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Unit R8 | Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester M4 3AQ, England
0161 8342677
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Today
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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
'Wont be going back there'

Had lunch there with a friend on the 10th January, we waited at least 20 mins to be seated bare in mind i had my 8 month old with me, luckily for her she was sleeping. when we finally got a seat we waited additional minutes to get our food ordered, food came wasn't even nice. Our waiter could not... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Clarissa C
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had lunch there with a friend on the 10th January, we waited at least 20 mins to be seated bare in mind i had my 8 month old with me, luckily for her she was sleeping. when we finally got a seat we waited additional minutes to get our food ordered, food came wasn't even nice. Our waiter could not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We and my friend thought we would have a quick bit to eat while waiting on another friend first of all we sat are selves we got menus quickly but we waited 10 for some to ask if we was ready order but we asked for the lunch menu she took her time but while we waited for the lunch... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had lunch here on a busy day during the sales Starter didn't arrive after 30 mins and then the main meals turned up first ? The pasta dishes were both Luke warm / virtually cold The starter had to be prompted yet again Waitress was very pleasant although her English was poor so we couldn't tell what she was saying... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The service was terrible .we had to Wait 40 minutes for our meal and it wasnt even busy .we got offered a free drink. Big deal.we will not be going there again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited this evening after the restaurant being recommended by a friend. Service was pleasant but slow even though the place wasn't busy. I ordered arancini funghi for starters which to be blatantly honest was very poor quality. I have made better myself! My main course of agnello tagliatelle was average and poorly presented. My partner ordered carbonara with chicken instead... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Whilst out shopping with my wife and our small child, we stopped here for something to eat. Despite it being just after Christmas, the place didn't look too busy and we were seated almost straight away. Despite being at the table next to the till and trying to get the attention of the staff, after waiting for nearly 30 minutes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stopped here for a quick lunch during a work trip. The food was OK, nothing to write home about, however, the manager was absolutely appalling, preferring to chat up the waitress instead of make the coffee that I'd ordered, and then ignore me when i asked him for it. 15 minutes to wait for a coffee in an empty restaurant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Wot can we say the above was tge worst manager ever after been kept waiting thirty mins for a garlic bread with only two snalk tables in was then kept waiting twenty mins for two pasta dishes git told this is a budget restaurant chain not fine dining and you have to wait for your food they got gigen a... More 

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Middlewich, England, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

The food was nice , just nice not the best but not the worst! However there was one waitress a women who was frankly just strange, first she took our order without writing it down and got it wrong, she always had a blank expression on her face , didn't smile and was very blunt with her answers. Strangest customer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went here for my daughter's birthday because we already sampled the one in Piccadilly Gardens which was excellent. The staff were ok but not very friendly. The starter for the kids meal was sent back because the carrots looked like they hadn't been peeled properly and looked old. We asked for 2 milkshakes obviously for kids and didn't realise... More 

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?