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Bella Vista Restaurant

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84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
+61 2 6253 2266
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Canberra, Australia
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of this restaurant is perfect - on the bank of Lake Ginninderra so is a beautiful spot to enjoy a meal. the menu is not vast, but there is enough choice to suit most tastes. It is an Italian restaurant, but not all of the offerings would pass muster with an Italian chef! The staff were attentive and... More 

Thank Karen P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I made the booking, the lady on the phone was very pleasant and helpful in booking me a table by the window for the following night. The food was lovely and service was good and attentive, however please don't call your customers darling.

Thank Travellor81
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleased when the waitress suggested a less expensive option for my starter. I had the three course special. The panaciale di maiale served with Cannellini e asparagi, pulled pork with asparagus, was wonderful. The pork was tasty and tender. My tip is to arrive early in the evening. The kitchen closes at 9pm. My dining experience at... More 

Thank KevinVoyage
Canberra, Australia
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161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are repeat customers to this restaurant with reliable, highly tasty meals. The serving size is more than adequate and the menu variety is very good. Again, it's just the slow, unresponsive service that's the only draw back.

Thank Aranchia
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I love this place! My sister and I went here for a special dinner. We were seated promptly and placed our order quickly. It only took about 15 minutes for our mains to come out - gnocchi with creamy pesto sauce and salmon. The food was delicious and a large portion (I couldn't finish the pasta). Our dirty plates were... More 

Thank McGoo8
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

On a hot night, this restaurant was busy, we dropped in without notice and were welcomed and shown to a table. The staff were prompt, took our order, let us know there might be a delay due to a large group nearby, but then brought our meals quite quickly. Great chefs out back there! As with every visit the food... More 

Thank Bernie2614
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, service and staff. Situated next to lake Ginnenderra the view offered is one of the lake and the wild life during daytime . At night the lights of the park opposite and surrounding buildings. Busy area being near the local high school and University

Thank Jeff H
Murrumbateman, Australia
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were a table of 8 all with differing palates Bella Vista accommodated us all with ease. Sister-in-law only wanted an entrée and dessert another sister-in-law required food without garlic and as for me and most of the others at the table we pretty much eat anything that is placed before us. The staff delivered fabulous service and the chef... More 

Thank Marie Q
Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had a wonderful Italian Style meal, very well presented, good quality meal. They have a chef not a cook. Licensed and BYO wine corkage $10.00. Reasonable parking.

Thank dwayne391
Geelong, Australia
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232 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table for two on the deck on a Saturday night and I would suggest booking as the place was packed. Very popular with the locals and offers a take away service as well. Lovely out on the deck nice glimpses of the lake and passersby, not as crowded or noisy as inside.. but beware... More 

Thank RedTart1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6253 2266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?