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Bell Italia

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1 Block off Malecon | 1 Block off Malecon between Abdon Calderon and Maria Immaculada Concepcion, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
+593 99 617 5183
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow wow wow. Me and my boyfriend enjoyed candle lit dinner here for my birthday dinner. It's spectacular, service and flavor! We had the butter garlic dorado, Bolognese and a half liter of wine for $30. Pricey but money well well spent on such authenticity. I can not believe this quaint and gourmet spot is in Ecuador!!! 🍷🍝

Thank Amber M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely decent for Ecuador but doesn't deserve the reviews it gets. The owner while a nice guy always has a cigarette burning at his table. You could find better options" in Puerto Lopez.

Salinas, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were referred here by a close friend of ours and boy are we glad we listened to her. It's a few blocks back from the malecon, but if you follow the signs, you will find a very charming, wonderful place with food that, in our opinion, is the best Italian food we have ever had ANYWHERE (we have NOT... More 

Thank lynn258
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the location--on a dirt street, one block off the Malecon--as you will emerge into a charming garden setting with just seven candle-lit tables. Expect a small menu of lovingly prepared pastas presented by the elderly Bolognese proprietors, along with a few other entrees. Chilean house wines are reasonably priced. Homemade tiramisu is excellent. I've been... More 

Thank Michael B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Wonderfully romantic restaurant with personal service and delicious homemade food. This is one of the nicest restaurants in Puerto Lopez, yet is very reasonably priced. We ended up there on New Years eve and it was a very memorable dinner.

Thank Laura_Travels196
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This restaurant was a treasure to find! My boyfriend and I are vegetarian and puerto lopez was proving difficult to find good quality vegetarian food. This meal was the best food we ate whilst there! Although its not very authentic to south america it was incredible. If you want a special meal with a beautiful, relaxed and warm atmosphere this... More 

Thank Elizabeth J
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The very best Italian food & the house wine isn't too shabby either. My husband ordered the lasagne, many layers, spinach noodles & bechemel sauce.....it was excellent. I ordered the special, it was homemade pasta, almost like angel hair, white wine & cream with salmon & mushrooms...to die for. We shared to experience both. You will not be disappointed. We... More 

Thank Tara H G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing ! True pasta made with love. We loved it. And the owners are very authentic as well and will have small arguments in Italian which only adds to the charm !

Thank Liksie
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Bell Italia was an excellent experience for us! App users be aware we got a little lost trying to take the most "direct" route looking at the map from tripadvisor down a slightly scary dark alley, but I think our GPS might have been off.... we did eventually find it. It's off the malecon but it's totally worth it! We... More 

Thank Danielle S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting and general ambience inviting and intimate without being crowded. Delightful setting for dinner. The owner /host went out of his way to be welcoming and took the time to explain the menu with everyone. For us, the canneloni was a little short on spinach, but nice. The spaghetti in tomato and herb sauce with pulpo and squid was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?