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Bella Cucina
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

My family and myself have been to bella cucina multiple times and we love it. The prices are cheaper than applebees and come in large sizes. To-go boxes are a usual for us. The unlimited italian bread at dinner is so warm and delisious its hard to stop ! Everything is made by hand and tastes so authentic. The atmosphere is romantic and fun. The waitstaff is filled with new faces which the owner employs from the local campus to keep everything local. The owner is always willing to personalize any meal or dessert for the customer. The cake sizes are huge and mouth watering. The coffee choises are unlimited. If you want a mom and pops experience that will knock your socks off go to Bella Cucina !

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2  Thank PlainJane123
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

The service is polite, but scattered-brain. The service just didn't flow. First the drinks were switched, no biggie. Had to ask for a refill, irritating. The couple across the way were served their salads but had no silverware. The poor lady across from me didn't get anything brought to her while we were there. We had to wait too long to get our bill and I was out of tea again. The dipping sauce was delicious. The carbonara dish was a little lackluster. The sauce was somewhat bland and thin. The Caesar Salad was good. They just need to work on the service mainly.

2  Thank Walking-away-now
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is the restaurant Ottawa has been needing for a long time. My husband and I travel all over and have eaten at many many restaurants. The food at Bella Cucina is certainly some of the better food we've eaten. Francine is not only friendly and entertaining, she is willing to modify a dish as much as she can to please you. The wait staff is not the greatest but the owner is more than happy to listen to any suggestions offered. If you haven't eaten here, it is certainly worth a trip. And if you can't make it on an average night, work it around an "event"... Valentine's Day dinner was an "Out of This World" experience!!!

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2  Thank Sandra B
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The place is cute on the interior. Staff was OK, not overly friendly or super. The parmesan shaker on the table had mold growing in the cheese, the dessert display in the middle of the restaurant was swarmed by fruit flies. It was a Saturday evening at 5:30, and we were one of two tables with customers...so apparently not a real popular place for the locals, or they just don't go out Saturday nights maybe? The food was decent, but not matching to the quality the reviews here had said, which is why we went was because of it's reviews on TA. Prices were high for the quality received, the entrees were 11.95 and up. The coffee bar looked neat, but we didn't go there.

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Thank ictkscitz
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The food here is better than most italian places you find in bigger cities, and MUCH better than any chain restaurant. Very nicely decorated, you get the feeling you're no longer in a small town.

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1  Thank cpwebb
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