La Bella, Oldham, Lancashire Reviews

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★★★★★

“Fantastic Value!”

Written on: 28/12/2014

We were a party of four, on a Monday night in October 2014 enjoying the 2 courses for £10.95 menu which is available Monday to Wednesday evening. The food was amazing and the service was flawless from the young gentleman serving us. All in all a great evening. Drinks are a little pricey but no different to other restaurants we have attended. After checking prices we decided on the house wines which were very nice… Read Full Review

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Rahul991's Comment

Written on: 01/04/2015

This is a worst restaurant I have ever come across to since it's not even in list of restaurants information sites.Asia restaurants have better services than this one .

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★★☆☆☆

“Shocking & no finesse ”

Written on: 23/12/2013 by Shuffy_girl (1 review written)

To start we had the muscles which was very tasty, scallops and black pudding which was very disappointing you was served 2 tiny scallops with a large circle of black pudding, it was not cut down to size it looked ridiculous no finesse involved. To follow we had steak Rossini as soon as my plate hit the table I turned to the waiter and advised him that was not a Madeira red wine sauce, it was brown like a gravy, I quickly tasted it and confirmed it was not the correct sauce. The waiter… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“" Superb ! " ”

Written on: 28/10/2013 by joannesmith99 (1 review written)

Simply awesome. It was a wonderful evening for me with my family at the La Bella Italian Restaurant. What a superb dining experience. The atmosphere , food & service were excellent. We will certainly come again… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“terrible service and terrible food”

Written on: 27/10/2013

Having pre booked for a party of 15 we expected good things . But the mains were dreadful despite being pre ordered for the group. Pasta ie carbonara had to be sent back , and had clearly been sat for some time under the heat. Chicken was served with nothing at all not even vegetables. The pizza which was meant to have 4 cheeses actually was covered in goats cheese. All the mains were not served despite having to request them again and again. From start to end of serving the mains was about an… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Loved it!”

Written on: 14/08/2013

We decided to try La Bella and we loved it! It wasn't as expensive as we expected and the food and service was excellent. We have just been again and like before the food was gorgeous and great service!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Terrible service”

Written on: 05/09/2012

When we arrived there were plenty of free tables but we were sat next to the toilets in the corner. When we asked to move to a different table, it seemed a lot of effort for the waiter even though there was many free tables. He then walked away and didn't take out order. After waiting a long time for someone to take our order, i think it was the manager that finally came over, who was fairly pleasent. The food arrived fairly quickly but was not anything special. We had finished our food and… Read Full Review

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Garycaroline's Comment

Written on: 20/09/2012

Bears absolutely NO resemblance to the restaurant we know!! We've been going there ever since it opened, and have always found the staff, the service, and the food, excellent.
Not once have we had reason to complain about anything.....nor have we been privy to anyone elses complaints.
Maybe it all comes down to attitude in the end!!

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★★☆☆☆

“Not Impressed”

Written on: 12/03/2012 by Carolyndavid (1 review written)

We went to La Bella on Saturday night (fairly early) We hadn't booked but, were pleased to get a table. However we were shown to the table by I believe the Restaurant Manager (he had a different coloured shirt on to anyone else) The menus were placed on the table and he walked away!!!!!Did not ask if we would like a drink while we were looking at the menu, which I find astonishing. Anyway we orderd a starter I ordered Pate and requested some extra toasted bread....I didn't get it just... 2… Read Full Review

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Garycaroline's Response to Carolyndavid's Review

Written on: 20/09/2012

When i went i asked for some extra steak and never got that either!!! Shocking !!!!

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Carolyndavid's Response to Carolyndavid's Review

Written on: 20/09/2012

Ah Never mind better luck next time. Still won't be back along with many other people I know

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★★★★★

“Nicci & Malc”

Written on: 16/02/2012 by NicciandMalc (1 review written)

Myself and my Partner have dined at La Bella for the past 2 and half years. The food has ALWAYS been excellent!! The service and staff have all been so friendly and helpful. We would/have recommended La Bella to everyone we know, and peaple who have been on our recommendation have been and enjoyed and have been again!! Must be good then?? TRY IT, YOU WILL LOVE IT !!! The atmosphere is lovely and friendly. Child friendly also. I have often seen children in there, of all ages. I take my… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“PLEASE DO NOT GO AND READ BELOW”

Written on: 04/02/2012 by siddersash (1 review written)

We went to La Bella last night (Fri 3 Feb 2012) for a friend’s birthday. A party of 8. We were absolutely shocked and astounded with the service. We found two black hairs in two of our starters. We very kindly asked for the food to be taken back only to be confronted by the chef who marched out from the kitchen and very aggressively and loudly asked us "before I start making your mains are you going to complain about black hairs being in them??" He was so rude to us. It seemed that… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“running out of ideas to entertain our very grown up...”

