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La Bisalta

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6 Vicarage Street, Frome BA11 1PX, England
+44 1373 464238
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Bath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't believe that despite living in the Frome area for many years that this was our first visit to La Bisalta - it certainly will not be our last. The food was excellent & reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and attentive. All you would expect from a family run restaurant in Italy and yet here it is on... More 

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Thank PWutt
Frome, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget about the somewhat dated decor but that is all part of the charm and overall experience of eating in this wonderful gem of a restaurant. From your first step inside the door to the final step outside, you are their guest, and made to feel very welcome. The food is absolutely delicious, fresh and authentic with a depth and... More 

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Thank Thwackkered
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We try to eat at La Bisalta each time we visit (we live in Jerusalem) our family in Frome. We love the very Italian presentation, great food, very personal attention from the owners, and the romantic setting. Highly recommended.

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Thank Rick R
Warminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

we try to eat here often ,had a lovely night on New Years Eve with our two friends.Susan always books your table at a time when she will be able to greet you and go through the specials on the menu in detail.If you are nostalgic for the way restaurants' used to be ,when your coat is taken and hung... More 

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Thank sally-ann s
Frome, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lack lustre attitude. Inspiring menu, but no atmosphere. Decor is very outdated and tired looking. A shame as I think with just a little effort it could be a very nice place to dine.

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Thank TravelTooSum
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Disregard any low reviews of this place, it is an absolute gem and I can't recommend it highly enough! Me and my partner had dinner here last week and it was great. Food carefully prepared and friendly waiting staff.

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Thank Jacko2345
Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is the second time i have eaten here and had the most delicious food , the restaurant is great a touch faulty towers with a lovely feeling of home , the service was very relaxed so that made a great night of yummy food and great company last , can't wait to go back and enjoy again Thankyou La... More 

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Thank feathert2015
Claygate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were all looking forward to visiting what sounded like a lovely little italian restaurant, but sadly we were disappointed. Our pre drinks in 'front room' were excellent with very friendly welcome. But it would have been nice to have olives/crisps to accompany our drinks. Decor is tired and very 80s with dried flower arrangements, old light shades, colourful carpets,... More 

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7 Thank Joanna J
Luigi V, Owner at La Bisalta, responded to this review

It is always disappointing to learn people were disappointed with their evening with us, but much more so when their reasons for being disappointed are so ill appointed. Firstly, we are left uncertain as to why you wrote 'front room' in quotation marks, the bar is literally the front room, with no other levels requiring such punctuation. We appreciate the... More 

Corby, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We visited La Bisalta back in June and had some very nice food. We both ordered the Spaghetti Carbonara and shared some Garlic Bread on the side. Unlike you find in most restaurants purporting to be Italian, the Carbonara here is genuine (not drowning in cream) and was 100% to my taste. The ham used in the dish was also... More 

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Thank bluemac-uk
Frome, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had a wonderful meal at La Bisalta celebrating my 70th birthday with friends. We were lucky that is was warm enough to sit out on the terrace whilst we chose from the menu and specials. As the evening cooled we moved to the very welcoming bar and were called to our table when our starters were ready. 6 freshly... More 

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1 Thank _m_binney
Luigi V, Owner at La Bisalta, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely, thoughtful review Margaret. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your birthday meal with your friends at our restaurant and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Vicarage Street, Frome BA11 1PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Frome
  • Phone Number: +44 1373 464238
Description
Opened in 1993, the Italian restaurant, La Bisalta, named after the mountain range that dwarfs the hometown of the owner and chef Luigi Violino, is situated in the heart of Frome. Surrounded by mature trees, the setting of La Bisalta feels almost rural. Easily identifiable by its covered canvas entrance and ivy clad upper storey, this genuine Italian restaurant offers a wide range of classic dishes. All dishes are cooked to order with fresh local ingredients by chef Luigi, who together with his wife Susan, has justifiably earned a far reaching reputation for excellent food and friendly service.

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