Visited a couple of times but must say I'm not overly impressed. Food was okay but not a huge menu and fairly small portions. Thought it was expensive for what we had on both of the occasions I visited with different friends.
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I used to go to the original Crystal Palace restaurant a lot in the late 1980s and it served unpretentious Italian fare, however it was impossible to get a table without booking at weekends so the formula clearly worked. Over time, they've acquired the very...More
I have been going to Lorenzo restaurant in Crystal Palace since it first opened back in the 80s and had to try the new one in Shirley. I was incredibly impressed as I expected to be. Nowhere in London do you get food of this...More
We thought we would try this place after the refurb and were not disappointed. Although we arrived after 9pm without a reservation, we were told it's "never too late". Everyone loved their food, and our favourite was the aubergine parmigiana! When we told them we...More
Visited this restaurant on Friday night. Very busy . Food was poor. Pasta with bacon tomato sauce and cream I can prepare myself. Waiting staff have poor knowledge of menu and Italian food. Wine list uninspiring. Manager was nice.Probably best for a quick lunch but...More
We got turned away this evening at 8:40! Despite people still in the restaurant. We were regulars at Bella Vita and was delighted when it was reopened as an Italian restaurant but so disappointed. This would have been our fifth time there and with different...More
Average food let down by very slow service. The restaurant was packed and is fairly new but my food was no better than buying a ready meal from M & S.
Recently reopened after change of management and refurb. Great little place, bursting when we went there. You may need to book ahead as can get full quite quickly (Friday evening). Sunday afternoon quieter and good for those with kids. Food is sound restaurant Italian with...More