Written on: 27/11/2010

running out of ideas to entertain our very grown up 10yr old & her 4 friends; we came up with th idea to take her to her favourite italian restaurant LA BELLA! Allowing the girls to sit at there own table with myself & husband sat at an listening distance away! The girls were welcomed & treated like little ladies by all staff. Food excellent as usual & my daughter loved the attention of special profitteroles arriving at the table with candle & singing waiters! Great nite thankyou to all. Happy… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We had mixed feelings of what this restaurant would be...”

Written on: 02/10/2010 by lizdonlan (1 review written)

We had mixed feelings of what this restaurant would be like and were very pleasantly surprised. With Italian restaurants we immediately look on the menu to see if they do carpaccio as a starter and/or veal as a main course - they did both. We went with a party of 13 (including one baby of 20 months) and the service was excellent - particularly with the baby. Although there were 3 items not available - all of which my husband wanted! - it was made light-hearted and the waiter shook hands with my… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Absolutely 10 out of 10. Service was attentive but...”

Written on: 27/08/2010

Absolutely 10 out of 10. Service was attentive but not too 'in your face'. Never had to wait too long for our meals/drinks orders/the bill.

Vegetables cooked to perfection, lamb melts in your mouth, wonderful to find a local restaurant that serves veal also! Can not wait to sample the rest of the menu, would recommend this restaurant to any couples or small groups wanting a nice intimate meal.

Must end the night with the home made Tirimasu...

Will be visiting again soon!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We went here for a birthday treat, is was great. staff...”

Written on: 05/07/2010

We went here for a birthday treat, is was great. staff very attentive but not too intrusive. Food excellent - quantity more than enough and good flavours. All round excellent experience - nice birthday cake as treat for birthday girl. Would recommend La Bella as a lovely night out if you are looking for something a little bit different. Remember to talk to the staff about their own life experienes!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I was a little unsure about visiting LaBella for the...”

Written on: 22/04/2010

I was a little unsure about visiting LaBella for the first time but after hearing lots of good things from friends, we eventually gave it a go. The first time was fabulous, back in January 2010, superb food (the chef is actually ex Tiggi's), excellent service from "Paulo", great choice and good value wines. We have since visited LaBella probably 8 times, and every time was as wonderful as the first..... Will be going again soon and would recommend LaBella to all… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Oh my dear god, La Bella is awful, please please do...”

Written on: 26/09/2009

Oh my dear god, La Bella is awful, please please do not eat here, this used to be ho ho's a high class chinese resturante, so when this turned into an italian we thought why not for our anniversary, but how shocked we was, poor poor food, found a thick black hair in my starter when i asked for another i was rudely told no.....poor service and no value for money, £100 for 3 starters, 2 main courses and 5 drinks. i would'nt return if given a free meal!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 04/02/2012

We went to La Bella last night (Fri 3 Feb 2012) for a friend’s birthday. A party of 8. We were absolutely shocked and astounded with the service. We found two black hairs in two of our starters. We very kindly asked for the food to be taken back only to be confronted by the chef who marched out from the kitchen and very aggressively and loudly asked us "before I start making your mains are you going to complain about black hairs being in them??" He was so rude to us. It seemed that black hairs in food was perfectly normal to him. None of our friends had black, short curly hair so how he could think we even put the hairs there is beyond me. Other customers in the restaurant could not believe how rude he was being. The table next to us tried to intervene to say he was being very rude to us, only for them to be told “if you’re not happy then leave. I’ve served 60 customers tonight and had no complaints” We asked him to send the manager and he informed us he was the manager.
We were absolutely disgusted with his attitude. No attempt was made to calm the situation. After he had finished ranting we simply got up and left the restaurant after telling him what a rude, unprofessional, obnoxious man he had been. Our party were woman, had there been men would us, I very much doubt he would have spoken to us the way he did.
I would never return here. I would do my utmost to make sure nobody else ever goes here. We left to go to the restaurant next door and one of the waiters there informed us that it was quite often people had complained about hairs in their food and that it had been a running joke that maybe the chef/owner takes a shave in the kitchen sink. Please do not EVER go to this restaurant. It was absolutely appalling. This place needs shutting down. As I was leaving I noticed a hygiene of 5. What a joke.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Never have i been to a worse italian than La Bella in...”

Written on: 24/07/2009

Never have i been to a worse italian than La Bella in my whole life,i cant recommend this place to anyone,poor food,poor staff and the most expensive microwave dinner ive ever had,we booked a table for two and didnt even get asked for our name when we arrived after 10 mins of waiting we were shown to table,oh then we sat there another 10 mins before we were asked what drink we wanted,when it finally arrived the waitress dropped mine and had to wait another 10 mins for another,i could go on and… Read Full Review

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