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“Never quite now how it will turn out”

Bella Italia Ristorante
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 1, 2011

Sometimes the food and service is outstanding and next time it is mediocre....frustrating when u have guests and want the best of both

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Thank maryannabert
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

Went on a Friday eve w/ Wife and Daughter.
Fried Ravioli for an appetizer and they came out burnt, one of them was totally crispy w/ nothing in it!
Soup/Salad:
Wife had the house salad - way too much vinegar and no oil, as if they did not mix up the dressing prior to sending it out.
I went for the lobster bisque - overwarmed in a microwave to the point where the cheese was breaking around the edges, and the "lobster" was imitation crab meat, you know, the kind that is rolled-up in plastic at the grocery store. Oh, and it was served with a little package of salad crackers.
Entrees: Daughter had tri-color tortalini, wife had seafood canneloni, and I went with three-cheese manicotti. Shame really. The Torts had nice broccoli in it, but the chicken pieces were dry and re-heated, the seafood canneloni and the manicotti were overcooked to the point of mush, and the beschamel sauce in my manicotti was bland.
I was disapointed with the whole evening and judging by the lack of patrons on a Friday night rush (about 8 tables - 40ish covers) I guess I am not the only one who will not be returning...

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Reviewed July 22, 2011

This restaurant was very good & maybe even excellent if the central air would have been working. The food, service, cleanliness and value exceeded our expectations. If you like Italian food this is the place to visit in Cape Girardeau. Congratulations Bella Italia Ristorante for doin' it right!

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Thank Jeramie
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

Rehabbed old building done quite nicely for everbody from couples to families to big groups. Good food, mostly Italian, good service, very nice , surprisingly good varieties.if you come once, you will fall in love with it. Bella Italia!

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Thank WinnetkaTwyla
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Reviewed May 20, 2011

This restaurant provides a great atmosphere and excellent food at a great price - what more could a person want? Interestingly enough, whether you are wearing business attire, dressed for the prom (yes, we have seen this) or are wearing jeans and a polo you will fit right in. I have been here for dinner with the family on a weekend, a romantic dinner with my spouse, and a lunch with friends and have enjoyed each visit. They have a great patio area on the main street which I have not had the opportunity to experience, but look forward to doing so in the future.

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Thank Phenom-mom
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