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Bella Italia Manchester Arndale

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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, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: The legendary Arndale Centre in central Manchester is home to the excellent...
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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    Very good
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  • 35
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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
Good food but expensive

Went solo Christmas shopping to buy presents for people who are usually with me. Got quite hungry but wanted a meal rather than fast food. I am a big fan of Italian cooking so chose Bella Italia. I ordered mozzarella pizza twists and a filled pasta main. The service from the waitress was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my sister's recent visit: When we got there, they wanted to put us on a table under some stairs. We were not happy about this and my name is not Harry Potter so we asked for another table, which they gave us.service was OK,drinks and starters were fine. It turned bad once the mains came out. I ordered... More 

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Thank Shalina M
Hoylandswaine, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to eat here one lunch time as it was convienient and in the centre...what a mistake! Having been shown a seat we had to ask for a menue after 10 minutes and then after half an hour chase up our order. We finally got to eat our starters after an hour and had finished our bottle of wine... More 

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Thank Mike B
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you fancy stopping for lunch you'll do good here. Staff are great, food yummy, cheeky Saturday afternoon cocktail went down a treat. It's open to the centre so expect the hubbub of shoppers, there's a tiny upstairs bit that is quieter, although still open. We enjoyed it.

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Thank CleighM
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch last Sunday. Really impressed with the food which was fresh and hot. Both sirloin steaks were cooked exactly how we liked them and the lemon sweet was to die for. Most impressed with the service as even though it was busy we were made to feel very special and not rushed. Highly recommend a visit

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Thank Malart
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is terrible. My wife burned her mouth on overheated cheese sauce and there was virtually no chicken in her dish. . My pizza had not been cut and was taken away to be cut. By the time it came back, it was cold. All the staff, including managers, are apparently deaf and blind. We requested our bill, it didn't... More 

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Thank Eric B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic visit and love the fact that you can have wholemeal pizza base and pasta. Waitress called Amanda treated us like we were in a high class restaurant.

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Thank Joan P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I love visiting Bella Italia in Manchester Arndale even when I'm on my own and desperate for a bit of hot food at lunchtime. They do good lunch deals and the food were served very promptly. The staff who served me were very attentive and friendly. I'll definitely re-visit this Bella Italia and I do recommend it.

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Thank Chopin852
Cornelius, North Carolina
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

They were short staffed and we had to flag down waiters to get orders and drink refills. Also had to get up to find someone to pay the bill. The pizza and pasta were average - would have been ok for the price but the service was horrible. In the middle of the mall so not much different than a... More 

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Thank Lisa T
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

When ever I go to this mall,i always visit this restaurant.staff is very polite and attentive.good food specially for kids.

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Thank akhil s
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Went solo Christmas shopping to buy presents for people who are usually with me. Got quite hungry but wanted a meal rather than fast food. I am a big fan of Italian cooking so chose Bella Italia. I ordered mozzarella pizza twists and a filled pasta main. The service from the waitress was wonderful. Although, I have to say she... 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

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?