Service means everything. A restaurant that values its customers is a treasure indeed, and Bella Italia, in Limerick’s Thomas Street, is such a place.
It’s been six months since I last visited Bella Italia with my beloved daughter, and that’s just because life happens. We didn’t get a chance to go there.
Now, when you go for lunch, you haven’t time to be making weighty decisions, and anyway both of us are creatures of habit, a little bit.
I often choose a pasta with meat sauce and the Child often selects their Cajun chicken, but with a little variation. Extra salad, more cherry tomatoes, an extra bowl of dip.
I was surprised, and impressed, to see that in the last six months they’ve revamped the place completely, expanding the gound floor into a spacious comfortable eating area, and converting the upper floor to a kitchen. Logical and comfortable. Tastefully decorated.
We sat down and looked at the menu.
What are you having?
Oh, I’ll try the spaghetti. You?
I’d love the Cajun chicken.
Hello, said the nice lady attending our table. What’s it to be?
Cajun chicken, said the Child, with extra —
Dip? said the nice lady.
And extra salad, with some cherry tomatoes?
Now that’s what I call attention to your customers.
Apart from a wide-ranging menu, they’ll sell you a pre-cooked Italian -style meal from their front counter, and they’ll cater for your party.
Not only that, but they’ll remember your face.
Go there. Patronise this fine establishment.
We need such business people in the country.