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“Steak, glorious Steak!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Italia

Bella Italia
Yaroslavskaya str. 5/2, Kiev, Ukraine (Formerly Sorrento)
+(380)0443833342
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Ranked #306 of 872 Restaurants in Kiev
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: real italian restaurant in Kiev
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Steak, glorious Steak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

After 6 weeks of veg, the odd bit of chicken and pork, it was nice to get back to Kiev for a decent bit of meat. As we had visited previously, and it was just around the corner from our accomm, we decided to go again. As a bonus, one of our group picked up some info cards which stated that they entitled you to a 20% discount. A large group of us turned up, and were accommodated in the veranda area. A few of us immediately ordered the steak, whilst others had Ravioli, Carbonara, Pizza and such. As usual, the food really was superb. The Ravioli, Pasta and Pizza were as good as anything in Italy (i should know, my family is Italian, they live there, so i visit frequently!). The steaks were perfectly cooked and very tender. Having warned everyone off the "pricey" water, we ordered wine, beer and a few cocktails. The mohjito was excellent and very reasonably priced. We also ordered a few desserts. I had a sorbet which was gorgeous. My colleague had the Apple pie Torta di Mele) which i thought was a bit unadventurous, but after tasting it, had wished that i'd ordered it as well. It was stunning! Although cheap by EU standards, it's not particularly cheap for Kiev, though not excessively so. However, when we presented the discount card and got 20% taken off the bill, it really was excellent value. If you want authentic Italian food in Kiev, I doubt you will find a better place. Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
“Nice Italian restaurant in Podol”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a relatively big restaurant with a nice summer terrace opened in 2012 in Podol - the historical centre of Kiev. It works 7 days a week from 10:30 am till the last customer and offers not a very long menu with a focus on salads, pasta, fish and sea products, pizza (big in size, prepared in a classical oven from Naples) and desserts. The interior of the venue is quite nice - we really like especially the terrace on the street, the staff was very kind and helpful, the food that we ordered in general were also nice, there is plenty of parking place nearby which generally is a big issue for this part of the city. What I found really strange is that the salads are overpriced while for instance the pizza prices were quite normal (in general the prices of the venue are a little bit above average). One of us ordered a Caesar salad (it wasn't in the menu) and they brought something really strange - see my photo below, but in general I would recommend this place as a venue where you could eat some tasty pizza in Kiev since we really liked their Diavola and Magherita.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“One of the best Italian restaurant in Kiev”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Everything like in Naples, but in Kiev. Pizza, pasta, soup and deserts are worth to try them. Place is also good, you can find parking easily.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Kiev”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This restaurant has only opened in Summer 2012 and the pizzas are truly the best you currently can get in Kiev. The pizzaiolo is a young Ukrainian that worked in Naples Italy for many years and is using a typical pizza oven from Naples. I cannot more recommend this place for locals and visitors. Try also the Tiramisu and the Souffle au Chocolat as desserts and you will be amazed.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Simferopol, Ukraine
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“oh ..this tasty italian food in Kiev”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I am fond of this restaurant. good service, tasty food, so perfect pasta and pizza. I`ll advice this place to my friends. thank you for a good atmosphere. Little Italy in Kiev!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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