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“More of a Cafe”

Di Bella Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 99 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Crewe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“More of a Cafe”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I went on previous reviews, and found that in terms of décor, and style of tables etc that I would describe Di Bella as more of a café.
Soup to start was described as Chicken & Mushroom, weird texture, like grainy liquidised chicken
with little evidence or flavour of mushroom.
I had Spaghetti Carbonara which was very good, only downside was the little shaker of grated parmesan, god knows how old it was but it didn't taste much of cheese.
House wine was served by the glass or half bottles at not much of a premium. Shame that for an Italian restaurant the house wine was Australian.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Iain M
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  • English first
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English first
Athlone, Ireland
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109 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great value and Good Food”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

My husband and i recently brought a guest for an evening meal at this restaurant and found it was very good value. If you like Italian food, they offer the usual range of pizza and pasta dishes, but the menu is not limited to this. My husband and I both chose a lovely main course of very tender strips of beef in an absolutely delicious tomato-based sauce, served on a bed of tagliatelli and garnished with rocket leaves. We ordered a bottle of Montepuciano d'Abruzzo, which complemented the meal beautifully and was modestly priced. They also do an early bird menu, which is good value and it is family friendly. The staff are very welcoming. So if you want good food, reasonably priced, I would recommentd this restaurant if you are visiting Athlone.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Margaret F
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Lisburn
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bella Did Bella”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were spending the afternoon in Athlone and happened upon Di Bella and having looked at their menu decided have our Dinner there. We ate of the early bird menu which was more than the normal 3 starters , 3 Mains etc and great value at 19.95 euro.
The staff were very friendly and pleasant even the chef , as the kitchen is open plan and you can see everything going on. The food was freshly cooked , hot and extremely tasty. Would we return here definitely .

Visited May 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice Break from Pub Food”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

After six days of mostly pub food (fish, burgers, toasted sandwiches), we were ready for something different. The penne vodka and pizza at Di Bella hit the spot! Both were very tasty and the service was great. And none of it came with "chips"!

  • Visited May 2014
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dundalk ireland
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good choice Italian”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We booked a table for 8 at this restaurant in Athlone on a recent weekend visit. The early bird menu ends at 7pm, however when we said that it would be after 7pm when we arrived and asked they keep the early bird menu for us. When all 8 of us did eventually arrive they managed to get a big round table that accommodated us all and did indeed offer us the early bird menu (exceptional value - 3 courses for €20). Food was very very good, service was excellent and we totally enjoyed our experience. Restaurant was full of happy diners on the night we visited. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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