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“Bella Union not so Bella”

Bella Union Restaurant & Saloon
Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Bar, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Medford
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Bella Union not so Bella”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Bella Union has been one of our favorite places to eat on special occasions or when people come from out of town. We went on a Wednesday evening, and found it busy but not over filled. I ordered an individual size pizza and side salad and my husband ordered Clam Linguine. Since pizza takes a half hour minimum, we ordered an appetizer to share. The bruchetta was very disappointing. Hard rounds of dry bread arrived, cold, with a heap of chopped tomatoes, olives, garlic and a few pine nuts. We spooned this onto the hard, dry bread and made the best of it. The waitress said they used to serve it warm and toasted but now it's "lighter." Maybe, but not as good. We waited about 45 minutes for our dinners, and the pizza arrived minus the pepperoni I asked to be added to the Pesto Pizza. The waitress brought it back to me with the pepperoni on top and reheated. It now could not be cut with a chain saw. She graciously brought me a free glass of wine as an apology. The service was faultless, but the kitchen had a problem. My husband enjoyed his linguine and clams. We will come back in hopes this was an off night. Not Bella!

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Charm B
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oregon
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Ceasar Salad anywhere!”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great place to meet friends (in or outdoors). Good music, extensive menu! Always good service and Thursday's Ale and Oysters is lots of fun!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank OregonGranma
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Jacksonville
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Best in Jacksonville”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We live in this area and the Belle Union is our favorite place to go for dinner. Super pasta, great staff, and lovely setting, eat outside under the huge wysteria trees.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Donald H
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Oregon
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch and Friday nite fun!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

The great bar and back patio in nice weather are what make BU so great! Sunday Brunch is a long tradition and we always eat it in the bar, in fact in 25 yrs I don't think we have ever eaten in the main restaurant area. Friday nites are fun with live music. Then there is the back patio, huge and gorgeous, a fun place for pizza or a burger. We always bring out of town company here... Love small towns!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank nana541
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“The place to go if you want great food and a goodtime!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Pizza's are great and the Bella Burger is AWESOME! There is always something fun going on at this classic old style saloon.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Robert C
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