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“An unexpected pleasure!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Bella Donna

La Bella Donna
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Ranked #3,432 of 9,396 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: US$13 - US$21
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: "An Oasis in Barcelona"Welcome In a well-lit and clear space, made of glass or at the splendid terrace, surrounded by greenery, you will be able to enjoy our soups, salads, carpaccio, casseroles, risottos, meat and, of course, pizzas and pastas made in our workshop, not to mention our handmade desserts: pannacotta, tiramisu, parfaits, ice creams, etc.
Berwyn, Pennsylvania, United States
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“An unexpected pleasure!”
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the apartment hotel athenea and stumbled onto La Bella Donna after being turned away by Fragments, which was where we went first. At Fragments we were turned away without a reservation on a Saturday night even at 8:30 and there were many empty tables. Anyway off we went and came upon La Bella Donna. We were greeted and seated right away. Very pleasant Server spoke some English and there was an English translated menu. Nice cadence to the service. Server was nearby and very responsive (esp compared to some BCN places where it's tough to get a servers attention just for a drink). Pizza was good (huge) salads excellent, pasta very good because there were so many choices. Portions very large; prices reasonable. Not the best Italian food we've ever had but everything we asked for was delivered very nicely. it's slim pickings for restaurants in this area, and this was better than we expected. An unexpectedly nice evening in an area with not a huge array of choices.

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Los Gatos, California
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“They Call Themselves Traditional, Mostly Good Pasta & Pizza”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

They claim to be the best Italian restaurant in Barcelona with traditional flavours of Italy. Though typical of Barcelona, not an Italian wine to be found!

The food was good, though not outstanding. Many choices for different pasta styles and sauces, some time overwhelming. Portions were very large. One of the standout dishes was the carpaccio.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank tahoejr
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Liverpool
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice, stylish Italian near Camp Nou”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This place was recommended to me by a good friend so trusted his judgement rather than being put off by a few dodgy reviews.

The restaurant is 10-15 minutes walk from the Camp Nou and is situated in a nice area by a shopping complex. The decor is very stylish. I wanted a pasta dish and you are given the ability to mix and match 30 different pastas with a good range of sauces, with a choice of serving sizes. The prawn in a creamy sauce on a salmon-filled ravioli was lovely. The tiramisu probably needed a little more coffee flavour too. The ice-cream dessert chosen by my wife was recommended.

Service was very pleasant. Price was around the same as I'd expect to pay in UK. Will visit again.

  • Visited October 2013
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Casual outside dinning”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Of all the restaurants we ate at during our weeks stay in Barcelona this was probably the most ordinary.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fake Italian food. Do not get impressed by the setting and location.”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We were very disappointed by the food compared with the setting which was quite impressive . We were 3 people for lunch, the pizza had a strange taste in it, the kids menu was a plate with simple spaghetti with no taste at all, frozen fries and a tiny piece of meat. The complimentary bread was just the dough of the pizzas with the strange taste again.
This restaurant is indeed a fake Italian, all fake marketing, in the advertising it read: "Cucina Traditionalle Italiana" but it was bad, nothing to go with Italian food.

  • Visited July 2013
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