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Bell Italia

1 Block off Malecon | 1 Block off Malecon between Abdon Calderon and Maria Immaculada Concepcion, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
+593 99 617 5183
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“salmon” (23 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (17 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Block off Malecon | 1 Block off Malecon between Abdon Calderon and Maria Immaculada Concepcion, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The quiet garden atmosphere, the exquisite food, and the friendly owners all make this a destination stop when in Puerto Lopez. I suggest it to everyone, and no one has ever had a bad meal. Prices are moderate and you could celebrate a wedding or...More

Thank Curlskim
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Run by a garrulous and friendly couple from Modena, this is a gem. All the pasta is home-made and outstandingly good. The lasagne and melanzana parmigiana were among the finest I’ve ever tasted.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Went with some friends since it is the best rank in Puerto Lopez. The owner was mean and not helpful. He did not want to let us in since we were a group of 6. I have been there before and it is overpriced, food...More

Thank Juan C
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

What a pleasure to find this little gem in Puerto López. Owned and operated my a lovely Italian couple, Bell Italia is not to be missed by anyone who loves fine cuisine. Attractive atmosphere in and outdoor setting. Menu is focused and well chosen. Our...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We tried to get to the restaurant two nights in a row when we visited Puerto Lopez last week. The restaurant stated that it is 'open every night'. When we got there on Tuesday evening there was a sign indeed saying 'open every night', but...More

Thank Coletteandphilip
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Well, I hear ya, other reviewers, 5 star reviewers: go on with your bad selves. I normally don't write negative reviews, at all, but I can't help it. There was a large rat running around for a while. Then the owner caught the rat, and...More

Thank theefamousperson
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I went there by myself and the restaurant was empty except on table - i was offered two tables in the middle of the restaurant and asked for one (same size) next to the garden - the owner told me that one was reserved -...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Puerto Lopez is not a culinary capital. So it was a delight to find this authentic Italian restaurant, run by a super sweet Italian couple. The pastas are freshly made, and the chef owner wife was able to accommodate one of our number who must...More

Thank Lorne G
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Never thought we would eat one of the best, most authentic italian meals of our lives in this little retaurant on a dusty road in an Ecuadorian fishing village. Wow!

Thank MPJ M
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We went here fairly early, so we had the place to ourselves the owner waited on us himself and was able to explain the dishes. He is from Italy and prepares very authentic cuisine. He makes some of his own pasta in-house and uses local...More

Thank Ryan M
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21 January 2016|
Response from Whitechoco | Reviewed this property |
Currently it is low season, so do not bother about a reservation!
Paula R
30 March 2015|
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Response from universalangel | Reviewed this property |
Prices are moderate to high for the area. From a "Western" perspective - moderate. I believe you also should consider that it is not easy to get the ingredients/things necessary to prepare such wonderful food in that area so... More
7 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Block off Malecon | 1 Block off Malecon between Abdon Calderon and Maria Immaculada Concepcion, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Puerto Lopez
  • Phone Number: +593 99 617 5183
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