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“Bella Bella!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella
Ranked #17 of 2,537 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: New York Italian. Warm casual eatery
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bella Bella!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Recently ate at Ciao Bella following the tripadvisor reviews. Lovely little restaurant which has a very authentic feel to it. Amazing service without being intrusive. Fabulous menu with great choices and a brilliant choice of specials on board too. When we sat down were given glass of sparkling wine and beautiful bread with dips. Arancini was one of the best I had ever tasted. Mains were also excellent and I had the special of bucatini mixed at the table in a wooden wheel with strong cheese, prosciutto & pepper. Highly recommended. Fabulous sweets and lemoncello to finish. Very reasonable and a must visit in HCMC if you want a change from Vietnamese.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Who Knew”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

...there is a great Italian restaurant in HCMC. We sat upstairs because we didn't have a reservation but it was kind of better since there was air conditioning up there on a hot day. When you sit down they give you a glass of champagne and bread with roasted garlic bulb/hummus/balsamic vinegar which was a nice surprise. I had the pasta made in the parmesan cheese wheel. Very fresh and fun to watch the waiter (who I think was the owner) make it. At the end we were given lemoncello shots to finish off the meal. They made you feel like you were special and that was a nice touch.

  • Visited December 2012
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Singapore
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“A gem of a find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a very small establishment but very personable, for as soon as we stepped in we were served immediately without even asking. Staff brought water, offered complimentary welcome drinks and a small appetizer plate. The owner was obviously hands-on as they came by often, made recommendations and checked on the food. Prices were very decent and the food was good too. It will be worth coming back again.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best meal in SE Asia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We went to this great little Italian restuarant last night and it was one of the best meals we've had in a 2 month trip through SE Asia. We were given two lovely complimentary glasses of champaign on arrival, then a small loaf of beautiful bread came out will a selection of accompaniments. We chose our mains from the specials board and had the best bottle of wine (recommended) I've had in months. All for around $45 US fot two people. Oh, and the staff were all fantastic! Couldn't recommend this place enough.

  • Visited January 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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“Fabulous italian food......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We had reviewed this restaurant on trip advisor and decided to try it on our last night in H.M.C., we were not disappointed. Friendly and effecient staff and great authentic food, good size portions and nice wine list. Owner was very helpful and friendly, would highly recommend this restaurant, just sorry we did not try it sooner....... next time.

Visited November 2012
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