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“New York/Philly Syle”
Review of Bella Italia

Bella Italia
Ranked #42 of 93 Restaurants in Ardmore
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Pizza, Soups
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Middletown, Delaware
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“New York/Philly Syle”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Probably the best New York or Philly style pizza in Ardmore. Been going there for over twenty five years, and quality is the same or better. Never had a bad meal here, always quick, and not expensive. Good beer selection, too. Late weekend nights are not ideal if you don't care to be around twenty something college kids.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Pizza - Cranky Guy at Counter”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

The pizza and food is very good. Seating is always available and parking is easy. However, bring your quarters! You will need them for parking and for the bathroom! That's right. The owner is a bit cranky about people using his bathroom. You will need a quarter just to open the bathroom door. If he is in a good mood, he will give you a token IF you buy food first. One last thing. This place DOES NOT accept credit cards. Only cash.

Visited September 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“"fast food" at it's best...authentic Italian in Ardmore”
Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

This place bustles on a Friday night with patrons both eating in and taking out. Italian sub was fresh and pizza was tasty. For 2 mushroom slices, hoagie, a magic hat (40 oz) and shock top (40 oz.) the bill was $25. Anything less than a 6 pack you're allowed to drink there with dinner. And you will be served with an Italian accent :) The only downside...apparently the men's room was gross. My husband wouldn't even use it.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
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“Rescue Food”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

You're coming home late from work. You're tired. You have no interest in making dinner for yourself. You can certainly use a plate of warm and savory carbs. Bella Italia is the place you need. It's literally a bus stop joint in the heart of Ardmore. I'm a regular. The same Italian family has run the place since day one. The staff is Latino. I order in Italian/Spanish and everything works. There are usually two kinds of pizza, The first is the regular American oily imitation of the real Neapolitan. The second is the overly doughy version of true Italian home made pizza. Then too, there are usually a few calzoni still available. If you want meat, their cheese steaks are really quite good, especially when you cover them in a sugary ketchup. This is not fine food by any means. If you want really quality home style Italian pizza, make it yourself or go to Carlino's earlier in the day. But when it's late and you're tired and hungry Bella Italia just makes you feel good.If you want to get into the grit of it, take a seat at one of the booths. You may even wish you had a tatoo.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Best pizza in Ardmore.”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

If you like New York style thin, crispy chewy crust pizza (like me)...then this is the place for you.

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