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“Average food; subpar service”
Review of Bucci's J Bella

Bucci's J Bella
Ranked #19 of 128 Restaurants in Strongsville
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

The bread was cold and the butter pats were hard. The salad was iceberg and the house Italian dressing tasted store bought! The entrees I sampled were average at best (chicken parm, eggplant parm and chicken marsala). Yet, the biggest disappointment was the service. The waitress did not talk to the table about the specials, did not make recommendations to mostly first-time customers, did not ask if we wanted appetizers and the original drink order took a good 10-20 mins to come out to our group. The waitress never asked if we needed drink refills, more bread or anything along those lines. Most in our group of 10 concluded that Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden would have been a much better use of our money. That hurts to say coming from a diner who strongly prefers independent restaurants compared to the chain ones mentioned previously!

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Had not eaten there in some time but now I know why. We ordered the baked cod and a lasagna with a side salad.

The side salad was crap. Iceberg lettuce that was wilted, a cherry tomato sliced in half and a cucumber slice cut into little pieces.

The lasagna was not hot and barely warm in the center. The cod I ordered was not fresh and was not appealing. The risotto that came with the cod was underneath the fish and had little or no taste. Same with the vegetables.

Bread and homemade butter was good. Seems like this place is going downhill from a few years ago. I am wondering if the mad cactus which was about a mile down road is starting to rub off on this place. Robert Irvine would have no trouble finding the place because he probably drove past it on the way to the mad cactus

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

I have been to J Bella several times and have always enjoyed the food. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, the servers are great and the food is wonderful. My favorites are the chicken parmesan and the lemon chicken!

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