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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, 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
Very nice waiter

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
DeeDee8057
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Chelmsford
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Chelmsford
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

I am a long standing lover of Bella Italia. Went for Saturday breakfast with my friend. Ignored on arrival so found a table. After waiting some time we were served by a very glum waiter. Eventually coffee arrived. After about another 45 minutes we watched as later arrivals were receiving their food. The waiter was oblivious to the fact that... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate them all - the good as well as the bad. I'm really sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal with us recently. This is certainly not the way we like to run things here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If you... More 

Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Visiting Southend from Australia to show our daughter the beaches we grew up with in the UK! We needed gluten free food as our daughter is coeliac and me and my husband are gluten intolerant. I searched and found Bella Italia. It has a pdf which lists all allergens. My daughter and I had gluten free pizza and to be... More 

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

I'm so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your gluten free pizzas with us recently! And thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit :) Chloe@Bella. More 

essex
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lovely restaurant, lovely fresh food, good service, cosy atmosphere. Service is very good. Clean and will visit again.

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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 lovely review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit :) Chloe@Bella. More 

essex
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were a party of seven friends enjoying dinner together, sadly it did not turn out to be as enjoyable as we would have liked because as usual the service at Bella was lamentable.Have dined here before about a year ago and it was snail's pace then but decided to give it another chance, not a good idea. The time... 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 the service when you ate with us. This seems certainly not up the standard we like to keep here at Bella, and it's something we want to... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have visited the Bella Italia in Southend for as long as it has been open. Until recently every review has been positive and enthusiastic. Last time, however, something was wrong. It was ok but not as outstanding as normal. I was suddenly in need of a brilliant restaurant to entertain two dear friends at short notice and within a... 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 and your friends enjoyed your meal with us recently! And thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon :) Chloe@Bella. More 

Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I decided to try out Bella Italia in Southend and I was sceptical about the service, having read previous reviews. However, we were pleasantly surprised, the staff, although busy, were courteous and full of smiles. I had the risotto mushroom balls for my starter and they were delicious, my husband ordered the chilli and garlic prawns, which... More 

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London
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited on a Sunday whilst just 3 tables were filled. The staff were nowhere to be seen for 20 minutes so we got up and left. On the way out we were thanked for our custom; explains why only 3 tables were full as if think us being the 4th broke their serving rhythm. I imagine this will be another... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate them all - the good as well as the bad. I'm really sorry to hear about your negative experience with us recently. This is certainly not the way we like to run things here at Bella, and it's something we want to look into. If you email us... 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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