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“Unhappy Customer” 1 of 5 stars
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Ora Bella
11th Avenue, Boksburg, South Africa
27119173057
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Ranked #7 of 45 Restaurants in Boksburg
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, Greek, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
“Unhappy Customer”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The manager "Harry" is very RUDE and unfriendly , when I have given some suggestions for improvement , he has always got an excuse and he reacts negatively , the service is not good and there is no atmosphere in the restaurant.

Visited April 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Germiston, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good looks can be deceving”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

I went there again last night, after 2 years of not being in the area. The ambiance I remembered was very inviting, the restaurant neatly decorated. I also recalled the food was ever good, mere average, the service slow and very impersonal, and experience not all that good. After 2 years, this might have changed, after all, they are still there, filling the seats. We ordered a vegetable and pecan nut salad with halumi cheese – absolutely disgusting! My mains were pork chops and mash, my wife had the kleftiko. Both of these were far below average, even at the “budget” price. If you want decent Mediterranean food at a budget price, drive the extra 10 km and visit Il Forno’s in Alberton. I cannot recommend food and service this bad!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Wow!!!! Most fantasic and amazing experience. A heavenly food fantasia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

I found trip advisor accidentally one evening looking for top restaurants in Boksburg and so glad that I did! Ora Bella,from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave,leaves you wanting more. The setting is a romantic Italian villa where service is key and the food is unexplainably excellent, you just can't stop eating! There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we will return.Thanks Ora Bella!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“never to return”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Mothers day lunch. Set menue, half of the dishes were not available. The waiter told us there are nomore glasses for our drinks so we had to wait. Service was slow. Smokers area was open up to the resturaunt smoke was blowing to our table. Our coldrinks were bad, they were weak.will never return.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Elyria, Ohio
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Ora Bella = 'Orable, 'orable!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

Well, what an unbelievable evening we just had at "Ora Bella". There was absolutely nothing beautiful about it. A combination of the slowest service imaginable and very average to near inedible food made for a less than ideal dining experience. Please avoid this horrible establishment - the prices are very low for this type of eatery, but be warned, there is a very good reason!

  • Visited January 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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