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La Bisalta

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6 Vicarage Street, Frome BA11 1PX, England
+44 1373 464238
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Disregard any low reviews of this place, it is an absolute gem and I can't recommend it highly enough! Me and my partner had dinner here last week and it was great. Food carefully prepared and friendly waiting staff.

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Thank Jacko2345
Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is the second time i have eaten here and had the most delicious food , the restaurant is great a touch faulty towers with a lovely feeling of home , the service was very relaxed so that made a great night of yummy food and great company last , can't wait to go back and enjoy again Thankyou La... More 

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Thank feathert2015
Claygate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were all looking forward to visiting what sounded like a lovely little italian restaurant, but sadly we were disappointed. Our pre drinks in 'front room' were excellent with very friendly welcome. But it would have been nice to have olives/crisps to accompany our drinks. Decor is tired and very 80s with dried flower arrangements, old light shades, colourful carpets,... More 

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7 Thank Joanna J
Luigi V, Owner at La Bisalta, responded to this review

It is always disappointing to learn people were disappointed with their evening with us, but much more so when their reasons for being disappointed are so ill appointed. Firstly, we are left uncertain as to why you wrote 'front room' in quotation marks, the bar is literally the front room, with no other levels requiring such punctuation. We appreciate the... More 

Corby, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited La Bisalta back in June and had some very nice food. We both ordered the Spaghetti Carbonara and shared some Garlic Bread on the side. Unlike you find in most restaurants purporting to be Italian, the Carbonara here is genuine (not drowning in cream) and was 100% to my taste. The ham used in the dish was also... More 

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Thank bluemac-uk
Frome, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had a wonderful meal at La Bisalta celebrating my 70th birthday with friends. We were lucky that is was warm enough to sit out on the terrace whilst we chose from the menu and specials. As the evening cooled we moved to the very welcoming bar and were called to our table when our starters were ready. 6 freshly... More 

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1 Thank _m_binney
Luigi V, Owner at La Bisalta, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely, thoughtful review Margaret. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your birthday meal with your friends at our restaurant and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A complete gem of a restaurant, consistently excellent food from Luigi and always friendly and personal service from Susan. I would highly recommend to anybody who gets the opportunity to eat here, it really is an experience as opposed to just a meal. No matter what you pick from the menu (gorgonzola avocado to start is a personal favourite), you... More 

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Thank Connor B
Frome, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

As soon as you enter La Bisalta you get a warm welcome and you can settle back in the 'welcome area' to sit and make your menu selection. The menu choices are very good and offer a range of traditional Italian dishes. We both went for the stuffed mushroom starter,an absolutely great dish. The mains,my wife went for the lamb... More 

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Thank is220dave
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

By complete luck my friends and I stopped at this charming Italian restaurant from our way from Stourhead Garden to Bath. We got wonderful and original Italian food which left us satisfied and almost eager for more of the Italian food which was presented to us. The first mouthful was enough to make us in no doubt that we would... More 

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Thank Sophia T
Frome, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food was all lovely fresh and homemade, the chef was even picking herbs out the garden whilst we sat having a drink, the staff are very welcoming and there's no rush you can relax and take your time, been a couple of times, look forward to my next visit.

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Thank Natalie S
Luigi V, Owner at La Bisalta, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review, we are very grateful to you. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I did not choose or organise this booking, but was part of a large party (28 I think), who were invited by a couple (Uncle and Aunt) to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. We were all holidaying at Center Parcs, and the couple had booked Bisalta for the Saturday evening, a couple of months in advance. I don't know what... More 

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Thank Lizziedoll
Luigi V, Owner at La Bisalta, responded to this review

How lovely that you should remember everything in such detail. It was a pleasure having your group dine in our restaurant, you were certainly extremely organised and lovely to serve. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review, we are most grateful to you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Vicarage Street, Frome BA11 1PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Frome
  • Phone Number: +44 1373 464238
Description
Opened in 1993, the Italian restaurant, La Bisalta, named after the mountain range that dwarfs the hometown of the owner and chef Luigi Violino, is situated in the heart of Frome. Surrounded by mature trees, the setting of La Bisalta feels almost rural. Easily identifiable by its covered canvas entrance and ivy clad upper storey, this genuine Italian restaurant offers a wide range of classic dishes. All dishes are cooked to order with fresh local ingredients by chef Luigi, who together with his wife Susan, has justifiably earned a far reaching reputation for excellent food and friendly service.

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