Written on: 29/03/2012
My husband and I visited Bella Vista in South Queensferry on Saturday 3rd March. In the afternoon, we looked inside and the restaurant was fairly quiet with only a few customers. The staff were very welcoming and asked if we would like to come inside and have a look at the stunning view. We asked if it would be ok to just order drinks and no food. The waiter said no problem and promptly took our drinks order. As we enjoyed our drinks and admired the view of both bridges, we could see... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2012 by Charlie121a (1 review written)
In previous years I have been a fan of bella vista and used to dine here regularly. Since we hadn't visited in a while mysel and my partner booked a table to discover things have indeed changed in this previously friendly and fantastic restaurant. Our cutlery was thrown at us. We were given one napkin between 2. One menu between 2. There was no beer or lager available. The cordial tasted in diluted. We were placed next to a large table to whom we were so close we kept bumping the... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2012 by CCFoodlovers (1 review written)
My husband and I visited Bella Vista during an overnight stay in South Queensferry on Saturday 3rd March. We looked inside the restaurant in the afternoon and it was quite quiet with only a few customers. The waiter asked if we would like to come inside and see the stunning view. We asked if it was ok to order drinks only and no food. He said no problem and promptly took our drinks order. He also recommended a very pleasant wine. As we enjoyed the view and our drinks, we noticed that... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2011
Having not stepped into this restaurant for over a year because of the way we were treated by pinto the waiter who acts like he owns the place , he is the rudest waiter we have ever come accross! We went in this afternoon hoping that he Had left & a new respectful waiter taken his place , no such luck ! Upon entering we noticed the place was EMPTY" he said to us a family of 6 , I not serving you because you complained the last time! I was flabberghasted to be spoken to in this manner after... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2011 by CameronWilliamson (3 reviews written)
What a superb restaurant! I'd been worried that on a Saturday nighttime it may be packed and so unpleasant, yet it wasn't when I went, so I had the pleasure of being allowed to take a look around personally and talk comfortably with my company. Your wine menu was intriguing and the bar staff members extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I can't wait to get back there and try out more food or do a drinks tasting. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2011 by rogerandclara (1 review written)
Where to start, this was one of the worst restaurants I have been in, It was like a very bad scene from faulty Totwers! The waiter was rude abrupt and down right god awful. He spilled my coffee by slamming it down on the table- NO APOLOGY OFFERED!)-My wifes chicken was raw and did not smell fresh his response, The chicken is fresh and you have to pay for it or I will call the police! We paid to avoid a nasty scene but have reported then to Enviromental Health. (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2011
Lovely atmosphere, average food and service. Idyllic setting. Food could've been better for what we paid. Didn't feel service or food warranted a tip, change was slammed down on the counter. First and last visit. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2010
Was surprised to see some of the negative reviews about bellavista my husband & 4 children eat here alot the food is lovely, great views also.
its one of our favourite places to eat and have been coming for many years
hopefully they will be there for years to come.
The M Family (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2010
Took my wife and daughter, views were fabulous sadly to say it went down hill from there, the food was actually good, although very small portions and very expensive, no bread given with Soup, when I asked for some they charged me £1,95"- for the pleasure of 2 small slices, unbelievable!
As mentioned in another review the waiters were extremley rude & abrupt, no child menu either.
Sort there staff out & there pricing this would be a very successfull restaurant, its a shame really. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2010
Fabulous views, but really the cost and the abrupt waiters let it down.
had a huge family meal , my brother grandparents , grandchildren, not child freindly at all no kids menu , extortinate we were shocked at the total cost. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2010
Took mother and wife, Ghastly Costly experience £ 1.95 coke £2.40 tiny cappucino.
2 slice Garlic bread -£3.90- Good God, dont they know about the recession !
Total Ripp off. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2010
The food was spot-on. Usually, you will leave a restaurant with 1 or 2 small criticisms about the food, but it was nothing short of perfect on this occasion.
The penne con funghi e crema was beautiful, while the tartufo ice-cream was mouthwatering.
10/10 (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2009
Pleasant location, name of restaurant speaks for itself.Very solid Italian family cooking. (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2009
very poor. food cold.presentation poor.served luke warm. tasteless.Never again. shame as the views stunning! (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2009 by shawshoose (1 review written)
I am a big fan of Massino's but Bella Vista surpassed even them.
Honestly if you are even slightly romantic the place will blow you away just with the views. If you want really good Italian food cooked fresh then it's the place to go.
James Shaw Dunfermline (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2008
will definitely be going back to Bella Vista. Amazing food and views, prices weren't too bad, nice place for a romantic dinner. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008 by suesmillie (1 review written)
A horrible and costly experience. They have the location all they need is a good chef and staff. Best avoided until they do!! (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2008 by altafearn (1 review written)
Bella Vista has a great location and used to be very popular as a good local Italian restaurant. The food and service are all good but the prices of the meal and drinks are amazingly high. You could eat in some of the top Italian resturaants in Edinburgh city centre for the same money. We went on friday evening and there were only 5 tables occupied. Only go if you don't mind being ripped off. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2008 by pandorra
I wasn't impressed with Bella Vista at all. The food was quite pricey and very salty. Seem to be paying for the view rather than anything else :( Won't be going back I am afraid. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2007 by crispy2rule (1 review written)
I went to Bella Vista with my girlfriend and her Mother. At first, I wasn't too keen on going having read the reviews and having seen the prices on their menu on a previous occasion, but eventually decided to go to see for ourselves. We went into the Restaurant and were seated at a table with a view, like I requested, but upon reading the Menu in the Restaurant, discovered that numerous dishes on the Menu in the Restaurant were at least 1 pound more expensive than the Menu outside read. ... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2007 by bobby grant 40 (2 reviews written)
My wife had minestrone soup with a very few pieces of veg floating at the top and had to ask for bread, £5-75. My daughter, and her aunt, had steak pie with rubber chips, meat tough, nice pastry, tasty gravy, no veg no potatoes. My vegetarian son in law, who is an italian food lover, had to order from the main a la cart menu. He also had to ask for bread, and parmisan cheese that should have came on top of his italian meal at twice the price he usually pays, but he did enjoy it. And I had... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2007 by Angelfairy19 (1 review written)
I had a very enjoyable meal and have been back time and time again!! (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2006 by markuk (6 reviews written)
If you order from the lunchtime menu at Bella Vista in South Queensferry, be prepared to be hungry afterwards. I ordered cannelloni, which turned out to be just one cannelloni! I burst into laughter thinking it must be a joke. It wasn't even a starter portion. Most of it was actually stuck to the bottom of the dish it came in. We complained but the staff didn't seem to know how to deal with a complaint and were of no use. We were told to order off the main menu if we wanted larger portions.... (read more)
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