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Bell Italia

1 Block off Malecon | 1 Block off Malecon between Abdon Calderon and Maria Immaculada Concepcion, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
+593 99 617 5183
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“salmon” (23 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (18 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Block off Malecon | 1 Block off Malecon between Abdon Calderon and Maria Immaculada Concepcion, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried to get to the restaurant two nights in a row when we visited Puerto Lopez last week. The restaurant stated that it is 'open every night'. When we got there on Tuesday evening there was a sign indeed saying 'open every night', but...More

Thank Coletteandphilip
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Well, I hear ya, other reviewers, 5 star reviewers: go on with your bad selves. I normally don't write negative reviews, at all, but I can't help it. There was a large rat running around for a while. Then the owner caught the rat, and...More

Thank theefamousperson
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I went there by myself and the restaurant was empty except on table - i was offered two tables in the middle of the restaurant and asked for one (same size) next to the garden - the owner told me that one was reserved -...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Puerto Lopez is not a culinary capital. So it was a delight to find this authentic Italian restaurant, run by a super sweet Italian couple. The pastas are freshly made, and the chef owner wife was able to accommodate one of our number who must...More

Thank Lorne G
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Never thought we would eat one of the best, most authentic italian meals of our lives in this little retaurant on a dusty road in an Ecuadorian fishing village. Wow!

Thank MPJ M
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We went here fairly early, so we had the place to ourselves the owner waited on us himself and was able to explain the dishes. He is from Italy and prepares very authentic cuisine. He makes some of his own pasta in-house and uses local...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Spent an incredible evening here... house cabernet was unreal and their marinara was so delicious which was a huge surprise given the fact that it's so hard to find any kind of tomato sauce in Ecuador. Their ice cream desserts were overpriced and a bit...More

Thank Madeleine K
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot say that this was the best Italian food I have ever eaten because I live in a city with great Italian food. However, this dining experience was the best I’ve yet had in Ecuador. The location in a garden is lovely and the...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect for any occasion. No complaints. Excellent service. Amazing food. The owner, is a master in customer service (UNLIKE MADALA. THEY ARE TERRIBLE). He personally serves and recommends dishes. Amazing decorations and great food. Recommended. We will go back! Great value. Nice people.

Thank Stefano R
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant is just off the main road and so tasty! We brought our friend who lived the majority of his adult life in Italy with us, and even he agreed it's yummy! My husband and I had the gnocchi with fresh ricotta and...More

1  Thank meliDyr
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Questions & Answers
20 January 2016|
Response from Whitechoco | Reviewed this property |
Currently it is low season, so do not bother about a reservation!
Paula R
30 March 2015|
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Response from universalangel | Reviewed this property |
Prices are moderate to high for the area. From a "Western" perspective - moderate. I believe you also should consider that it is not easy to get the ingredients/things necessary to prepare such wonderful food in that area so... More
7 February 2015|
Response from EJCBodrum | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Block off Malecon | 1 Block off Malecon between Abdon Calderon and Maria Immaculada Concepcion, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Puerto Lopez
  • Phone Number: +593 99 617 5183
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