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“Good looks can be deceving”
Review of Ora Bella

Ora Bella
Ranked #12 of 77 Restaurants in Boksburg
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Germiston, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good looks can be deceving”
Reviewed June 20, 2011

I went there again last night, after 2 years of not being in the area. The ambiance I remembered was very inviting, the restaurant neatly decorated. I also recalled the food was ever good, mere average, the service slow and very impersonal, and experience not all that good. After 2 years, this might have changed, after all, they are still there, filling the seats. We ordered a vegetable and pecan nut salad with halumi cheese – absolutely disgusting! My mains were pork chops and mash, my wife had the kleftiko. Both of these were far below average, even at the “budget” price. If you want decent Mediterranean food at a budget price, drive the extra 10 km and visit Il Forno’s in Alberton. I cannot recommend food and service this bad!

  • Visited June 2011
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“Wow!!!! Most fantasic and amazing experience. A heavenly food fantasia!”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

I found trip advisor accidentally one evening looking for top restaurants in Boksburg and so glad that I did! Ora Bella,from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave,leaves you wanting more. The setting is a romantic Italian villa where service is key and the food is unexplainably excellent, you just can't stop eating! There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we will return.Thanks Ora Bella!

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“never to return”
Reviewed May 8, 2011

Mothers day lunch. Set menue, half of the dishes were not available. The waiter told us there are nomore glasses for our drinks so we had to wait. Service was slow. Smokers area was open up to the resturaunt smoke was blowing to our table. Our coldrinks were bad, they were weak.will never return.

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1 Thank BeverleyButka
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Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ora Bella = 'Orable, 'orable!”
Reviewed January 28, 2011

Well, what an unbelievable evening we just had at "Ora Bella". There was absolutely nothing beautiful about it. A combination of the slowest service imaginable and very average to near inedible food made for a less than ideal dining experience. Please avoid this horrible establishment - the prices are very low for this type of eatery, but be warned, there is a very good reason!

  • Visited January 2011
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Johannesburg
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“good food”
Reviewed April 16, 2009

We order for the office, food is excellent. time to put the menu on the net

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