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Bella Italia

10 Exchange Street, Norwich NR2 1AT, England
01603 767171
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Ranked #281 of 638 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.
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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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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We decided to eat here as a pre-theatre meal. Had eaten here many times before but on this occasion were really disappointed. My starter was tasteless, think it was supposed to have a lemon dressing but all I could taste was olive oil - no hint of lemon at all, My main course of meatballs wasn't much better - while... More

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Tregaron, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited Norwich for the first time yesterday and had no idea where to eat,normally I check on Tripadvisor first but forgot to yesterday! We liked the look of this Restaurant so gave it a go! The service was very good,staff friendly,polite and efficient. My wife and I both had pizzas which we found really nice,freshly made and a nice... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very nice food, good service, nice atomophere. Restaraunt is a bit small so can feel a bit claustrophobic when it's full, so would preferably go to the Red Lion street branch. Staff were very happy to help though so would go there again.

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winnipeg
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our friends from Norwich took us here for a late dinner on our visit. The waitress seemed put off that we were about 15 minutes early even though the restaurant wasn't full. The service was okay but the food seemed to take a while to get there. when it arrived though, everything tasted good and was nice and hot. Overall,... More

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Watton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Dropped into the restaurant unexpectedly as our chosen venue was shut (a Sunday afternoon). Our first seat was at the back of the restaurant and it had a horrid smell to it. We were not sure if it was toilets or drains but we asked to move. We were moved without any hassle to the front of the restaurant with... More

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am writing this review on behalf of my mum and daughter who visited together for my daughters 9th birthday meal after a mornings shopping. They were both very impressed! Excellent service, and despite not being aimed specifically at kids, it was child friendly and my daughter was made to feel very 'grown up' and welcome. Food good, lots of... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The waitress was probably the only positive part of our visit there! Food was ok but not what we would consider good value, drinks expensive. We were seated opposite the toilets - not such a problem - but when I visited the ladies it stunk! Sinks & taps were disgusting. In fact the whole restaurant looked jaded as did many... More

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108 reviews 108 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The place is located in a nice area of the city and the food is what you would expect from Bella Italia, however, when I went, there was an impatient man serving and was not very patient or polite. Several people left due to this.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Took my wife for lunch, she orderded a pizza, myself a calzone, waitress very helpful, a few people in for lunch, got busy just after we arrived. Waited 40 minutes for our meals, when they arrived they were warm, I decided to eat mine, my wifedid not want to, spoke to manager, took food back to be warmed up. When... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Good food for the prices, very friendly and helpful waitress, had to wait to be seated but didn't take long for food to come. Brought a bag of goodies for my cousins little girl with colouring pencils which kept her very happy!

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