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La Bettola

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107-108 Xiaoxue Road | Bank Center, Xiamen, China
+86 592 223 5093
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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Arrived promptly mid week with a reservation for 5 persons. Ordered appetizers and main courses including pasta, wine and steaks. Lead waiteress seemed negative attitude throughout dinner. Perhaps a bad day ??? No reason to pass negative feeling on to our group of happy visitors. Food was just so-so....nothing special and far- far away from being a leading trip advisor... More 

2 Thank ZhongouTong53
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Good points: - An Italian artist (guitar and singing) with relaxing music - Good looking restaurant - Good herbs used for the potato's. Although I didn't tasted it because of the big amount of salt :( Bad points: - From ordering to serving took more than 30 minutes! - The beef was burned. - No taste on the beef, needed... More 

1 Thank tijdreiziger
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

a fantastic experience. the food, the wine and excellent service. much appreciated the open kitchen. highly recommended

Thank Franco R
1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2013

I have been traveling to Xiamen and china in general for more than 12 years. Restaurants, especially non-Chinese, come and go. Too often the owners care only about the name and type of food, as opposed to the quality, service and atmosphere. La Bettola is many steps ahead of all others. So what drew me to this restaurant? #1 was... More 

Thank sfleischli
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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289 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

That food was athuntic italian and not one of those want to be italians. The bread is freshly baked for u and the pastas were light and delicouse. Keep some room for desert cause this is the only place that u can get an authintic trimisu in xiamen.

Thank aziz_hamdan
Hong Kong, China
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97 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

We ordered 2 pizzas. Nothing special; rather tasteless. There are hundreds of Italian restaurants in China better then this one. The staff is friendly ... But again not worth the money and the appetite we were having on arrival. Try the wild berry mojito!

2 Thank Ronyra
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurants out of Italy. The open kitchen, the Italian chefs and the family atmosphere make you wish visiting La Bettola over and over. Get a selection of the famous pasta dishes, fish, or a meat course on the grill without spending a fortune. The wine list is wide and fairly priced. Pizza is excellent. The... More 

Thank Five minutes A
Shanghai, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2013

The food here is really great.But maybe the picture on the site is not really correct.when I took a taxi to your restaurant, I showed the picture on the site to the driver,he took me to the wrong place.Would you please change a correct picture that I enclose?

1 Thank Ni N
Xiamen, China
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2013

I am forever grateful to my friends Becky & Bob for bringing me here as this is the best Italian restaurant in Xiamen and one of the few free standing western restaurants. The food is cooked by a real life Italian Mama and son Stefano. Scarlet does an amazing job on serivce and always has a great 'off list' wine... More 

Thank aquaamarine
Xiamen, China
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2013

For me and my friends La Bettola the best and only real Italian Restaurant in Xiamen. With their open kitchen you can watch chef Stefano preparing your food. Even though it is quite expensive it is def. worth the money you spend. I can highly recommend their Pizza and Pasta - delicious!!

Thank Grinch007

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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, European, Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107-108 Xiaoxue Road | Bank Center, Xiamen, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Fujian  >  Xiamen
  • Phone Number: +86 592 223 5093
Open from 12 to 2 pm6pm to 10 pmTUESDAY CLOSED

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?