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“A highly enjoyable meal on a very busy Saturday lunch”

Bella Italia Oxford
Ranked #115 of 628 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $9 - $21
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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!
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“A highly enjoyable meal on a very busy Saturday lunch”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

My wife and I were visiting our daughter at her college, and we wanted an economical lunch. We were still in possession of some Tesco vouchers, having had such a mediocre dining experience in Cafe Rouge on our last visit (part of the same group - the meal was so bad that we ended up not having to pay).

The restaurant was extremely busy and the volume of conversations was somewhat off-putting. We had booked on-line and were shown to our reserved table.

Service was slick and attentive, with the waiting and cooking staff operating as a cohesive unit. As a result, food was served in a timely fashion, and it was piping hot. The open kitchen, on view to most of the patrons, inspired confidence.

We all enjoyed our food - my Pollo Limone Siciliana really hit the spot. I also enjoyed a Molti Strata - chocolate tart with a white chocolate mousse and orange glaze - delicious and unusual.

A special mention should be made to praise the waiting staff. The atmosphere generated by the friendly team was very impressive. However, I would suggest that if you want a quiet meal, avoid choosing a time when the restaurant is so busy. It was sometimes a little difficult to hold a conversation - hence 4*

  • Visited November 2012
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Beek, The Netherlands
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“Great Eat!”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Bella Italia was a lovely restuarant. The interior was very Italian!
The food is afforable and good. Friendly staff!

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A very enjoyable meal in a vibrant restaurant”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

The restaurant was very busy but the staff were eventually able to find us a table. We were so pleased that we waited and eat here because the variety and quality of the food was good, the atmosphere vibrant, and the service from our waiter (Hadji) was excellent. Highly recommended!

Visited September 2012
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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“Good Food - slight criticism”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

The staff were pleasant and efficient, the restaurant itself was likewise well presented. The food was plentiful and excellent. The only negative aspect was that, due to the busy nature of the restaurant causing a slight delay, we had to skip coffee due to the danger of clashing with our evening engagement. Nevertheless, I will certainly return to this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Very good!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Visited Bella Italia at lunch time so it was quite busy! Never the less we recived over food within about 15mins. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was good. Really good place to go for lunch!

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