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“Great!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Vista Restaurant

Bella Vista Restaurant
84 Emu Bank, Belconnen 2617, Australia
(02) 6253 2266
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Ranked #3 of 48 restaurants in Belconnen
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Great food, great service, great venue! The menu has something for everyone and is fantastically presented!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Wilmslow UK
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183 reviews 183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Great staff - but the rest?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Tried on the basis of glowing reviews. I can only say that neither the lake view nor the staff's friendliness can compensate for the food (which is plentiful). Had the 'today's special' risotto, which was dripping in oil (butter?) - sent it back and it appeared barely different. My wife's vegetarian dish deserved no more praise. Ordered a creme caramel (mistake!) which could have come out of a packet, no body and certainly no taste of caramel. The brandy snap again greasy. No suggestion that there should be a reduction in the considerable cost of the meal. Why people praise this place which internally has no ambiance either I fail to understand.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Enjoyable dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Had a great dinner at Bella Vista last night, the stafff were very friendly and helpful also the food was great. Very busy for a Wednesday night but didn't take long at all to get our food.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Always good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

What I like about Bella Vista is the wait staff. They are friendly and effecient and they are knowledgeable about the menu. I dined with a friend who had severe food allergies and they were able to recommend dishes that they happily altered to ensure they were safe for her to eat. They have a reasonably priced lunch menu and a lovely sunny outlook onto the lake.

Visited November 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Another fantastic dinner experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We dined at Bella Vista for a birthday celebration. From the moment we stepped in the door to when we left the service was outstanding - friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Three of our party had the Pollo Mustarda. The chicken was moist and the stuffing was delicious. The vegetables were cooked perfectly especially the sweet carrots. The lamb cutlets and steak were also well cooked along with the accompanying vegetables. Dessert was mouthwatering creme carmel - with just the right amount of sweetness and the chocolate brownie was moist with traces of berries.

We didn't advertise the fact that we were there for a birthday but my husband was presented with birthday berries, chocolate sauce and sparkler. Very thoughtful and attentive.

We couldn't fault anything about the meal or service and once again we will be recommending Bella Vista to family and friends.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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