We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bella Bellota

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
166 Main Road Paarl, Paarl, South Africa
09:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 44: English reviews
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to eat pizza! Very nice food, good service. I would recommend to avoid this place on weekends because is very busy and the service might be a bit slow. Go during the week and you we'll get the best experience.

Thank Daniel B
Paarl, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I attended a birthday dinner. We had a table of 8 people. It took forever for a waiter to attend to our table, then it took ages for our drinks to be delivered. We had to call for service allthough there were more than enough staff. Food, although very good, also took forever to be served. I won't be easily... More 

Thank Elmare M
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Food was awesome and kids had a great time, but service was awful. We had to call the waitress over every time for everything we wanted. She didn't know her menu and there was no management presence. Got a feeling staff didn't care and there was no enthusiasm or passion. Will only go back for take aways!

Thank Meg H
Paarl, South Africa
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The restaurant changed their interiour, and lost its homely look. The food is still very good and the spare ribs Best in Town. Bit quiet nowadays. In summer you have to book, specially if you want to sit outside. Good food overall.

Thank deon-adel
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We booked for a breakfast on a very busy weekend and this institution could not handle it . Coffee took 30 min to arrive , breakfast was nowhere, we eventually decided to leave as time was running out when the order started trickling in one at a time, asked why ? was told we make it fresh , standard breakfast... More 

Thank pietuys
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

What more can I say? Truly and honestly felt as if I wasted my time. Actually went to another restaurant for dessert. A pity Paarl is a bit strapped for choice.

Thank dominique f
Paarl, South Africa
Level Contributor
198 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I headed my previous review (2014) "Really Good"! Things have changed for the worse. The service, once engaged, friendly and well organized, seems to now be disinterested, amateurish and unfriendly. Quite tragic really. We mentioned all this to the manager who told us that all the staff are new and untrained and that the young people don't want to work... More 

Thank dsor
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We arrived in Paarl on a Monday night and drove around trying to find a place to eat. Bella Bellota interior looked so inviting. We ordered a variety of food: burgers, calamari, pizza and salad ... all the food was delicious and very well priced. Will definitely return.

Thank Tracy A
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We struggled to find any vegetarian dish on the menu, I think all in all there was a greek salad, pizza margarita and a vegetarian pizza, which we took. The food was quite nice though, but fairly high priced.

Thank Anne S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I had a surf and turf recently...calamari was bad and steak ok..ish. There pizzas is good though and sushi always good, but the Tuna was off once and they took it off the bill...that's all.

Thank Sean-D D

Travellers who viewed Bella Bellota also viewed

Paarl, Western Cape
Paarl, Western Cape
Paarl, Western Cape
Paarl, Western Cape

Been to Bella Bellota? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Main Road Paarl, Paarl, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bella Bellota staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?