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“Busy restaurant on the Royal Mile”

Bella Italia Edinburgh Northbridge
Ranked #295 of 2,626 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$10 - US$22
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: Bella Italia have over 100 Italian restaurants across the UK serving pizza, pasta, Italian classics and more, made with ingredients from Italian-family producers.
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Good service considering how busy it was the evening we visited. Open plan kitchen adds to the atmosphere too. The duck pasta dish while idiosyncratic was actually very tasty.

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Thank MrSofthreebridges
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I went with my family to Bella Italia just because we couldn't find any other place in the city center with free tables. But as we like Italian cuisine, we thought - why not?

First thing that comes to my mind apart from food itself is the service. Lot's of staff, chatting away near customer tables. It's a little bit off putting. I wouldn't mind that if they would do that somewhere that's not visible to the customers.
You have to ask for salt and pepper as there are none on the tables.

The food itself is really overpriced and average. My main dish (an oven baked pasta with chicken and pancetta) was so dry, that it was almost impossible to eat!

The only good thing ate the desserts. Expensive, but really tasty. Then again, I wouldn't go to a restaurant just for desserts.

Won't be visiting again.

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Thank Rafal Z
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Called in for lunch when in Edinburgh. The restaurant was busy but we were found a table straight away. We wanted the special lunch menu but were given the large menus and had to ask for the special lunch menu which is very annoying why carnt they bring both together. We ordered the paninis with fries and both were hot and nice. Our waiter Michael was efficient and friendly.

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Thank Hazel D
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Too many tables in a small place. Not good food, bad service. They don't bring cheese for spaggeti if you don't ask for it. There is not peper on the tables. Cheap service but high prices. I have visited many Bella Italia around UK but this was not good.

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Thank thanasis342
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Dropped in here one night on our 3 night visit to Edinburgh, mainly because it wasnt far from the hotel just down the road. Got there about 8PM and the place was crowded but we managed to get the last free table.Waitress was very attentive and the wait for drinks and food was reasonable considering how busy it was. Food was OK, nothing special. Lively atmosphere. Not a cheap place to eat, but then again you are on the Royal Mile and nothing is cheap on this street.Keep an eye open for the free maps on many of the hotel front desks as these carry ads for this chain (and others) offering 25% off your meal, a substantial discount. Would eat here again but only with a discount voucher.

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Thank klingoneddie
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