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“Inauthentic”
Review of Bella Maria Cafe

Bella Maria Cafe
Ranked #486 of 1,011 Restaurants in Naples
Cuisines: South American
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Naples
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I really wanted to like this restaurant as I'm a big tapas fan but I just couldn't. We visited on a weekday evening and the restaurant was half full; despite this our food took ages to arrive and we'd completely finished one tapas dish before another arrived. All five dishes arrived in single file this way. Also, the quality (and authenticity) of most dishes (apart from the prawns and mushrooms) was really poor. The bread was sweet and overly processed, the garlic potato dish was unlike any form of Spanish potato dish I've ever encountered (oily, undercooked potatoes) and our salad had one solitary olive and one lonely green bean! Service was fine. Overall, I couldn't recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Order the tapas and you won't be disappointed! We shared 5 delicious tapas dishes, great friendly staff and a wave from the chef as we left, couldn't fault the meal it was all great, the Scallops were cooked to perfection!

Thank Margalot42
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Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This small, family owned restaurant is being forced to move from their Fifth Avenue location in Naples next May. Meanwhile, you can enjoy their quiet ambiance and wonderful food. From a perfect house salad, crisp lettuce, excellent vinaigrette, through a flavorful entree, and on to a freshly prepared pastry, every single mouthful is just right. Unpretentious, warm staff. You will feel right at home and want to return over and over in the months ahead. I sincerely hope they will find a new location nearby!

Thank Suzanne S
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

What a great find this was! Intimiadated by a lot of high priced restaurants in the area, but this hit the mark for the kids, teens and adults. Great serving portions. Make sure you ask to substitute the fruit salad for the chips or fries. The fruit salad was top notch as was themeatball sub special that day.

Thank Elaine V
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

We drove down from Ft. Myers to try this restaurant because of its Chilean roots. The beef sandwiches, sangria and empanadas were tasty and authentic. The décor was colorful and the music added ambiance. We will be back!

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