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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Ok lunch

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 !

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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 

Rochford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were two young girls wanting a meal before going to the cinema. We were shown to our table and given a menu and then just left. Nobody came over to offer drinks, in fact nobody even acknowledged that we were there. The restaurant wasn't even busy. We walked out in the end and even then, nobody took any notice.

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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 

Chelmsford
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We called here for lunch today; it was early, but there were several tables already occupied. The waiter was very pleasant; gave us our menus, took the order in good time. I was very keen to point out to him that i didn't wan't mayo on my burger; the poor man was mortified when he made a joke about having... More 

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Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited Bella Italia last night for my husbands birthday meal. We had thought about going elsewhere but decided we would like to give this restaurant a try as we all love Italian food. So pleased we did! We were made to feel very welcome and the food was served quickly. Two of us had lasagne and they were delicious,... More 

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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 husband's birthday meal with us recently! And thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit :) Chloe@Bella. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Food was excellent service was excellent. Went for a family meal and this place was excellent 5*. I recommend it to anyone who loves Italian food as I do. Thank you for having us xxx

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it! I'm so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your meal with us recently! Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@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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