Hotel Fiesole - Bella Rossa / Mistral

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276 reviews
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The Hotel Fiesole is centrally located in the heart of Skippack Village, Pennsylvania, a quaint shopping district filled with unique stores & restaurants. The Bella Rosa meaning "Beautiful Red" is one of two on site dining areas within the hotel which offers 16 uniquely different, well appointed rooms furnished with a European flair. This casual Ferrari theme restaurant & bar with outdoor seating has a warm Italian atmosphere & offers Italian Cuisine prepared by the hotel's award winning Executive Chef Peter Sedares. Also ,located on the lower level of the Hotel is the Ratskellar, which features live entertainment on weekends.
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KC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner! Service was top notch. For an appetizer, I shared the hummus which was a huge portion for two people. So much, I bought home the leftovers. Fettuccine alfredo with mushrooms & asparagus was really delicious! I would get it again I enjoyed it so much. My friend had the scallops which were seared ~ very good! Romantic atmosphere in s beautiful building. Noise was loud but tolerable. Overall, 5 stars.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot for lunch. Great food and service...perfect way to start the week!

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FC
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was good’ service was fair and the noise was very loud. It was hard to hear each other

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MT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and every minute was enjoyable. From my first encounter with the hostess who accommodated my request to hold our reservation on a Saturday night by a half hour and her holding the gift I brought so we could go have a drink it was a great start. The hostess was amazing . Our waitress was likewise amazing delaying our meals after our appetizer so we could talk. The food was outstanding and in my opinion very reasonable.
Can’t wait to come back and hopefully it will be with the same date.

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c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was exceptional ,as usual, however the server was scattered,overwhelmed and apologized at least 4 times for the slowness. Overall, we were there for 3.5 hours, start to finish.At one point the runner brought us someone else's food. Actually,the server talked me out of ordering a drink special with her description.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food & drinks were way overpriced, service was slow. The menu was really limited. While my meal was delicious, my husband’s steak was hard & tough. The atmosphere was nice.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner!

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PF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the special vegetable lasagna so good . The waitress was very informative about specials

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We came for lunch. Food wasn't great and portions were small. Gyro meat was dry and the crab cakes were overly salty. Staff was slow and one guy had no clue what sweet and low is. Desserts were terrible and overpriced ($13 for a flaky pastry with some fruit in between).

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food.

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l
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends from out of town, they were very impressed. Service was prompt, friendly and professional. Beautiful building. Everything was perfect.

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DJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was nice. Top of my wife's lost. Been comimg since they opened.

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant with great service and excellent food! The atmosphere was perfect for a romantic dinner for CV two.

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M
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is special. The menu, the drinks, and service all are first class!
We will return soon!

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P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Excellent service! Family get together for the holidays. Never had a bad experience here.

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R
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricey but for a special occasion very good. Dessert selection was amazingly different.

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k
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My last meal at Belle Rossa was not very good (tough corned beef and undercooked cabbage on St Patty’s Day) but that’s a rarity as we dine there a number of times throughout the year. This time it was yummy food as usual. We were surprised that a table of 14 was seated in the space as the seating area is small. Thus it was a noisy night and not what we would prefer. Again, not typical and it won’t prevent us from returning

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The waitstaff wass pleasant and did not rush us. The food was okay but not great. The menu choices were limited, particularly for salads.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

First time here. We had to park way way way in the back up a hill and on grass - valet would have been much more ideal on a rainy night. Ambiance was a little lacking - felt more like lunch at a bar than any sort of romantic dinner. Lower lights eventually made it better. Our server was timely and friendly. The Martini glasses are kinda small and were filled up only about 90% but fine. Ordered the oysters app (6 for $20) and was disappointed by their small size. Wife loved her salad and shrimp fettuccine dish . I got the rib-eye and it was decent - although I crave A-1 with my meat and they didn’t have any. Overall it was good but not $150 for two good. I’ll come back- have a beer instead of martini, a salad instead of the oysters and probably be happier when the tab is lighter.

