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Bella Italia Southend on Sea

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4-6 London Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1TJ, England
+44 1702 341353
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service has never been fantastic here (it gets busy, so slow service is to be expected). We arrived at 5pm for dinner, 4 adults, 2 kids...yet given all adult menus. Had to ask for kids. Orders for starters taken (which was only 2 kids garlic breads and 1 adults). Around 30 minutes later, those turned up. Mains came around 6,... More 

Thank alixd1991
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a nice atmosphere really friendly staff, shout out to our waiter Julao. Great to come with the family and friends and a fast service for the four of us on this Tuesday night. I would highly recommend the lamb it simply fell of the bone and was so delicious.

Thank Megan S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with a couple of friends for a meal out. Our waiter Julio was extremely professional, helpful and friendly, and made the evening an enjoyable experience. The food was top notch as expected, ordering two of the lamb dishes and two pollo spinaci calzone's along with dessert which were full of flavour, filling and hearty. Well done Bella, we... More 

Thank Charles B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here before and loved it then. Came back with friends for a bite to eat and couldn't fault it. Was seated instantly and not too busy for a Tuesday evening. The waiter Julio was polite, friendly and willing to chat with us. The food came quickly and was delicious and was rather cheap for the quality. Would definitely come... More 

Thank Lewis K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on on a whim, service was fast and friendly and the lamb - superb!! Hats of to Julio - our amazing waiter!

Thank Joel A
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for 6.15 this evening to have a meal prior to going to the cinema for 7.45 showing of film thinking had plenty of time to have a 2 course meal and wine, how wrong we were. On arrival we had a 5 minute wait to be seen to be seated and had to point out to the... More 

Thank elaineb364
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Southend on Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I'm really sorry to hear about your recent disappointment with your meal (or lack of) at our restaurant. I understand that your experience fell far short of the Bella Italia standards. I do not believe that it truly reflects our service standards and we do take feedback such as this... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, I liked Bella and have been going since it was taken over years ago.Service is now awful and so slow. Here is how I lost over half hour Saturday morning I went there with family. When you go in the staff say to sit down and they will serve you. In an empty restaurant with three or four staff... More 

Thank Colin W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, they do NHS discount, according to my receipt anyway and STUDENT discounts. Despite the name basically meaning 'good Italy' which just sounds a little silly, it's a gorgeous place to eat for a chain of restaurants. Service was very friendly and quick. Over all very impressed. Waiter wasn't the worst looking either. I recommend the tempora prawns,... More 

Thank Doommbringer
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with a friend for dinner which end up being lovely. Quick and attentive staff. Food arrived fresh and we felt like we have been really looked after. Will be coming up for sure.

Thank Gabriela P
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Luckily I had booked a table, restaurant was half empty the whole time yet they were turning away anyone who hadn't booked. Took ages for someone to take my drinks order that I ordered the food at the same time. Took half an hour for our starter which was just bread and olive oil. Was very slow the whole night.... More 

Thank CLaire H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $20
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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: +44 1702 341353
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?