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dined on Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Second visit. As good as before. Great location. Service excellent and food very tasty and well presented. Suggestions. Garlic Bread is too dry. Also, why don't you have sun umbrellas outside? Trees give some shade but not enough.

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

Amazing views with good food

dined on Fri, 2 Aug 2019

On line booking 3 days prior got lost, no reservation registered, food very good but took over an hour from order to table

dined on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

Poor service with one waiter for 8 tables. He was overworked and the slow service from the bar and the kitchen made a bad situation worse. We had burgers, which took 50 minutes to come out of the kitchen and were cold... to such an extent that they weren’t cooked and in a couple of examples were slightly frozen inside. Whenever someone toasts a burger bun means they were stale. The risotto was completely swamped in garlic and almost inedible. Very sad as this was a birthday celebration and selected based on this sites feedback.

dined on Sun, 21 Jul 2019

I could smell the aged seafood coming from my pasta marina as the waiter placed it in front of me - a $10 fast food takeaway would have tasted better however I paid 3 times the price. There was too much marina sauce, possibly to try to disguise the seafood which if served the next day may have resulted in illness. No spoon came with my dish, and it was hard to get the waiters attention who was lovely, but too busy. Luckily the coffee and dessert from a limited menu selection were good, though I shared my friend's favourite dessert because I didn't see anything I personally preferred on the menu. But the waiter didn't tell us about the additional large selection of desserts on display at the counter which we saw when we took the bill to pay at the counter.

dined on Sat, 6 Jul 2019

The view is priceless but unfortunately the food was disappointing and expensive. We don't mind paying for good food but when the quality isn't quite there, it is unfortunate. However the staff was friendly but service slow, probably because it was very busy at the cafe.

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

The ambient noise level with other boistress patrons is a problem. The use of some soft furnishings to deaden the sound level would be good.

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

Great location, good food, but been here two weekends in a row and service has been quite bad. Otherwise, its excellent!
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About Bella Vista Cafe

Located on the cliffs of stunning Manly, Bella Vista Cafe is the perfect spot for long lunch with the girls. Serving authentic Italian food including tagliatelle al ragu and spaghetti alla marinara. Go and experience this buzzing restaurant for yourself! Best dish: spaghetti alla marinara

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