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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Not as good as I expected

We went here on Friday night, there was a group of 5 to celebrate my friends birthday as she loves Bella Italia. I love Italian food but do not like any spicy food, I had the carbonara by way of a change as I usually have lasagne any time I go to an italian restaurant. Sadly I found this to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went here on Friday night, there was a group of 5 to celebrate my friends birthday as she loves Bella Italia. I love Italian food but do not like any spicy food, I had the carbonara by way of a change as I usually have lasagne any time I go to an italian restaurant. Sadly I found this to... More 

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Coalville, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Me and my partner couldn't decide where to eat with the choice available at Meridian but settled on Italian as a safe choice. Very bad decision. Whilst the food was not inedible (average at best - thank god for salt and pepper for flavouring), the service was absolutely diabolical. Bare in mind, throughout this review, my timings are genuinely not... 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. They're all really important to us - the good as well as the bad! 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... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

£80 bill for 2 adults and 2 children very mediocre food. If you want Italian find an authentic restaurant, first and only time we will visit this chain. Ordered a spaghetti and prawn dish, had 4 prawns. Asked for the children's garlic bread to come out with the mains...waitress didn't listen. Food was bland and expensive for what it was.

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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. 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 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The food is really good and the pricing is fairly average. I'm surprised about the comments on customer service as we have always found the customer service at Bella Italia is usually of a good standard. Of course it depends on your server but generally we are satisfied with the customer service. Furthermore the waiting times are pretty reasonable (about... 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! And thanks for your review - it's really appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again soon :) Chloe@Bella More 

Leicester
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A group of 9 of us visited the Meridian Leicester on a Wednesday night to celebrate my mothers birthday. The table was ready and waiting, which was great, however, upon ordering drinks, they informed us they had ran out of draught beer so you could only order bottles - which co-incidentally were overpriced in my opinion. We ordered one bottle... 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. 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We arrived and a drinks order was taken a short time after. However the drinks didn't get brought over to us until after about 25 minutes! Which had clearly been forgotten about because we could see them sitting on the bar, almost went over to collect them ourselves! Anyway we let it go but then the wait for the food... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate them all - the good as well as the bad. I'm really sorry to hear about the standard of service 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... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Went last night to bella italia and was greeted by jade at the door who quickly arranged the corner booth for us. This was the first time since the refurb that we have gone and to be honest it looks so much more modern and vibrant. The menu has changed with more variety also most desserts are suitable for veg... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review, it's really appreciated! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us recently! We'll make sure to pass the kind comments on to the staff. Your suggestion for halal food to be introduced to the menu will be passed across to the development chef for consideration. Hopefully we'll... 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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