Bella Italia, Piccadilly Circus
|Pizza / Pasta|
People hate the food! and think the service and ambience are okay
1 Bella Italia customer reviews
The location of the Shaftesbury Avenue Bella Italia restaurant couldn't be better, with the Palace Theatre just a walk away on one side and the Gielgud Theatre just moments away to the other side. Nestled right in the heart of Soho, along one of the West End's most prominent streets, Bella Italia offers well priced good quality Italian dining. Starters include the Funghi Arrosto (baked mushroom with a creamy mascarpone, spinach and garlic sauce served with ciabatta) followed by mains such as the beef and pork meatballs served in a rich tomato sauce with spaghetti or grilled chicken breast with roasted veg and new potatoes or salad and fries and a sauce of choice. Don't forget the great value set menu either, great for pre-theatre diners.
This was probably one of the first pasta chain restaurants. It still delivers the goods and is value for money. They also do Pizza and salad dishes.
Main Course £10
Three Course Meal £27
Three Course Meal £27
Open hoursOpen Monday-Saturday 09:00-24:00; Sunday 09:00-23:30
Recent Customer Reviews of Bella Italia
Monday, January 21, 2013
Hated the food! Thought the service was okay Thought the ambience was okay
We had been to see Viva Forever (5pm showing) and walked left to Bella Italia - there was a two storey bella italia on the left and to the right there was a one storey bella italia - this is the one we went to
My daughters starter was lovely my 2 friends and I ordered the mushrooms which were aired but when my friend got to the centre of her mushroom it was stone cold. We called the waiter over and he apologised and went to get a fresh lot - these came back piping hot. the waitress in charge came over and apologised and was really nice - she had tasted the mushroom and said it should never have been served like that - she then left and another lady in charge took over. Whilst my friend was eating her mushrooms our pizzas arrived !!!! We accepted them even though they should have waited til our friend had finished her starter. I took one bite and they were cold. We sent them straight back. The waitress in charge said we would get some fresh pizzas and we asked if we could have a complimentary drink due to the problems. Begrudgingly she agreed and placed them quite heavily on the table and that was the last we saw of her - she kept out of our way. the original pizzas came back (as mine had a piece removed) so we didnt get fresh pizzas at all. They were still cold - the waiter did apologise and asked if we wanted pasta instead but by this time is was around 8 to 8.30 and we were hungry. The waiter in charge of our table was lovely and tried to be helpful but it wasnt his fault. We did all suffer the next day with dodgy tummies.
This is the first Bella Italia I have been to and have had poor food from the kitchen. The waiter was good - the first waitress in charge was really good, polite and helpful but the second waitress in charge shouldnt really be working in a restaurant.
As there are a good number of Bella Italia in that area I do hope I have described the correct one
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