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3 Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3QF, England
01603 614676
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Busy but good service & food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
harrysafari
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Penzance, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

Tauranga
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Quite good food but be ready for quite loud atmosphere coming both from guests and waiters. Set menu has quite good price. The only objection would be on the dessert: panacotta is served with incredibly sweet cherries and cherry sauce on top and bantoffee pie has not seen any bananas.

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Lowestoft
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We booked a table over the phone the day before and the person who took out booking was very helpful. We booked for 12.00, We were told it gets quite loud as the day goes on. They were correct. However we found the staff very helpful and friendly. Made some very good suggestions regarding what to order in which it... More 

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

I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

First impression on a busy Friday was good. Seated quickly and orders taken. However when the food came one meal which was meat balls was stone cold. This was re done. However out desert then came out which was the big tony meant to have warm fudge on was rock hard and burnt. I am under the impression they thought... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. They're all really important to us - the good as well as the bad! I'm really sorry to hear about your experience when you visited us recently. This is certainly not acceptable here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If you email us at social@bellaltalia.co.uk we'll make... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Second visit to bella and doesn't Disappoint , ordered the sausage ragu which was brilliant , the food was a little bit slow in coming out But that was due to it being so busy Will visit again

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

I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Been here twice now both times have been around 9pm on a weekday when the restaurant has been very quiet. Both times I have been unhappy with the food. On my first visit I had pasta that looked like it had been cooked a week before, not completely heated up and then thrown on a plate. Second time I had... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. They're all really important to us - the good as well as the bad! I'm really sorry to hear about your experience when you visited us recently. This is certainly not acceptable here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If you email us at social@bellaltalia.co.uk we'll make... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Great food, friendly service,nice restaurant all round really, staff were interactive and happy. Definitely go back.

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

I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your granddad's birthday meal with us recently! And thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We went to Bella Pasta as normally it is ok. However, we were made to wait over an hour for our food and the apology was pretty poor, especially as I had to ask someone where it was. When we questioned the bill they made out that we hadn't given the money off coupon that we had. After we did... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. They're all really important to us - the good as well as the bad! I'm really sorry to hear about your recent disappointment with your meal with us. This is certainly not up the standard we like to keep here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If... More 

ashford
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

On a recent visit to Norwich we fancied lunch at Bella Italia, unfortunately we could not have chosen a worse one, as I understand there are three in Norwich. The place was packed, but we took that as a good sign, and after waiting a while to be given a table, we sat down and perused the menu, sadly this... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. They're all really important to us - the good as well as the bad! I'm really sorry to hear about your experience when you visited us recently. This is certainly not acceptable here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If you email us at social@bellaltalia.co.uk we'll make... More 

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Additional Information about Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street

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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