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“decent food, large portions” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant

Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant
350 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-1197
410-255-9400
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Ranked #9 of 94 Restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Chicago
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208 reviews 208 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“decent food, large portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

went on a business lunch, never having been there before, and it was decent-good food, not great but better than average. the restaurant is tucked in a shopping plaza (food lion plaza) and got busy by noon. The server was very attentive and did a good job keeping up with us on ordering and drinks. For a day lunch, the food was a little slower than you get at most places that know they are looking at a business crowd, not that this place was angling for that. The portions were giant..the person I was there with had ordered a calzone and this thing was greater than a foot long and probably normal calzone width and it was stuffed full of the ricotta and toppings he requested. I had gotten a 12 inch margherita pizza and it was good. The crust was thin and tasty. Not the best Italian I have had but definitely the best for Pasadena.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Pasadena, MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“For real Italian food and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The food is excellent, the service is great, the prices are right, the people are friendly.
What more could you ask?
It feels like a true Italian Restaurant on the inside. Not all of that fluff.
Be prepared, though. It is in a strip mall.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pasadena, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Classic italian fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

No surprises here--- just consistently good traditional Italian fare. The award-winning crab soup is a tasty treat on a cold day. The garlic knots are truly addictive. Warm and friendly owner. Carry out is available, and the pizza hits the spot. Easy to recommend!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Union Bridge, Maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“No surprise standard Italian fare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

All the standard Italian/American fare is here. Quantities are plentiful but preparation tends to the bland. We've yet to discover a signature dish but have also not had any stinkers.

Service is OK but can be uneven.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pasadena MD
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101 reviews 101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Best Italian Restaurant in this area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Bella Napoli is the best Italian restaurant in this area. The food is consistent and they are always accomodating. I have hosted two group parties of 20+ people and the food and service were great -- especially for the money. You get more food than you can eat and if you like traditional Italian food, this is it.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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