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Bella Vista Restaurant

84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
+61 2 6253 2266
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“scallops” (9 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We're visiting Canberra for a week. I've heard the food here is great but the two occasions we've had take out here we've been surprised by the poor quality of the pasta. Tonight's lasagne can be best described as very salty, cheesy mush. It's the...More

Thank armjos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know how the waitress (apparently the manager) can survive there and has her job since she provides appalling customer service, made everything sound like it was the customers fault. Has long fake acrylic nails in the hospitality industry??? Honestly I don't want her...More

Thank Nini H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was probably the only decent Italian place around the Belconnen area and as we were already in Belconnen so myself and 3 friends decided to go there. First of all, we went in the restaurant and no one greeted us for a while...More

1  Thank Foodieah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend who lives nearby took us to this restaurant and when we walked in the decor gave me the impression that it was going to be very 'old school' suburban Italian food, but upon looking at the menu I was surprised to see quite...More

Thank Alexvonw
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were so impressed with a lunch time meal that we had to go back 3 days later with the whole family. Just wonderful. Makes you remember why Italian is one of the great cuisines of the world. We had a GFV dietary requirement for...More

Thank tourista109
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Was, one of the best restaurants around, l attended a farewell luncheon on Thursday and our lunch was pre-ordered. You would assume that after sending our order that youn would be feed not long after you got there. Well we waited nearly an hour for...More

Thank Lynette H
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Lunch time. We both had the lunch special. And wine The pats and risotto were both very good. The service was very good. And prices reasonable. BV isn't trying to be outstanding with a number of hats. It is a very good burb restaurant. It's...More

Thank Wheathouse
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Been here several times over the last few years. Always reliable with good quality food. However, this visit was noteworthy due to the high levels of service and quality of food. The service was discrete but attentive, we took a while to diced but when...More

Thank chuin
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is my all time favourite restaurant. I have recommended it to all my family and friends and they have all gone and loved it too. I took a date out last night expecting to have a nice dinner and I left with a very...More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here with some friends. It is a family oriented restaurant so probably not the best place to come for fine dining or for a romantic dinner. Service was friendly. The vegetarian options on the menu were fairly limited (they had run out of gnocchi!)....More

Thank Andrew H
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Kathleen T
11 November 2015|
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Response from travelbliss4 | Reviewed this property |
Always good to make a booking, lunch is not too bad but nights can be booked out, better to be safe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6253 2266
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