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Lisa Bella's Bistro & Java Bar

5009 Highway 361, Cinnamon Shore, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
361-749-4222
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Ranked #48 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a reservation at this place to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday. The problems were evident from the very beginning. WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT PRONTO. Problems 1 and 2: They had two tables set for us. This was a family dinner, and at least in my family, we sit together. The "manager" (the owner's son), was unmoved my our... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant could benefit from a visit from Gordon Ramsey. They were not at all prepared for our large party's seating needs even though the reservation was made well in advance. Drinks were mixed incorrectly. Orders were forgotten. By the time my dish arrived everyone had nearly finished eating (no apology made). My pasta was overdone, badly seasoned, and missing... More

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Anniston, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Eat before you go or you will leave hungry and broke. Tiny portions for outrages prices. We had everything set up in advance but they where 2 seats short. Charged $7.00 to exchange potena to mash potatoes. Owner said he didn't have time to listen to our concerns and Host threatened to call cops because we questioned the 20% gratuity.... More

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Arrived on our first day, booked in advance and dressed up. Poor service, expensive bill and spent 10 minutes convincing them we actually had a reservation. Food on the other hand was better thumbs up, but overall it was a horrible experience. Do not have the large table next to bar. It looks nice but those bar guests just don't... More

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Port Aransas, Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lisa Bella's is located in Cinnamon Shores, a little out of Port A proper. But this is a special place. The atmosphere is fantastic, the people friendly but you go for the food. The menu here is not very large but it is all prepared so well. They have pastas, seafood and always a catch of the day. My favorite... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This little gem is hidden inside the Cinnamon Shores development in Port Aransas. It boasts a wonderful selection of seafood entrees and out of the ordinary culinary experience including catch of the day and specials featuring fresh catch. The restaurant is small so it's really a good idea to make a reservation before you try to go for dinner. It... More

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Wimberley, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Shawn,our waiter was wonderful! The food was Spectacular! The setting, Fresh and "beach upscale"... The only "drawback"... Feeling like you are Going to the "outhouse" to go to the bathroom... HIGHLY reccommend: go sit on the outside patio to watch the sunset, with a ""favorite beverage", after dinner...

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Lampasas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Yes, it's expensive for Port A, but if you want something a little different and really special, this is the place. More than worth the short drive. Reservations a must on weekend nights. We prefer to sit outside, and there aren't many outdoor tables, so you must ask when you make your reservations. The service is slow, but you're on... More

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Went to dinner about 6:30 PM with a group of 8; (family members and a dear friend) with advance reservations, and everyone in our group had a wonderful meal and good service. We were seated immediately and had our drinks shortly thereafter. The soup and salads came timely and the Mermaid Soup was to die for I was told by... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Front of the house problems. After three separate issues with the hostess - lost reservations, hour wait with a reservation and general unfriendliness- we won't be coming back.

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