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Bella Italia

10 Exchange Street, Norwich NR2 1AT, England
01603 767171
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Ranked #225 of 624 restaurants in Norwich
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Housed in the very centre of Norwich, Bella Italia on Exchange Street offers a taste of Italy from morning to night. The highly successful Bella Italia restaurant chain is well known throughout the country for its good quality, well priced Italian menu and this Norwich Exchange Street branch represents the company perfectly. One of three Bella Italias in the city, the restaurant boasts a rustic style dining room with the trademark Bella Italia décor of warm tones, tiled floors and dark wood seating. As for the food, enjoy dishes such as deep fried squid with lemon mayo followed by chargrilled salmon fillet with green beans and roasted new potatoes or chicken and spinach fusilli pasta with gorgonzola sauce.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Housed in the very centre of Norwich, Bella Italia on Exchange Street offers a taste of Italy from morning to night. The highly successful Bella Italia restaurant chain is well known throughout the country for its good quality, well priced Italian menu and this Norwich Exchange Street branch represents the company perfectly. One of three Bella Italias in the city, the restaurant boasts a rustic style dining room with the trademark Bella Italia décor of warm tones, tiled floors and dark wood seating. As for the food, enjoy dishes such as deep fried squid with lemon mayo followed by chargrilled salmon fillet with green beans and roasted new potatoes or chicken and spinach fusilli pasta with gorgonzola sauce.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Avoid unless very very very last option (and last restaurant open in town) Salty food, awful wine, not good value for money. The Italia is not 'bella' at all!!!!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

There is always something appealing on the menu and doesn't disappoint. Generally there is some sort of voucher on meaning the cost is very reasonable. Decent drinks list and you can usually just drop in and get a table

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Norfolk
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I feel I must compliment the waitress, I believe to be called Jade. She went out of her way to be helpful when we hadn't got the voucher code on the Tesco email we had sent. We did have lovely food there and will be returning again. This was my second time at this restaurant and both times its been... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We went there in January 2014, it was our first visit to this restaurant as we usually go to the Red Lion Street restaurant. We much preferred this restaurant as the seating felt more private and spaced out. The service wasn't very quick but it was a busy lunchtime but worth the wait as the food was lovely. I had... More

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london
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had a delicious lunch in Bella Italia, Exchange Street in Norwich. I would recommend the restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The food was good but it was 45 mins before we actually got it, not very impressed; probably would have had to wait longer if I hadn't spoken up. The waitress was apologetic and offered us a free drink to make up for the wait, it was a clean, pleasant venue but probably would not go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch mid Christmas shopping, made very welcome in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant has expanded since I last ate in here in a positive way, more covers yet doesn't feel crowded. I suspect it is not the easiest place to wait at table, being effectively three separate areas but it aids the atmosphere of peacefulness for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Popped in before Watching Alpha Papa at Cinema City. Great food and service as always. Recommend the Marco Polo pasta for mail and the Godfather for desert.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My last meal at Bella Italia may not have been every thing I would have expected. However I lunched today and found the experience very good.The restaurant was quite full but the service was of a high standard. The food looked good and very tasty. I rate this eating house one star more than last time. I will eat again... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I only write as I see a group of rude, aggressive students with no manners have given their very incorrect version events, they were trying to make the poor waitress run around like a slave not a customer service employee. Our visit as always was outstanding! The food was first rate as was the attentive service. We are regulars here... More

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