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“Bellissimo!”
Review of Bella Cucina

Bella Cucina
Ranked #77 of 268 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 29, 2014

It was a busy Friday night in Queenstown and everywhere seemed fully booked, including Bella Cucina, however the maître d was really efficient and suggested that we pop across the road for a drink and come back in half an hour, by when she'd have a table for us. I'm glad we waited! The restaurant has a cozy feel to it and the kitchen is open-plan, so you can watch your food being freshly prepared, which I enjoy. The menu feels more varied and Italian than Queenstown's other Italian restaurant. The little dough balls are a divine starter and the pasta and pizzas as very tasty. My friend had the tiramisu for dessert and we agreed that it was definitely something to share. All in all Bella Cucina makes for a great meal out.

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Thank JaneDoe2078
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Reviewed August 28, 2014

We turned up without a reservation, but the staff happily made room for us. Would recommend booking though, as the restaurant is quite small. We had three courses, and all the food was delicious and well presented. Our waiter was attentive and helpful with question about the menu, which changes daily.

Highly recommended, would definitely come here again on our return to Queenstown.

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Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

A buzzing, cosy restaurant serving delicious, thin based pizza which you won't regret visiting during your Queenstown stay. We had the Garlic Doughballs to start, Margherita to share between the two of us for main and a couple of locally brewed craft beers. All of which was served quickly and hit the spot. I'll be going back on my next trip!

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Reviewed August 26, 2014

We loved the restaurant so much that we came back before leaving Queenstown!
The food and services were excellent. One of the best pasta dishes we ever had. The warm olives were interesting. We came back to try the beef cheeks but menu changed everyday so ordered pizza instead, which was very good too! Definitely come back.

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Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had the spaghetti bolognese and my partner had the pizza. Both were very happy. Good Pinot noir. For dessert we had tiramisu but it wasn't as good as the rest.

Thank IcyApple
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