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Bella Vita

146 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-758 3393
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Ranked #17 of 103 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Open for Lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday Open for Dinner everyday 5pm to late
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Open for Lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday Open for Dinner everyday 5pm to late
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We were a large party that went to celebrate a birthday. Food was nice and decent size portions. We all had a variety of dishes from steak to lasagne to risotto and spaghetti. Everyone seemed happy and the byo option was really useful. The reason I've given 4/5 is because the waitress was efficient but humourous and the kid's meals... More

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Bella V, Owner at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Hello Jarr, We thank you very much for taking the time to give us your constructive feedback. We have now taken steps to rectify how hot our lasagna dish is when serving, especially to children. We appreciate that you choose Bella Vita for your special occasion. Hope to see you again sometime soon. More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Bella Vita is definitely one the best restaurants in town and by far the best Italian restaurant here. The staff is friendly and warm and the food is YUMMM every time !!!

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Bella V, Owner at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Many thanks for your super feedback. Your positive comments are very much appreciated. We will look forward to see you again in future. More

Waitara, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed our meals we had scallops & mussels for entrée and pasta and steak for main our dessert was cheese cake and tiramisu it was delicious!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful food, OMG the seafood risotto is out of this world, the service is top notch, with smiles accompanied A meal here is well priced !

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant on a Saturday night, finding it hard to find somewhere with a table! Although this restaurant was in fact full, when we asked for a table, they quickly made one up for us which was great! All of the food we ordered was delicious & full of flavour. We ordered the bread platter & wanted... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

On the whole we were disappointed with our meal. We had expected a greater variety of traditional Italian food on the menu. For someone who doesn't eat mushrooms I found it difficult to select a meal. The platter was lovely but I had to ask them to hold the mushrooms on my main course. The service was friendly but overall... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had been there on a friday nite with my friends this was the 1st time i was going to bella vita .. Loved the ambience and the atmosphere ,, it was super busy so we thought its gona be time to take our orders n food to get delivered but we were wrong ,,, they have amazing wine collection... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Having read all the reviews on this site I thought Bella Vita would be a good bet for a great meal.I was wrong. The restaurant itself has little atmosphere - a jaded 80's feel with furniture past it's use by date. Blue fairy lights were a gaudy addition. We were shown to our table by the Maitre'd. A waiter delivered... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here, we had not been to the Bella Vita for quite some time and we were not disappointed. The menu was interesting and varied, the meals for presented very professionally and the service was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back there again. Totally recommend this restaurant to locals and visitors alike.... More

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Really enjoyed our meals here. We took visiting friends from France and they were really impressed with the meals and service. Definitely going back there. Totally recommend it. Is also BYO so that helps

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