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Bella Italia - Basildon

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

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

There was10 in our party including 2 children. We had an amazing time the service was good the staff were really good and what I liked was the way they treated my 2 grandsons. They spoke to them asked what they liked so they felt so grown up.

Karen Fordham 09 April 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 38 reviews)
78% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (26)
  • lunch (13)
  • child friendly (12)
  • value (12)
  • large parties (10)
  • trendy (7)
  • romantic (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • business (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (1)
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  • ((((* 9 April 2017 by Karen Fordham from Basildon

    There was10 in our party including 2 children. We had an amazing time the service was good the staff were really good and what I liked was the way they treated my 2 grandsons. They spoke to them asked what they liked so they felt so grown up.

  • ((((* 2 April 2017 by Martin Nicholls from Basildon

    I said it was my birthday. On line when I booked table. But one acknowledgment was made to me.??my friend had soup. It's wasn't very hot, the service was slow for drinks and it wasn't that busy .

  • ((*** 30 March 2017 by Kim Angerstein from Billericay

    Not impressed with my visit here. My pizza came up with 2 ingredients missing and was bland and dry and had ordered a side salad which finally arrived after I had eaten half the pizza! Will not be returning.

  • ((((* 28 March 2017 by sue from Basildon

    Well the food was piping hot, fresh and tasted great. Went last year when it first opened and all I can say was a total disaster. It was a shame they were really understaffed but they all worked very hard to give a good service. Had to wait a while but was in a way nice not to be rushed. Staff were all very warm and friendly.

  • ((((* 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.

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