Perched along Duke Street in the heart of London's West End, Bella Italia Duke Street is a top spot for affordable Italian dining.With a handful of the capital's major theatres close by, pre theatre diners flock to this branch of Bella Italia for a tasty meal before the show. Dishes such as Penne Marco Polo (duck in plum sauce served atop penne pasta) or Pollo Cacciatore (chicken breast topped with mozzarella and smoky bacon and tomato sauce) feature on an extensive menu. Round off with desserts such as Mascarpone Cheesecake served with red berry compote. Bella Italia offers something for all tastes and is very well priced for this part of the capital.
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64-66 Duke StreetMayfairLondonW1K 6JD
- +44 20 7495 1110
I should have read these reviews. Service is SLOW. I was on my lunch break. Not a good combination.
There was seemingly one waitress for the whole restaurant. Who could barely speak English. There was a more "senior" guy bossing her around. Openly arguing with her. Very very loudly. He had a face like a slapped arse. No smiling.
Took ten minutes for my Coke to arrive. The menu offered...more
We had to wait almost 40min for our food. And the place wasn't even that full for the chef to struggle with the orders. Plus my friend's order got messed up and he had to wait additional 15min for his pizza. Fortunately he had a starter that satisfied his first hunger. On the positive site..his pizza was taken out of our bill.
The food was ok but as you can imagine we weren't impressed with...more
The food was forgivably forgettable, but the SERVICE. The service was SO BAD. So incredibly bad.
My companion and I wanted to get off our feet and grab at bite at a place with outdoor seating so we could people-watch. Bella Italia was close to his hotel and seemed to fit the bill. We sat without service for about 10 minutes while a waitress attended to the table next to us, so I stepped...more
Bella Italia is a large chain of casual italian restaurants, from the Casual Dining Group, and although this isn't a genuine place for italian food, with it being more family friendly, compared to a family run independant chain for example, it still appears to be more welcoming to children, and a little more classy than the likes of Pizza Hut, but still it isn't classy like Gordon Ramsay's...more
We dropped in for a quick bite after the theatre and found the place packed and thriving. Our service was great; despite him fumbling the next table's tab and credit card payments (yes, the "s" denotes multiple attempts), there was nothing but good in our experience with his service. Of particular note, the gorgonzola garlic bread - delicious, if not of expected consistency. The garlic toast...more