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“Going downhill” 2 of 5 stars
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Bella Italia
star city, watson road, Birmingham, AL
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Ranked #489 of 830 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: Italian
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Birmingham, AL
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Going downhill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We used to be regulars at Bella. We visited it again after a year. The food quality has deteriorated. My wife and I got the turkey and broccoli crepes. The turkey was luncheon meat inside creeps with cream of chicken soup and garnished with a minimal amount of broccoli. It was poor. No real cooking. Wasn't even that hot. What a disappointment. What happened to the broccoli? Used to be inside and was more than a garnish. Dinner was expensive for what you get. We won't be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

As this restaurant is on a retail park I expected the food to be fast and of average quality.
My daughter and I went late on a Saturday afternoon, the other restaurants on the site looked dirty and crowded. As Bella Italia is a chain we decided maybe best of a bad bunch.
On arrival the manager was pleasant and found us a table away from a few large groups which was nice.
The menu gave a good choice and orders taken.
All food is cooked fresh, you can see inside kitchen from restaurant, and not a 'ping' of microwave to be heard. Whilst we did have to wait a little longer than expected, the manager came over to advise us of the delay (was this done to cover restaurant for order to table time - not sure) but we were happy to wait.
When food arrived it was hot, cooked well and tasted fresh.
A good value choice.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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