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Bella Italia Southend on Sea

4-6 London Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1TJ, England
01702 341353
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Ranked #306 of 473 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Rochford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband and I had planned a quiet end of Christmas shopping meal at this restaurant. We booked in advance and were taken to our table promptly and that was where the service and quality of food ended!! After a long wait to order we were kept waiting before any food arrived and when it finally did my bruscetta was... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I've always enjoyed my visits to Bella Italia, despite it being a chain it always feels like you are visiting an individual restuarant and we always receive a warm welcome whether visiting as a couple or with family and friends. Prices are reasonable and comparable with other similar types of restaurants, It's especially good value when you use the Tesco... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Evening meal before a show so early booking. Food absolutely lovely, plenty of choice on the menu - old favourites and service great. The only thing which lets this restaurant down is the tired decoration and facilities (ladies toilets look dirty but probably just quite old!).

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My partner and I wanted a guaranteed successful evening when taking two friends for a celebratory meal. Only Bella Italia, over the years, has never let us down. At the end our friends said "Now we know why this is your favourite restaurant". Job done.

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I went there for my boyfriends birthday, i ordered mozzarella and tomatoes for starters and it was warm and the mozzarella tasted off.The main was chili prawn pasta and the prawns tasted like they were from a frozen packet, the dessert was tiramsu and that was really the only nice part of the meal which was a shame. Service was... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Bella never fails to satisfy us! Our last couple of visits have been for lunch. The staff are friendly and efficient without being over the top. The food is fantastic - beautifully cooked. My favourite is the Chicken Cacciatore which is served piping hot with super roasted veg selection. The wine selection is good. Likewise soft drinks. Prices are reasonable... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The food was average, not bad, not great, about right for the price. service very good, and a special mention for Nad, who could work anywhere. The music was ridiculous ; told its decided by HQ so they must have their reasons, but it really should be 60's and 70's Italian. Reviewers who described the food as 'excellent' cant have... More 

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We hadn't booked but the staff still found us a table. The food was excellent, very tasty the service was prompt and efficient.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love this place. Always get a friendly chat from the staff and the food is always made fresh and tasty. Also, if I fancy something which isn't quite on the menu the staff are happy to make what I want (say If I want rigotoni ratrher than penne pasta with something etc)

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Westcliff on Sea
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105 reviews 105 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped in here for a coffee on a Saturday morning but ended up being tempted to have breakfast. Lattes were good, I had the bella breakfast for £4.99 and my boyfriend had the omelette which was about £5/6. Service was okay, food was average - but then for the price we paid its to be expected. Decor inside is... 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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