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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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2.5 km from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

very disappointing meal. Garlic bread with no garlic the waiter just shrugged his shoulders he had an attitude and i am truly shocked no customer service

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 August 2022

this is the best Italian ive ever been to ive been to italy 15 times this is the best by far as are the best looking ladies from italy alan and sally from ely used to be from portsmouh send love to you all

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

every thing you want is good i live 189 miles away but its so worth it to go there for a meal it is the best place for food outside of Rome ive been to Rome 15 times so what i say is right i...used to be alan and sally from portsmouth but now alan and sally from welney norfolkMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022 via mobile

This is my second visit to this place. One before covid and then this one. I have to say the service was great, portions big, but the quality of food likely dropped and prices rise. It could be improved when you pay for more. All...in all OK for this type of local restaurant, but it could be better like pre-covid times.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022

My son and I visited here last week. I had the mushrooms in a cream and wine sauce, followed by veal escalope, both were absolutely delicious. My son had chicken coujons, he also had veal escalope. We both agreed that the food was great, the...waitress/waiter were very friendly and efficient. We will be returning, it was a great night out. By the time we left, the restaurant was absolutely packed, so they are doing well!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022

We found this restaurant by chance when staying in Portmouth prior to a cruise, it doesn't look much from the outside, however the food was delicious. You must try the cheesecake, unlike any ive tasted before. Fabulous, will return if ever in Portsmouth again!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 January 2022

Here for lunch, the set menu is available Monday to Thursday so had the salmon pasta and a pizza with Olives and bread to start. Good service, attentive and timely. Nice food at reasonable prices.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 16 December 2021

We used to have great food at reasonable prices, unfortunately no longer. I understand prices have gone up, but the standard of food has gone down, alas. Disappointing food and service, took 20 minutes to get the bill, after several requests for it. Waitresses more...concerned with clearing tables to get home ! I like to support local restaurants, and have used this establishment on quite a few occasions, but sadly no longerMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

Lovely staff and so attentive. The stater plentiful and delicious. Sadly the carbonara and sauce was not as flavourful but good portion. Overall good value for money as well.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful evening. The food was delicious and plentiful and the staff were very friendly and attentive. We will most certainly be back. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 September 2021

we had our wedding evening meal there been before but they were brillliant the food was excellent the staff was even better the beautiful lady waitresses was so lovely so i would like to thank them for our lovely day

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Good old prawn cocktail to start. Chicken in a cream sauce for main, was a tad salty and I do like a tiramisu to finish which didn't disappoint. I might go again if in that neck of the woods.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

We had visited the escape room opposite after we had completed our time in there we decided to try this restaurant out. The escape room had advertised on their website that if we ate here after we would receive 10% off at the restaurant. We...were seated waitress wasn’t the most happiest of people. We ordered food which was mediocre. My partner had a steak which he stated wasn’t the greatest and was over cooked. When I asked for the bill I asked a waitress not the original one who seated us about the 10% off. To say she nearly laid an egg was an understatement she literally stormed over to the escape room to confront them. I felt so embarrassed by this I just wanted to leave. I’ve never seen or experienced that type of behaviour before of embarrassing your own customers. Evidentially the bill was brought to us with the 10% taken off then oddly put back on as another charge. We paid and left and will never return!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021

We were in bella Calabria with the family last week and we were really satisfied with the service and the quality of the food, everything was perfect .. my fillet was perfectly cooked to my request .. thanks a lot to all the staff of...bella Calabria. . see you soon..More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 9 June 2021

Went for my dad’s birthday yesterday. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was amazing, very nice pizza and al dente linguine. Grazie mille!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from alan s | Reviewed this property |
whatever you want is good
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Response from Fleetstreet85 | Reviewed this property |
It's defo opened on a Sunday night as that's when I've been in
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
If lucky you can park outside free after 6pm Mon-Sat. If not car park at the back off Derby Road.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5