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“Pricey but food is worth it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Italia

Bella Italia
Belissa Row Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
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Ranked #95 of 460 Restaurants in George Town
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Georgetown, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Pricey but food is worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I love pizzas, pasta and soup so this place was a must-visit eating outlet.

My guy and I went there on May 31 (Friday) for dinner. We ordered the Funghi Fritto (deep fried breaded mushrooms with a garlic mayo dip) (RM25.50), Piza Alla Bella Italia (RM29.80), Minestrone Alla Bella (RM12) and one glass of fresh orange juice (RM6.50). Two glasses of plain water were served free.

The deep fried mushroom was simply delicious while the soup was rich with ingredients. The pizza's crust was thin and tasted okay. I'm not sure if it's authentic Italian food but we enjoyed almost every bite.

Customer service was great but the waiter should be told not to hold the cutlery (fork and spoon) at the wrong end but to hold the handles, when setting them before us. It is for hygiene purposes.

Other than that, it was alright. You can sit indoors or outdoors where you can watch people walk by. Don't be offended if you see them staring or drooling at your food!

The restaurant closes at 10.30pm but we still saw customers being seated at that time. Service charge is 10% of total food price.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great service and very tasty food - served the best pizza I've ever eaten! So good we ate there two nights in a row.

Visited May 2013
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Kuta, Indonesia
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3 restaurant reviews
“Superb Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The food is superbly good and the service is excellent. The staff too are friendly. One of the best place to dine and wine.

Visited March 2013
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Bella Italia serves great authentic italian food. Only ordered pasta, didnt order their pizza, dont know what they taste like. Their spaghetti bolognese was fantastic

Visited April 2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Great italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The first time i ever tried out an Italian restaurant was Bella Italia in Bellisa Row, Burmah Road. The waiter was absolutely friendly and helpful in explaining to us how to differentiate the pasta types. The quattro stagioni pizza was a little dry but the lasagne and angel hair dish was delicious. Price is a little expensive but they definitely deliver quality in their food.

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