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“Pricey but definitely fantastic...”

Green Man La Stalla Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 410 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$64
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Biddenham
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pricey but definitely fantastic...”
Reviewed 29 March 2010

I had no idea La Stalla existed as I hadn't seen any adverts or heard anything until I overheard a couple of people speaking in a pub about the lovely meal they had had there - so I looked them up.

We booked in for a meal with friends, and although from the front the facade is still of a village pub, the inside is very nicely laid out and the room at the back - originally the Stable - is a lovely, cosy dining room.

Attentive and friendly service is coupled with lovely fresh food. Having visited Italy recently I was pleased with how close the recipes are to the original, this is after all a family run Italian restaurant so I wouldn't expect any less.

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English first
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Superb ,relaxed dining”
Reviewed 1 February 2010

raggyangelosmum comments below say it all ! One of a small number of favourites , we try to visit most months when we are not in Italy sampling similarly good food.

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Bedford England
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very Average”
Reviewed 27 April 2009

Have visited the restuarant on a few ocasions and have in the past found the food to be really good. On our last visit, there were 4 of us and found the food to be good if not a little over priced compared to other italien restaurants in Bedford and not as good as previously, not sure if chef had changed. Service was slower and the atmosphere was not over welcoming.
Tip here is that the customer does want to feel valued and indeed feel that their custom is welcome.

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Barton
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“La Stalla "Excellent"”
Reviewed 3 February 2009

We have been here several times as a family, they have always been very accommodating especially with my 3 yr old boy.

The food has always been of a high standard and a good varied menu with great fresh dishes including seafood and not just your standard italian dishes.

Service is relaxed and you never feel rushed to leave your table.

All round a brilliant restuarant, one of the best in the area.

Slightly more expensive than your average italian restuarant but the food is worth the extra cost.

Fully reccommend eating there.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“worth the wait for real food individually prepared”
Reviewed 21 December 2008

We visit La Stalla whenever we want an authentic Italian meal. If you want a quick meal forget it; everything is made to order, you can ask for less garlic, no chilli or any other variation on a dish, I challenge you to find this at a chain Italian. It is an old English Inn so of course it is less spacious than some restaurants but if you want more space ask for a table in the extension. Staff are welcoming and friendly. It is not the cheapest but fresh ingredients and individual preparation come at a cost. If you want cheap conveyor belt food in a hurry, this is not the place but we love it.

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