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Bella Italia Norwich Riverside

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4AA Leisure Scheme | Riverside, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
01603 615584
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Perched along the pretty riverside in Norwich city centre, Bella Italia is...
Perched along the pretty riverside in Norwich city centre, Bella Italia is a great place to enjoy a bite to eat, Italian style. Just a few streets away from Norwich train station, this waterside branch of Bella Italia, one of three in Norwich, offers a relaxed, family style ambience. Typical rustic Italian interiors with tiled flooring and walls adorned with poster prints of all sizes create just the right atmosphere for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The a la carte menu is a veritable feast of classic Italian dishes, such as the Polpette Americano (meatballs in a rich tomato sauce atop a bed of steaming spaghetti) or the succulent sirloin steak fillet served with garlic mushrooms, fries and a rocket salad. Those with a sweet tooth are in for a treat with the dessert list with the likes of tiramisu and mascarpone cheesecake on offer.
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bountiful breakfast.

To be honest, I was a little dubious when my son suggested this restaurant for a late breakfast , however it turned out to be a pleasant surprise . Claire, our lovely server was helpful, informative and friendly, adding to the overall positive experience . Our only concern was that she was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

To be honest, I was a little dubious when my son suggested this restaurant for a late breakfast , however it turned out to be a pleasant surprise . Claire, our lovely server was helpful, informative and friendly, adding to the overall positive experience . Our only concern was that she was the only person serving when we arrived which... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

waited 45 minutes for food,I had pollo cacciatore, what came was two bits of chicken obviosly boil in bag with tomato sauce, dry potatoes raw onion and a bit of pepper, yuk not what menu advertised at all!!! husband had filettodi spigola, bit of pan fried fish with!! you guessed it with dry potatoes raw onion and a few olives,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Long wait for food, food is okay but a couple of the pasta dishes are really bland. Polpette Americano for instance. Touch of Chilli? Not that I could tell. Be warned 20% optional service charge added for large groups to your bill. Good things? Ice Creams ( Gelato) for dessert are very, very good. Decor is pleasant and lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love Bella Italia, but it's a chain restaurant so it's going to be the same anywhere you go! Recently updated and it looks lovely outside. Very cool. Handy place to eat before the cinema

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

2 course and drinks for £12.50 each! Good services and really nice ice - cream, with lots of choice. Would recommend to all.

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Norwich Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful 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! We hope to see you soon at Bella Italia! Emily@Bella. More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have used this restaurant on numerous occasions and will use it again as the food is excellent and the staff always friendly and efficient.

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Norwich Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We really love hearing that our customers are happy after visiting Bella Italia! We hope to see you again soon at Bella Italia! :) Emily@Bella. More 

CHESTERFIELD
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193 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Excellent location and atmosphere, backed up with a typical Bella Italia menu . Excellent food from a varied menu at a very good price. Slight error when we were charged for a couple of dishes we hadnt had, but it was sorted out quickly with no fuss. Prompt service from friendly polite staff. Would call here again

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Norwich Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon at Bella Italia! :) Emily@Bella. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Been to a few of these around England and this one smashes them all by far. Staff were excellent, friendly and helpful, atmosphere was relaxed and food was really good. Will be coming back. Definitely come here if you're in the mood for Italian.

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Norwich Riverside, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit :) Chloe@Bella. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Popped in for lunch before going to the cinema, a busy Sunday lunch time, child's party in mid flow. Even so we we're seated and served fairly quickly. I ordered off menu (goats cheese/onion pizza) hubby had pasta dish. Food was lovely generous amounts, the only disappointment was the chunky fries, not that chunky and undercooked. Used a spree voucher.... More 

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Norwich Riverside, responded to this review

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

Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Bella we love you !!! Especially your Marco polo pizza mmmm devine ! Love from Couple in the corner Emma and Lawrie :)

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Rossi M, Manager at Bella Italia Norwich Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon at Bella Italia! :) Emily@Bella. More 

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Additional Information about Bella Italia Norwich Riverside

Address: 4AA Leisure Scheme | Riverside, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01603 615584
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 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: 4AA Leisure Scheme | Riverside, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 01603 615584

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Perched along the pretty riverside in Norwich city centre, Bella Italia is a great place to enjoy a bite to eat, Italian style. Just a few streets away from Norwich train station, this waterside branch of Bella Italia, one of three in Norwich, offers a relaxed, family style ambience. Typical rustic Italian interiors with tiled flooring and walls adorned with poster prints of all sizes create just the right atmosphere for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The a la carte menu is a veritable feast of classic Italian dishes, such as the Polpette Americano (meatballs in a rich tomato sauce atop a bed of steaming spaghetti) or the succulent sirloin steak fillet served with garlic mushrooms, fries and a rocket salad. Those with a sweet tooth are in for a treat with the dessert list with the likes of tiramisu and mascarpone cheesecake on offer.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?