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“Delicious double date”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Bella Italia

La Bella Italia
Ranked #22 of 911 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
“Delicious double date”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my husband on a double date with friends, we picked it from the best looking menu on offer online. Although whenbwe got there it wasn't quite what we expected, it definitely wasn't a disappointment. There was a cafe ambience with a busy bustling of diners but we were well looked after by an array of friendly staff. Don't be scared to treat yourself to a entree, main AND a dessert as the portions are just the right size to feel content but not grossly full. All of us enjoyed our meals, salmon, ravioli and the meatballs. There us a variety of yummy gelato ice cream to choice from and I could definitely fit in another one of the hazelnut meringue desserts from the kitchen. Overall a good meal and service was had by all in our party and I would feinately go back again and try another yummy dish. 8 thumbs up from our group and thank you for an amazing night.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

I was here for lunch, the food was great, so was the wine and the service. I liked the timing of the food coming to the table, although the service is unobtrusive, they keep an eye on the tables and are attentive. I'll be revisiting!

  • Visited May 2012
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New Zealand
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251 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Not as good as it was”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Used to be fantastic but the last two times I have been the food has gone downhill and the quantity is getting smaller. Think they have grown too big for their bots. Wont go back.

Visited August 2012
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Thank poohtravel
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Wellington, New Zealand
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Outstanding.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

Outstanding as always great service, fabulous food.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank DAFYDDHD
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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“How lucky are we to have La Bella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Antonia and Louisa share with a little piece of Italy without having to travel to the other side of the world! Incredible food, great demonstration dinners and easy shopping for a little Italian at home.
Good coffee, cakes and gelato!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank FraSta1970
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