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“Reasonably Priced Italian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Christina's Trattoria

Bella Christina's Trattoria
511 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ
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Ranked #14 of 65 Restaurants in Manahawkin
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 511 Route 72 East. Driftwood Plaza
Old Tappan, New Jersey
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32 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Reasonably Priced Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located in Driftwood Plaza (a small strip mall on Route 72 East in Manahawkin) we went there based on a recommendation from a friend. They were right. It's small and does not have a ton of ambiance, but it is owned by the Mangone family, who has owned Italian restaurants on and off Long Beach Island for years. The food is very good. I had a Caesar salad and the Penne Barisi and my wife had a sausage soup, a house salad and a side of spinach. With two coffees the bill with tip was $40. A very reasonable alternative to LBI prices. BYOB.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Galloway, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pleasant Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Located in a strip mall, this delightful Italian restaurant is a great place for an enjoyable casual meal. The service was good, the prices reasonable and the food delicious. They are also very accommodating to tweaking the menu. Four specials are also offered which are a bit upscale from the regular menu.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barnegat, New Jersey
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Home cooking at it's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Love to go to Bella's for dinner, thay meals are specially prepared and delicious! Pizza is also a great thin crust treate.

Visited May 2013
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Waretown, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“italian bistro”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

had a nice dinner here to kickoff the memorial day weekend. we started with a small complimentary bruschetta. followed this with some cheesy garlic bread. the gents had lobster bisque soup which they found thick and creamy. the entrees included penne with vodka, cheese ravioli with bolognese sauce, rigatoni with chicken and sausage and fried calamari. all in all, a fine Italian meal. it is bring your own bottle

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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