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Bella Vista Restaurant

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84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
+61 2 6253 2266
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here with some friends. It is a family oriented restaurant so probably not the best place to come for fine dining or for a romantic dinner. Service was friendly. The vegetarian options on the menu were fairly limited (they had run out of gnocchi!). But the chef kindly made up a veggie pesto pasta for me that was not... More 

Thank Andrew H
Canberra, Australia
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not eaten here for sometime before two couples decided on a Thursday lunch. Great decision. The place was about 25% full. Two people serving at table meant we were well looked after with service, although a second drink took a little longer than it should have. Stuck to the lunch menu and were so pleased with the first and... More 

Thank Ian M
Canberra, Australia
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to this restaurant. Hadn't been there for years and the food was amazing. The best meal I have had in a long time. The service was also excellent. My daughter had a pasta dish and wasn't so happy. I chose the lamb - absolutely perfect.

Thank Janine A
Canberra, Australia
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The location of this restaurant is perfect - on the bank of Lake Ginninderra so is a beautiful spot to enjoy a meal. the menu is not vast, but there is enough choice to suit most tastes. It is an Italian restaurant, but not all of the offerings would pass muster with an Italian chef! The staff were attentive and... More 

Thank Karen P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2017

When I made the booking, the lady on the phone was very pleasant and helpful in booking me a table by the window for the following night. The food was lovely and service was good and attentive, however please don't call your customers darling.

Thank Travellor81
Canberra, Australia
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I was very pleased when the waitress suggested a less expensive option for my starter. I had the three course special. The panaciale di maiale served with Cannellini e asparagi, pulled pork with asparagus, was wonderful. The pork was tasty and tender. My tip is to arrive early in the evening. The kitchen closes at 9pm. My dining experience at... More 

Thank KevinVoyage
Canberra, Australia
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162 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We are repeat customers to this restaurant with reliable, highly tasty meals. The serving size is more than adequate and the menu variety is very good. Again, it's just the slow, unresponsive service that's the only draw back.

Thank Aranchia
Canberra, Australia
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I love this place! My sister and I went here for a special dinner. We were seated promptly and placed our order quickly. It only took about 15 minutes for our mains to come out - gnocchi with creamy pesto sauce and salmon. The food was delicious and a large portion (I couldn't finish the pasta). Our dirty plates were... More 

Thank McGoo8
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 13, 2017

On a hot night, this restaurant was busy, we dropped in without notice and were welcomed and shown to a table. The staff were prompt, took our order, let us know there might be a delay due to a large group nearby, but then brought our meals quite quickly. Great chefs out back there! As with every visit the food... More 

Thank Bernie2614
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109 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Great food, service and staff. Situated next to lake Ginnenderra the view offered is one of the lake and the wild life during daytime . At night the lights of the park opposite and surrounding buildings. Busy area being near the local high school and University

Thank Jeff H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6253 2266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?