiter to return for a drinks order - by this time we had decided on our order.... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My medium sirloin steak came out over cooked and tough. My partners chicken was the same. The replacement steak wasn't any better. Very poor. I have had better food at my local Harvester at half the price. I shall not be going back.

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essex
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A group of us had a meal to celebrate our friend's 50th birthday, we have eaten here before and were not overly impressed but one of us had vouchers so we decided to give it another go. The service was unbearably slow, good job none of us were famished we would have had to nip over to Nando's to get... More

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

i repeat don't bother!! The service was extremely slow and the food arrived very late!!!! I will be returning!!!

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Rochford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Very good service apon my experience, would go again! Very good customer service but food could improve abit!!

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