Moonwitchy on Trip Advisor
11 years ago
07/13/2009, 12:39 PM
I hadn't been downtown in a while but, had but Bella Brava on the top of my list of things to do the next time I made the trip. I'd checked them out online. Nice menu that featured gourmet pizza...that peaked my interest. (We love Cristiono's in Clw but something closer to home sounded great). It also appeared to have great ambiance. I was all prepared to have a nice relaxing casual dinner out with my hubby.
The decor was very contemporary...nice, but the acoustics were not so great. Pretty noisy. Sevice, right from the get-go was the worst EVER!!! Our server took our drink orders and came back without the cocktails...3 times...once to give us the specials and once to see if we wanted an appetizer, which we declined, and then again, to take our dinner order. (???) . During his third visit, we reminded him of our cocktails so, he then brought us a basket of bread and then, ta-da...our cocktails.
We ended up ordering the pizza, but the quality was nothing more than any Delivery pizza. For dessert I asked for a cup of Expresso and a dish of Tiramisu. The Expresso finally arrived, but it was disappointing and it lacked the Lemon Zest that in most places, normally accompanies Expresso. But, at least I'd been served the Expresso. My Tiramisu never arrived and my server was nowhere to be found. After waiting about 10 minutes, I finally caught sight of him and got up from the table to go ask him about the dessert. He said he'd bring it immediately and then he went to a table of 8 and began taking their orders. (???) OMG! I sat there in absolute bewilderment! It was almost comical at this point! Eventually, someone else brought the not-so-great Tiramisu.
So, it was NOT relaxing! It was not great food by any means! But...it WAS an adventure! Just not one I'd like to have again, that is! I watched the expressions on other people's faces as they'd sample the meals put in front of them and most gave nods of approval but, I also observed a lot of frustration in their faces as well, with regard to service. So, maybe other menu items deserve a chance and would warrant a higher rating. But service is poor beyond words and because of that fact, I just can't bring myself to go back there to give those other menu items a try!