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3 Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3QF, England
01603 614676
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Norwich's Red Lion Street is home to Bella Italia, one of the well loved...
Norwich's Red Lion Street is home to Bella Italia, one of the well loved chain of Italian restaurants with outlets all over the UK. Situated in a convenient city centre location, close to the Vue cinema complex and the Norwich Castle Mall, Bella Italia on Red Lion Street is a great place for a meal. The pretty terrace to the front of the restaurant is perfect during the summertime for dining and people watching at the same time. As for the menu, expect the usual Bella Italia classics from pizza to pasta and grills to salads. The set menus is always a steal and the kiddies menu offers plenty of choice for the little ones. The wine list stays faithful to Italy and features a good selection of reds, whites and rosés and Peroni and Moretti take care of the beers.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Reasonable food, slow service

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. It was quite busy, but not full by any means. We ordered two glasses of wine and my wife ordered the grilled salmon salad, I ordered a pizza. The wine came but we waited for the food, and waited and waited! Eventually we called over the waiter, who... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Ron S
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Norfolk
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Norfolk
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. It was quite busy, but not full by any means. We ordered two glasses of wine and my wife ordered the grilled salmon salad, I ordered a pizza. The wine came but we waited for the food, and waited and waited! Eventually we called over the waiter, who apologised and took our order... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited this place for lunch on a Friday afternoon. It wasn't busy, but it seemed very unorganised. We waited about 15 minutes for our drink to be ordered, and then another 15 for our drinks, and a further 10 for our food. It seemed like we had been forgotten about!! When our food finally arrived, we... More 

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Mundesley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went there for breakfast this week around 10 am one morning, it was empty other than one couple sitting near the window and the first thing we noticed was loud music blaring out, guess that's when we should have left. The £4:95 breakfast consists of 2 fried egg or scrambled egg, one sausage, 2 bacon, half tomato, small portion... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. I’m sorry to hear that your experience didn’t meet our Bella Italia standards. This is certainly not up the standard we like to keep here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If you email us at social@bellaltalia.co.uk we'll make sure to look into this as soon as... More 

Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fresh tasty cooked breakfast with lovely cappuccinos.....nothing too much trouble, music turned down without question! Will return when in Norwich.

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We really do appreciate it :) We hope that we can continue to impress you in the future! We hope to see you soon at Bella Italia! Emily@Bella. More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Have visited Bella Italia restaurants is the past and as we were visiting Norwich dropped in to this one. Service and food were average but some items on menu were not available; ordered 3 portions of soup of the day only to be told later that there were only two portions now available. In the end we were advised that... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited for an early evening meal after a full day sightseeing in Norwich. Although very busy, the staff were excellent. We were seated and served quickly and the waitress went out of her way to help me choose gluten free meal. The food was delicious. We would certainly go back next time we are in Norwich.

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really do appreciate the time taken to write this :) We're so happy that you have enjoyed your recent visit and meal with us in Bella Italia! Hopefully we'll get to see you again soon. Thanks, Emily@Bella. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were staying in the Norfolk Broads and chose Norwich as a day out. Once there we were really hungry and saw a Bella Italia that seemed to suit all our tastes. The waitress was friendly and pointed out a table where the 6 of us could sit. We each ordered a starter and a main. Drinks came quickly however... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. I’m sorry to hear that your experience didn’t meet our Bella Italia standards. This is certainly not up the standard we like to keep here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If you email us at social@bellaltalia.co.uk we'll make sure to look into this as soon as... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Looking for a full cooked breakfast on a Saturday morning shop is not always what it should be, Bella Italia had good service and a great value breakfast with nice coffee to make it an enjoyable meal. The waitress was on her own as it was early and even though the owner stepped in and messed our order up completely... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really do appreciate the time taken to write this :) We're so happy that you have enjoyed your recent visit and meal with us! Hopefully we can continue to impress you in the future. See you soon! Thanks, Emily@Bella. More 

Penzance, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited with our family for lunch on a Saturday so it was very busy and it took a couple of minutes to locate a table. But the service and food were then very good. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We really love hearing that our customers are happy after visiting Bella Italia! We hope to see you again soon at Bella Italia! :) Emily@Bella. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My Wife's choice! They do gluten free pizza... Seriously, why would you want to eat in such cafeteria surrounding in a completely unauthentic venue. The food is barely edible and the house wind is pretty much vinegar. The staff we dealt with were unenthusiastic and had a million better things to do than deal with customers. Chain dining, I ask... More 

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate them all - the good as well as the bad. I'm really sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal with us recently. This is something we want to look into. If you email us at social@bellaitalia.co.uk with the details of your visit, we'll make sure to... More 

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Address: 3 Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3QF, England
Phone Number: 01603 614676
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 01603 614676

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Description

Norwich's Red Lion Street is home to Bella Italia, one of the well loved chain of Italian restaurants with outlets all over the UK. Situated in a convenient city centre location, close to the Vue cinema complex and the Norwich Castle Mall, Bella Italia on Red Lion Street is a great place for a meal. The pretty terrace to the front of the restaurant is perfect during the summertime for dining and people watching at the same time. As for the menu, expect the usual Bella Italia classics from pizza to pasta and grills to salads. The set menus is always a steal and the kiddies menu offers plenty of choice for the little ones. The wine list stays faithful to Italy and features a good selection of reds, whites and rosés and Peroni and Moretti take care of the beers.

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