One would expect to only find Italian cuisine at Bella – not true though. A beautifully paired food and wine menu with easy to choose options, starters, wood fired pizzas and even an Italian dessert option or two. Truly a hidden gem and one that falls very well in the budget and location options when looking at dining out in Bloemfontein.
The starter portion of mussels in white wine, cream, garlic and parsley sauce was served with a beautiful home baked bread – hands-down a winner any time of the day while the nachos (a test for any Italian restaurant) had a flair of true Italian Napolitana sauce, mozzarella, cheddar and salsa. True to their nature, a great home-made cannelloni with a spinach and ricotta filling was served with matured pecorino cheese. The chefs truly have found balance in their pizza toppings with a new found favourite to be tried in their Parma ham, preserved fig, rocket and parmesan pizza. This restaurant is tucked away and away from main stream traffic, but oh so worth the effort.
Great efforts were taken here to ensure that even the uneducated wine novice will be able to pair their food with a wine suitable for the dishes at Bella Casa.
Our waitress, Mavis, was a very professional, friendly and tried her best to go the extra mile (which we graciously used when we put here through her paces with the menu explanations.
Relaxed, private and cosy.
Family meals, corporate lunch or dinner meetings, private parties.
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