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“OK not great”
Review of Chao Bella - CLOSED

Chao Bella
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: UBICADO EN UNA HERMOSA CASA HISTORICA DEL CENTRO DE GUANAJUATO, EL CHAO BELLA CUENTA CON 3 SALONES QUE PUEDEN SER USADOS COMO PRIVADOS PARA REUNIONES DE TODO TIPO, UNA AREA PARA NIÑOS Y UNA TERRAZA AL AIRE LIBRE. DESDE SUS BALCONES PODRAN APRECIAR LA BONITA VISTA DE LA CALLE JUAREZ, CALLE PRINCIPAL DEL CENTRO HISTORICO. CHAO BELLA ES EL LUGAR PERFECTO PARA DISFRUTAR UNA RICA PIZZA FINA, UNA EXQUISITA PASTA O ENSALADA ACOMPAÑADA POR UNA COPA DE VINO TINTO Y UN SIMPATICO AMBIENTE. 14 AÑOS DE CALIDAD Y BUEN SERVICIO NOS RESPALDAN.
Berkeley, CA
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“OK not great”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

None of us raved about the food, it was mediocre. We had lasagne, salad and pizza. The salad was very wilted, the pizza lacked flavor and my husband who loves lasagne didn't even finish his dish. The staff were attentive and friendly and the setting was really nice. The beers were ice cold. Overpriced for the quality. Would not go back.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fort Collins, Colorado
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful table for two on a balcony overlooking a festive street”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

The table for two on a balcony overlooking a festive Guanajuato street was a highlight. The food was delicious and the portions generous.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous italian food with a Mexican twist”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Lovely service and great food - Arturo the chef-patron is a great host who cooks wonderful food. We had an amazing salmon tartare and crepes with one of the best bisque sauces we've ever tasted -all of which compared well with anything we've ever had in Michelin rated restaurants in Europe and elsewhere. If you want to spend less the pizzas are excellent too. We sat on one of the balconies on a Saturday night - the street scene was buzzing and the traffic noisy but it was hugely atmospheric and we enjoyed our evening immensely.

  • Visited February 2014
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Union Bay, Canada
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A real treat!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

After checking the reviews we went looking for Chao Bella. Turns out we had not previously noticed it because it's upstairs on the 2nd floor. We found the ambience a pleasant mix - being a lovely rustic historic building with some contemporary features to complement.

There is a wine list - not extensive but certainly enough to provide a good selection for most tastes. The menu is Italian, with lots of pasta and pizza. There were also a variety of meat and seafood entrees (even Osso Bucco). The big treat for us was finding a steak tartare appetizer. It was delicious - a large portion, prepared nice and tangy. The pizza was a delicious thin crust with lots of topping.

Service was friendly and professional. The owner stopped by to chat, and as we were leaving he made sure to wish us a good evening.

Overall a great dining experience.

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COMOX
Level Contributor
2 reviews
“Great Italian food in Guanajuato”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

After spending 3 weeks in Mexico my husband and I were looking to add some variety to our meals. We were so pleased with the pasta on "2 for one Wednesday nights" that we decided to return for a pizza and salad a few nights later. The food seemed individually prepared with skill of blending flavours. Our waiter was able to answer questions about the menu in English. When we returned he remembered what we had to drink the first time. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was good! My husband got a gratis dessert and candle on his birthday. That was a pleasant surprise.

  • Visited January 2014
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