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“Very refreshing!”
Review of Bella Maria Cafe

Bella Maria Cafe
Ranked #439 of 986 Restaurants in Naples
Cuisines: South American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Naples
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Very refreshing!”
Reviewed August 17, 2011

How wonderful it is to eat at a place in a tourist area where they actually care about the quality of their food! Everything was wonderful from the begining to the end! We each ad Sangria, both red and white, so nice. The appetizers were yummy good, the meat balls and empenadas, fantastic. We were there for lunch and so had sandwiches, they were excellent. So very fresh were all the ingrediants, you could really taste it. The coffee and desserts did not dissapoint either, made fresh, and delicious! Thanks for not being a tourist rip off trap! We really appreciated it, the best food of our ten day vacation! Keep up the good work!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank WAREIAM
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“Most rude restaurant I've ever been to....”
Reviewed July 15, 2011

I should have listened to the negatives. Maybe they treat the locals that will see again with respect but as a tourist you don't stand a chance... Simply the most rude staff I've ever encountered bar none. Patrons BEWARE!!!!!

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Thank Tincup436
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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Like eating in someones home!”
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Bella Maria is a family owned restaurant and that's what it reminds you of. The service is very casual and laid back but very friendly. The sons are the only servers there. The parents do all the cooking as well as making all the desserts. The food is cooked from scratch. We had the Paella. You have to order it an hour ahead of time because they prepare it per order.Also the Empanadas are the best we've ever had. And the seating outside on 5th Avenue is always nice.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank nplar
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed June 11, 2011

The food is so good, but the desserts are to die for. The nice thing is they will make you anything you love with a little advance notice.

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank MW4Florida
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Maryland
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323 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Great location. Just ok food”
Reviewed March 18, 2011

Cant beat the location. Food was very bland but fresh if you can put that into one. Had the octopus paparika, greasy and not much flavor, but it was very fresh. I had a very nice and helpful waiter. The kitchen looks like it was a small sub shop before it was a restaraunt. very small. There were other outdoor restaraunts that were very crowded, they must have had better food. Maybe they should change the menu.

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank nthemermaid
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