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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
presentation was not nice

the pizza was not the right size and it did not come with a side but it tasted good, which is a shame because presentation means everything

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
StevenFulcher1990
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arriving back from London, my wife and I decided to have lunch before returning home. It was quiet with a relaxed atmosphere. The manager served us in a friendly manner. The food arrived in good time and was well cooked. A fine end to a good trip.

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1 Thank Keith P
lowestoft
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we ate here last night sunday 25th January 2016, the 4 meals we had were lovely. starters 2x calamari with garlic mayo , and a pizza bread with caramalised onions ect which was fantastic all round. mains there were 2 x rump steaks which were cooked exactly as we had ordered , a pizza with buffalo mozzarella and garlic and... More 

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1 Thank amazingartimus
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on the evening of Tuesday 19th Jan. The place was packed, surprising for a Tuesday night, and it seemed to catch them off guard too, as the wait times for food invariably went up. However the young lady who was our waitress for the night couldn't have been any better. Remained calm, professional and polite at all times... More 

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1 Thank Mike C
Preston, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service. Good value for money. Great fresh cooked food. Stuffed and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you

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1 Thank Roxanne H
Halesworth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Felt we'd left plenty of time (2 hours) for a relaxing meal before cinema, but only got about 1 1/2 courses in. Extremely slow service, only warm pasta dish, one main was 6-10 minutes after the rest. Kitchen appears not to plan food prep. When giving up and asking for the bill even that took ages. Our friends and family... More 

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Thank dmeg2016
Norwich, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant chain, although it was clean, service was good we were somewhat surprised to see our main course meals poured out of a plastic boil in a bag! We thought we would be getting onsite Italian cooking, but the dishes appear premade ready for boiling before serving to customers. If you like ready... More 

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Thank postnote
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

the pizza was not the right size and it did not come with a side but it tasted good, which is a shame because presentation means everything

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Thank StevenFulcher1990
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Came in for a lovely evening Sunday meal, and was blown away! Food and service were both incredible! Will definitely be coming back!

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Thank Xxchanixx
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Great food and service- went there after the cinema and we were not disappointed- quick friendly service which was nice. Used a voucher and it was fine to use

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Thank alexh8887272
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Have used this Bella Italia restaurant for the past few years and have always felt very welcome. On today's visit for lunch it has become quite comparant that the staff have become don't give a 'zero' ounce about their paying customers. No interaction, felt rushed and seems like both staff and management prefer to interact amongst them shells rather then... More 

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Thank Mary C

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?