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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bellini's

Bellini's
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

The view is fantastic but the quality of the food was poor in comparison.

The fresh squid stater was very small with more batter than squid! The humous ok but very wet.

The pizza base was will think bought from a local supermarket and nothing like the italian pizza we have had before!

Would we return - no.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank purchases
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice view but food nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Went to this restaurant after reading a good review in a guide book - should have stuck with Trip Advisor like I normally do! It was ok, with a nice view, but the food was nothing special and the service was so-so, which is very unusual for Barbados, where we find the sevice usually excellent, or at least friendly!

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Susan W
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“not italian”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

the view was nice, but the food ....... pasta with water and tomato juice,
the chicken scaloppini was so thin, and the Pizza; what can I say
it was like a big cracker with raw tomatoes and a
little bit of sauce the only big thing was the Bill
never again it was not italian food at all
we try few restaurant at the Gap and we enjoy all of them
but not Bellini s

sorry

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank likidoscott
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Glasgow
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely location but missing sparkle”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

I'm late in writing up Bellini's. Dined here in November as a random choice. Unfortunately that meant we were put in a seating area away from the bayside terrace.
Being set back a into the main building for some reason the lighting was none too good and reading the menu was a bit difficult.
Drinks were slow in coming and the glass of Pinot Grigio my wife had was a fairly stiff BDS 19 or nearly GBP 6 for a glass. My Banks beer on the other hand was a reasonable BDS 6 or about GBP 1.80.
The food was (as is mentioned by others) not fantastic but nonetheless it was edible, we had the Chicken Parmigiana (54) and the Blackened Dolphin (50).

The atmosphere was a little tainted by some very loud (and I mean LOUD) people from a region close to where the Winter Olympics have just been held - nothing wrong with enjoying yourself but sometimes less is more.

In addition the view was less pleasant than it should have been with the restaurant over on the other side of the water (Pisces) being shut for renovation. Usually their lights make the bay quite pretty and they were switched off. If I had been in the tourism business I would have made them put them on!

Perhaps I should have written this up before now but my lack of enthusiasm shows through - it just wasn't very exciting compared to other meals. We hadn't been before and it this restaurant wouldn't be on the top of our list to go back to.
Prices quoted exclude the 10% service charge!

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank 77akw
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Washington DC
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Location is everything; food OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Wonderful spot overlooking the water; good service. Basic italian -- nothing special, but if that's what you're looking for, it's a decent value, given the beautiful view.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank DC_Albert
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