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Bella Italia - Reading Oracle

Unit 11a Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, RG1 2AG +44 1189090165

((((* Italian
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £27
Opening hours
Open from 09:00 to 23:00, Monday to Thursday. Open from 09:00 to 23:30 on Friday and Saturday. Open from 10:00 to 23:00 on Sunday.

Had two tables.......one of 10 teenage girls for my daughters 15th birthday and another with my husband and son. The staff were excellent and very accommodating and the food was lovely! Would definitely go back

Katherine O'hagan 31 January 2016
from Reading

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On the peaceful riverside at Reading’s Oracle Shopping Centre, Bella Italia Reading Oracle offers a great modern Italian dining experience. The expansive terrace to the front of the restaurant is always popular for al fresco dining.

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 restaurant 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.

The Reading The Oracle Shopping Centre Bella Italia provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in rustic surroundings, with tiled flooring, warm tones and bistro-style furniture.

Bella Italia - Reading Oracle

Unit 11a Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, RG1 2AG

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Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Reading Oracle

4.1 ((((* (based on 38 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (25)
  • child friendly (16)
  • lunch (15)
  • romantic (15)
  • large parties (14)
  • al fresco (13)
  • entertainment (6)
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  • ((((* by from Reading

    Absolutely amazing , service couldn't be faulted very friendly staff food good service on time and patient as we were a group of giggly women am definitely going back !

  • ((((* by from Reading

    Excellent service. Food is well presented, hot and as described. We have eaten here several times as its good

  • ((*** by from Reading

    Service was slow, food was okay , would not recommend!

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    Had two tables.......one of 10 teenage girls for my daughters 15th birthday and another with my husband and son. The staff were excellent and very accommodating and the food was lovely! Would definitely go back

  • ((((( by from Reading

    The service was excellent ,food very good and the staff very friendly and helpful

  • ((((( by from Reading

    Great restaurant, atmosphere lovely, staff welcoming and kind, food amazing! Price reasonable.

  • (((** by from Reading

    We were given as a gift the Living Social 3 Course meal deal for two. We found that the staff were not up to speed with this offer and its limitations. However after the staff clarified the situation with the manager all was well. The food was excellent as ever. However a little disappointed that the main meal was served up before the starter had been cleared away. Finally when the bill came they tried to charge us for the starter thinking the offer was for a two course meal, we should have only been charged for the additional beers. Sorted out in the end though ! Think they were having an off day as they are usually very efficient!

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    Bookatable didn't book the table for me. I arrived at Bella Italia and thank goodness they had a table anyway!! Won't be using this site again.

  • ((((* by from Reading

    Always choose bella Italia for good food & good prices. Service was excellent only downside that as there is only two of us they squash you all together which we do not like as it is not very private.

  • (**** by from Reading

    It started off okay, our order was taken and the drinks arrived in good time. I was the only one to have a starter - bruschetta. It was not good, just chopped tomato, onion and rocket on a piece of toast - very plain, not appetising at all. Then it got worse when the main meals arrived. My friend had ordered prawn risotto, it arrived raw - the grains of rice were still hard and the prawns obviously uncooked. I am amazed that no-one in the kitchen noticed. Afterwards the manager explained why - the "chefs" take the mixture from a packet, add the requisite amount of water and then cook for the specified time, meaning they don't actually know how to cook. My friend returned the dish and had a pizza instead, even that wasn't very nice. My wife and I had chicken stew. I expected chunks of chicken but what I got was two large chicken breasts in a sauce consisting almost entirely of onion. The chicken was tasteless. We also asked for a jug of water, the glass jug was opaque with scale - we would not consider giving this to guests in our home, let alone those paying in a restaurant. When it came time to pay we asked for a discount. The bill arrived with £2.45 taken off - we were not impressed. Eventually, after an initially argumentative response from the manager we got another bill with the cost of the offending risotto and its replacement removed. Overall we were not at all impressed. e have previously been to this restaurant. The layout has now been changed, it's just like a fast food joint. Last time we had pasta and it was perfectly okay but now it seems you have taken the Bella Italia name down market with pre-prepared food but at the same prices. It's extremely unlikely that we will visit any branch again and we would be embarrassed to recommend it to anyone we know. Our pre-Christmas evening was well and truly spoiled.

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