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“Great food shame about the long wait for meal.”
Review of Bella Vita

Bella Vita
Ranked #19 of 191 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Price range: US$4 - US$22
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Open for Lunch everyday 11:30am to 2:30pm Open for Dinner everyday 5pm to late
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant is right in the middle of the retail area and parking was a problem.
We had chosen a set menu when we booked as being a group of seventeen this usually assists the restaurant to give better service.
The choices on the set menu were very good and the food was wonderful - presentation, taste and size of portions.
The waiting staff did their best but we had to wait for two and half hours to get our main course and while it was worth waiting for this is really not good and the kitchen service let the establishment done. The restaurant was busy and we were them minutes late in arriving but two and half hours!
We would return if guaranteed not to have wait so long.

Thank Dianne A
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was prompted to go to Bella Vita because of the great reviews here on TripAdvisor. Around 6pm on a Monday night we were the first people to be seated, but the place quickly filled up. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive (a thing hard to find these days). Due to the meal prices being upper mid-range, we decided to only order one course plus a drink. The food taste was impeccable, however presentation was something I might have been able to do nicer by myself. We had a pasta and a risotto dish (with salmon). But it really tasted great and was very rich.

My advice to the restaurant would be to make smaller, cheaper portions (and not so rich) so that people will order more courses and more drinks.

If you're in town and desiring some Mediterranean food, give Bella Vita a try!

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Thank Swilankan
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing service..... It comes with smiles and a personable experience and food that follows matches the quality of service!
Maggie is a great example of how hospitality people should be!

Thank G1285WNamys
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great find in New Plymouth. The waitress was excellent and worked really hard. Calamari beautiful and wine great.

Thank JUPANDMUP
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great food, freshly prepared and tasty. Generous portions. Manner of waitperson off-putting. We weren't sure whether we were at nursery school or an old person's home. "Were we ready to order" and "did we enjoy our food?". The setting not very inviting - a bit cold and cavernous - but the food made it worthwhile

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