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“What an awful experience!”
Review of Bella Venezia

Bella Venezia
Ranked #1,259 of 1,426 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
2 reviews
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“What an awful experience!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We wish we had read the reviews on here before going to this restaurant. We were greeted yesterday out the front of the restaurant by a lady who told us the food could be made however we wanted and the food was really fresh. We didn't stay then because we were wanting to have a walk first but decided to go back tonight. The lady ignored us as we walked in when she was talking to other people. We were seated and asked to order drinks. We ordered sprite and water as the wine was overpriced...apparently so were our drinks (5euro for sprite and 3.50 for water). The food was average.....have had better but have also had worse. The biggest disappointment was when we had to ask for the bill 4 times over a 20 minute period because they would tell us they were getting it and then would go and have a chat amongst themselves or serve other tables....not impressed. When my boyfriend asked for the bill the last time they seemed annoyed. The ambience in this place seemed dead, very quiet, no one happy even though there were couples and groups...We would not recommend this place to anyone!!!

Thank Amanda A
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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“WARNING-Total ripoff”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Just had supper here and was totally disgusted. The food was poor for the price and clearly microwaved because it was cold in the middle. They charge an entrance fee and 12.5% service fee but you only find this out when you get your bill. I should have checked trip advisor first!

Thank Lyle J
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2 reviews
“Worst experience ever”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I was there last jan/2013 and the price does not worth the meal. If all this is not enough, i waited like 35min just to get the bill after eat.

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Thank Carolinabem
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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“Poor food, poor wine, poor service”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We ate here after being enticed by the staff member outside. We were told the food was all freshly ccoked, which was clearly a lie. My wife's lasagna was stone cold in the middle and the wine they served was totally undrinkable. We we spoke to the staff about this and they became quite rude. My best advice would be to give this place a big miss.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank OzAmour
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Firstly we would like to thank the American guy who mislead the four of us by luring us into this restaurant with the promise of "delicious" food....NOT, what a liar!!!!

Decor is very outdated, don't think they've decorating or possibly even cleaned since the 60's. The waiters were VERY rude and bordering on angry, especially when we asked for the bill which is puzzling and was never delivered after waiting 20mins, we had to walk to the back of the restaurant where (I'm guessing) the owner was sat, his excuse was that he was 'creating our bill' when it actually looked like he was just sat there doing nothing.

To be fair the food was ok but nowhere near worth €78, for 3 set menu's, 1 main course and 4 spritzers (which were rank!!).

Overall negative atmosphere, it was almost comical to see nearly everyone looking so disappointed with their restaurant choice.

A real disappointing experience on our first night in Venice, wish we would have read the reviews before. So many restaurants in Venice, take the time to make the right choice, we learnt from our mistake.

Don't be fooled by the American!!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank danbex23
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