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Bella Vista Restaurant

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84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
+61 2 6253 2266
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place! My sister and I went here for a special dinner. We were seated promptly and placed our order quickly. It only took about 15 minutes for our mains to come out - gnocchi with creamy pesto sauce and salmon. The food was delicious and a large portion (I couldn't finish the pasta). Our dirty plates were... More 

Thank McGoo8
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

On a hot night, this restaurant was busy, we dropped in without notice and were welcomed and shown to a table. The staff were prompt, took our order, let us know there might be a delay due to a large group nearby, but then brought our meals quite quickly. Great chefs out back there! As with every visit the food... More 

Thank Bernie2614
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, service and staff. Situated next to lake Ginnenderra the view offered is one of the lake and the wild life during daytime . At night the lights of the park opposite and surrounding buildings. Busy area being near the local high school and University

Thank Jeff H
Murrumbateman, Australia
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were a table of 8 all with differing palates Bella Vista accommodated us all with ease. Sister-in-law only wanted an entrée and dessert another sister-in-law required food without garlic and as for me and most of the others at the table we pretty much eat anything that is placed before us. The staff delivered fabulous service and the chef... More 

Thank Marie Q
Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We had a wonderful Italian Style meal, very well presented, good quality meal. They have a chef not a cook. Licensed and BYO wine corkage $10.00. Reasonable parking.

Thank dwayne391
Geelong, Australia
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217 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table for two on the deck on a Saturday night and I would suggest booking as the place was packed. Very popular with the locals and offers a take away service as well. Lovely out on the deck nice glimpses of the lake and passersby, not as crowded or noisy as inside.. but beware... More 

Thank RedTart1
Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Booked for dinner at Bella Vista for my teenager's birthday. He loves BV and what a treat it was as the dishes were true blue Italian, which I confirm since I was in Italy not so long ago. Bellissimo, Bella Vista!!

Thank Shenad18
Dubbo, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner with family and friends and service was excellent considering the restaurant was very busy and it was an exceptionally hot night in Canberra. Staff managed to keep the ice and cold water coming!

Thank JohnDi14
Tuggeranong, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch and had a buffet type meal bought to the table. First course was a garlic pita type bread, which was one tiny slice per person. Next can the entree of 3 types of pasta. This was delicious. The meat course was just that. Meat consisting of chicken (dry) lamb (dry) and the last one I have... More 

Thank minmif
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Three of us went for a business lunch. I had the snapper special and the other two people both ordered pasta dishes. One had the penne bolognese. When it arrived I looked at it and the meet was in dry looking clumps and looked very unappealing. My snapper was quite good. Two of us had the tiramisu for dessert which... More 

Thank Adam W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Emu Bank, Canberra 2617, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6253 2266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?