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Bella Italia Exeter
Ranked #18 of 518 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bella Italia Exeter can be found just moments away from the main city train station and just a few minutes from Exeter Castle. This city centre restaurant is popular amongst diners looking for well priced, good quality Italian food and offers both a la carte and fixed price menus as well as great set menus for the little ones. Indulge in delicious dishes such as the Penne Zafferano (smoked salmon, prawns and cherry tomatoes in a spinach, saffron and cream sauce) or Pollo Panino (chargrilled chicken breast, smoked mozzarella, roasted red peppers and ciabatta bread with mayo and fries). Open from early morning, Bella Italia also serves up some great breakfasts including coffee and pastries and English breakfasts.
Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Friendly staff, great food, lovely atmosphere. Used Tesco vouchers which meant only had to pay for drinks. Definitely recommend.

Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What an amazingly buzzy place with excellent food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Just popped in as we fancied Italian for dinner - and what a great evening we had. The service was brilliant - non intrusive but attentive and well paced. The food was really good - best calzone we've eaten! We'd not eaten in a Bella Italia before, but if they are all as good as this, we will definitely be searching for more of them!

Visited August 2013
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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very unimpressed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

As parents of young kids, we don't get out much :-(
This was somewhere we went as a treat, and we were sorely disappointed. That'll teach us for not placing our trust in the superior independent restaurants, won't it!
They forgot to bring our starters, then brought them at the same time as the main (and expected us to think that was ok! No apologies!) and completely forgot to bring our drinks, we had to remind them.
We accept mistakes happen, but their manner was really rather surly about the whole thing - and by the time we got our drinks, I wasn't really in the mood to drink them!
We skipped dessert, and made our way out, feeling very disgruntled and vowing not to go back ever again!

I don't like leaving terrible reviews generally, as I respect every business can have it's 'off day', but this was really very 'off' and I think Bella Italia need to address these issues, especially staff impoliteness.

Visited April 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We took advantage of our Tesco vouchers and decided to give Bella Italia a go for the first time.
We had great service from the staff and found plenty on the menu that we wanted to try. We shared a starter of mushrooms and the mini bread batons with dip, then we moved on to a mushroom/chicken pasta dish and the king prawn spaghetti - both were lovely and came to the table piping hot.
My only niggle was that the tables were all very close together.
But, we will be back, and next time with the kids as there was plenty on the menu that they would like, and the puddings looked nice.

  • Visited January 2013
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Honiton, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Friendly but average”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Staff very friendly. Limited Italian wine menu.
Food standard anglicised Italian fare, fair value for money.
Good place to catch up with friends or family but nothing special.

  • Visited June 2013
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