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Bella Italia Southend on Sea

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4-6 London Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1TJ, England
01702 341353
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Description: Bella Italia hits the Essex coast with its Southend on Sea restaurant...
Bella Italia hits the Essex coast with its Southend on Sea restaurant, found in the very centre of the town just opposite the Southend Victoria train station. Locals and visitors to this popular British seaside resort are invited to enjoy classic Italian food at good value prices at Bella Italia. There are a wide range of pizzas to choose from such as the Quattro Stagioni with pepperoni, ham, roasted mushrooms and artichokes and the pasta dishes features options like the spaghetti carbonara with pancetta, egg and pecorino cheese or the beef and pork meatballs in a rich tomato sauce served on a bed of spaghetti. Don't forget to save room for dessert; chocolate lovers will adore The Godfather (nutty chocolate fudge brownies, vanilla and toffee ice cream, chocolate sauce and fresh cream).
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food , Well Priced

Have eaten here on several occasions. Good , well priced food. The service is excellent. Would recommend for lunch or dinner

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Sue K
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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here on several occasions. Good , well priced food. The service is excellent. Would recommend for lunch or dinner

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yorkshire
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went with our daughter and friends service was very good and food was lovely, had a nice atmosphere and made to feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend to any one wanting a good Italian

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Leigh on sea
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Went to Bella italia with my little boy who is 6 for our little mummy and son date night! Wish we hadn't!! We chose this place as it looked child friendly and to be honest we didn't have loads of time as we were off to the cinema. Good was terrible my son couldn't even eat his he had a... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. I'm really sorry to hear about your recent disappointment with your meal with us. I understand that your visit fell far short of the Bella Italia standards. I do not believe that it truly reflects our service standards and we do take feedback such as this very seriously. If you email... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited for a quick catch up lunch, I have to say the food was good and so was dessert, but the service was pretty slow. There appeared to only be 3 people on shift which didn't seem enough for how busy the restaurant was. We waited forty minutes for our dessert on this occasion despite the waitress chasing it... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really enjoyed a relaxing me all out here in June. Lovely cosy restaurant with great service. The food was lovely too. I had just recently had an operation on my foot and was on crutches but the restaurant was suitable for wheelchair access and had a downstairs toilet for the less able. Was made to feel very welcome.

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, 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 

Westcliff on Sea
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went here for a late lunch. Had not been here since it had converted from Mama Amalfi's (few years ago!) The waiter was helpful and friendly, giving us plenty of time to order. No pressure to have extra sides which I always think is a boon! The pizza and calzone we ordered were hot and tasty. Overall a great... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We really do appreciate it :) We hope that we can continue to impress you in the future! We hope to see you soon at Bella Italia! Emily@Bella. More 

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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited on a Saturday night for dinner. There were some positives & some negatives. Let's do the positives first. 1: The staff were really good, very friendly polite and quick. Can't fault them there. 2: I had a pizza that was really quick good. Duck & plum sauce. 3: The restaurant is themed really, made up to look like an... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have been to this restaurant quite a few times and have always enjoyed our meal but last night was different! We both went for our favourite starter calamari. It was not as good as we have had before and it seems they have cut down on the portion size. Not worth what is charged for this. As for the... More 

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, 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 

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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We visited Bella Italia yesterday ! The waiting staff was missing so we entered the restaurant and after... miracle,the waiter appear . I ordered San Pellegrino Orange and my boyfriend ordered San Pellegrino Lemonata at cane! My order was ok ,but my boyfriend received some strange lemonade-similar with Sprite!!And we received the drinks directly in glasses!Why? It wasn't San Pellegrino... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Waiters very friendly and polite. ambience pleasant and atmospheric. Food was delicious - I recommend the sea bass! So fresh and potatoes and peppers just added to this tasty dish. ice cream was delicious too!! Great value for money😊😊🎶

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Rossi M, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-6 London Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702 341353

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Bella Italia hits the Essex coast with its Southend on Sea restaurant, found in the very centre of the town just opposite the Southend Victoria train station. Locals and visitors to this popular British seaside resort are invited to enjoy classic Italian food at good value prices at Bella Italia. There are a wide range of pizzas to choose from such as the Quattro Stagioni with pepperoni, ham, roasted mushrooms and artichokes and the pasta dishes features options like the spaghetti carbonara with pancetta, egg and pecorino cheese or the beef and pork meatballs in a rich tomato sauce served on a bed of spaghetti. Don't forget to save room for dessert; chocolate lovers will adore The Godfather (nutty chocolate fudge brownies, vanilla and toffee ice cream, chocolate sauce and fresh cream).

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