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Bella Italia Norwich Riverside

4AA Leisure Scheme | Riverside, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
01603 615584
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Ranked #317 of 667 Restaurants in Norwich
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Diss, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A pre cinema meal with my son. Warm welcome, attentive and helpful staff, fantastic food and drink. Very reasonable price and good size portions. Highly recommended, whatever the occasion. Thank you Bella!

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Lowestoft
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Had booked a 5pm table as had train to catch at 6.30pm few people in restaurant but at that time of day not busy staff friendly and service good. Food was good and piping hot . Dipping bread to start lush. More people started arriving but still staff good and asked if everything ok or anymore drinks required.all had different... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We went hear on a Saturday night, early evening, lots of hen party eating before the big night out, service was still good and the staff are attentive. the food is pre prepared so comes out quick, maybe microwaved. Cheap if you use your Tesco vouchers, not sure I would use this place otherwise. Drinks are fair price also.

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oxfordshire
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Nice food good choice on the menu. Clean and tidy restaurant. You can use your tesco clubcard vouchers here which is a bonus

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Nice meal which we thought was good value for the money. Nice ambience. Good friendly service. Clean and comfortable. Always happy to eat here

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My first visit to one of these venues in almost 20 years, and it's still the same reheated/nuked slop. The place was almost empty. The service was dominated by the fact our waitress was obviously a very pleasant person, and wanted to please us. I felt quite sorry for her having to work with such a tired and low quality... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We tried out the two course lunch menu for £8.95, great choice and no small lunchtime portions. I had the insalata fagioli which was a revelation, who knew a bean salad could be so delicious and Mum had the mini garlic batons which were also fabulous. I followed with a disappointing risotto limone, a bit bland and consistency not to... More 

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Service was Freindly and chef a good cook.food was excellent.. the place had good atmosphere . Will go again

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Down 'Riverside' which is a tacky street of chavish junk food establishments - TGI fright-days, Frankenstein and Benny's etc, it fits in well. Overcooked staples with basic comforts and service this fast food kitchen serves up dull and boring meals which will appeal to the uninspired and unimaginative clients who feast on these tacky American style restaurants. That said, it's... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

basically food is poor the calzone was 80% pizza base which for £11.00 was rubbish, the spaghetti bolognese was ok but small, the pizzas had very little topping or fresh flavour which for £10 and £13 was awful. Italian pizzas don't have much topping but their flavour is excellent mostly and it is not drowned out by the amount of... 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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