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Bella Italia Norwich Riverside

4AA Leisure Scheme | Riverside, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
01603 615584
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Ranked #356 of 653 Restaurants in Norwich
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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Dereham, Norfolk, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

As regular visitors to Bella Italia, our last visit which was to Norwich Riverside was by far the worst. We had been impressed with previous visits to other Bella Italia's in Norwich, however whilst the staff were polite, helpful and friendly, the food was extremely poor. My initial choice had to be changed when advised that one of the side... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our first waitress, Wallis, was brilliant, food tasty and value for money. Sorry I did not ask for other waitresses name. Really pleased with our visit to this restaurant. All staff helpful. Will go again. Unsure about deliveries etc.

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135 reviews 135 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We came here for a meal with friends before going onto somewhere else. The service was really good, our waiter was friendly and when something was brought out wrong he changed it without a fuss, but the food was very disappointing, very bland and tasteless, it all pretty much tasted the same. We were very disappointed, we wont be going... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We ate here on a buy one get one free breakfast , the place was empty when we arrived we were early as had alot to do . Initially the service was slow we waited quite some time (15 mins+) for the waiter to come take our order so my husband went to the bar to order , after that... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Me and my partner live on riverside and tried to have breakfast here as we had a voucher to use by Sunday. When we got there, there were a lot of chairs stacked up outside, as if the staff hadn't set up and got ready. But there was a sign outside advertising breakfast. The door was open so we went... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It seemed a good idea at the time to have an Italian meal down at Riverside with my partner, before an evening home game at Norwich City 30th Oct. 2014. I selected Bella Italia based on their national reputation and not far to walk to the ground after the meal. I tried to book a table on line on the... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Amongst a very predictable range of chain restaurants on Norwich's Riverside, I chose 'Bella Italia' to dine ahead of watching an evening football match. Pasta seemed like a sensible option, given that I hadn't eaten since breakfast and the menu boasted generous portions. Whilst the Spaghetti Carbonara was admittedly visually recognisable as such, it came as a relatively small portion... More

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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Seven of us went to eat here on a busy Saturday evening, our waitress Clare, a Kate Moss lookaike ,was fabulous and very attentive. We chose Bella Italia because we knew we'd get the food free with our Tesco vouchers. However the food was fab. the garlic mushroom and bruschetta starters were delicious.Yes some of the waitresses were miserable looking... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I rated this restaurant average because it really is a bit of a 'mixed platter'. The food is excellent & I cannot fault it at all. The saying that 'you get what you pay for' is not quite right here as, I know that no restaurant is exactly cheap these days, but I feel that you pay at least 10%... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Booked a table for 4 on Friday evening. Place was very busy. Waited over 30 minutes for our meals All had a brushetta starter which was dreadful - the worst I've ever had. Complained and item taken off the final bill. Main courses were also very poor. 3 of the meals contained very little meat & the salads served did... More

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Address: 4AA Leisure Scheme | Riverside, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01603 615584
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
Cuisine: Italian

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