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Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street

3 Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3QF, England
01603 614676
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Ranked #235 of 662 Restaurants in Norwich
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Colchester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice restaurant in city centre. Good food and excellent value. Recommended for lunch and evening meal.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Dropped in for lunch on Sunday, just before it got really busy. Waiting staff friendly and helpful. A very decent bruschetta for starters. Elaine loved her pasta main dish with duck and plum sauce, and my hot pepperoni pizza was fresh and tasty. Good value for money and a lively atmosphere. We'd go there again.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You get what you pay for but the service is friendly and efficient. The food is well priced, as are the drinks. Being opposite Debenhams, the restaurant is well placed in the shopping thoroughfare. We have never been disappointed here - lunch, afternoon, pre-theatre or evening.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Never really knew they did breakfast but one Saturday me & some friends enjoyed a lovely meal, restaurant was quiet so got a good table, food came out hot and very good portion size! Only criticism is potatoes could of been cooked for slightly longer but apart from that perfect! Fast service aswell!

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Diss, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you like Italian food or wish to try it in welcoming surroundings you must visit Bella Italia in Red Lion Street opposite Debehams We have had lunch there several times, trying different dishes, washed down by a glass of wine, and all were authentic and delicious and at reasonable prices. My favourites were spaghetti gamberoni followed by mouth-watering coppa... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My colleague and I came here one lunch time for a quick meal. We had a time constraint and let the staff know this, they did absolutely everything they could to accommodate us within the time we had and we had a lovely, well cooked and speedily served meal. Fab.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Four of us go for our birthdays throughout the year and have never had a bad meal. I usually stick to the italiano pollo (chicken burger) but I decided to try the seabass with roasted new potatoes, olives, grilled tomatoes, and green beans which was cooked perfectly and delicious. We know the waitresses now and are friends with one of... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Extremely busy half term lunchtime but we were found a table straight away. Warm and welcoming atmosphere, staff were friendly and the food was the usual high standard. OK so not haute cuisine but the meals (chicken ciaccatore, chicken salad) hit the spot and were served in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere. Have never had a bad meal in a... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Late afternoon meal for two. Bolognese and pizza were fairly good value. As usual for a chain restaurant, the drinks were over priced. The staff were pleasant and attentive. Overall it was better than we expected for a meal in a big restaurant chain. A solid 3+ rating, not quite a 4.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went there without booking and grabbed last table for dinner at 8pm Saturday - phew! Bread and oils recommended as starter no prob with large jug tap water. Great waiter. Tables very close to each other but great ambiance. Food main courses good especially for veggie daughter and value for money- left tip.

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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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