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Bella Italia - Basildon

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

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

Thoroughly enjoyed by us all. Only hiccup was the bowl of crudités we ordered for the baby.Only breadsticks and carrot no cucumber when complained told sorry chef ran out more breadsticks offered.

Gillian Malcolmson 26 June 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.

With authentic Italian ingredients sourced from real Italian-family producers, the Bella Italia menu is filled with dishes to suit every appetite. Enjoy a delicious pizza, hand-stretched for a thin & crispy base, or one of their many pasta dishes, with fresh pasta produced by the Gaetarelli family near Lake Garda, and lasagne made in-house every day to a traditional Italian family recipe. The menu also features a selection of fresh salads, tasty Italian classics & family favourites from the grill.

Enjoy a complementing glass from Bella Italia’s extensive wine list, or celebrate something special with a glass of Prosecco or a signature Italian cocktail, like the classic Aperol Spritz. Kids can also enjoy a tasty Italian feast from the kids menu at Bella Italia restaurant in Basildon, with a trip to the gelato cart offering the perfect ending to any meal.

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

3.5 ((()* (based on 46 reviews)
78% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (18)
  • child friendly (16)
  • value (16)
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  • ((((* 26 June 2017 by Gillian Malcolmson from Basildon

    Thoroughly enjoyed by us all. Only hiccup was the bowl of crudités we ordered for the baby.Only breadsticks and carrot no cucumber when complained told sorry chef ran out more breadsticks offered.

  • (**** 14 June 2017 by Jenny Robertson from Essex

    There was a shortage of chefs in the kitchen last night so we had to wait an amazing long time for our food which was only tepid when it arrived. The waiter did apologise for the long wait and was attentive but it has put us off returning. I have been in other Bella Italia's and not had a problem.

  • (**** 9 June 2017 by Nina Hampton from Leigh on sea

    Awful...stood for 10 mins waiting to be seated even though we booked, ordered fairly quickly but starter didn't arrive for 45 minutes. Clearly not enough staff on shift. Admittedly the waiting staff were doing their best to cope but they shouldn't have taken bookings if there weren't enough staff. The starter was cold as it had sat for ages waiting to be served and the dip was wrong and I had to wait further. Dinner was lovely and was served much quicker. In the end we were offered another free drink and didn't pay for the starter but that having to wait for almost an hour before being fed a cold disappointing starter kind of ruined it for us.

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Nyki Dilworth from basildon

    Great food as always
    Large choice

  • ((((* 16 May 2017 by Patricia Donovan from Pitsea

    Welcoming staff. Food very good, my spaghetti with prawns was fab and my daughters chicken lasagne was fresh and cooked well. It was my aunts 88th birthday and the staff were very warming to her. The background music could be changed to more Italian themed songs.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Clare Farrow from Rayleigh

    Excellent food, friendly staff

  • ((((* 29 April 2017 by Eileen Callow from Canvey Island

    Just done trip adviser. Our meal was very nice, we had excellent service from Greg, he helped us to choose our food, was very helpful & friendly. All our dishes was good & hot & served in excellent time. We will use this restaurant again.

  • ((((( 25 April 2017 by Graham from Basildon

    One of our favourite restaurants. Had a lovely meal everything was prepared, cooked & served beautifully. Nothing is too much trouble & they are always very mindful of my mother in laws serious fish allergy - we don't even have to explain anymore. Always go the extra mile to get it right & made to feel very welcome.

  • ((((* 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 .

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