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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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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly and extremely helpful staff; nothing was too much trouble, even after the placed filled up during the early evening. Meals were served hot and all arrived together. Everyone enjoyed their meal choices whether it was pasta or pizza. Portion sizes were good and desserts ended up being shared. We didn't book, but would recommend that you do if... More 

Thank C J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely staff who have a soul destroying job as from what we witnessed almost every table had a complaint or sent food back. The pizza we picked was swimming in an over powering sauce which we think was neat balsamic vinegar, there was no chance of tasting anything else on the pizza. The pasta bacon was burnt black and was... More 

Thank Marmite M
Bath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was very lovely and got our food to us quickly, and I had the nicest pizza ever - you have to try the garlic and cheese sauce stuffed crust! Pretty cheap too

Thank jebedee903
Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When mid week with a discount code which worked well. The place does get busy at 5pm onwards and can be noisy with families. Polite and friendly staff. Pasta shell dish is lovely and always too much to eat in one sitting.

Thank stephy254
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a bit hr day meal for my sister with family and friends. We were welcomed graciously. Was very busy on the night so took a while to get some of the food but was understandable considering how busy they were. Food and drinks were absolutely delicious and would defiently come back again as well as recommending... More 

Thank Kayleigh A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my two other gypsy friends decided to visited Norwich(lovely place).On our way back we get hungry and we popped in to Bella Italia. We ordered couple of dishes (that how usually gypsies do) and they've been just amazing (home made lasagne just beautiful) but the key of our visit was service the best we ever had they even... More 

Thank Paweł J
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like eating a tepid rice pudding?..absolutely disgusting..so much so I was sick on returning home.. What's going on? Brought my family who are visiting from Manchester and wanted them to enjoy a family evening...very very very disappointed 😞 we are not club goers we are a middle aged family looking for a decent meal...totally disgusted

1 Thank busybuzzing
great yarmouth
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had a meal at the Bella Italia Restaurant in Norwich and although they were out of stock on a lot of items listed on the menu, which i thought strange for 7pm on a Sunday night, when I actually settled for something they did have, it was nice.... The only outstanding aspect of the meal was the waitress... More 

Thank pauld66
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normally use this restaurant before mid week Norwich game, arrived at 6pm, ordered our drink and meal, Waitress brought the drinks, dropped wine all over the table, the waited for the meal and 6.50pm I asked where are meal was, told it would be 5 minutes, it finally arrived and it was very nice. Because we had been there so... More 

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Thank Alex E
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best food for a reasonable price! I haven't tried anything I didn't like and I've been there so many times.

1 Thank kaylawhala

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $20
Pizza, Italian
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
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?