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Bella Italia Norwich Riverside

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4AA Leisure Scheme | 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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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was excellant, the staff very friendly.We ate inside andoutside, nothing was too much trouble. What more could you want?

Thank royston1
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though busy, our food arrived in 15 minutes. Gorgeous meal and was tended to by own personal waiter. Got a discount as well with the voucher we got online

Thank Chloe272
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place to eat. I've been three times and each time I've left feeling satisfied and happy. The burger in ciabatta is scrumptious, the lasagne is very tasty and a generous size, and the beef in red wine with gnocchi is to die for. The deserts are just as delicious. Friendly staff and provide a good service.

Thank Coral G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepare for a rant!I am getting too old for this. When I was seated,I immediately wanted to run out screaming. What on earth is all the colouring crayons,on every table doing in a restaurant? Im here to eat,not doodle with crayons. Its obvious its a family oriented place,but the whole thing made me break out into a cold sweat. This... More 

Thank Rich20000
Fife, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are currently enjoying a great holiday on the norfolk broads. In Norwich tonight, just had a fantastic meal at Bella Italia on riverside in Norwich. Absolutely brilliant food, many compliments to chef and kitchen for a delicious 3 course meal all served by Elle who was very attentive and helpful but not over intrusive. We always... More 

Thank Fiona T
West Midlands
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148 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not my type of restaurant really, but a friend chose it and we enjoyed it. We booked as it looked busy and there were a lot of families with children who thinned out when we got there. Still noisy down to bad acoustics. Excellent nippy waitress who was very busy, could do with more like her, she had a loud... More 

Thank MarkMidland
Great Yarmouth
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on my birthday with the daughter and son in law. The staff were very friendly and the food was good. We walked around to the restaurant from bus station a very nice walk.

Thank Stuart E
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We do enjoy Bella, food is always good, although I feel expensive for what it is. Good service at this restaurant and it was fast, even though they were busy on a Saturday tea time. Nice setting and friendly staff.

Thank Sam B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anaemic Calzone served on a dirty wooden platter. inadequate portion of runny macaroni cheese full of peas overcooked fish sticks served as fish and chips

1 Thank Ja W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restuarant has been a regular pre-movie visit for us for a few years now. However, we had noticed a gradual decline in service in the last year or so, that had let to long waits, rushed food and a less than impressive experience. However, happy to advise that based on the last two visits in the last 3-4 weeks... More 

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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, Gluten Free
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
Families with children, Large groups
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: 4AA Leisure Scheme | 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?