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“Extremely small portion”
Review of Bella Italia

Bella Italia
Ranked #27 of 586 Restaurants in Kuching
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Extremely small portion”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Been going here since 8 yrs ago i think..n whenever i come home i'll keep this place in mind in my to-go list. Recently went for dinner with my bestie, ordered lamb chop and surprisingly the portion is miniscule...flavor wise is fine but you only get 2 thin wedges to accompany your main entree??
The service can be improved too, the waitress was frowning all the way through dinner service.
Needless to say i stopped at a grilled burger stall to fill my almost empty tummy after that.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank illeuzaini
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English first
Kuching, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“ketchup feast”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

There are two things that you won't miss in an italian restaurant, that is the tomato and their olive oil. Of course, if you mentioned pizza, this is one of the place that you must come and try.

Though I have not gone through the menu of this place and only sampled several dishes, I would only say that the way the food is prep is highly delicious and customised to suite local ketchup feast.

I find the pizza exceedingly good, though not as good as a true blue Italian made. The Spaghetti is a bit too much of a local twist but is still acceptable. But for the pizza, this will be one of the "it" in Kuching.

  • Visited August 2012
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6 Thank PierceWong
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Kuching, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“casual Italian dining”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Quaint little hole-in-the-wall restaurant run by a Bosnian family. Simple pizza and pasta dishes. The minestrone and fried mushrooms are nice. The pizza has a nice thin crust, which is quite difficult to find in Kuching. Unfortunately, they use regular rice rather than Arborio rice for the risotto. Having said that, I still have the risotto quite often as it tastes nice. Can get quite busy, so reservations are encouraged. They dont serve wine, but you are welcome to BYO

  • Visited August 2012
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6 Thank Tydus_c
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Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Very average”
Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

I had been looking forward to visitin this place for some time. Sadly the reality did not live up to the trip advisor reviews. Food was average at best, once again catering to local tastes rather thN serving the 'authentic Italian cuisine' they claim to do, which is a real shame because the owners appeared to be Italian. Atmosphere was not anything like an Italian restaurant an was mainly full of large parties of teenagers, sharing 1 pizaa between 10.

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2 Thank Fruitus
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Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice & Cosy home-cooked Italian food”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We found this nice & cosy Italian restaurant, run by Italians, is a short walk from my hotel Four Points by Sheraton, on the night we arrived in Kuching.
It was Friday night and it was full-house. The Italian waiter that served us was not very forthcoming when we asked him for recommendations. So, 3 of us ordered according to our likings - vongole, crabmeat pasta, seafood pizza and lamb shank. It was a pleasant surprised when we tucked in. The quality was good and serving generous. On the whole, its great food and great value.

  • Visited October 2012
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6 Thank Boon8282
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