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“Yummmm - a Pizza-resistance”

Bella Mia Pizzeria Ristorante
Ranked #166 of 443 Restaurants in Tauranga
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 16, 2016

I loved the pizza from this shop/ restaurant. We arrived late but the owner kindly kept the business open and made two family sized pizzas in front of us. We watched the care and technique that only a master pizza maker could use to produce two amazingly tasty pizzas from scratch. The dough was rolled and stretched, the sauce was home made and herbs added. The toppings were layered on with skill and care. What an experience! The final product was so delicious and well worth the wait. This is a family business and has a restaurant attached to a takeaway in the front. Really lovely people and really nice food. Well worth a try

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Thank Sherry G
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Reviewed January 15, 2016

A small and delightful Italian restaurant in the heart of Tauranga CBD just up the road from the busy strand. The pizza bases are handmade in front of you and the finished product authentic and delicious. A wee haven that had all of the family happy especially with street-side gelato to finish.

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1  Thank Jim D
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

very very expensive it costs me $95.00 NZ for 3 really small pizza's and one stick of cannelloni drowned in sauce, one coke and one glass of red wine. once entering we were met by a very odd lady who took us out to a dark dingy area that was full of out dated items. she seated us by pulling a table out from the wall the told 2 of us to sit than crammed the table back at the wall pinning us there ...almost could not breath not a good experience at all, I would not recommenced this place to anyone, on going to the bathroom ( at the back ) the kitchen was piled with dishes and the old lady running around in circles strange is an understatement, we were so hungry after that we had to go across the road and bought food to eat ... DO NOT GO THERE!!! unless you want to pay a lot for nothing and leave hungry

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4  Thank Aprilmaley
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Reviewed January 1, 2016

I don't often do reviews on restaurants and I don't often publish negative reviews, but this is an exception. The front of house (the lady) gave us a rather strange reception although we have booked in advance and were the only ones in the restaurant at 6pm.

Pizza bread starter was okay as well as vegetarian lasagne main meal, but the chicken main meal was a disaster. The sauce was not as per the menu: it was drenched in brandy; pale-looking over cooked chicken and pale-looking potato with sprinkles of parsley and a little side salad. The overpowering brandy-based sauce with chicken was almost unpalatable. Honestly the worst chicken meal I've ever had. Totally over-priced as well. Left the restaurant feeling most disappointed.

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3  Thank Toerista
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Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Delicious pizza, nice atmosphere. Small, dim and romantic. Italy without the airfares. Friendly service and nice food.

Thank WomblingKiwis
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