Bella Roma has been a haunt of mine for over 25 years, ever since I was first taken there by my parents. Great food; nice varied specials board (the liver dish that's up there just now in Aug 2010 is excellent ) although if you go two weeks on the trot you may well notice that it doesn't change every week; excellent, accommodating service (for example my dining companion once bemoaned the fact a few years ago that they'd taken a particular favourite starter of hers off the menu and the response -- "No problem, just give us a ring one day before you're coming and we'll do one specially for you on the night!") and Gus and the female manager are professionalism personified. They know the limits of their kitchen and their waitstaff, often tweaking bookings by 15 mins or so when you call to avoid too many people ordering at the same time. Waitresses are always charming, attentive and polite (for example they apologise for interrupting before asking you if everything's ok). You even get the odd West Yorkshire celeb in. I would say that you have to book at the weekend as it is very rare for there to be any spare tables. Only one niggle: it certainly isn't cheap and if you push the boat out a bit with aperitifs, three courses, maybe a digestif afterwards and a decent bottle of vino (wine list is very good by the way) your bill can easily be nudging 100 quid for two. No service charge. All tips go to the waitresses. They even think on to warm the brandies before serving them.
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