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“Try the GIANT MEATBALL or...”
Review of La Bettola

La Bettola
Ranked #50 of 105 Restaurants in Yorba Linda
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We recently moved into the area and have been looking for our new favorite places. This little restaurant lives up to each and every reivew.
We hadn't made reservations but were told on the phone they weren't very busy and should come on in. While we were waiting we realized that everyone who came in were "known" by the wait staff, owner, or operator. Everyone is Family! We met a couple next to us who shared that the "Giant Meatball" (which btw is larger than a softball) was worth having as a first visit. It took 25 minutes to be seated.
GET THE MEATBALL!!!!!!!!! It's moist and delicious!!!! Or, they put a spicy spin on much of their seafood. If you like spicy you'll love their menu, which changes by the day and is quaintly written out and copied.
Oh, they have a great wine list as well, but will allow you to bring your own bottle. YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS PLACE. It's family friendly, but because there is no rush (our dinner took over two hours) it is the perfect date place.

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

upscale but friendly. nice menu. little gem in the area.

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Reviewed February 17, 2012

We ate here based upon a recommendation as well as the supportive reviews here. The strip mall location caused me concern, but behind the front door is a larger than expected dining area. The service was excellent from the beginning. The house wine was great, the food very good. It was dark inside and my the handwritten specials a little hard to read. My wife ordered liver by mistake. Upon tasting it she questioned it, and the staff quickly had her a replacement entree. She loved it, and was pleased with the tremendous service. For four of us with a delicious dessert our bill was $153.
I was surprised to see people stacked up at the door to get a table when we left, but apparently there are plenty of people who know it is worth the wait.

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1  Thank Kaibacha
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Little Italia in Yorba Linda. This little gem features the best Italian cuisine and service to match. Don't be fooled by the unpretentious location in a little strip mall. When you walk in you will be transported by the inviting aromas, friendly staff, attentive owner and beautful decor.
I'm sure you can not go wrong with anything on the menu or the nightly specials.
We enjoyed stuffed mushrooms, salads, angel hair seafood pasta the bread and olive oil. So good.

Be sure to make a reservation.

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1  Thank Cin61
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

La Bettola is a great date night restaurant. If you have kids order take out for a special occasion. Prices are high but worth it. Restaurant is very small so call ahead for a reservation and don't be in a hurry. Service is slow but gives you more time to enjoy the live music and ambiance.

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