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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
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In some cafes and restaurants waiting for a place is horrible. And when you get a table, you're are not sure if you get fresh food. Here at Bella you are sure to have pizza with a friend which is fresh made and lovely served , and the coffee is made ​​with Italian and Turkish charm. I love going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Gemax15
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Firstly we were confronted by a miserable waitress, who seemed reluctant to even give us menus or take a drinks order. This was then followed by food, which did come relatively quickly but it became apparent why when it resembled a pre-prepared ready meal style pizza with a crust covered in flour. The base was underdone and doughy and the... More 

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Rossi M, Owner 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 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

In some cafes and restaurants waiting for a place is horrible. And when you get a table, you're are not sure if you get fresh food. Here at Bella you are sure to have pizza with a friend which is fresh made and lovely served , and the coffee is made ​​with Italian and Turkish charm. I love going there,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, responded to this review

It's so great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thanks for your review and your recommendation - it's really appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again soon :) Chloe@Bella More 

Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have recently moved into the area and live within walking distance of the town centre. Had walked past Bella Italia several times and although I usually avoid franchise places unless they're well known, known for good value for money, or recommended by a friend but was drawn to the décor. I really liked the layout; almost like bringing the... More 

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Rossi M, Owner 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 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 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited here last week in a party of 7. Were seated promptly then had to wait 20 minutes for drinks. After a long day out I drank mine quickly which was a big mistake. That was the only drink we would be offered all evening and we had to make a fuss just to get it. One of our... More 

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Rossi M, Owner 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 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... More 

Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Ordered two salads and two glasses of house wine, the wine was nice. Took half an hour for the two salads to arrive, restaurant nearly empty ! Salads were very tasty !

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

This isn't the first time I've had awful service from a bella Italia! Last time I emailed to complain and never got a reply. We went into this one quite late around 8.45 waiting nearly 10mins for someone to come and seat us even though serval members of staff had seen us waiting. We got sat down and then it... More 

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Rossi M, Owner 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 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 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is very good. Not bad value. I love the lasagne. Reasonable waiting staff. Drinks aren't cheap though. Nicely decorated

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, responded to this review

I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella. More 

Oldham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice food, dessert was a bit stingey on donuts. Waiter did not come over half way through to ask if meal was ok which was disapointing. Service was ok not the fastest and not over friendly. Would come again.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Food was classic Italian, very tasty and great portions for the price. Its a busy restaurant though, so expect delays in service

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella. More 

Cardigan, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

we, 17 of us went there for my step daughters birthday. it also happend to be the same day as we buried my dad. so as you can imagine there were mixed emotions around the tables we took up. lots of noise and the occasional tear. the staff were fantastic and very patient with us. the food was pretty good... More 

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Rossi M, Owner at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, responded to this review

It's so great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thank you for your lovely review. It's really appreciated. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella More 

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Additional Information about Bella Italia Southend on Sea

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

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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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