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Bella Italia Leicester Meridian

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Meridian Leisure Park | Meridian Way, Braunstone, Leicester LE19 1JZ , England
0116 289 1738
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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice meal

Read the terrible reviews on TA but still decided to give it a try as we had a voucher to use up. It's true the service is slow. More than 2 hours between pre starter beer and coffee which for a quiet Monday evening isn't great but we weren't in a rush. We chose from the Evening Menu which was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Chris B
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leicestershire
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went on Sunday at 3 pm with wife and 2 boys, seated and then it was 10 mins to take drink order, after getting drinks after 20 mins we ordered our food, my wife had no starter I had soup and my boys had garlic breads, it was 42 mins to come, yes 42 minutes, we had a half hearted... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised when we visited here a few months ago and it was good for the kids so we decided to try again today on the way home from a weekend away (conveniently near M1 junction 21). Wish we hadn't, service was very slow with us having to chase everything - it still took nearly 2 hrs for... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Leicester Meridian, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. I'm really sorry to hear about your recent disappointment with your meal with us. I understand that your visit fell far short of the Bella Italia standards. I do not believe that it truly reflects our service standards and we do take feedback such as this very seriously. If you email... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went with my son for a breakfast this morning, something I do with various family on a regular basis. As usual the staff were welcoming and the food excellent. Service is always good and we're asked if everything is ok. We also go for lunch and evening meals weekdays & weekends and the friendliness and helpfulness of staff is always... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Leicester Meridian, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We really do appreciate it :) We hope that we can continue to impress you in the future! We hope to see you soon at Bella Italia! Emily@Bella. More 

Loughborough
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I realise this is only a basic chain restaurant, but even so the food really didn't live up to the task. I'd visited this exact branch some months before and on that occassion the food was actually pretty decent, but this time it really missed the mark. The bruschetta was absolutely tasteless... nothing but two pieces of dry toast buried... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Leicester Meridian, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. They're all really important to us - the good as well as the bad! I'm really sorry to hear about your recent disappointment with your meal with us. This is certainly not up the standard we like to keep here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If... More 

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very baby friendly and although out of baby food they went out of their way to make dude our 1 year old granddaughter was fed. Service was spot on and our waitress was excellent. Really enjoyed the meal and would definitely visit again.

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Leicester Meridian, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really do appreciate the time taken to write this :) We're so happy that you have enjoyed your recent visit and meal with us! Hopefully we can continue to impress you in the future. See you soon! Thanks, Emily@Bella. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our family of 4 visited this place today and my 3 year old boy is a terror. He was all over the place causing chaos but the staff just understood and allowed us to keep him unleashed to avoid a kick off. Just what we needed so thanks guys. Keep being great with kids and folk will return.

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Leicester Meridian, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really do appreciate the time taken to write this :) We're so happy that you have enjoyed your recent visit and meal with us! Hopefully we can continue to impress you in the future. See you soon! Thanks, Emily@Bella. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Read the terrible reviews on TA but still decided to give it a try as we had a voucher to use up. It's true the service is slow. More than 2 hours between pre starter beer and coffee which for a quiet Monday evening isn't great but we weren't in a rush. We chose from the Evening Menu which was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

my husband and I went for our anniversary meal, it's difficult for me to eat at restaurants because I'm coeliac so I have to eat gluten free food and I love Italian food, I had prawn with spaghetti in chilli sauce it was very bland I only got about 5 prawns which I gave my husband they had no flavour... More 

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Leicester Meridian, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We take comments like this very seriously and I'm really sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience when you visited us recently. This is certainly not the way we like to run things here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If you email us at... More 

Leicester
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I wasnt really expecting a standout experience when our friends said they had booked a table as a birthday treat. From the moment we arrived i was very impressed. The waiter was excellent. The food was good and i dont think it represents good value for money, but everything else was solid

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Leicester Meridian, responded to this review

I'm really pleased to hear you and your friends enjoyed your birthday meal with us recently! And thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella. More 

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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Booked several weeks ago as we wanted to secure a place. It was a suprise 70th birthday family gathering for my mum. The staff at Bella were very accommodating when we wanted to deliver flowers and balloons earlier in the day for the table. We arrived in two lots and drinks orders were taken immediately. Food orders were swift and... More 

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Leicester Meridian, responded to this review

It's so great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! Really glad the surprise went to plan. And thanks for your review - it's really appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again soon :) Chloe@Bella More 

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Additional Information about Bella Italia Leicester Meridian

Address: Meridian Leisure Park | Meridian Way, Braunstone, Leicester LE19 1JZ, England
Phone Number: 0116 289 1738
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Meridian Leisure Park | Meridian Way, Braunstone, Leicester LE19 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: 0116 289 1738

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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