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“Good Italian Food”

Bella Italia Oxford
Ranked #113 of 628 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $9 - $21
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Treat yourself to breakfast at our beautiful Oxford Bella, open daily from 9am serving our delicious breakfasts until 12pm. After that let our staff serve you one of our generously topped classic pizzas, a piping hot portion of pasta or a mouth-watering grill - all packed with authentic Italian flavours and made with love. There's something for everyone and those of you with a sweet tooth won't be able to resist our selection of tasty after dinner treats!
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

The pasta was very nice like what you eat in Italy. My set meal of lasagne was definitely homemade. I loved the bread and toast with the herby flavour. I could have it more, no doubt. Unfortunately, we had been sent the vegetarian pizza instead of the ham one. If they didn't make the mistake of our pizza, I would have given a 4 star. We didn't bother to complain as we were hungry and would not want to wait. Anyway, will we come back. A definitely yes.

  • Visited August 2012
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Porca miseria”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We ran around Oxford desperate for some pasta to replenish the carb tank after some visiting around and came across this place. Due to the low glucose level in our blood, we went in... and ate some very ordinary noodles in rather watery sauces. The only Italian things abot this place are the hiariously random Italian words on the windows ("Toletta" for "restroom" is NOT Italian, but featured as well). If everwhere else is closed, go there, rather than starve. If you can walk the extra 200 yards, walk.

Visited July 2012
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141 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good Pasta”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Very busy and very noisy but enjoyed the food. Our waiter could have been a bit speedier - he kept walking past empty tables and not picking up dirty dishes

Visited July 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Terrible Customer Service”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

This was my first visit to a Bella Italia but my friend suggested we go in as she had enjoyed meals in Bella Italia restaurants in other towns. Our meals were good but the whole experience was spoilt by our waitress who was offhand from the outset. It was mid afternoon and the place was almost empty so the waitress was not rushed but she made us feel that we were a nuisance. When we asked for the bill she kept us waiting for ages even though we could see her and she did not seem to be doing anything. After a while, we politely reminded her that we needed to go as we had to meet up with the rest of our party but she then got into a long personal conversation, then she wandered off to talk to someone else. Meanwhile we were kept waiting. She seemed so hostile that it really did seem like she was purposely ignoring us and we didn't like to say too much as we feared she would cause a scene. Neither my friend nor I have ever experienced such poor customer service. However, the other staff were friendly, the young man at the bar could not have been more helpful when we asked for directions to a museum.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Simple no what your getting”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

If you are after a chirpy pizza or pasta and are on a reasonable budget this is the place to go. I went with an Italian friend who was not so impressed. But it is simple good food I wasn't complaining the pizza I had was ok.

Visited August 2011
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