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Bella Italia - Basildon

Unit 2, Festival Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB

((()* Italian
Average
Main course: £8
Food spend: £20

Good friendly service. Had a lovely table in the corner for six of us.

Sue Somerfield 17 March 2017
from Basildon

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Bringing irresistible Italian flavours to Festival Leisure Park, Bella Italia Basildon treats diners to a great selection of recipes from the Mediterranean. This colourful eatery boasts a stunning rainbow bar, snug leather booths for family meals, and an al fresco seating area to enjoy any passing sunshine.

Serving up delicious Italian cuisine at affordable prices, the Bella Italia menu features an array of fresh pizza, pasta, risotto and salads, along with a selection of succulent meat, fish and vegetarian main courses. Popular favourites include polpette Americano with juicy meatballs, red pesto and pepper pizza or spaghetti gamberi with fresh prawns, chilli and garlic.

An extensive wine list at Bella Italia in Basildon spans across diverse Italian regions and the popular dessert menu is packed with decadent Italian classics. There is a well priced kids menu to keep the little ones happy.

A popular spot for visitors to the nearby cinema and bowling alley, Bella Italia Basildon is a 7-minute drive from Basildon Rail Station.

Bella Italia - Basildon

Unit 2, Festival Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB

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Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Basildon

3.4 ((()* (based on 34 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (23)
  • lunch (13)
  • child friendly (11)
  • value (11)
  • large parties (9)
  • trendy (7)
  • romantic (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • business (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 19 March 2017 by Tracy Robinson from Orpington

    Did enjoy it but just one thing and the starter I had had small chunks of mozzarella and tomato and nearly a bag of rocket should have been slices of mozzarella and tomatoes and less rocket

  • ((((* 17 March 2017 by Sue Somerfield from Basildon

    Good friendly service. Had a lovely table in the corner for six of us.

  • ((((* 15 March 2017 by Peter Dent from Stanford-le-hope

    Enjoyed the food, but service was a bit slow - nearly two hours for just a main course, a dessert and coffee.Nearly half an hours before first (main) course arrived. quiet atmosphere where we arrived at 18:15 but as the restaurant got busier the noise level naturally went up. I really feel that many restaurants of this size should employ sound deadening materials in their construction. By the time our dessert arrived it was getting difficult for my wife and I to hear each other speak across a table for two.it took the edge off a good meal.

  • (**** 14 March 2017 by Samantha Blainey from Basildon

    Service/ waiting times were atrocious. We ordered our drinks and ended up going up to tge bar ourselves to get them as we had waited 30 minutes already for them.
    Food took over 1 and half hours and when it did come items were missing from the plate as you had sold out, although no-one told us until dished up. My son ordered from the grande mains the ciao chicken and they forgot it so had to wait even longer for that and when it came it had 2 chicken strips on, not enough to feed a cat. The cucumber was missing. Also no onon rings or corn on the cob with adult ribs that were ordered.
    When the food eventually came it was lovely and the waitress was very apologetic, cannot fault her. She told us 3 staff had called in sick which left only 2 waitresses to do all the work.

  • (**** 6 March 2017 by Kathryn from Basildon

    Oh dear. Service just too slow. Took nearly an hour to get starters and the restaurant wasn't even busy, Have some sympathy for the staff, but sadly think we are unlikely to return. They have been open long enough to get this issue sorted (and it seems to be an ongoing one). Shame, but there is a lot of competition in the local area and I can get food of at least an equal quality with much better service without going very far.

  • (((** 2 March 2017 by Lynsey Oakes from Basildon

    Usually we have a great time in Bella italia and food is fantastic but unfortunately they was understaffed and having three children they got bored and hungry quickly as it took over an hour for the main course that didn't all come together .The rating I give now is only from last night's meal which was still yummy though late but overall I love it.

  • (**** 27 February 2017 by Lyn Waters from Rayleigh

    The waiter couldn't have been more polite but he warned us there was a slight delay with food. However it was 45 mins before our starter of simple bread and oils arrived and this was after we had to ask. 30 minutes later we were still waiting for our main course so gave up and left hangry!

  • ((*** 16 February 2017 by Harry Branch from Thundersley

    Valentines was nearly a flop!

    Once myself and my girlfriend arrived to the restaurant we found out from the waiter that our table had been double booked and we would be put to the bottom of the waiting list.
    I said that was unacceptable as I had booked the table for that specific time as we had a cinema booking afterwards.

    Luckily they managed to sort a table for us but advised us to only have mains as food was taking a long time to come out, the food once out was lovely and thankfully the evening went well in the end.

  • (((** 15 February 2017 by David Jackson from Basildon

    Long wait but great food

  • ((((( 9 February 2017 by Carol Munro from Basildon

    The Service and Food was great, we love Bella Italia

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