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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Simple Food Cooked well

Great place for lunch when you are shopping. Simple food and good service. Very convenient for shops and theatre

Review collected in partnership with Bella Italia

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Fakenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Fakenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great place for lunch when you are shopping. Simple food and good service. Very convenient for shops and theatre

Review collected in partnership with Bella Italia

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited this bella italia around 1:30 on Sunday lunch time. It was quite steady but not rushed we where seated (4 of us) and given menus my 8 year old was given his but not an activity pack like all the other children who where seated. We ordered our food which arrived my cannelloni was ok as was my... 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 feedback, It's all really important to us. I'm really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your Sunday lunch with us - this is certainly not the Bella way and is something we want to look into. If you email us at social@bellaitalia.co.uk, we'll address this as soon as we can. Thanks, Chloe@Bella. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for lunch on a Friday, I could hardly believe just how many tables are squashed into such a medium sized space! The food was average (my portion was far too small). The prices are quite reasonable though, but I would still advise that you go elsewhere!

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

Thanks for leaving your review. It's important to us to know what our customers think of our restaurants. I'm really sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal with us, If you email your comments to social@bellaitalia.co.uk, we'll address these issues as soon as we can. Thanks, Chloe@Bella. More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went in today and had a boring steak, rubbish dressing of leaves and dull potatoes. If I sneezed the steak would have vanished. And I could sneeze they had not dusted or varnished in a week. Over priced and simply ridicules that a bottle of water is the same price as a hot chocolate was my first thought till my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here today with a friend. Food was nice came in good time, well cooked and got offered cheese with our food which was nice. Excellent server tall dark Italian young chap. Very prompt and professional. The food just wasn't the best Iv ever had.... And I the special had risotto.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food was good, service good, bit cramped and, overall, a good experience. We were well looked after and food came in a timely way and was of a good standard although my partner remarked on the anti-pasto, "I could've done better than that". The question mark? Was that glass of Sauvignon Blanc unadulterated? Tasted a bit watery to me, and... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Staff very friendly. Food very good. Good choice on menu. The only downside, not much space between tables.

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

Hi Joy – thanks for your review, much appreciated. See you soon, Rosie@Bella More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Great value , great food , friendly service visited before going to the theatre, staff where polite and friendly, service was swift and we where not rushed, would revisit

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

Grazie Tina! It’s always so nice to hear when people have a lovely time in our restaurant. Hope you enjoyed your show – see you soon. Rossi@Bella More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Absolutely appalling. We were sat by the window, where the window putty was yellow and falling apart, with what looked like paper shoved into the gaps. We were asked for drinks and ordered relatively quickly but were not spoken to again asked about dessert. The food was over-cooked and the pizza I ordered did not come with the dressing it... More 

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

Hello and thanks for taking the time to review us. Sorry to hear you've had a disappointing visit - I will talk to the team about your comments. We usually maintain a high level of service as standard and apologise for any delays you experienced. All the best, Rossi@Bella More 

Norwich
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Not the place to go if you wish to talk with friends or partners - as can be very noisy, staff are not always polite and too many tables so you cannot always get out of the place

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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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