I stumbled into Ciao Bella, after meeting a date for a drink in the pub next door - I may not have gone there otherwise. It being a first date, I wasnt going to quibble over prices, but found them to very reasonable.
The service was so good that it didnt occur to me to think about the service - and I do normally, a lot. It wasnt over the top, it was just good and friendly and not obtrusive. The food was light, fresh, and well cooked - I cannot fault it. Bruschetta to start, with fresh tomatoes, dressing, lovely bread. I had Clams with spaghetti, and a light tomatoe and chilli dressing, which was really good, and my date had some kind of risotto, which she enjoyed too. We both had desserts, I had wine, coffees. It was very reasonable, so I had no compunction in springing for dinner - an ideal place for a date, first one or otherwise. With a great atmosphere and ambience, Im sure to score brownie points there in future. There were obviously a lot of people who agree, the place was packed.