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“Slow service. Bland food. Expensive.”
Review of Bella Italia Croydon - CLOSED

Bella Italia Croydon
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Found along George Street, just off the High Street in central Croydon, Bella Italia is a favourite Italian restaurant for affordable eats. Decorated in the trademark rustic country style with tiled flooring and warm hues, this Croydon outlet of the popular restaurant group is always busy. The menu is wide and varied with something for everyone. Start with a tasty bruschetta topped with tomatoes, red onion, basil and rocket and follow with a steaming bowl of mushroom risotto. Desserts like the Godfather (chocolate fudge brownies, vanilla and toffee ice cream, chocolate sauce and fresh cream) ensure a meal is rounded off in style.
Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Waiters darting around all over but don't seem to be serving anyone quickly. You'll struggle to get your order taken. Food not particularly flavourful. 1 starter, 2 main and a bottle of wine was just under £50! Wouldn't go back.

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Thank DCBrit40
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

The decor was rustic + very interesting, and the choice of Italian food was excellent. I had a rump steak for a change which was very good + cooked to my taste( which surprised me not being a steak house)
The ladies toilet could have been more inviting, the seats were not very padded + because of its location on George Street there was no car parking.
The staff were very friendly + efficient, they order taxi's and I would certainly go there again.

Date of visit: August 2012
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Local Italian who do nice food at a nice price, perhaps special offers would get more people in as their is always passing trade and a Pizza Express now opened so they will have competition.

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank LadyTabitha
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Great menu,very tasty food,got a 30% discount for next meal in any Bella Italia

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank 212095Maura_C
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Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

I visited the restaurant last week for dinner and it was very quiet for a Saturday evening- now I know why.

It took about 5 minutes to even get a menu even though there were only about 4 tables taken. The staff here seem to disappear when you need them.

The food came quickly and seemed to be microwaved- hot but tasteless.
When we attempted to order more drinks (as no waiting staff anticipate that you may want another) the staff were too busy laying napkins at empty tables?! It took nearly 10 minutes to order another glass of wine!

I'd never return to this restaurant, and probably never to the chain- the food and service was bad enough but then they add 12.5% to the bill!

In a word: rubbish.

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Thank JayandKelly
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