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"Bella Italia" Restaurant chef Walter Barbaresi Bishkek

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Shopokov 126 Street, Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Walter, the chef is an institution of Bishkek now. Italian food is as good as it can be in Central Asia. Cozy atmosphere, good prices and services. My tip is gnocchi and Tagliata...

Thank Lucius V
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Would not say the right place to get italian food. Service is not best, and it goes right from the owner of the restaurant, who is more attentive and nice to foreigners rather than locals. Find it strange though. Lasagna is poor cooked. Meat is so-so.

1 Thank Dinara R
Coconut Grove, FL
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The service and value were very good. The restaurant is considered by the locals to be expensive but for most tourists this is mid-range or cheaper. I rated the food average because you must consider when ordering the origin of the ingredients. I went twice. The first time I ordered a pasta with pumpkin which was excellent. The pumpkin was... More 

Thank NaylandXSmith
Westport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I was so excited to find this wonderful restaurant right next to my hotel. I had a wonderful meal and would go back to try his risotto. Very good food, clean and waitreses were fine.

Thank nancypaull
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've been to both the old and new locations, and so here's the breakdown on both. Old: -building/atmosphere: comfortable and clean. The small size of the restaurant gave it a secluded, homely feeling. The only downside was the lack of proper smoking/non-smoking sector division. -service: the staff were very well acquainted with the menu and proper service techniques, polite, and... More 

1 Thank Hola H
Astana, Kazakhstan
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Excellent restaurant, with pleasant atmosphere and comfortable couch-like seats. Great Italian food with rich menu. Excellent service by English speaking waiters. Fantastic Espresso. Very reasonable prices compared to the quality. Business lunch with cheap, yet very good options.

Thank sandro725
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered ravoili and pizza. Was still hungry after the ravoili which was disappointing considering it was 340 +15%. Pizza seemed better value. Food tasted good. Restaurant is very big not much atmosphere.

Thank Labhaoise C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

It is ok if you were long time away from euro resto, fairly quality, relying more on the chef name than on the real cuisine he is serving. Good place for someone who wants italian cuisine but not able to travel

Thank SAID J
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great place, great food, great atmosphere, great service. Simply Have to visit them every time we are in Bishkek. Try It 👍🏻

Thank Real1961
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Bella Italia is one of those places that never lets you down: Chef Walter is always up to the task of making sure that you have a good dining experience and a great evening (or lunch). The menu is great as usual, and may benefit from a small rotation with new additions. Nonetheless, what is important is that the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shopokov 126 Street, Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kyrgyzstan  >  Bishkek
  • Phone Number: 996312620453

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?