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“Mat the waiter”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bella Italia York

Bella Italia York
Ranked #159 of 860 Restaurants in York
Price range: $9 - $21
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Within walking distance of the beautiful York Minster, Bella Italia provides the city of York with a delightful taste of Italy. Part of the well known Bella Italia restaurant group with outlets across the UK, this York branch represents the company well. Diners can choose from the well priced set menu featuring a good selection of Italian dishes to the extensive a la carte menu with its numerous pizza and pasta options such as the Pollo Piccantina pizza topped with sweet roasted peppers, onions, spicy chicken, smoked mozzarella and fresh chillies or the Penne Marco Polo - penne pasta with duck sautéed in a plum sauce. The all Italian wine list is always a winner and Peroni and Moretti take care of the beers.
Northampton, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Mat the waiter”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

My friend & I ate here on Friday eve before going to the theatre. The waiter was so nice & funny we had a good laugh with him.The food was average it came nice & hot. I still say Prezzo is better.We were having a nice chat when this waitress came & took our plates away SHE NEVER said may I take your plates just whipped them away, VERY RUDE !!!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Average at best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited bella italia on a whim after walking into town from the train station. We had large bags to take in, and they seated us in a very awkward position where our bags would be in the way.

It took a while to be served but when the food came it was lovely and really enjoyable, the puddings were lovely too (I recommend the cookie pudding!)

The staff seemed rushed off their feet and it was a struggle to request another drink when you had finished your last one. They also forgot to give us cutlery for our puddings and it was difficult trying to get their attention to ask for some.

The food was lovely, the service was average and the price was expensive for what you got - especially for the drinks.

Will go again for the food but may try another one of the chain in another city due to the service.

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“Ann boro”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Food was lovely but just finished last mouthful and our plates were whipped away. No time for relax. Also the wine choice was minimal ans expensive.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Massively underwhelming”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Went today with the family, 2 adults and 2 kids. The kids menus give no idea as to portion sizes and both my kids were left hungry. Why do family restaurants not have an inbetween menu ie. Inbetween kids and 13 year olds? The bruchetta was nice and fresh and an ideal starter. My main, a chicken salad, was very plain and literally the salad consisted of green (and yellow?) lettuce, nothing else. The croutons were broken up pieces of untoasted bread and the only other ingredient was shavings of cheese. I regularly have chicken salad as a lighter meal but this was edging towards boring. Will not be rushing back.

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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Try the Marco Polo pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner here after finishing a ghost walk last week. It was reasonably busy but the staff fitted us in. We had a starter and main course each and a soft drink. It was delicous! We would definately come again. Friendly staff and we didnt feel like they were rushing us to finish our food.

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Thank Grace W
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