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Bella Italia Norwich Riverside

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Riverside | Riverside, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
01603 615584
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food, massive portions, great service - very much enjoyed girly evening out. Will be booking again soon for birthday dinner as it has been my second visit and both were excellent.

Thank Meg S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't normally go to places like this but was pleasantly surprised. The food was pretty good and the service was friendly and attentive. Wouldn't go with my husband but would definitely go again with friends.

Thank Chloe B
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday, me and my friends went in to Bella Italia, we are not usually a fan of Bella, but was surprised about the good food, I went for the create your own pizza, as I'm not a big fan of pasta. Unfortunately I didn't save enough room for pudding as we had the calamari for a starter which was perfect.... More 

Thank josh15678
Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant a lot. The menu has now changed and whilst it's great to try new things some fabulous favourites have disappeared such as the giant shell pasta, the Italian beef stew, some chicken dishes, the main panacotta and the banoffee shot glass dessert. My husband had, or tried to have the cookie dough dessert. The first one... More 

Thank hotellover1970
Norwich, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the mistake of visiting here for a birthday meal. It was terrible I don't normally give bad reviews because people have to make a living, but this was awful. We ordered drinks. They brought the wrong ones. We asked them to replace them and they did. The waiter told us they were staff down and so the service... More 

Thank Paul R
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to describe this one. Some visits are very good, some average, some poor. Can wait a bit for food. (Which is generally excellent and filling). Attracting a waitress can be problematic, else they are asking if things are good every 5 minutes. I like this place when good, but regret walking in when it is not so. Generally only... More 

Thank Dan B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a table of 11 served by Aida, one of the best waitresses ever. She kept our drinks topped up and was very funny. The food was delicious and served very fast. We will be returning again!

Thank Jack W
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I took my Mum here for her birthday this October. The place was clean and spacious, there was a good varied Italian menu and the food was delicious. The pasta was freshly made and the price was reasonable. We had a voucher from groupon which made the bill just £50 for the three of us and we... More 

Thank Wendy L
Great yarmouth
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend decided to go for dinner last week at this shambles of a restaurant. When we walked in nobody came and greeted us in fact quite the opposite - saw us and walked straight past us. When finally a girl came to us she didn't speak and we had to prompt her in what was quite clearly... More 

Thank Rachy0121
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat, after a trip to the cinema, and was greeted by a delightful waitress, Iveta, who couldn't have been more helpful. I didn't have much of an appetite but wanted something healthy. Reece came to my rescue and put a dish together with everything I fancied - hand prepared by himself. I was bowled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
Pizza, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside | Riverside, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 01603 615584
Perched along the pretty riverside in Norwich city centre, Bella Italia is a great place to enjoy a bite to eat, Italian style. Just a few streets away from Norwich train station, this waterside branch of Bella Italia, one of three in Norwich, offers a relaxed, family style ambience. Typical rustic Italian interiors with tiled flooring and walls adorned with poster prints of all sizes create just the right atmosphere for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The a la carte menu is a veritable feast of classic Italian dishes, such as the Polpette Americano (meatballs in a rich tomato sauce atop a bed of steaming spaghetti) or the succulent sirloin steak fillet served with garlic mushrooms, fries and a rocket salad. Those with a sweet tooth are in for a treat with the dessert list with the likes of tiramisu and mascarpone cheesecake on offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?