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“For Italian Cuisine Lovers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bella Luca

Cafe Bella Luca
303 Jones St., Truth or Consequences, NM
575-894-9866
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Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“For Italian Cuisine Lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We are staying at the Fire Water Lodge and this restaurant is located right behind it. After reading the great reviews written by others, we decided to give it a try. The establishment is vert clean and neat with a spacious indoor eating area and a small patio for outdoor eating. Lori had the lasagna with meatballs and I tried the spaghetti and meatballs. Both dishes were served appropriately hot and the aroma of garlic was just right, not at all over powering. The sauces were obviously home made and the meatballs were incredibly flavorful and almost melted in our mouths. For desert we took a cream brulet in a to-go box because the ample portions of our main dishes and the wonderful Italian bread had already filled us up. We shared the desert a while later and it was the culmination of the best restaurant meal we have enjoyedin some time. We will be leaving here in two days and are very tempted to take lunch from BellaLuca day after tomorrow because their sandwich menu looked so inviting.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Itialian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Surprisingly nice restaurant with very friendly staff. The menu is good and the food very enjoyable.

Visited August 2013
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Berlin MD
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24 restaurant reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Our dinner was absolutely delicious and a pleasant surprise for this small town! Service was good but not particularly friendly. Apparently they don't have air conditioning because it was very hot and stuffy the night we were there. The staff mentioned that it had been a particularly hot day. Unlike other complaints, the restaurant was not at all crowded and there was no wait on a Friday night.

Visited August 2013
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Silver City, New Mexico
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“Very Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We've actually eaten here several times. They make really great Calzones and their pasta dishes are great also. They have outdoor seating which is really nice when the sun goes down and it cools off a bit.

Visited August 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Good Food, Loooong Waits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We like to be able to walk to a restaurant from our hotel and this one is centrally located. We've eaten here several times. The food is good, though a little over-priced (which seems to be a NM thing). My one main complaint is the extremely long wait times every time we've been there. There are not nearly enough servers. It's just about the nicest place in town, which accounts for the large amount of business.

Visited January 2013
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