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Review of Bella Trattoria

Bella Trattoria
Ranked #27 of 719 Restaurants in Riverside
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: This is going to be a great review, because the food was great, it's partial outdoors and elegant ambiance.
Reviewed 7 August 2013

I really didnt get a chance to try Bella Trattoria even though the venue seemed really nice. I really loved the outside seating but as i said i was just passing through this is definitely a place that i would love to eat at since i love Italian food!! they had a really delicious menu.

Thank ELEANOR R
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

This restaurant has tremendous visual appeal, reminiscent of a European sidewalk cafe with its Old World ambiance. One can't help but have high expectations when dining there. Unfortunately, their cuisine is a tremendous disappointment.

While eating there recently, I started with their Caprese salad. It's hard to fail with sliced tomatoes topped with mozzarella, olive oil and basil leaves. Yet, their version included a sticky, chocolatey goop smeared all over the plate that overpowered the entire salad. So much for that. As my main course, I ordered the linguini al frutti di mare with red sauce. Once again, it was a big disappointment. The mussels, shrimp and scallops were so overcooked that they refused to be chewed. I overlooked these rubbery bits and ate the pasta and the few small pieces of salmon that, remarkably, were edible.

The final insult came with the bill. For two dinner salads, two pasta entrees and one glass of red win, our tab was $70. This is typical of the mindset of Mission Inn management: give them a pretty place to dine and they won't care if you serve them lousy food and overcharge them for it.

If you're near the Mission Inn and are craving good Italian fare, do yourself a favor and go to Mario's Place across the street instead.

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1  Thank Mongoeat
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Really a great place. Outdoor patio seating, with really agreeable and upscale atmosphere. Excellent food (lunch), and reasonable prices. You would be hard pressed to find a better place in Riverside. At least for lunch. Service by Antonia S. was outstanding.

Thank hrgii
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Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

Really hard find. At the end of out door walking mall by mission hotel. Parking isn't easy either. Parked in parking garage across the street for twelve dollars. If your going look for Meter on Main Street. Had to wait to be seated at 5p on Tuesday. No not a line just no service. When I did get seated the patio was great. Very good Mondovi Chardonnay too. Spinach artichoke dip was good more spinach then artichoke. Good hot bread sticks. Limited menu good for lunch. Lots of sandwiches, pizza and calzones. Some entrees for dinner. Pasta, chicken or salmon. Ordered Chicken Picatta. It was a good 6oz portion but sauce was salty and chicken was overdone. Probably won't come again. Not worth the trouble or expense.

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Thank Elena C
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Creamy, without being too salty. Perfectly browned on top and served with small toast rounds. Bolognese sauce was also delicious.

Thank Joy M
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