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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Nice meal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Klmalone96
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 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

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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 :)

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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.

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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 

Welford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I visited this bella Italian a few days ago and I waa shocked at how bad the service was. Me and my friend arrived and we had our drinks order taken. I watched the waiter pour the drinks and leave them on the side while he stood and spoke to another member of staff. I could not believe how long... More 

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

Thanks for leaving your review. It's really important to us to know what our customers think of our restaurants - the good as well as the bad! I'm really sorry to hear about the service on your recent visit. This is certainly not what we like to see here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If... More 

Norfolk
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We didn't actually eat there! My daughter and her boyfriend ate there and we asked the man (manager we think) at the bar if it was ok to just grab a couple of coffees whilst we waited as we were taxi back home again. He gave us our coffees free of charge....Sympathised i think lol. BUT daughter and boyfriend said... More 

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Bunwell, null, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I went there for a meal after watching a film. There was quick service and the food was scrummy!

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Beccles, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We popped into Bella for a meal before the cinema. The welcome was warm and friendly, the decoration was like a farmhouse kitchen. Note the painting of the wine glass at the rear of the restaurant We visited a lunch time (it was bitterly cold outside yet inside it was warm)and it was quiet. The staff are friendly and attentive.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Weathered recently and the food was lovely. Really nice people and very helpful. I'd recommend to anyone especially families as they are very good with children. X

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

Hello and thanks for taking the time to review us. Thaks for the fab comments – we have a amazing new kids menu launching tomorrow which I'm sure your children will LOVE. All the best, Rossi@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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?