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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

Nice clean restaurant booths are my favourite. Friendly staff food good and hot and they take Tesco vouchers !!

Pauline Doyle 13 October 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

3.4 ((()* (based on 53 reviews)
75% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (35)
  • lunch (20)
  • value (19)
  • child friendly (17)
  • large parties (13)
  • trendy (9)
  • business (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 18 February 2018 by Graham from Basildon

    Calamari was excellent as always. Everybody enjoyed their mains from steak to ravioli all served beautifully & hot. Staff were attentive and friendly. Management excellent also.

  • (((** 24 January 2018 by Jane Smallwood from Basildon

    Service was much better this time food was hot and enjoyable

  • (**** 2 January 2018 by Jayne Sutton from Basildon

    Tables not cleared, food on floor and staff walked in it, poor service, no atmosphere, chicken overcooked - not worth the money and won't he recommending it to friends and family

  • ((*** 14 November 2017 by Donna Ofallon from Basildon

    Wait a long time for drinks no mushrooms in my Marco polo

  • (((** 30 October 2017 by Stanley Cartwright from Billericay

    we made the mistake of dining Saturday afternoon; the music was very load and and the acoustics in this restaurant is poor; it was very noisy ; Children running around, screaming etc and the staff ignored it; the service was poor and the pizza we ordered was very difficult to cut; we should have complained but as we were using Tesco club points we felt it would be a cheek; we have used the bella in Southend and always enjoyed it; we will give this one a miss in the future; I am sorry for such a bad report but you may be able to gain from it.; I never mark places we visit poor as it may have been a one off so three is the best I can do.

  • ((((( 13 October 2017 by Pauline Doyle from Basildon

    Nice clean restaurant booths are my favourite. Friendly staff food good and hot and they take Tesco vouchers !!

  • ((*** 9 October 2017 by David Penson from BASILDON

    Good food, but service sadly lacking. Always had reasonable service before, but on this occasion, not good at all.

  • ((((* 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.

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