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Bella Italia - Norwich Riverside

4AA Leisure Scheme | Riverside, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
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Ranked #276 of 643 Restaurants in Norwich
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tried to eat here one Friday night. Was told there was a half an hour wait for a table, despite the fact there were a dozen or so empty tables. Waited at the bar, the waiter gave a table to friends of his who came in after us! We left and went to Pizza Hut instead. Avoid.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My family and I had a lunch time meal on a quiet day during the August hols. The place wasn't that busy, so we were shown to our table quickly by a male member of staff. He gave us the full price menu, but failed to offer the lunch menu. We waited and waited for him to return, but he... More

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Norwich
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Service so slow but to be fair they were under staffed rather than unhelpful, expensive for really average food, hand cut chips were packet frozen, so many other better places to eat don't waste your time and money.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I'm currently sat after an hour with still no main and no explanation and missing a film where we planned plenty notice! We've ran out of drinks and the waitress seems to walk past us numerous times without even checking if we require another! Ordering seemed to be difficult at best to change cheese on a pizza to mozzarella! Seems... More

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

very friendly staff, excellent food, it was very quiet when we went, staff happy to help with menu translation. good advice as to what to eat

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North Walsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It was exceptionally hot when we went and it was not the best heat inside but the food was good and great value. Install some big fans and you would be laughing.

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a meal here last Saturday. Very nice restaurant with our seat overlooking the river at the back. Food was super as ever and we were looked after very well by our waitress Claire.

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Norwich, Norfolk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Having never been to a Bella Italia we thought we would give it a try just to see as I've heard good things about the place. The staff were very friendly and service was good and it is decorated lovely inside. Despite it being quite busy and there being a hen party booked in, the staff were still very efficient.... More

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Cromer
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a table by a window so got a nice view of the river. Had to wait what felt like minutes for menus to arrive and for someone to take our orders. Ordered a garlic pizza bread and was given the option to have this with our mains which we accepted. The food was good all round, but my mother... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visited Saturday evening, so it was busy. Half hour wait for an indoor table, but lovely evening so had an immediate table outside. As a "casual" national chain then food tasty and good size. Service excellent. Served by Kelly, who was very attentive and probably made it a good eating experience.

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