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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: Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Great evening out

Went with friends to use up some Tesco vouchers & had a great evening. The very helpful waitress sorted out our voucher bill with no problem & the food was very tasty, must go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went with friends to use up some Tesco vouchers & had a great evening. The very helpful waitress sorted out our voucher bill with no problem & the food was very tasty, must go again.

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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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant needed this great make over . New menu for adults , childrens menu is great too with refill drinks and curly straws Breadsticks for children on arrival nd ice cream cart for dessert Food arrived promptly and no waiting ages between courses Look forward to returning

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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 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food was lovely! I recommend the pasta with aubergines and mozzarella, as well as the cheese filled bread as a starter !! However the service was very slow and we had to wait 30 minutes for our table ...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great menu to choose from. Good size plate full. Staff are very helpful and have a laugh and joke with you. Menu pretty cheap

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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. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited this branch of Bella Italia on a recent holiday on Norfolk. The food was of a good standard typical of Bella Italia, but we were particularly impressed by the speedy and attentive service and the newly refurbished restaurant, which felt fresh and modern. Will definitely return.

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

It's so great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thank you for your lovely review. It's really appreciated. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Me and my best friend have a catch up each month and always go to bella Italia as good food. The food was really nice and good value for 3 courses (under £50). Only problem was the service was very slow and staff seemed pre occupied with one another just talking amongst themselves which seems like a recurring thing each... More 

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

It's so great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! However, the slow service and pre-occupied staff is disappointing to us as this really isn't the way we like to run things, and we want to look into it. Send a quick email to social@bellaitalia.co.uk with the details of your visit, and we'll make sure to address this.... More 

Brundall, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been here a few times, the first time was good, we were seated nearly straight away and there was good service and the food was very satisfying. however the second time I went there, we waited around 30 minutes until we actually got spoken too, the waitress was pretty rude but the food was like usual.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food was very nice. Staff very attentive. We had a voucher, second main for £1. So was very good value

Review collected in partnership with Bella Italia

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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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely meal with my son & two of his friends before going off to the cinema. Good service, waitress was lovely & very efficient. Also had a buy one main meal get another one for a £1 which made the meal even more enjoyable :)

Review collected in partnership with Bella Italia

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Norwich Riverside, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear you all enjoyed your meals 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had an absolutely lovely meal and the service was also very good , a credit to bella italia.this is also nicely situated by the river if you are sitting at end of restaurant.

Review collected in partnership with Bella Italia

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?