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“Our favourite Italian restaurant in London!”
Review of Bella Mia

Bella Mia
Ranked #3,043 of 22,827 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Our favourite Italian restaurant in London!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Overall, despite its external appearance, this is hands down one of the best restaurants in town thanks to its amazing dishes, superb service, great ambiance and very reasonable prices. In fact, we love Bella Mia so much that we would rather eat there than to try new places haha -- we have been visiting about twice a month for the past year!

On the exterior, the restaurant is located on a busy street (York St.) in somewhat industrial surroundings (next to a run-down furniture store and car garage), however once inside, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the warm greetings of the Italian waiters and waitresses, the Italian decor and music, and most importantly, the amazing authentic dishes that are very reasonably priced. A 3-course dinner for two with wine usually comes out to around £35-45, which is a great deal compared to other Italian restaurants in the area that are not nearly as good (e.g. Buona Sera or Osteria Antica Bologna on Northcote Rd). Our favourite dishes are the Pepate di Cozze (mussels) or homemade bread for a starter, the Fettuccine Pescatora or Tegamaccio for the main, and the homemade Tiramisu for dessert.

Of course, anyone who as been to this restaurant knows Maria, the star of Bella Mia! Every visit would not be the same without her great attention to detail, which ensures that the experience is as perfect as it can be.

  • Visited September 2013
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Guildford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We went to Bella Mia on a Saturday evening after reading other reviews on Trip Advisor. We enjoyed great antipasto risotto and pizza between us and also the house wine. Lucky guests at the Travel Inn have this lovely little restaurant right on the doorstep. Others might pass it by on busy York Road, but it is worth finding as it offers great food and good value (even better with a five pound discount for booking on line). We found the service excellent and learned that, because of business guests from the hotel it is often busier during the week than at weekends so its a good place for a Saturday.

  • Visited September 2013
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“EXCELLENT! DELICIOUS! GREAT PRICE!!!!!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Authentic Italian quinine, great food at a very reasonable price! Came here on my own, as I was staying in London for work. Felt very comfortable and service was splendid. Sat in on the first nigjt and made welcome. They do a take away service which I used on the fourth night as I was too tired to sit in. Just great, highly recomended.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Come back again :-)”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Another visit in the best of the best Italian restaurant in London and how know meayby in the world :-) as usual nice waitress :* and lovely food. Will back on 7/10/2013 again for a week. Thank you girls

  • Visited September 2013
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Cava de Tirreni
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“Really...an Italian restaurant in London...”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

That's amazing. I have been in London from 2 weeks looking for something that make me feel at home. ...and here I can. The pizza and the pasta is very good. Fast service and Maria is really frie ndly. Tanks Dannis,, it seems to me that we know each other forever.
Come on....go!!

  • Visited September 2013
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