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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Manchester
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Manchester City Centre in the evening for a concert, we tried a lot of restaurants in the Printworks that were all full, obviously with concert people so had limited choice of where to eat. We chose Bella Italia in the Arndale as it was quieter. The Italian waitress who took our order was pleasant but was very much... 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. We take comments like this very seriously and I'm really sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience 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 you email us at... More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visited on Friday Lunch time, the ordered Garlic Bread as a starter and bottle of water and soft drink, for the 3 of us. Main Courses arrived one being a salad a few minutes into enjoying the chicken I noticed a small live beetle crawling across the lettuce. We immediately called the waitress (quietly and with out fuss) who then... 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 

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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday afternoon, service a little slow but anyhow on to the food! I had a burger asked for it without onions and it came with onions but easily took them off, the burger was overcooked! I'm not fussy but it was dry and unedable! My mother had pasta which honestly looked like one of them mug shots... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate all reviews whether they are good or bad. We're sorry to hear your didn't enjoy your recent meal and visit with us. Please could you send an email to social@bellaitalia.co.uk with details of your visit. Thanks, Sean@Bella. More 

Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Filling burgers are probably the best part of the menu. It can get really busy at times so be warned. House white wine is horrible, try only if desperate.

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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

As the title says, 'If you like long waits and poor service' this is the perfect place to eat. We had a little wait to be seated, took them ten minutes to give us a menu and a further 15 minutes to take the order. Our order took a further 40 minutes to arrive and i have to say i... 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 you were disappointed with your experience 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... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 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
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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
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95 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about Bella Italia Manchester Arndale

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

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?