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La Bella Vita

17 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1DS, England
0113 287 2244
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Ranked #2 of 6 restaurants in Garforth
Price range: $3 - $26
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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72% Recommend
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English first
Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were a party of 6 adults & visited on Monday evening 14th July 2014. Firstly I would like to say that the new decor is very smart and chic. The reception area is much more relaxed and comfortable. The staff greeted us in a warm & friendly manner and gave us full attention ( in an unobtrusive way) throughout... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Tonight returned to this restaurant that has been newly refurbished. Decor is tasteful and very pleasing on the eye. Looks peaceful, feels airy. Tonight had fish scallops to start then fillet of cod and fillet of monkfish very nice tasty, had sweet potato fries excellent. Nice bottle of rose, very enjoyable evening.

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Ben C, Manager at La Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We are so pleased that everything was to your satisfaction. We are also delighted to achieve 5 stars this time around and it is what we are striving for. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

One small chicken breast in a mushroom sauce £9.95 (doesnt come with rice or veg) just alone! Looked sad, very disappointed. Sauce not very nice either.

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Ben C, Manager at La Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review us. We are sorry that you feel the chicken dish is small in size. The chicken size is fairly standard within the industry and it comes from a large Yorkshire supplier - we have passed your comments onto them to see if they have had any similar feedback. We feel that this... More

Leeds
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having moved to Garforth due to my job relocation I can't believe the luck I have had with this restaurant. I thought it was very good before but the new refurbishment is fantastic. I have emailed you asking for details about the wall paper so please let me know. Prices seem about the same and I thought it was great... More

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Ben C, Manager at La Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for the second review. We are so pleased that you like the refurbishment. I have emailed you the wall paper details. I actually added it into my management response but TripAdvisor refused to publish it as it is classed as advertising and not relevant...so if anyone else would like details please email me on info@la-bella-vita.co.uk We look forward... More

Leeds
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A large group of us had the fixed Sunday menu. The food was lovely, but the wait was long!! We were asked constantly if we wanted more drinks, when all we wanted was our food! The portions are small, eg there is far more pâté than bread, and bread costs nothing in comparison. They were also unable to do us... More

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Ben C, Manager at La Bella Vita, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were not entirely satisfied. We have reviewed your points and we will certainly work on our speed of service especially with group bookings. We do however completely disagree with your title and we feel the need to inform the readers that this is a Sunday Lunch menu priced at £9.95 for two courses. To be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have enjoyed ourselves everytime we have eaten at the italian we decided to have our wedding reception there. We couldn't of asked for any thing better. All our guest enjoyed themselves too, you pulled out all the stops and make our day extra special. Many thanks Clare and Steve

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Ben C, Manager at La Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for writing the review and we were more than happy to help. I have passed your comments on to all the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went to have a meal here the evening it reopened after a major refurbishment. The new decor is superb and very modern. New furnishings seemed to absorb a lot of the noise that some others have commented on. (Not that it ever bothered me as I like lively restaurants!) The new bar area is light and airy and the... More

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Ben C, Manager at La Bella Vita, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking your time to review us. We are pleased you like the restaurant and refurbishment - it has been a lot of stress and hard work. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

London
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Good if you enjoy: grumpy owner, terrible service & average food. we spent 1 hour awaiting a pre booked table, the owner refused to place our initial drinks order on the table bill and demanded cash, said it was Saturday! after seating at our table, 20 minutes later, we had to ask for menus. seemed as if we were inconveniencing... More

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Ben C, Manager at La Bella Vita, responded to this review

We are sorry that you had a bad experience with us. We have noted all your points and hopefully with the new refurbishment we have solved the majority of your points. Hopefully you will find time to visit us again in the future. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Went here yesterday for Sunday lunch and as usual the food was great and the service was quick and friendly. Reasonably priced fix menu with adequate sized portions served in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went for a meal here last year and it was really nice. However, had a meal tonight and was shocked at the small portions. The starters were really small, the goat's cheese was small piece that came with a few leaves of salad a piece of lemon and a drizzle of balsamic vineger, really not worth the money. Pollo Tricolore... More

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