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La Bella Vita

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17 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1DS, England
0113 287 2244
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 18
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding

Ate here on the 25th May. My previous experiences of Italian restaurants was limited to Zizzies and Ask, both of which have never disappointed. However, La Bella Vita was Just so much better! The interior was beautifully presented and the atmosphere was lively and friendly. For a starter I opted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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  • Special occasions
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BASINGSTOKE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ate here on the 25th May. My previous experiences of Italian restaurants was limited to Zizzies and Ask, both of which have never disappointed. However, La Bella Vita was Just so much better! The interior was beautifully presented and the atmosphere was lively and friendly. For a starter I opted for meatballs in a creamy tomato sauce and with some... More 

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Leeds
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Its always busy here, so best booking in advance, but I think that just goes to show how good it is. Me, my brother and boyfriend ate here at 8pm on Sunday night (17/05/15), but I've eaten here quite a few times now over the last few years, including on work do's. I had the mozzarella in bread crumbs to... More 

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Cambridge, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Fresh food, simply cooked, beautifully presented, coupled with a lively atmosphere. As a solo visitor here it makes such a refreshing change from the corporate eateries and hotel restaurants. Would I come again? Certainly yes.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

went this evening for a meal, staff are so helpful and welcoming, part of our party was my 4 month old grand daughter, space was made for her pushchair with no fuss. As our mains were served, she woke for a feed, our waitress asked my daughter in law if she would like her meal keeping warm until she had... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Such slow service. Not enough staff or a slow chef but we've at here for an hour before we saw our starter. The steak wad lively, the venison was lovely but the pasta was very average. Could have come from Tescos. Franco's next time. ...

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York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have been to this restaurant countless ,times (from when it first opened) never had bad service or poor food Tonight's experience was so poor it will be a long time before we go back there When we walked through the door no one acknowledged us Not even a "someone will be with you in a minute" and then the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Eleven of my family went out for a meal together. The Bella Vita is very modern in appearance. We were shown to our table once everyone had arrived. Nice white linen tablecloth. Our drinks order was quickly taken and then we ordered our starters which all arrived together which was very good. The main courses arrived shortly after we had... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Staff - very friendly Wine - Pinot Grigio was perfect Lager - "a great pint" according to the hubby Food - All delicious and fresh. We had bruschetta, lobster ravioli, lamb cutlets, spinach and sweet potatoes. Followed by a delicious light chocolate cake. Price - very reasonable

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We went to celebrate my wife getting a new job and had a most pleasant meal. The staff were friendly, polite and engaging. The food was fresh, tasty and plentiful. We will go again, soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Excellent Italian gem in the heart of Lees, warm and friendly greeting, authentic/modern decor, nicely spaced tables for privacy and comfort. Service is efficient with lots of smiles, food is wonderful and good value for your hard earned cash, very clean, will return regularly - well looked after by Mauriizio

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds  >  Garforth
  • Phone Number: 0113 287 2244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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