We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“They are closed now.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Cucina - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Bella Cucina
129 S. Main Street, Ottawa, KS
Website
Improve this listing
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Ottawa, Kansas, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“They are closed now.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

No sadness in their closing. Ate there once and never was hungry enough to go back. There are better places to get a meal. My food was passable, my wife's was not. Poor selection of tired looking deserts.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

13 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    1
    2
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Kansas
1 review
“Best Italian Food In Ottawa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Don't go to the place that has a big yellow over hang that scream CAUTION!!!!! Instead go to Bella Cucina!!! Awesome food, amazing service, fabulous atmosphere!! The place to go for the best hometown cooking...... Nothing is out of a bag.. All made from scratch!! Its all YUMMY

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Tasty and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I had the chicken cacciatore which was great--with artichoke hearts. My husband enjoyed his lasagna and daughter finished all of her red pepper pesto spaghetti. Portions are generous. Desserts are excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa ks
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Gross food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The appetizer was nominal. The alfredo sauce was greasy and sort of separated, like it had been reheated once too often. The chicken was breaded and in huge chunks, like something that had come out of a package. The waiter was personable, but not enough to make up for a poor quality product. Very very disappointing. I was also looking forward to either a canole or tiramisu, but neither was available that evening.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Amazing Desserts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is an incredible little gem in a small tow in Kansas. If you are anywhere near South Kansas City,Laurence or Paola it is definitely worth a trip over to tiny Ottawa to experience this authentic little Italian place. Wonderful food and service, outstanding desserts and of course excellent wine with your meal and coffee with dessert. I cannot say enough about this great restaurant. It's like a hidden gem of a 5 star restaurant!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bella Cucina also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bella Cucina, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.