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“Good Italian fayre”

Bella Italia Manchester Deansgate
Ranked #165 of 2,242 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $9 - $21
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Dine in one of Manchester's most lively and cosmopolitan areas at the brilliant Bella Italia restaurant in Deansgate. Set amongst the areas numerous restaurants and bars, Bella Italia is a top spot for affordable Italian dining. Warm colours create a cosy ambience and the typical bistro style furnishings are a trademark style of Bella Italias throughout the UK. The menu offers a whole host of Italian classics from pizza to pasta and salads to grilled meat and fish. Try the succulent Italian burger served with ciabatta and mozzarella or the juicy chargrilled salmon steak with green beans, roasted new potatoes and olive and tomato salsa. The dessert list is too good to miss with tiramisu, lemon tart and banoffee pie amongst others to choose from.
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Italian fayre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went last Thursday and had a very enjoyable meal with the only down side the general noise in the restaurant.
The food was good quality and the drinks reasonable

  • Visited August 2014
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Blackpool
1 review
“Terrible service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

The service wasn't good except for one girl who was doing everything. The others rushed round making out they were busy which they weren't, they were rude and ignorant and in a rush. During our time there about 4 things were taken back to the kitchen and we knew it was because they were cold because one of our pastas was cold and had to be sent back too. Maybe they have been left too long under the heat lamps and the heat lamps aren't working so they are getting cold or something. This is not a surprise to us as this has happened almost every time we've been in a bella italia and the reason we rarely go and haven't been in ages. The food when hot was delicious but a small portion for ten pound or more per meal. It would be okay for that price if they put more food on the plate or this would be a suitable portion if the prices were lower, even though the food was lovely, not good value. Not very impressed and won't be coming back again. And if the waitress who was doing everything and being a welcoming and serving staff like the rest of the plonkers should be is reading this, you really deserve to be in a better place. And she doesn't deserve the embarrassment of the cold food and other bad waiters, who stand round looking like idiots or rush round being ignorant. Would not recommend and if you do go here and your food is cold, do send it back don't ignore it because they do need to get the message and sort it out.

  • Visited August 2014
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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“Excellent waitress ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Had been in a Bella Italia in Liverpool three nights before so knew what to expect. Food was to same decent standard and drinks still overpriced. The restaurant was very busy and we were sitting near the kitchen so could see how hard all the staff were working. I have to mention our excellent waitress Angela. She was very busy but extremely attentive and friendly. It makes all the difference and was very much appreciated.

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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Came to this restaurant yesterday with my brother for some pizza. We both agreed it was the best pizza we had ever tasted. I personally have ate pizza in Italy, France, Spain, America and visited 8 more countries on my travels but never have I had a pizza that nice. It just melted in my mouth. The staff were also friendly and caring. It really was an excellent experience.

  • Visited July 2014
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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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“Good lunch in Manchester”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

I popped in for lunch with my wife and daughter after some shopping in Manchester. We had a very good lunch followed by coffee and dessert. The service was excellent and we didn't have to wait long for our food to arrive once we had ordered. I have been here a couple of times before when the restaurant was a bit busier but on all occasions we have been served quickly and politely and the food has always been good.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Eric T
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