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Bell Italia

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1 Block off Malecon | 1 Block off Malecon between Abdon Calderon and Maria Immaculada Concepcion, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
+593 99 617 5183
18:00 - 21:00
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Sarnia, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in Puerto Lopez for (2) months and had the pleasure of dining at the Bella Italia on three occasions. I tried to dine there last evening, however being that it was Good Friday; he was fully booked. The food is excellent. I've had the lasagna, the cannelloni, and the special with was Salmon and musihrooms in a... More 

Thank debrrah2014
United States
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It was nice to have a reasonably priced Italian meal in this country, as I have tired of Ecuadorian fare. I would have liked parmesan cheese to put on my pasta.

Thank GourmetHiker
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104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 months in Puerto Lopez and our special treat was dinner at Bella Italia. The homemade pasta is sublime and his Gnochetti with tomato sauce would hold its own anywhere. Highly recommended!

Thank Catherine S
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow. Me and my boyfriend enjoyed candle lit dinner here for my birthday dinner. It's spectacular, service and flavor! We had the butter garlic dorado, Bolognese and a half liter of wine for $30. Pricey but money well well spent on such authenticity. I can not believe this quaint and gourmet spot is in Ecuador!!! đŸ·đŸ

Thank Amber M
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145 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely decent for Ecuador but doesn't deserve the reviews it gets. The owner while a nice guy always has a cigarette burning at his table. You could find better options" in Puerto Lopez.

Salinas, Ecuador
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were referred here by a close friend of ours and boy are we glad we listened to her. It's a few blocks back from the malecon, but if you follow the signs, you will find a very charming, wonderful place with food that, in our opinion, is the best Italian food we have ever had ANYWHERE (we have NOT... More 

Thank lynn258
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the location--on a dirt street, one block off the Malecon--as you will emerge into a charming garden setting with just seven candle-lit tables. Expect a small menu of lovingly prepared pastas presented by the elderly Bolognese proprietors, along with a few other entrees. Chilean house wines are reasonably priced. Homemade tiramisu is excellent. I've been... More 

Thank Michael B
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Wonderfully romantic restaurant with personal service and delicious homemade food. This is one of the nicest restaurants in Puerto Lopez, yet is very reasonably priced. We ended up there on New Years eve and it was a very memorable dinner.

Thank Laura_Travels196
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This restaurant was a treasure to find! My boyfriend and I are vegetarian and puerto lopez was proving difficult to find good quality vegetarian food. This meal was the best food we ate whilst there! Although its not very authentic to south america it was incredible. If you want a special meal with a beautiful, relaxed and warm atmosphere this... More 

Thank Elizabeth J
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The very best Italian food & the house wine isn't too shabby either. My husband ordered the lasagne, many layers, spinach noodles & bechemel sauce.....it was excellent. I ordered the special, it was homemade pasta, almost like angel hair, white wine & cream with salmon & mushrooms...to die for. We shared to experience both. You will not be disappointed. We... More 

Thank Tara H G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Block off Malecon | 1 Block off Malecon between Abdon Calderon and Maria Immaculada Concepcion, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Puerto Lopez
  • Phone Number: +593 99 617 5183

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?