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“don't go for authentic Italian but do go for child-friendly” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bella Italia South Kensington

Bella Italia South Kensington
Ranked #2,952 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$9 - US$20
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: South Kensington
Description: Bella Italia boasts a prime location along Old Brompton Road in the heart of London's upmarket South Kensington. Found just down the road from South Kensington tube station, Bella Italia offers affordable Italian dining in rustic bistro style surroundings. Decked out in the signature Bella Italia style and colours, this South Kensington branch is a well loved destination for those who don't want to make too much of a dent in their wallet. Tuck into classic Italian pizzas such as the Speck e Rucola (smoked Italian ham and rocket with smoked mozzarella) or delicious pasta dishes like the mushroom risotto with torn chicken breast. Desserts such as the tiramisu or the mascarpone cheesecake certainly end things on a high.
London
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“don't go for authentic Italian but do go for child-friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I had lunch here with a friend and her 3 yo and the waiting staff were extremely patient, tolerant and friendly with the toddler; he was also given a kids menu and a bag of colouring things.....the food was average at best, and a little slow, but I felt it was worth writing this review in praise of the way they handled a small child and the efforts they went to to make sure he was taken care of. Plus, the kids menu food looked like fun :-)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Wembdon, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Never again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Starting with a surly staff member who grudgingly allowed us to reserve a table.....we should have known better then......through to slow service and uninspiring food this is an experience to be missed. Its also rather dark and claustrophobic...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Mega yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

It is so nice but there was only one problem they were quite slow although they were full. Pasta and pizza is what we had both were very nice staffff were very friendly enjoyed it would go back again

Visited December 2013
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Terrible pizza”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

In a crowded area on a Bank Holiday weekend you would have thought that the restaurant would be prepared for some custom.
The restaurant was clearly understaffed and struggled to keep the service going... all the tables seem to be waiting a long time for some pretty poor food. Most people in our party had pizza which was more like bread with some toppings on it (and not a lot). The salads didn't have any dressing on them even though the waitress was adamant that there was and eventually brought some to the table just before we had finished.
Other tables food looked better so perhaps just avoid pizza which is odd for an italian..?

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Attard, Malta
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not Italian. Just bad pre cooked food.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

If u want pre cooked food not well warmed up and served to you go to this place. I guess a pret a manger or M&S sandwich is better quality than what this place serves. A shame to the very name it carries. Sorry guys but u need to get your act together.

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