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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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All reviews pasta ice cream steak italian food white bait prices are very reasonable specials board visited this restaurant booked a table piping hot the food is great for sunday lunch birthday meal starters pascual
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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 21 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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Reviewed 11 February 2021

After years of using this restaurant because of it very high standard and quality of food I experienced my first takeaway under the new owners and it was not a great one I must say . After telephoning through my order for collection I was...very disappointed with my meal. I ordered three meals in total for the family and I mentioned that I would also like parmesan cheese after repeating my order I again said please do not forget the parmesan cheese to be told don't worry . My partner arrived home with our meal minus the parmesan cheese which I must add you get charged for . on serving the meals I noticed that they were all just spaghetti minus the ingredient's or lack of It was three meals of spaghetti minus the meat definitely will not be going back and it was not cheap .More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 9 January 2021

I ordered the Penne alla Contadina And Bruschetta Della Casa. It was the cheapest most awful quality of ingredients used. They charge £5.00 for an awful two slices of cheap focaccia bread and some unfresh low quality tomatoes, whether they used olive oil I didn't...taste any and the garlic was non existent. The Penne alla Contadina the best way to describe this dish was disgusting. The grease was so overwhelming that is was almost seeping through the delivery bag. Also at the bottom of the container which the food arrived in, the grease, oil not too sure what it was. Had made me nearly vomit. As it was saturating the bottom of the container, I tried a small amount of the little portion of food, which was massively overpriced both for the quality and quantity. The ingredients for this dish were again cheap and low quality. I do not understand how this restaurant has managed ant good reviews unless the food I had delivered was totally different to the food they usually serve to other customers. So if you want small portions of food, that is of cheap ingredients and poorly cooked this is the restaurant for you! Enjoy! Below are some photos of the "restaurant" quality food and the delivery bag that was saturated in grease. I wish I had taken photos of the underwhelming bruschetta. But unfortunately I never did, but it was just two slices of focaccia bread with some cheap tomatoes sliced poorly on top. My advice avoid the establishment at all costs and go to a Zizzi or Prezzo same prices just those restaurants are far superior in my opinion!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Fantastic staff and service...they make you feel so valued and welcome and to top it all the food is great and very reasonable prices. Well done Bella Calabria.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

Great service as usual! The only let down was the lasagne as very small portion and burnt but the pizzas were lovely and the atmosphere nice

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

We both had the Sea Bass with Lemon Sauce of the specials board. Very nice indeed. Service was good.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from alan s | Reviewed this property |
whatever you want is good
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It's defo opened on a Sunday night as that's when I've been in
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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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Yes, Bella Calabria offers takeaway services.

Bella Calabria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5