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“Italy is very far away...”

La Bella Nepali Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 42 Restaurants in Bhaktapur
Cuisines: Italian, Nepalese, International
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: "La Bella Nepali" Restaurant (Nepalplanet, Planet Bhaktapur Hotel) is located into The Planet Bhaktapur Hotel. Restaurant, Garden, Roof top. Good food and smiles.
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We have ordered a pizza and a lasagna. The food was eatable but not enjoyable. I would never recommend this place for Italian food. We went there after reading these good reviews but not sure who wrote them ...?! The google map location is wrong and hotel is located 15 min further on the road! At the back of the menu there is a small line saying 23% tax not included! This is really cheeky... food was not good and way too expensive !

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Nepalplanet, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Bella Nepali Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi and Namaste !
Thanks for the review. I've seen that you rated in total 3 restaurants, all “Very bad”. All 3 your reviews about restaurants with great reputations (according with all other reviews). One of this 2 other reviews with complain about taxes.
What I'm annoying is not the opinion on lasagne, its personal ... I'm Italian, Planet's lasagne are "Famous" and if you wish can read about that on “La Bella Nepali Restaurant” page and in the 400 reviews of the Planet Bhaktapur Hotel, because The Bella Nepali is the restaurant inside the Planet Bhaktapur, the same management. It annoys the doubt about the reviews. I invite You to contact with private msg the 400 reviewers of Planet Bhaktapur and those seventy who have spoken well of the restaurant on this page. Tell them you doubt it. I feel offended for these your doubt.
For the rest, I was not at Planet and this is the mail sent to me by the Director, about your review:
“Ciao Francesco,
they came here yesterday and they took pizza and lasagne, 2 lemon soda as well.
We offered them papad free and free transport to Bhaktapur as well,
They paid here 1075 rupees.
I asked them how was food they told in lasagne was to much cheese.
We have already change menu from yesterday, new menu has written down of every page about 10% and 13% even though it was already written in front and back of the menu but not in the internal pages.”

You paid in total 375 npr for lasagne, 350 npr for pizza, 140 npr for two lemon soda. You have the receipt. The Director sent me the copy.
Total 865 npr (7.6 euro or 8.45 usd) + 10% service + 13% VAT = Total BILL, including service and VAT: 1076 npr (9.5 euro or 10.50 usd).
If You like next time pass here and we gave back 2 euro but..... We already gave back because we offer to You free transportation to return and papad too....
If your soul suggested to You to give us 1 point and doubt about other reviews, it's a choice of your soul. And we can't do nothing.
About google map: Probably somebody to damage us changed location putting the location 400 meter before than exact location (6 minutes, not 15...)...
We immediately made correction and location now is correct. Thankyou for your kind advice.
Need also tell that, in the basis of the road, there is a big plate card where is written the distance from that place to Planet.... But no problem, now is correct googlemap too. And i already told Amrit and Anil cook (12 years with us) to put less cheese in Lasagne, even if i'm eating Planet's lasagne from 12 years before with personal italian satisfaction.
Thank's a lot... Life is beautiful... Namaste !

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We met the Nepalise brothers who worked there. They are very friendly and hospitable and one of them showed us to the rooftop view. The hotel is a beautiful place, well-decorated, but it took us quite a while to find it. We had dinner there. The food is quite affordable considering it's a very nice place to eat. The steak was a little bit old and salty, but the milk tea and pizza were quite good. Generally a very decent place to eat and stay! We liked it!

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

When we came to the place it was all dark because of the powercuts. But we was met by the very friendly staff who fast lid the candlelight and made it very cosy. We both chose spaghetti and were very positively surprised. The pasta was very good and cooked al dente and with a delicious tomatosauce. In theese times in Nepal with powercuts, fuel and gas shortage and still rebuilding after the terrible earthquake you have to expect that not everything work completely. But this place really does the job! Plus we got a free ride home on a motorbike. Thank you so much.

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Thank Anders A
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Nepalplanet, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Bella Nepali Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2016

Thank you so much for coming to dinner at "NepalPlanet" La Bella Nepali Restaurant. Amrit, Anil and all the staff are happy to have you satisfied.I take this opportunity to recommend to all, in this difficult period in Nepal, to book in advance if possible. Food mainly Nepalese, Italian on request. Namaste!

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Reviewed 23 May 2015

The hotel provided us with local cuisine and hearty breakfasts every day. They also made us a fantastic lasagna on our last night in Bhaktapur. The food was always fantastic and we all fell in love with the green chili sauce!

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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

A group of 27 of us went for dinner here. Everyone enjoyed their food and the portion size was amazing. Food was good and tasty and the staff were friendly.

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