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“Average food - service worse”
Review of Bella Baci

Bella Baci
Ranked #24 of 65 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Came here after reading the positive trip advisor reviews, and was greeted by a lovely staff member who after sitting us down was only to be seen once again and was instead replaced by a team of rather uninterested young girls. Way too many items on the menu. Food was very average.
Wasn't great, did not enjoy it at all. Would not go back in a rush.

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1  Thank Matt D
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Food very average, worst risotto in the world? A pile of dry rice with mushrooms through it is not a mushroom risotto! service very average, took waaaaay too long for the mains to come, very expensive - won't be back

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great service. Staff were great with out 6 year old. Food was fantastic. We planned to eat somewhere different every night but went back here for our last night. We enjoyed it that much. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Visited here last night for my first meal in palm cove. Wanted seafood and a pleasant atmosphere and got more than that. The food is great, but the service is simply outstanding. Am starting to find service is a key feature of palm cove but even so this restaurant was brilliant. Staff will chat if you want, leave you alone if you don't. I was dining alone so had several lovely conversations in particular with a delightful lady who had great knowledge of books, the menu and the local area (good luck with your trip to Italy if you read this!). To the food - I had seared scallops special with mango, onion, herbs etc. brilliant paired with a glass of sparkling white, extremely fresh, scallops perfectly cooked though just a little on the small side (trimmed of the roe, some hate it, I prefer it attached if it can be cooked well!). But entree paled compared to the seafood crepe main. I rarely order seafood crepe as have had so many bad ones but took a punt. It was amazing along with the Italian Pinot Grigio. The seafood was great but the highlight, the very lightly creamed tomato sauce (it's a lot more than just a tomato sauce!). I cook a lot of Italian, and I wish I could create this. Found myself eating a mouthful of seafood, then a spoon of the sauce on its own. So good. Finished up with amaretto espresso liquor. Enough said. Put simply, it's a restaurant that deserves your business and will earn a return visit.

Thank James R
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Beautiful meal in a beautiful place.excellent service friendly,and totally enjoyed every mouthful of my meal.

Thank Peaceful10
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