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Reviewed 28 November 2023

We arrived as a group of 6. They had 2 other tables (4 and a 2) , 2 waitresses/ bar staff . Waited 5 minutes for them to meet us and take us to our reserved table. Some dishes were finished before others arrived. One...person got received their drink, the other person o my when we started ordering desert. I ordered a pizza with capers. There were none so I just asked them to put a few on for me. The said they won’t, chef had an attitude. And I was trying to be as polite as possible. Won’t be going back, food was mediocre at best. Talking to the other tables, they felt the same.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2022

Lovely setting, great service, great food and the cocktails are to die for. This is definately our favourite.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2021

Went there in February for my husband’s birthday I had never been to this restaurant before, there was 9 in our party food was ok small portions was a bit disappointing, the restaurant was very busy and only one person serving we waited one hour...for our Oder to be taken then I had to keep asking how long our food would be as one of my guest had to leave and it still took them an hour to bring the food, I can’t understand if they have so many bookings why they didn’t get more staff in the lady who was serving was very nice and was trying to do the best she could.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

We came here as a group of 8. I had the risotto which was nice enough. Varied reviews from my gang on their mains. BYO option was great. The restaurant is small with no aircon and it was very hot inside, despite the doors being...open. Most disappointing was the tiramisu. The idea of homemade tiramisu in an authentic Italian restaurant was so tempting that 5 of us ordered it. It was like no tiramisu I’ve ever tasted (and believe me there have been many). It was awful. Basically stale sponge with a creamy topping, drizzled with chocolate sauce. No coffee, no liquor, definitely no soaked sponge. Really, really disappointing. I refuse to believe this is any kind of authentic recipe. I’ve eaten this dessert in Italy and may variations of it everywhere. I’ve also made it myself. Nothing like this. Not a single one of us ate it all. I would have passed on my thoughts but I wasn’t asked how my meal was and we felt we’d overstayed, so we left.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 16 October 2020 via mobile

My partner reserved a table for my 51st birthday. She made the reservation early for our family, party of three. I was looking forward to a nice evening out with my son and partner. Unfortunately when we arrived at 7pm, for our 7pm booking, the...place was full with many tables still a long way from eating, and perhaps even ordering. We were told that a table would be ready in 10min. 10 minutes later we were told 10 more minutes. Then we were told sorry for the mix up with a full house and not an empty table in sight. Quite frankly my partner is very calm and patient whereas I'm not. I find it quite appalling that a business can flipantly not have a booking ready or accommodate a reservation of 3, especially on an occasion such as a birthday. Perhaps the food is good, but service that lets you down like this deserves nothing other than zero stars. Unfortunately I needed to give one. Please change your service procedures as this was quite upsetting. Thanks for nothing! We went to a Ichigo Chie, a Japanese establishment, down the road and had a wonderful evening. I'm glad we spent our $$ in a restaurant that actually wanted our business. We will never return or recommend Bella Bambino.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020

Had not visited this gem for over 12 months we forgot how great the food and the service was We are going back tonight Excellent value great flavors highly recommend to anyone wanting home style cooking it’s just great

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 24 May 2020

Another fantastic night at Bella Bambina with gourmet meals served by the hostess with the most attentive skill. Have been here many times and have always had fabulous meals from the varied menu. The Chef never fails to impress.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 20 November 2019

Nice for small groups, has a cosy feel. A section of food for everyone. Staff made it clear they wanted us to finish as we were the last ones there. We all had a nice time. .

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

Service was great, meals were great. Table for four and each meal was awesome. No one left hungry. Atmosphere was also really warm and welcoming. We'll be visiting again that's for sure.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 February 2019 via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants. It was busy but we enjoyed beautiful vegetarian meals. The owner is very attentive and we even had roses on our table. No corkage charge but we still got an ice bucket to keep our wine chilled. Fast and friendly...service even though a busy Valentine’s night. You can use the entertainment book discount repeatedly too so it can be quite affordable.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

This is a must visit restuarant great and delicious home cooked Macedonian recipes (watch out for tye specials board ) very yummy food and great service witha warm ambience. You will walk away frim this restuarant wanting to rebook. It is nit often that you...go to out to eat somewhere where they really look after you ..well this place really do want you to have a great experience . Next door is a wine shop which is great as they do BYOMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

The owner is always welcoming, and the food is good - offering a twist on Italian/Mediterranean food my favorite is the Veal Marsala, but the dish with their homemade little sausages is also a winner. I have been here with a group of 20 and...also with just my husband, both times the service and food quality have been great. They have some lovely wines on offer too.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family at short notice on a Friday night. The kids chose spaghetti Bolognese and Ribs. We had the seafood hot pot and the mixed grill. The food was plentiful and delicious and the service attentive. Host Oxana always goes out to...her way to make sure we are treated like royalty, and this time as we were leaving the children got a special dessert to take home. We consider ourselves very lucky to have B.B. in our neighbourhood!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with friends here last night, Tuesday before Anzac day. Restaurant busy with 1 server only. Meal took almost 40 mins to arrive. Chose the fish which although slightly overcooked was enjoyable. Others had the Pork shank and enjoyed this too. Did not have...desert. Nice personal touch with a serving of cake for the birthday boy sufficient for all 8 of us to taste. Would certainly return to try other options on the extensive menu. BYO with wine shop right next door.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Service was very good, and the food above average. The atmosphere was very noisy, so made conversation difficult. I will definitely come back though.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Yes, and there's a nice bottle shop next door and of course you can have a good pint or 2 at the Pub on the corner
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BELLA BAMBINA, Rothesay Bay - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Bella Bambina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4