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La Bisalta

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6 Vicarage Street, Frome BA11 1PX, England
+44 1373 464238
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us, (the 6th accommodated at short notice - do plan ahead as it is not huge and does not believe in compromising its standards) on a busy Saturday evening were treated to outstanding personal service and a superb well balanced meal, imaginative and creative cooking. Just right for a special evening if you like the above! and a... More 

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Thank Nmh51
London
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted to have found this charming Italian restaurant, Luigi accommodated us at very short notice and we received a very warm welcom from Susan who was a delight. Our orders were taken whilst we enjoyed pre dinner drinks in the quaint bar before being taken through to an intimate dining room. The service and food was fabulous, this... More 

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Thank LondonTraceyjeff
Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at La Bisalta with friends who live in Frome and have been raving about the place - they weren't wrong, it was fabulous! The menu had lots of choice and the food was absolutely delicious, I know that as I made sure that I tried a little of everyone else's dishes and all of them were sublime. The... More 

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Thank AllyB2501
Bruton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to this delightful restaurant. We are local to Frome and I can't understand why we aren't here every weekend! This is one of those special eateries that manage to remain a secret, but clearly from the clientele enjoying the delicious Italian offerings last night La Bisalta has a loyal following of repeat customers. Enjoy this restaurant when... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A very quirky little restaurant with a charming hostess and authentic not to mention delectable authentic Italian cooking. We were treated to a very homely seating area with drinks brought through to us followed by placing our orders and shortly after being shown through to the dining room. The décor is a mix of old world antiques and pub paraphernalia,... More 

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Thank Daniel P
Frome, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

As so many have said, this place is a gem! I've lived in Frome for several years and long wanted to eat here. When I did, last Saturday, my expectations were surpassed. First, the charm of the place: lovely little nooks in which to have your pre-dinner drinks, cosy interior dining area with well-placed tables, a delightful terrace. The food:... More 

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Thank Bozsi D
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I can't believe that despite living in the Frome area for many years that this was our first visit to La Bisalta - it certainly will not be our last. The food was excellent & reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and attentive. All you would expect from a family run restaurant in Italy and yet here it is on... More 

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Thank PWutt
Frome, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Forget about the somewhat dated decor but that is all part of the charm and overall experience of eating in this wonderful gem of a restaurant. From your first step inside the door to the final step outside, you are their guest, and made to feel very welcome. The food is absolutely delicious, fresh and authentic with a depth and... More 

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Thank Thwackkered
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We try to eat at La Bisalta each time we visit (we live in Jerusalem) our family in Frome. We love the very Italian presentation, great food, very personal attention from the owners, and the romantic setting. Highly recommended.

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Thank Rick R
Warminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

we try to eat here often ,had a lovely night on New Years Eve with our two friends.Susan always books your table at a time when she will be able to greet you and go through the specials on the menu in detail.If you are nostalgic for the way restaurants' used to be ,when your coat is taken and hung... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Vicarage Street, Frome BA11 1PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Frome
  • Phone Number: +44 1373 464238
Description
Opened in 1993, the Italian restaurant, La Bisalta, named after the mountain range that dwarfs the hometown of the owner and chef Luigi Violino, is situated in the heart of Frome. Surrounded by mature trees, the setting of La Bisalta feels almost rural. Easily identifiable by its covered canvas entrance and ivy clad upper storey, this genuine Italian restaurant offers a wide range of classic dishes. All dishes are cooked to order with fresh local ingredients by chef Luigi, who together with his wife Susan, has justifiably earned a far reaching reputation for excellent food and friendly service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?