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“lions on tour”
Review of Bella Baci

Bella Baci
Ranked #25 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“lions on tour”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

haveing spent several weeks on tour with the lions a few days rest at palm cove was great and to find bella baci was a god send we have had basic mundane food in aus from the word go and didnt think anything existed with taste and quality until we came here, how refreshing to have great service with great taste. it is on the expensive side but then all of aus is when travelling from the uk, 330ml of peroni $8.50

Visited June 2013
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DC
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fine Experience”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We decided to eat at Bella Baci after our earlier choice of dining venue couldn't produce a proper menu and didn't seem to care about it. I'm glad that we decided to try Bella Baci instead.

The meal was great. Service was efficient, pleasant and very personable. All four of us greatly enjoyed our dinner choices. (I will note that the Risotto ai Gamberi, while perfectly adequate, did not rise to the level of the other dishes.)

The staff seem quite able to accommodate a variety of diners in this spacious restaurant, be they older couples out for a quiet evening or families with young children.

One suggestion: the wine list has some knock-out choices in white wines but only adequate choices in reds. Perhaps a high-end red should be added to the list.

  • Visited July 2013
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Palm Cove, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“other side of the story”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Hi everyone,here is Bella Baci Crew.I decided to comment some reviews because of course everyone is free to have an opinion but when some comments are getting offensive we thought people should listen to both sides of the story.In particular about the 23 people 16th birthday party.First:you just need to have a look at the restaurant to figure out that there's no sufficient space to have one table for 23 people.To have half of the restaurant for yourself you need to book it,but that has a cost,that is not few hundred dollars and you don't need to be a marketing genius to understand that a few hundred dollars bill for a table of 23 is neither worth for us opening the restaurant.Initially the booking was for more than 30people and during the week we had another group of 15 people in Palm Cove for a conference that wanted to dine in,but we had to say no,we didn't have space enough.Few hours before the party the number dropped to 23,but it was too late for the other booking...if only we knew few days in advance...The first request of the table was jugs of soft drinks...what???have you ever been to a 4,5 star restaurant and asked for jugs of soft drinks???...we haven't,maybe at the pub...nearly half of the people had bread for dinner,and with daily fresh seafood and premium quality steaks,probably bread-even if very nice- is not the best dish we have on our menu...they brought their own cake,with no extra charges,even if many other restaurants do.But the best came in the end,when we think our guests unfortunately started to be really rude with us,because we refused to do separate bills,that,anyway,is the policy of most restaurants.One thing is splitting a bill in 2,3,4 parts,but we prefer not to do that with so many people,because as it has already happened many times,the last person is left with other people's meals or drinks to pay for.At that point we have been accused,with a very loud tone of voice, to have ruined the party...no mention to the fact that we tried to give them change as long as we had enough change in the till,no mention to the fact that other people in the restaurant complained about how noisy they were,with no respect at all for other costumers(among which young couples with babies asleep) that were TRYING to have as well a good night.We are really happy because the 99.9% of our costumers are beautiful people and,saying a big thankyou to all of them,we realize that sometimes we have to deal with that 0,1%.The funny thing is that we have all been 16,and none of our parents would have never organized a party for us and ask to our 16years old friends to pay for their dinner...Looking forward to do our best to try to please all our old and new costumers,we have to be fair and admit that for some people maybe other venues are more appropriate,maybe venues with jugs of soft drinks and 10dollars meals...not a 4,5star restaurant well known for the high standards of food and service...Thank you everyone,hope to see you soon at Bella Baci

Visited July 2013
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Cairns
1 review
“Absolutely the worst!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

On arriving with a party of 23 for a birthday celebration our tables were so far apart it was ridiculous to think that we were of the same party. Asking for the tables to be moved closer together was treated with absolute didain and rudeness, Throughout the whole evening the service was atrocious andf extremely rude. The meal was very expensive for abit of bland pasta.And when we wnet to pay NO WAY could we seperate the bill and they would not even give change out of the till. The whole evening which was suppose to be a very memorable occasion was completely ruined by the staff of Bella Bacci. NEVER EVER AGAIN

  • Visited July 2013
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Victoria, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“Nice Food”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Bella Baci was very quite nice. Atmosphere is pleasant and seems popular , the main courses we had were nicely presented and of good quality. The dessert was a little disappointing.

Visited July 2013
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