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P
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This was our first time at Bella Rosa so we were a bit taken aback when we arrived for our reservation, and found that we had a table placed very near the bar, which was full when we arrived. The seats on one side of the table were about a foot from the bar. We were a party of five, and saw that there was an empty table near the window, at the back of the bar. We asked if we could move there, but were told "No, that table is reserved, too." This table remained empty for the entire time we were there. The food was good, drinks good, and once the bar cleared out, it was quieter and we were able to talk at the table and hear one another. It's a beautiful building, but I think I would dine in the hotel area, not the bar, in the future.

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DR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service . Celebrated our anniversary and really liked the wait staff.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!!!

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PT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very beautiful place with old world charm. Definitely would go back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Our waiter was terrible!

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DG
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hotel Fiesole is a treasure. I had visited several times and it consistently delivers on all fronts. The menu evolves, but the quality and and flavors demonstrate the commitment of the kitchen. The waitstaff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The wine list is well curated in breadth and depth.

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w
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Met a business partner from WV here and decided to dine outside. Food specials were interesting and we each chose one. Excellent options and some items locally sourced. We would definitely come back again for the same things.

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J
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lunch. Delicious bread and the best chicken piccata ever.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from the the usual and exceptional food and drink quality, Ashley does an amazing job of always making us feel like family.

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D
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very energetic and fun evening. The service was absolutely outstanding. Everyone at the hotel could not have been any nicer. The food was awesome !!! It was a very memorable evening.

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k
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Bella Rosa many times. Always have had great meals. This time it was St. Patty’s day. Two of us had the special corned beef and cabbage, as it is a favorite. The corned beef was excellent. My friend’s potatoes were not cooked and, for both of us, the cabbage was so underdone we could not eat it.

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T
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner on Valentine’s night. Everyone was pleasant, courteous and our waiter was outstanding. The food was excellent and the wine divine. We’ll definitely be back

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Always passively checking, with the occasional tableside check-in. Never once felt like I needed to find someone for anything, nor did I feel like we had 'helicopters' buzzing around the table. Perfect!

Food was very good. Ordered the Beef Carpaccio appetizer, which was one of the best I've had. Perfect balance between the beef and garnishes (much less garnish than most; if you're going to call it 'Beef Carpaccio', shouldn't the beef actually be the principle and primary focus?).

My wife had the butternut squash soup, which she raved about as she almost inhaled it. Mains and seasonings struck just the right tone for her.

For the main course, my wife chose the smoked salmon salad. As she noted, smoked salmon is preferable to roasted salmon by her and many other people. So, she chose the salad, since it was the only smoked salmon option. Missed opportunity there, at least with her.

I chose the NY strip steak.

Both were cooked perfectly.

The reason I give 4 out of 5 for the food are 1) the strip steak had some very-real gristle in it. If you are going to offer this cut only pan-fried, then a better grade or trim should be required. 2) Offer smoked salmon as more than a topping on a salad. 3) Although not mentioned previously, do not offer up focaccia tomato pie as the only bread. The olive oil dish provided was staring at us longingly, but we couldn't find a way to marry the two.

Having said all this, it was a great dinner experience, and we will definitely return. Just hope a few things are tweaked and/or replaced.

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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service were excellent! Atmosphere was lovely but it was way too noisy!

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JO
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great.The waiter was very attentive and the meal was delicious.The room was beautifully decorated for the holiday.

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H
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were all great! Had a great time and would recommend to others!

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Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was totally the nicest dining event in many weeks. It could become a regular for us. Thanks for offering this fine experience!

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BL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday for relative. Waiter was great especially since he had many tables probably due to weather- snowy day- so maybe all staff couldn’t make it but he was excellent.

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i
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We entertained clients from out of state, and they loved it!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch with friends. The food and service good, I would go back.

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D
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food!!

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