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“Two Good Restaurants in the Same Town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bella Sardegna

Bella Sardegna
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Roden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Two Good Restaurants in the Same Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

I have reviewed the excellent Mensinge in Roden. The Bella Sardegna is a less expensive dining alternative with a fairly standard Italian menu. However the food is good quality and freshly prepared. For a casual night's dinner I have rarely done better in Holland

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1,146 reviews
511 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
“What is wrong with Italian restaurants in the Netherlands?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Italian restaurant Bella Sardegna profiles itself as a real Italian restaurant on their web site; the restaurant exists since 1981. Sitting in the restaurant you observe the open kitchen; Italian is spoken by the staff. Why is it that in the Netherlands the "Italian" in the Italian restaurants is on the surface only; Bella Sardegna is no exception. The fact that Italian speaking staff is present in the kitchen makes the disappointment for customers who are familiar with Italian culture even more profound. To summarize: No table cloth on the table, not even place mats. Standard the pizzas in Bella Sardegna are made with Edam cheese. When you penetrate this secret and ask for mozzarella, you are charged an additional 2 Euros for the privilege, which in Italy is basic pizza preparation. Furthermore, salami is routinely substituted by an inferior Dutch variety, called "cervelaat". The "Saltimbocca Romana" I ordered was a very casual interpretation of the original recipe. Yes, there was meat in the dish, and ham and somewhere sage, but I am sorry, but it was nowhere near what I have enjoyed in Italy. For dessert, the ice cream seemed a bit off and the panna cotta was no show stopper. Where I have to compliment the restaurant was with the excellent service. As value for money, that is always a problem in the Netherlands even if you can look back on a satisfactory meal, so I can't recommend Bella Sardegna on that point either.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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