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1 Block off Malecon, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hard to find, but well worth the effort!

I was intrigued by the several signs that point people from the Malecon to ¨BellItalia, Garden Restaurant¨. However, the signs are all over the place, and a bit confusing. On my last evening, I decided to persevere, and was rewarded by eventually locating the property on a dusty street one block... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Canmore, Canada
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Canmore, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I was intrigued by the several signs that point people from the Malecon to ¨BellItalia, Garden Restaurant¨. However, the signs are all over the place, and a bit confusing. On my last evening, I decided to persevere, and was rewarded by eventually locating the property on a dusty street one block back from the Malecon. I stepped through the gate... More 

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Bodrum Turkey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely restaurant set in a quiet beautiful garden.the hosts Vittorio and Elena are true professionals and have created an authentic charming Italian bistro. The food is exceptional, the service flawless , the ambiance romantic and the hosts interesting, informative and charming. Impossible not to go back again.

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Set back away from the sea shore, this oasis in the middle of a dusty, ramshackle neighbourhood is wonderful. The menu is obviously Italian based, the seafood is excellent and the home made pasta brings back memories of Italian travels. Vittorio is a generous host and the service is great.

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Montreal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Excellent food and service. The owner is present and is of the utmost attention. Definitely, Puerto Lopez' best restaurant! I had the lasagna, an original recipe which is just sublime. I will definitely go back!

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Washington State
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant as it was recommended by the owners of where we were staying. Hands down, it was excellent and authentic being that the owners are from Italy. The flavors and taste were superb. We liked it so much that we went to it 2 out of the 3 nights we were in puerto... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

After months of hearing folks rave about Bellitalia, and even recommending the place for others to try based on that, I finally have the opportunity to experience it myself. What a delightful treat to find this authentic taste of Italy in the midst of this little fishing village of Puerto Lopez! I had the Gnoccia Sardi (sp?) which was excellent.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was hands down our favorite restaurant during our Ecuador trip. The food was fresh, authentic and fairly priced. If you enjoy a great meal, then you must go here.

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United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food was very nice. I had pasta with some mushroom sauce and it was $11 which seen as it was just pasta and mushrooms was very expensive. The portions are massive too. I couldn't eat it all which meant it went to waste.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a change of pace in our beach dining experience of Puerto Lopez. Many of the Ecuadorian restaurants here serve dinners that are very similar and Italian sounded good so we thought we'd give BellItalia a try. The location is kind of obscure on a street that runs parallel to the Malecon, 1 block... More 

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estes park
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I heard a lot of good things about this restaurant from just about everyone we have met in Puerto Lopez, so we had to try it. We were disappointed when we tried to go there last week because they were closed until today. Opening night was tonight after a 8 day vacation so we had to go.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Block off Malecon, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Puerto Lopez

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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