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“Great value, rude staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bella Vita

Bella Vita
Ranked #7 of 2,386 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, enjoying dinner with friends or planning an intimate meal for two - our welcoming friendly staff provide a warm and cosy atmosphere for you to enjoy authentic Italian wines and cuisine. With an extensive menu on offer and an excellent range of wines to complement your meal, why not call in or contact us to make a reservation, and you could enjoy great tasting food, at reasonable prices, with your friends or loved ones.
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great value, rude staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Ive been here a few times since it opened. Overall the place is good, the food is nice, the wine is good and although it's not going to blow your socks off its tasty and very good value for money. The only reason I have not given the place full marks is because each time ive been ive found the staff pretty rude and harassed... just basic things like asking for water seems like a hassle (infact twice its not even arrived) when I asked for a wee bit extra chilli in my pasta once it was barely acknowledged and when it arrived just a bit of chilli powder sprinkled around the edge of the plate. The male waiter we had twice made a big deal of us saying the dishes incorrectly and didnt seem to listen as we ordered as we had to repeat out order 2 of 3 times. I felt a bit uncomfortable on my last couple visits just because of the general attitude of my waiter. Which is a real shame because we have always really enjoyed the food. Staff need to be shown not to act as though everything is a hassle

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

food is brilliant, staff are so helpful, and prices are very good, try and go at least once a week, also do a takeaway menu , brill,

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elaine J
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“what a great place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Recently went for a meal with friends to this little gem of a restaurant was our 2nd visit as enjoyed so much before we were thoroughly delighted with our nite from the minute we walked in the door we were greeted by Davide the manager who is very cheerful+nothing was too much trouble we asked for the early evening menu Davide was very knowledgeable about the various dishes took our order+we didnt have long to wait the food is exceptional i'd say the best italian I've ever eaten in compliments to the chef!! Total bill was very reasonable+that included drinks all in all a great wee place with a lovely ambience great food great staff who work very hard to make your nite special thanks Davide we will be back soon as poss+I will be booking my 50th birthday here too

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Karen H
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Nice wee place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

I was apprehensive about using this restaurant , due to the 'poor' review which scared me off using it. However, I attended reluctantly and was pleasantly surprised, we hadn't booked,so took a chance on a wed evening being quiet, far from it, it was very busy!, the waitress though gave us a booth and I took the chance on the house red, not something I would normally take a chance with, but it was a light, pleasant vino. The meal itself was good, prawns to start with, then spaghetti gamberoni , lovely taste, the service was efficient and had a cheeky 2nd vino to finish.
To summarise , I would recommend this wee place for a cheeky wee meal.

Visited June 2013
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Thank dwell88
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Glasgow,Scotland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A wee gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great service and of course great food what more could you ask for? Just as a restaurant should be well done.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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