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Shores U 412 1 Como Cres, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
+61 7 5527 1717
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Yamba NSW
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this place could be improved with more quality and less quantity. The meals are HUGE. My wife had the Bella Donna Spaghetti, which would have fed four as an entree. My Napoletana pizza was just about there. Reduce the size by about a third, and add some fresh herbs, and it would have been perfect. I know some... More 

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Walcha, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When attending a restaurant my expectation is for a good meal, well presented, timely service and pleasant wait staff. Bella Donna failed on all counts except for the wait staff. Garlic bread to start was fine, timely and good to eat so with that in mind we all expected that the meal would be good - big mistake, huge -... More 

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Florence
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Got a take away order tonight, I had the calamari, bella donna pasta and capricciosa pizza. The calamari seemed like it was from a bag, the pizza was a but dry but still good and the pasta was supposed to be seafood but was more a ham and mushroom pasta with two medium prawns and two 5 cent sized pieces... More 

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Thank Brian H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Wow! The menu looks fantastic with apparently Italian favourites and impressive variety at reasonable prices. The concept of fresh pasta was enticing. Location and ambience was appealing. The waitress was trying to make up for the terrible chef (cook) who was Greek but obviously has no idea of how to cook genuine Italian food. To be fair the wood fire... More 

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Thank D S
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The meals were very consistent, VERY BAD!!! Three orders of spaghetti marinara and all three only had 2 tough prawns, and a few little frozen ones (like the ones you'd find in fried rice) despite that, the Greek cook came out and argued that he had put an assortment of seafood in the dishes which was a total lie! Marinara... More 

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Coffs Harbour
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A very nice dinning experience, we recommend this restaurant. A friendly wait staff and the food was derived very quickly. They changed the meal order for my wife who is a vego and fussy about how the meal is prepared. We had to change our booking time twice and that was no hassle for them. Will be back.

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Thank Jakar74
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Would love to give minus 5 as the salads, meat and even the spaghetti bolognese for our 5yo was terrible...cube bacon pieces from the frozen section of the supermarket were used...the caesar dressing was definitely straight from a bottle...would not have minded so much if we were paying for a $20 quick meal, but if you are going to charge... More 

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Lilydale, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

First off, when we arrived to Bella Donna, we were ignored and were not offered a seat. We had ordered our meals, my fiancé was so excited to receive his pepper steak which cost $35.00. When it came out it was basically just a sizzle steak they've brought from the woolies next door. My fiancé ALSO requested chips instead of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Waitresses need far better training.. I actually spoke to the chef myself ..☹️. 3 lasagnes came out looking amazing, but they are prepared and reheated from cold or frozen.. and they were cold in the middle. To serve cold lasagnes at $18.50ea (special) Was disappointing.. told the waitress and she didn't really care.. food that is heated in a restaurant... More 

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Aberdeen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Attracted by Bella Donna being byo as well as licensed we made the mistake of ordering the yummy and very garlicky bread, before a pizza each. Mistake...the servings are huge, but tasty thin and cispy. A good venue. A very friendly waitress. A good time was had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shores U 412 1 Como Cres, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5527 1717
Description
Bella Donna offers a true taste of the Mediterranean and is an up and coming Italian eatery hoping to become one of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast. From the sun soaked vine tomatoes to the silky buffalo mozzarella, every ingredient on the plate at Bella Donna will be sure to ignite your senses. This opulent dining experience is waiting for you only a stone’s throw away from Australia’s hottest suburb destination -Surfers Paradise. Whether you are seeking the perfect spot for a dinner, a homely place to crush a cup of wine, or even a warm family welcome for your business lunch or special celebration, there is always a table waiting for you at Bella Donna.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?