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“Do Not Go here! Extra Tax, rude staff, bad food! Tourist Trap”
Review of Bella Venezia

Bella Venezia
Ranked #1,282 of 1,477 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Bad Restaurant. Tourist Trap, DO NOT GO. Bad service. They got our friends' dishes wrong 3 times. Rude attitude. They charged us tax on top of the price. I had a dispute about the extra tax, the owner couldn't careless. I told him I will write you a bad review online. When I asked them to write down their restaurant name, the waiter wrote down 'Balla Vichinsa' as supposed to Bella Venezia! Clearly trying avoid being named!

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2  Thank Hollyyyyy
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

What can i say? This restaurant is the most disgusting i have ever eaten in. It is incredibly dark (like a cave), the decor is dated and the cutlery was dirty.

The staff were even worse in being extremely rude with some staff's personal hygiene being questionned, which is pretty disgusting when you know they are serving your food. A couple of pigeons also flew into the restaurant, although once it was clear that all of the customers were disturbed, they were removed by a couple of squeamish staff members.

The food was cold in the middle, disgusting, clearly from frozen (or microwaved), and far more expensive than could be deemed reasonable. The desert menu wasn't even priced, where my main- the risotto (described as 'serving minimum 2 people')'s price was given as per person which is clearly opposite from what you would expect. The portions were then given in two separate plates as if they were singular orders. Drinks were also incredibly expensive, at €5 per 330ml can (Coca Cola).

We ended up paying over €25 euros each (party of 4), once the bread (forced on out table- €8) and the taxes and forced tips were added to the bill.

One of us then fell ill from the food, suffering from stomach troubles the next day, ruining our plans.

As has been stated by others we had to wait around 15mins to receive the bill (where we ate at around 3pm- where only 3 other couples were in there with us).

I then challenged the bill, but the waitress was more interested in texting her friend directly in front of me than doing her job. I had to remind her that this was a restaurant and that he wasn't at home...

This place needs to close! It has such a good location which traps passers by, clearly the reason why it has been able to continue.

Quite simply it's a 0/10.


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2  Thank Tridgers
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We had just arrived in Venice staying down the street at the Amadeus Hotel (see separate rating).
It was 9pmish so a stroll up the street and an invite from the female spruikier had us seated a few drinks ordered including a jug of beer and a pizza. The beer was refreshing after a 5hr 30min flight from Dubai. The pizza - one of those truly genuine Italian pizzas - thin crust. We enjoyed all we had there.....but to get the bill was the longest excruciatingly difficult requests as I was tiring quickly. I almost walked out but after 15 to almost 20 mins and three maybe four requests it arrived - we paid.....but wouldn't return for that reason alone.

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1  Thank 53bob22
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The fixed price two course menu looked as though it should be good value. The extra charges for cover & service and the unrealistic wine prices made this poor value. The food was the poorest we ate anywhere in venice with very little to recommend it. Overall a very poor meal.

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1  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

no cleaning, rude staff, lack of information in the menu,expensive service charge + copertas for that dump

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