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Bella Italia Cambridge Watermill - CLOSED

The Watermill | Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY, England
+44 1223 367507
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible15%
8 Apr 2016
“Extremely slow service”
28 Mar 2016
“Bella Italia average”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
The Watermill | Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY, England
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 8 April 2016

I've been here a couple of times as it's close to where I work - but I've been disappointed on both occasions. The same waitress was on both times, she wasn't particularly friendly and was really slow to seat us. She was then really slow...More

Thank Annick-Garrington
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Food ok, nothing exceptional and service slow. My granny used to say you should judge a place by the toilets - and while not entirely true they are completely shocking - dirty, locks broken etc. Overall lots of potential which it's not tapping into with...More

Thank Patrick5208
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Arrived to not even be greeted or a simple 'hello' from the waitress who walked past me and my friend 3 times before saying anything let alone seating us! Finally got seated after a good 10 minutes still no menus brought to us or drink...More

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Visited mid week for evening dinner, this Cambridge Bella has a good position by the river and is in an old watermill so is better than the average false interior of the Bella chain. The food was good and a good selection, what let it...More

2  Thank CRF2014
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I came here with my boyfriend on Valentines day for a romantic dinner, and we were not disappointed! Due to buses being rubbish on a Sunday, we were about 45 minutes early for our booking but despite the restaurant being busy, we were taken straight...More

Thank Meganking121
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Recently booked this restaurant for a family celebration. Staff were more than happy to put up banners prior to our arrival. Restaurant was exceptionally busy but staff coped well, taking our orders promptly. Food arrived quickly. Order for 10 all correct. Asked for extra chips...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Visited to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday and had the worst experience of my life. Service was extremely slow, we had to ask for our starters and then ask again for our mains. When the mains arrived it was cold, tough and we couldn't eat...More

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Thank Delndi
Reviewed 14 February 2016

My husband and I had lunch here today and we have never had a worse meal. We usually use the Bella Italia at the other side of town and will continue to do so but this part of the chain is awful. My husband could...More

Thank OJS1
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a pleasant location with a watermill wheel enclosed inside and some tables have hollow interiors where you can see the water below. Unfortunately let down by very average food. The kids menu seemed fine, but the adult shared starters I felt were very...More

Thank Chalmers30
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Very well situated with a lovely view on the water. Service pleasant and efficient. Pizzas were good.

Thank xtolstoyx
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Watermill | Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 367507
Description
One of three Bella Italias in the Cambridge area, this Cambridge Watermill restaurant is always busy with families, groups of friends and couples, all out for some tasty Italian cuisine in relaxing surroundings. The appeal of Bella Italia has to be its well priced menu, featuring a wide choice of classic Italian dishes as well as some new ones thrown in for good measure. Pizza, pasta, grills and salads as well as some delectable desserts fill up the menu, including dishes such as the chicken and pancetta salad with a creamy dolcelatta dressing; spaghetti carbonara with bacon, egg and pecorino cheese or the succulent Italian burger with smoked mozzarella. Wash all this down with a bottle of Peroni beer or a glass of chilled Pinto Grigio and you have the ingredients for a great meal out.
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