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Bella Napoli (Changle)

#83 of 15,876 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Former French Concession
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No. 4, Lane 946 Changle Road, Jingan District | East of intersection with Middle Wulumuqi Rd., Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6248 8985
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is a bit hidden on a path at Changle Road, so heads up for the sign. The restaurant is bigger than expected and (on Friday evening) it was crowded and loud. Despite of that, the pizza was very tasty! Seems also like a foreigner's favorite place. If you want to avoid that, you might look for another restaurant.

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Thank Jonas M
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a great find. The food is amazing and inexpensive and the pizzas are exactly the same as you would find in the best places in Italy. The desserts are to die for. We had a house special cake dessert which was delicious. Unlike another reviewer, we found the service to be excellent. The waiters were attentive and... More 

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Thank John P
Suzhou, China
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner with friends for the first time in this restaurant. Food was absolutely great and price reasonable. I totally recommend it. We tried different appetizers, first dishes, pizza, desserts. Everything was over the expectations. The best in Shanghai.

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Thank Lorenzo B
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Bela Napoli with a friend for drinks, and hoped to enjoy a meal afterwards. We chose an outside table, which proved to be a big mistake. No staff came to check whether we wanted more drinks, or food. After 20 mins of waiting, we stood up to go inside to get service. The manager made excuses that the... More 

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Thank alec8888
Stafford, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I discovered this place during one of my midday rambles taking some air away from meetings, it turned out to be a great find. We booked a table for the evening and I took my Chinese colleagues with me to hopefully show them what Italian food can be like. None of us was disappointed from the beer the decor and... More 

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Thank Neil C
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Been there with 10 friends, food AND Service were on point! Its like diving into italy for certain time. The price is high but the food is totally worth it! I wish i could eat there every day. Keep up the good work!

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Thank Jo N
Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Pretty straightforward Italian, nothing is fancy but everything is in good shape from food to service, i liked the outdoor seating area, no wonder why they are on business in shanghai for so long,

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Thank cindy f
Shanghai, China
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant they can get overlooked. The style is causal which in this town is a real pleasure. The food is always good. Not great and something you right home about but great value for money and I say with all honestly. My only complaint albeit a minor one is their takeaway food which I personally picked... More 

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Thank Leavingonajetplane15
Germany
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This is the best Italian restaurant in Shanghai. No doubts on that. For a moment it gives you the feeling you are definitely in Italy. The food taste like in Italy. They serve very good wine along with the food. Must have is definitely the risotto and the tuna steak.

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Thank Tüncer D
Shanghai, China
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

The venue had a constant stream of diners flowing through the doors but we were given drinks, food order taken then ignored. No bread basket, no follow up on drinks and we had to ask two different servers for our food. When it did arrive, I was given the wrong dish and then the pasta was not al dente! Rather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 4, Lane 946 Changle Road, Jingan District | East of intersection with Middle Wulumuqi Rd., Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6248 8985

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Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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