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From the moment you step through our door, you will feel like you are in Italy. A unique combination of a Restaurant, Cafe and Retail shop, La Bella Italia in Petone, Wellington was born from director Antonio Cacace's passion to educate Kiwis about the beauty of traditional, authentic Italian products and cuisine.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Deli
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious seafood risotto and the kids’ pizza was superb. Excellent service, great parking and a convenient location near the beach.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Julia H
Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Authentic Italian dinner that did not disappoint. The lasagna was delicious and generous in serve as was the lamb ragu. The pipis pasta was a standout. Pizza, lovely base and the topping including smoked salmon,,rocket and mozzarella was tasty. Finished with the gelato. Plenty of...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 600linday
Reviewed August 22, 2019

Perfect casual Italian dining - pizza was amongst the best I’ve ever had. The crust was perfecto Great spot to bring the kids, too Loved all the provisions available as well

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank VAFamily33
Reviewed August 6, 2019

I have been to this Restaurant for an evening meal on several occasions and always enjoyed the food. I took a business friend for lunch and unfortunately felt the staff were not as friendly and the steak was definitely not good.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank iank326
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Stopped off with friends last month and ordered from the BREAKFAST menu. Requested food and coffees be served at the same time. Timing 100% improved from our last visit and indeed everything was served at the same time which was much appreciated. Only gripe was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 17Barb17
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Favourite when in Petone Wonderful family restaurant with delicious food and great service Recommend this for a true taste of Italy

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank rossd129
Reviewed July 22, 2019

We arrived at an odd time (around 3.30pm ish) and was immediately seated. We ordered a starter for sharing, two main pasta dishes and 2 desserts. The mains were piping hot when served and the desserts were to die for. They exceeded our expectations and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Mid_Blu
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurants for many years. Every time I’m there, i fall more in love with it. Best food, service, atmosphere and people. So warm and welcoming. The owners always there looking after their staff and customers, it is just amazing!! Never once...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 33SarA33
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

I am Italian, this was our go to place in Welly. In the last couple of years it has gone downhill, the food claims to be Italian but the food is of sub standard and the service is slow, not great with children.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ChiaraPal2010
LBIManagement, General Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

Hi Chiara, You came on the 2nd of June to celebrate Italian National Day. La Bella Italia was full of children on that evening. We are renowned for being excellent with children. That night Lilian, one of our best waitresses, attended your table. We get...More

Reviewed June 7, 2019

We were a group of 6, 3 ordered pizza, it was room temperature. Risotto had no taste, they charged $6.00 for tap water. Apparently, its in house refiltered tap water...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank G5365DM
LBIManagement, General Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

Obviously this review has been written by someone who did not even set foot inside La Bella Italia. Firstly we do not sell tap water. We do charge customers for bottled sparkling mineral water however. Moreover our woodfire Pizza oven has an internal temperature of...More

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October 1, 2017|
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Response from jaypot2015 | Reviewed this property |
I'd resume yes, but unsure. I've read a newspaper article recently about problems the owner has had with both his restaurants (Wtn and Petone) with changes to accommodate licencing laws.
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LaurelT72
November 4, 2016|
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Response from Venderina | Property representative |
Hi Laurel, no, we are not open on Christmas Day. we will be closed on the 25th and 26th of December. all the other days and all the evenings of December we will be open. Thanks Ciao!!
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