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“Celina Visit”

Bella's Italian Grille
Ranked #22 of 49 Restaurants in Celina
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: http://bellasitaliangrille.com/
Dover, Ohio
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Celina Visit”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very,very good food. We have been visiting this site (restaurants under various names) for more than 70 years. My father cooked there when it was called "Motsie's" prior to WWII.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Terry S
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English first
Ohio
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Specials!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Bella's always has a weekday lunch special. Awesome value for either the American or Italian special and your drink is included. Great salads and the fresh bread with garlic butter and or dipping oil is fantastic!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank GrandmaJillOhio
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Saint Marys, Ohio
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Is this some type of joke?”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We tried Bella's years ago and found the whole experience to be horrible. A friend said we needed to try it again, and it's hard to believe it's gone down hill from it's former lowly perch.
Supposedly an "Italian" restaurant but I've never seen cheesy loaded fries or fried pickles on any menu during our many trips to Italy.
The wine list is truly worth perusing for humor. It has a couple red Italian wines on it, Lambrusco (1l carafe for $15.95) and Bellagio Chianti for $21.00. Most of the wine list consists of really cheap wine with the catchy names; Menage a Trois Red, Fog Head Merlot, and Deadly Zins Zinfandel. I was surprised they didn't have Marilyn Monroe and Red Truck!!!!
I ordered the Portobello mushroom ravioli in their "marinara sauce" As soon as it came I know it was bad news. It looked and tasted like a can of tomato soup or sauce with some onions cut up in it. Not a BIT of spices could be detected. Zero, zip, nada!!! After choking down a ravioli or two I gave it up. Truly horrible. You could have over cooked some ravioli and opened a jar of Ragu sauce and it would have tasted 100 times better.
If this meets the expectations of the people in Celina for "Italian" I feel for them.
Nobody will ever talk me into giving them another shot. They may sell a lot of their burgers, loaded cheesy fries, and fried pickles, but Italian????? Forget it and keep driving.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Jerry M
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ohio
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not very good food for an even worse value”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

If you are going to make an attempt at higher end ( relative term) food , I am fine with paying higher prices. If you can't execute the dishes on your menu, then it's a fail. Salmon cooked medium should not be gray. Also, beware the upsell on everything , is this a restaurant or a used car lot? Server or salesman, I couldn't tell. Good location, nice view, good concept.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank nextstay
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Celina, Ohio, Usa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Thumbs up on atmosphere and view, Thumbs down on food”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Very good service, nice atmosphere. Food leaves much be desired, though. I've been here several times and have only had one meal that was acceptable. Lunch was a better experience with a nice salad selection.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Lisa S
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