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“Good new menu” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bella Italia Southampton Hanover

Bella Italia Southampton Hanover
Ranked #69 of 841 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $20
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Southampton boasts two branches of the ever popular Bella Italia restaurants and this particular outlet can be found at the Hanover Buildings just opposite Houndwell Park and the Bargate Shopping Centre. The front terrace is wonderful during the warmer months when everyone flocks here to enjoy a spot of Italian dining in the sunshine. Inside you'll find the trademark Bella Italia rustic style with tiled flooring and bistro style décor. The menu features a good range of Italian dishes from pizza to pasta and salads to main like the salmon fillet with roasted new potatoes and green beans topped with tomato salsa. Why not try the Italian style burger or the tasty chicken panino. Wash down with a bottle of Italian red or white or perhaps an ice cold Peroni beer.
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good new menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening, reserved table in advance. Got given small table to begin with but
Moved to better table. New menu is good ribs specially delicious and hubby had a super tasty pizza!!

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English first
Jersey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice family meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

On our way back to Jersey staying one night in a local Premier Inn, we booked a meal for the evening ,that afternoon. We asked for a particular table that we had had before on a previous visit & were told there was no problem. When we arrived , the table was hadn't been reserved but we were grateful that it was free. The food was of good quality. It suited us all, which not always easy with an 18 & 9 year old. The staff were great & very attentive. We will visit again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not overly impressed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Went to this restaurant last night, a party of 13 for a birthday meal. Not a good start when they couldn't find our booking, and after much discussion, had to move some diners who were already seated, to accommodate us. It was VERY noisy, lots of families (can't complain as we were there at 6:30) and large parties, plus some music, and it all echoes round the high ceilings. Our waiter was excellent, and tried really hard to look after us, but there was obviously a problem out the back somewhere as the service was SO slow...half an hour to get the first drink, an hour to our starters, and it didn't get any better...we were there for 4 hours as that's how long it took us to order, be served and eat a three course meal. I have to say that the food, when it arrived, was very good...great pizzas, tasty burgers and yummy desserts, and one of our party who is gluten free, was amazed at the range she had to choose from. Overall, this was expensive and I'm not likely to return for another visit, unless I suddenly need to follow a gluten free diet:)

Visited May 2014
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salisbury
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visited Saturday evening, booked an hour beforehand by phone.

Although the food was not anything amazing, the quality was good.

The interior was very nice, with tables well spaced apart.

There were tables outside with plenty of seating.

Staff were friendly and the service was faultless.

Drinks were fairly expensive, but food was good value.

The bruschetta was good, as was the garlic bread starter.

The spaghetti and prawn main was tasty.

Would visit again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank R B
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Worthing
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“Excellent Gluten Free menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for lunch on a busy weekday - looking for gluten free lunch and was delighted to discover that Bella Pasta has a separate gluten free menu. We chose a Delicious gluten free pasta with tomato and basil sauce, and an amazing gluten free margarita pizza, probably the best I've had in a restaurant so far. The crust was tender and soft with a good texture, not dried up and hard like they often are. Friendly service and a pleasant High street Italian atmosphere - will definitely be back.

Visited February 2014
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