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Unit R8 | Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester M4 3AQ, England
0161 8342677
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The legendary Arndale Centre in central Manchester is home to the...
The legendary Arndale Centre in central Manchester is home to the excellent Bella Italia, where great Italian food at great prices is served. Set amongst the hundreds of shops in this huge indoor shopping complex, Bella Italia offers rustic yet stylish interiors, with lots of dark polished wood and walls adorned with poster prints. There is a lovely terrace outside the main dining room where diners can enjoy the buzz of the shopping centre. Aside from the a la carte menu Bella Italia offers great value set menus too where you might start with a warming soup of the day with ciabatta followed by a Sorrentina Fusilli (fusilli pasta with tomato, mozzarella and basil sauce). Finish with a zesty lemon tart with cream.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ok meal

Called in early evening before going to a concert. Not particularly busy so had choice of seats. Service was ok, bit on the slow side but we weren't in a rush. We did see someone seated and leave after they waited a while but by that time the place was busy. As for the food, shared the garlic... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Graham B
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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a awful experience!! Waited half an hour for food, I could see they were busy so that didn't bother me, but when the food arrived I started eating around the edges eat bit of the salad then when I cut into the middle there was salami in it!!! I'm a vegetarian, I was so shocked at such a huge... More 

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Manchester Arndale, 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 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Loving the dirty martin's here :) food also good and staff pleasant, a chain but yeah they're good. On previous visits we have had sharing platters, great choice also the pizza with duck is tasty as is the pasta with duck. Staff have always been friendly and on my birthday they went to the trouble of a candle in the... More 

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Manchester Arndale, responded to this review

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

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We both tried the pollo cacciatore dish with vegetables and it was amazing really filling as well. Liked the tomato sauce that the chicken was cooked with.

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Manchester Arndale, responded to this review

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

Wigan, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Called in early evening before going to a concert. Not particularly busy so had choice of seats. Service was ok, bit on the slow side but we weren't in a rush. We did see someone seated and leave after they waited a while but by that time the place was busy. As for the food, shared the garlic batons which... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We booked a table for 1 pm for 4 of us on a Saturday. When we arrived we were greeted by our waiter who was extremely friendly and pleasant. We ordered our drinks and food, the drinks and starters arrived promptly and were great. Unfortunately, we then had to wait an hour for our main courses, the waiter kept apologising... More 

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Manchester Arndale, 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 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Myself and my husband were visiting Manchester and stopped for lunch on a Friday late afternoon. We knew we couldn't go wrong with this chain. Friendly staff seated us fast and served us with a smile. Great lunch menu and good value for money.

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Manchester Arndale, responded to this review

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

Stalybridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went on a Monday afternoon so was lovely and quiet. Waiters were very friendly. Food was nice but it didn't excite me enough to want to go back. Prezzo is much nicer. Should have been good value for money but unfortunately we couldn't use our 02 priority as we ordered 1 thing of the lunch menu. On the up side... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have been avoiding this place for some years now, finally i was pushed into going there, and i was right in not going to this place before, waited to be served for over 15 minutes, we then had to call somebody just to come over, the food came and its anything but Italian, bad all the way, dint go... More 

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Manchester Arndale, 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 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Brilliant!! Great for kids! Mycalzone diavola being the best thing since sliced bread. The waiters and managers were helpful and friendly.

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Manchester Arndale, responded to this review

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

manchester uk
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

the staff made our visit wonderful especialy a lady called mawra she couldnt do enough for us, i had the breakfast it was ok sausage was tasteless and over cooked

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unit R8 | Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester M4 3AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 8342677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

Description

The legendary Arndale Centre in central Manchester is home to the excellent Bella Italia, where great Italian food at great prices is served. Set amongst the hundreds of shops in this huge indoor shopping complex, Bella Italia offers rustic yet stylish interiors, with lots of dark polished wood and walls adorned with poster prints. There is a lovely terrace outside the main dining room where diners can enjoy the buzz of the shopping centre. Aside from the a la carte menu Bella Italia offers great value set menus too where you might start with a warming soup of the day with ciabatta followed by a Sorrentina Fusilli (fusilli pasta with tomato, mozzarella and basil sauce). Finish with a zesty lemon tart with cream.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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