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“Not for us!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Ciao Bella - CLOSED

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Ciao Bella
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Neighbourhood: Back Bay
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Not for us!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

We were quickly shown to an outside table of our choice, which was very good to people watch on a sunny evening. The waitress took our order and quickly returned with the drinks - unfortunately the food took a lot longer and did not always replicate what we had ordered. The food was very poor and all of our party did not care to finish it.
This is a very good place to sit outside for a drink, or two, but not to eat, in our opinion.

Visited June 2011
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2 Thank dell08
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29 reviews from our community

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armagh northern ireland
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343 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“too expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2009

we visited this restaurant for lunch and had 2 bowls of pasta and 3 glasses of wine.........all for $100.............incase you are wondering the wine was $7 a glass.
the food was ok but i was totally shocked with the price...........crazy!!

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Thank armagh222
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Gran Canaria, Spain
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good italian food, but not really great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

Wonderful location at Newbury street, with a wonderful terrace. Italian food is good, but not great, quite a few of the pastas have the same tomato-y based sauce and land up tasting very similar. However some of their dishes are more than original. Staff is good, prices are reasonable, altough slightly higher that expected.

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Thank joabla
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Fort Worth, Tx
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Location, Very Good Appetizers, Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2009

My wife and I decided to do some restaurant hopping on Newbury, and Ciao Bella was one of the four we ended up at. It was restaurant week, but we wanted to be different so we did appetizers and wine at each (we ended up not being hungry enough for a full dinner at the first place we started at) We had the Brushetta and Caprese to eat with a nice bottle of red wine. The food was very good. The wine was good. The service was great. The place felt real, not overdone or touristy. I think "quaint" is the perfect word to describe this place.

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Thank BCross822
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Mexico City
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service at a great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2009

I ran into Ciao Bella yesterday at lunch time. The place was full and that always means it might be good, so I came in and sat in the terrace. The service was excellent from the start. I had the lobster sandwich and I liked it very much.

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Thank vTuregano
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