Bella Bambina

Bella Bambina

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2017

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
features
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles82 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Andy1088
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 family
Very friendly and great food. Home made schnapps is offered before your food......very strong and fun. I have been coming here since they opened and love that they are only a short walk from home.
Written 23 March 2016
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Diadema11
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 none
The greeting was immediate and we were seated and had menus - water and wine list presented, with the days Specials explained. Then a complimentary apéritif arrived. 3 of us chose from the specials and one had the Roast Duck. Started out with the herb bread to share, while waiting for meals. All were wonderful and it is nice to have the BYO option as well as a comprehensive wine list.. We will be back as soon as possible. Bill & Barbara, Bernard & Rosine
Written 5 March 2016
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Jan S
Auckland29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 none
Our family had a get together on Valentines Day to remember a very special family member who passed away 2 years ago. We met at Murrays Bay beach and went to Bella Bambina for dinner. I must admit from the outside when we first arrived I wasn't sure, but from the minute we were greeted and had taken to our seats, we were in for an amazing treat. You feel like you are in an authentic Italian restaurant, and the special touches they had made for Valentine's Day were lovely. The food is to die for, and the staff are friendly, efficient and very onto to it. The restaurant was full, yet our table of 12 were all served our meals at almost exactly the same time. All I can say, is 'You lucky people who live in Rothesay Bay!!!'
Written 16 February 2016
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stephenf71
Auckland Central118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 couples
This is our favourite small restaurant on the North Shore , located in Rothesay Bay. Run by a Macedonian husband and his Russian wife and other staff, Bella Bambina Ristorante has become a firm favourite for my partner and I to eat during the week or on the weekends. Always full with happy locals, its always best to ring and make a booking first. The menu is amazing and we love the simple but refined food they present to us that is delicious. Seriouisly recommend you try there pizzas which feature there own cured meats , bacon, sausages etc . Our other favourite main is the Kebapi , which is char grilled traditional Macedonian homemade sausage served with mixed vegetables, ajvar, with bread and garlic dips. They do wonderful desserts too and give each patron a free shot glass of high quality vodka should you wish to enjoy the meal as we do here frequently , Plenty of free local parking . They also do group bookings for 10 or more, and offer a take out service for there pizza , and have gluten free options which we are. Overall this is our favourite place, and the meats are the reason we go, and the service is personable and friendly..
Written 15 December 2015
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Felix T
Zurich1243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 friends
Do you like real, fully flavoured Mediterranean Style food prepared on real chargrill? You have try the Raznjici (Grilled Pork Skewers Macedonian Style). Succulent and full of great original flavours. This little restaurant, Bella Bambina, is preparing Macedonian dishes the traditional way. Yes, they also server Italian dishes. Hidden in the old Rothesay Bay shopping area, it must really be a secret as we have never hear about it earlier. Family managed and operated with very friendly service. A very good choice if you appreciate honest, simple quality food.
Written 12 December 2015
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Linda J
Auckland49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 friends
This is a delightful family business serving Macedonian style food and all done with a dash of love and care and lots of smiles!
Written 24 November 2015
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LukaRaul
Auckland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 family
I enjoyed the meal I had and the dried meat selection is the best in town! Would recommend this place to everyone
Written 23 November 2015
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Jamesliu2015
Torbay22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 business
Took some out of town visitors to this unpretentious site nestled on Beach Rd in Rothesay Bay and were very pleasantly surprised. When our host Oxsana offered us some Raki to start off with, we realized this was not going to be a typical Italian meal. I had the slow cooked duck and it was tender on the inside, crispy at the skin, and nicely complemented by veggies and potato mash. A couple of my friends had the grill, very nice smells, with a vinegar and hot pepper dip and perfectly baked bread that was nice to share. Another had a pizza (vegetarian) that he said was outstanding. Others had lamb shanks and the seafood hotpot, and all were satisfied- big portions, beautiful tastes, and quite reasonable prices. Will come again!
Written 17 November 2015
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Glen B
Auckland222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 couples
Popped into this local restaurant and the food and service was great. The staff were friendly and really helpful Plenty of variety in the food which was great. Finished with a wonderful dessert and the bill was surprising light. The restaurant was quite to start with but then got busier as plenty of locals arrived Also handy that the restaurant is BYO wine. We will be back
Written 6 November 2015
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SuenAndy1983
Auckland87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 couples
This is one of our local restaurants we live just round the corner. The food is always good I cannot remember ever having a bad time here. Had another great meal last night.
Written 1 October 2015
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David M
Silverdale52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 family
As soon as you enter this restaurant the welcome and the atmosphere is good . also the Macedonian flare to this restaurant is an experience that makes you want to return. the food and service are excellent and next door is an off licence so you can BYO with the wine and Alex at the wine shop is an experienced wine buff so you are guaranteed a huge selection of fine wines to go with your excellent food Bookings are necessary with this restaurant as they are fully booked most evenings
Written 9 August 2015
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Tablet-11
Auckland80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 couples
Looks plain from outside. Inside very pleasant. I had the duck. The puddings were great. We went home full, content + happy
Written 5 August 2015
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Lisa M
Auckland39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 couples
We have visited this restaurant twice as a couple, once with friends and last week with a table of twelve. It isn't fine dining. It is unpretentious well cooked food reasonably priced and plenty of it. We will keep returning as we are locals and each time we have visited the food has been great, the service friendly and prompt and it has a really friendly feeling about it.. The hostess is wonderful.i keep trying to use our entertainment voucher but she won't accept it and just keeps deducting the 25% off anyway so one day we can possibly use it legitimately Our party of 12 all enjoyed their meals and they all came out in a timely fashion so their kitchen is very well run. We WILL be back and continue to recommend it to others.
Written 31 July 2015
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Smudge65
Auckland Central9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 couples
Wonderful food – wonderful, friendly hostess – wonderful home-made liqueur ‘starter’. This small restaurant is something special. We have been three times now and it is becoming a regular. A small, cosy, restaurant that provides quality, authentic Mediterranean/Italian style food, with a difference. The food is always fresh and the seafood hotpot is a WOW !!! Absolutely magnificent - a MUST for all seafood lovers. Presented in an earthenware pot it is full of flavoursome seafood. My husband always chooses the specials and has never been disappointed. It is worth travelling to the quiet environment of Rothesay Bay to have a relaxing evening of delicious food. BYO with no charge or purchase from the varied Mediterranean wine selection.
Written 19 May 2015
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19islandcouple
Auckland Central82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing food, special flavors, interesting menu, nice and relaxing setting, outstanding service. .its a very special place that we visit as often we can. Its nice to experience real authentic Mediterranean food in auckland. If you are after different special experience ditch all your other plans and come here !
Written 12 April 2015
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