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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
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So, we came to this branch of bella Italia after previous good experiences with the company However Both pizzas were served cold - one with a hair on it. And when this was brought to the staffs attention and they made a new one from scratch, we ended up dining desperately as the pizzas we're... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really good food (great pizzas), friendly staff (our waiter was an absolute delight who made our visit all the more pleasant) and we were happily surprised by how inexpensive it was at the end. Will definitely be back

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

So, we came to this branch of bella Italia after previous good experiences with the company However Both pizzas were served cold - one with a hair on it. And when this was brought to the staffs attention and they made a new one from scratch, we ended up dining desperately as the pizzas we're ready at different times Wouldn't... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Called in for breakfast whilst shopping in Arndale. Menu has a good choice and prices are reasonable for city centre. Coffee refills are free when you purchase cooked breakfast. Our server Michelle was really helpful and couldn't do enough for you.

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Manchester Arndale, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really do appreciate the time taken to write this :) We're so happy that you have enjoyed your recent visit and meal with us! Hopefully we can continue to impress you in the future. See you soon! Thanks, Emily@Bella. More 

North West England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Bella Italia is brilliant they have a choice of food from Delicious Crunchy Pizzas to Pasta to gourmet grills the service is fantastic so warm and welcoming prices are very reasonable if Italian food is your preference then this is the place for you it's not that far from entering into the Manchester arndale I really loved the food and... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Manchester Arndale, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really do appreciate the time taken to write this :) We're so happy that you have enjoyed your recent visit and meal with us! Hopefully we can continue to impress you. See you soon! Thanks, Emily@Bella. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Group of 14 , service was great , really lovely food, very good service. Great evening enjoyed by all. Will definitely recommend. Will definetly go again

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really do appreciate the time taken to write this :) We're so happy that you have enjoyed your recent visit and meal with us! We hope to see you soon at Bella Italia! Emily@Bella. More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Me and my partner visited Bella Italia, and we were created kindly and were taken to a table very quickly. We ordered drinks and our food, it would have been good but the food was not worth the price paid at all, it was almost freezing cold, our waiter looked like he would have rather been anywhere else in the... 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 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 

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

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 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 3 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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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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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?