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“Very good!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Italia Oxford

Bella Italia Oxford
6 George St., Oxford OX1 2AF, England
01865 791032
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Ranked #225 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Visited Bella Italia at lunch time so it was quite busy! Never the less we recived over food within about 15mins. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was good. Really good place to go for lunch!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Walk away”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The food is horrible, not at all like in Italy!!! The pasta were overcooked, the carbonara had more parsley than bacon. I had a hair in my pasta but had stopped eating them before as the meal was just watery.
The restaurant was busy and the waitress in a rush to get rid of us but we were also in a rush to leave.
The lemon tarts were very small more micro than mini.
We ended up being ill 15 minutes after leaving the restaurant! Never again

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great Italian Chain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I loved the food here! The carbonara was just like in Italy, and the coffee/wine/dessert was also great. As a new traveler in the UK I wasn't aware it was part of a chain until I saw one in London, too. Very busy with students and families, but good food and prices. I would definitely go back!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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“Head somewhere else or be disappointed.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012 via Local Picks

Seriously, there isn't all that much to say about Bella Italia. Its ok, and the indifference is probably the worst insult of all. The restaurant itself is OK; I'm not a big lover of sitting lots of tables very close to one another as this feels like you are being watched by all those around you. The food is OK, you can definitely find better either close by on George Street but especially if you are willing to venture down Cowley Road.

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“Nice food and ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Lovely Italian restaurant, definitely one of the best meals that I have had in Oxford. First time having authentic Italian food and I am loving it, the pizza and bolognese was delicious. Really a place to go if you're looking for other things instead of English style food like sausages and stuff.

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