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Bella Vista

5 New Street, Cromer NR27 9HP, England
01263 511559
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Ranked #29 of 58 restaurants in Cromer
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A taste of Italy with one of the best sea views in town has been launched in Cromer. Overlooking the award winning Cromer Pier and 2010 Blue Flag Beach.
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69% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

All I really wanted was a Cromer crab salad in Cromer. We were on a day out from our nearby Aylsham holiday accommodation and it was a lovely sunny day, one of the very few that week. We picked Bella Vista because they had a table in the window still free with the most wonderful view of the sea and... More

1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Impressed with the décor and cheerful reception we received but not at all happy with the food! It was clear the kitchen had no idea how to produce good Italian food, even a simple "spag bol" was beyond them. Mentioned our concerns to a waitress but to no avail, she didn't seem to care, made our complaint to a manager... More

1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Terrible food, great location, inexperienced staff. We were really disappointed as this place was recommended by The Red Lion in Cromer which is excellent.

East Anglia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant overlooks the sea and pier at Cromer, the view is terrific. The food was fairly dull- I ordered 'Cromer crab salad with chef's new potatoes'. After some time, a small wooden tray appeared with an excellent dressed crab, exactly as it left the fishmonger, balanced on four halves of unadorned cold new potato and some frisee lettuce drizzled... More

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We were told they did not take bookings but should be able to get a table at 6.30pm. Arrived at that time and there were none, so we waited in nice seating area and had a table in 10 mins. When we went to order we were told it would take 45mins to get bread and olives out!! People kept... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Arrived to show friend how lovely it was but was disappointed to have to clean the table myself before I sat down. We were informed of 30 minute wait but as we were just having coffee and dessert it did not matter. Had to take coffee back as it was only just warm and bottom of chocolate fudge cake was... More

Cromer, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The fish pizza I had was possibly the best I have ever eaten, partly due to the fact that they didn't swamp it with tomato sauce so that you could actually taste the fish. The dining area was clean and bright, the staff friendly, and the view out out sea extensive. The only problem for me was that they only... More

Wrexham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Arrived on a very busy evening, and warned of at least 30 min wait for food which was fine giving the level of diners visible at that time, they had no table available for 4, but managed to get 2 extra chairs for us to use a smaller table, which again was completely fine. The starter was out within 15... More

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited the Bella Vista as part of a small party at the beginning of August. Unfortunately everything took an age, there is no table service so we had to order our drinks and all the food at the bar, which meant every time something was off the menu off which there was a lot I had to troop back... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nice restaurant with above average food but excellent service. The sea views were stunning. I would highly recommend the hand made pizzas and the nibbles menu for decent anti pasti.

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