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“They make the best Carbonara”
Review of Bella Ciao

Bella Ciao
Ranked #167 of 6,805 Restaurants in Chennai
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 12
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Pet friendly
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Wife and I live very close to this place and most often we just drive down for a quiet evening enjoying Italian Food.

On this particular visit a couple of weeks back we went there to enjoy some pasta and Pizza.

The staff are not the best in business but they do their best in some trying conditions.
This place is just off the Bay of Bengal in South Chennai - but don't let that delude you; Lot of tree cover and plenty of mosquitoes to boot - if you are prudent take your electric fly swatter along - could help unless you like the smell of the Mosquito Clils burning in the corner of each table.

The recent rains in Chennai has weathered the place slightly - only slightly - but is is a place maintained well - Bob Marley, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams and their country cousins are music to your ears belting out of a make do sound system in the background - I love it

On this particular visit "Carbonara" caught my fancy, I asked if it was good; one of the people who run the place (Caucasian) who took the order said "We make Carbonara just how Carbonara has to be made" - ordered it right away

My expectations were raised

When the Pasta arrived - 'OH' - it was just great; I have researched Carbonara so much now that the taste of their Carbonara is by far the best in Chennai

You have to ask for the dish if you like Bacon in your pasta - the sauce coating the pasta was just too good - just they way research describes is - the pasta was not "El Dante" but that did not matter too much as it was the best in business anyway

Do ask for it when you are there next

Have fun

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Thank Chetan Anand K
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Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

The place is situated just in front of the beach. Plan with your special one for a dinner and the date doesn't end there. A brief stroll on the beach just completes the magical experience. The starters weren't as appealing so you can conveniently avoid them and move directly to the main course. Inserted of spending on the starters get something to drink along with the main course. Very romantic and relaxing for a weekend getaway.

Thank Rakeshontrip
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This was my 5th visit since they opened about 12 years ago. That's not a bad hit rate considering I visit Chennai only once a year! They are located 100 m off the beach, outdoor seating in Gazebos with fans, concrete tables & seats (with cushions), mosquito coils burning behind the pillars in every Gazebo, the pet dog walking around and trying to familiarize. They serve wood fire pizza. Great place, awesome food and consistent since opening. Every dish that we picked was brilliant, flavors brought out very well. Will keep going back.. !

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Thank Kumaran A
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Well-prepared food, nice atmosphere, If you come by auto-rickshaw, you need to keep the driver there, as it not possible to get one going back to town. Bring mosquito repellent.

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Thank WakeoftheFlood
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Food nearly tastes Italian. The only problem here is the ambiance. The place as such is big with a lawn with seating, but with lawn comes mosquitoes and heat waves from the nearby beach which makes it very uncomfortable. They also have an air-conditioned restaurant but with only one air-conditioner powering the entire 1500 square foot of indoor restaurant and with the kind of hot food served you sweat instantly. But the food makes us forget these shortcomings. Desert was purely Indian style, i expected more of a BOMBA or Cannoli etc. They serve a welcome starter bruschetta with tomatoes on top. I hoped they had not served that, It was soggy with the juice from tomato mixing from the bread. Since it was free, no complaints...

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Thank balajisrirangam
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