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Bella Vista Restaurant

84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
+61 2 6253 2266
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch time. We both had the lunch special. And wine The pats and risotto were both very good. The service was very good. And prices reasonable. BV isn't trying to be outstanding with a number of hats. It is a very good burb restaurant. It's...More

Thank Wheathouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times over the last few years. Always reliable with good quality food. However, this visit was noteworthy due to the high levels of service and quality of food. The service was discrete but attentive, we took a while to diced but when...More

Thank chuin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my all time favourite restaurant. I have recommended it to all my family and friends and they have all gone and loved it too. I took a date out last night expecting to have a nice dinner and I left with a very...More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with some friends. It is a family oriented restaurant so probably not the best place to come for fine dining or for a romantic dinner. Service was friendly. The vegetarian options on the menu were fairly limited (they had run out of gnocchi!)....More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Had not eaten here for sometime before two couples decided on a Thursday lunch. Great decision. The place was about 25% full. Two people serving at table meant we were well looked after with service, although a second drink took a little longer than it...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We returned to this restaurant. Hadn't been there for years and the food was amazing. The best meal I have had in a long time. The service was also excellent. My daughter had a pasta dish and wasn't so happy. I chose the lamb -...More

Thank Janine A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The location of this restaurant is perfect - on the bank of Lake Ginninderra so is a beautiful spot to enjoy a meal. the menu is not vast, but there is enough choice to suit most tastes. It is an Italian restaurant, but not all...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 22 April 2017

When I made the booking, the lady on the phone was very pleasant and helpful in booking me a table by the window for the following night. The food was lovely and service was good and attentive, however please don't call your customers darling.

Thank Travellor81
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I was very pleased when the waitress suggested a less expensive option for my starter. I had the three course special. The panaciale di maiale served with Cannellini e asparagi, pulled pork with asparagus, was wonderful. The pork was tasty and tender. My tip is...More

Thank KevinVoyage
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We are repeat customers to this restaurant with reliable, highly tasty meals. The serving size is more than adequate and the menu variety is very good. Again, it's just the slow, unresponsive service that's the only draw back.

Thank Aranchia
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kathleen T
Hi I was wondering if it required to book in first?
11 November 2015|
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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