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Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street

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3 Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3QF, England
01603 614676
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
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Chain resturant so usual measured portions. Food quality good and well prepaired. Staff plesent and polite food arived within 15 minuites of order. I would think this is a better lunchtime or early evening venue as it was deserted at 8 pm. overall a nice meal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
David W
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW 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 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Bridlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Chain resturant so usual measured portions. Food quality good and well prepaired. Staff plesent and polite food arived within 15 minuites of order. I would think this is a better lunchtime or early evening venue as it was deserted at 8 pm. overall a nice meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Ate her,caws fairly quiet but food was great, wide variety of meals on offer. Drinks are slightly expensive and not so many available. Staff were helpful and service was quick and professional. Ideal for a meal in town but the portions could be better. Would return.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

So being in the middle of a kitchen refit and without cooking facilities we needed to find somewhere to eat for Sunday. Downloaded a variety of vouchers from Voucher Cloud and the only one that wasn't really restrictive on what we could have was Bella Italia - Buy one main course get 2nd for £1. Didn't expect much from a... More 

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

It's so great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thank you for your lovely review. It's really appreciated. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My partner and I dined at this restaurant last night. We waited 25 mins for the drinks to arrive, twice I asked about them before they arrived. The assistant manager brought the drinks over. I said to him we had been waiting 25 mins to which he replied"you can see how busy we are can' t you". In a ver... 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 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Popped in at 11.45am on Saturday for a "quick" bite to eat - the restaurant was busy but not full at that point. Starters and drinks arrived fairly quickly, then we waited half an hour for the main courses - during which time we watched diners who'd arrived after us receive and finish their meals! When the food finally arrived... 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 about the standard of service when you visited us recently. This is certainly not the way we like to run things here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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