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Bella Vista Restaurant

84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
+61 2 6253 2266
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“italian bread” (3 reviews)
“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The two of us came in to Bella Vista for a casual dinner at relatively late notice on a Friday night. The staff were friendly and accommodating, making sure that we were comfortable and settled. One of the first things that I noticed is that...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a bit amused when (very young) waitress tried to open our bottle of wine by unscrewing it. I don’t think she had seen a cork before! The service was a bit haphazard (though friendly) but the food was very good. My brother is...More

Thank Paddingtontraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group booking for 6 of us on a Saturday night. It was very busy, and from what we could tell there was only one waiter who was 'allowed' to take orders from tables. We were seated at 7pm and we were not...More

Thank Madeleine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were dining here in the evening 6 o'clock on wednesday and the restaurant was full! Great smell of food all around, nice waitresses, and the view on the lake. Food was absolutely delicious! The best lamb i ve ever had in my life! And...More

Thank Kamila F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love coming back to this restaurant as you are guaranteed consistently good food and an extensive menu. Added to that is the option to have two or three courses at a set price and allows choice of all dishes on the menu. It is...More

Thank Ozzyfootprints
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Visited early one night last week with our 2 grandchildren. The service was a good pace for the kids as were the children's meals. The 6 adults all enjoyed their meals. In fact partner said the best seafood pasta he has had in so little...More

Thank Margo D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We're visiting Canberra for a week. I've heard the food here is great but the two occasions we've had take out here we've been surprised by the poor quality of the pasta. Tonight's lasagne can be best described as very salty, cheesy mush. It's the...More

Thank armjos
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I don't know how the waitress (apparently the manager) can survive there and has her job since she provides appalling customer service, made everything sound like it was the customers fault. Has long fake acrylic nails in the hospitality industry??? Honestly I don't want her...More

Thank Nini H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This restaurant was probably the only decent Italian place around the Belconnen area and as we were already in Belconnen so myself and 3 friends decided to go there. First of all, we went in the restaurant and no one greeted us for a while...More

2  Thank Foodieah
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A friend who lives nearby took us to this restaurant and when we walked in the decor gave me the impression that it was going to be very 'old school' suburban Italian food, but upon looking at the menu I was surprised to see quite...More

Thank Alexvonw
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Kathleen T
11 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from travelbliss4 | Reviewed this property |
Always good to make a booking, lunch is not too bad but nights can be booked out, better to be safe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6253 2266
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