Bella Italia - Basildon

(61 Reviews)
Unit 2 Festival Way Basildon, Essex, East of England, SS14 3WB
Italian

Average

Main course: £8
Food spend: £20

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Basildon
3.4
(based on 61 reviews)

75%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (20)
  • dinner (40)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (24)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (7)
  • trendy (9)
  • value (24)
  • views (1)
  • By Jayne S from Basildon
    30 December 2017

    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

  • By Donna O from Basildon
    11 November 2017

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

  • By Pauline D from Basildon
    12 October 2017

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

  • By Stanley C from Billericay
    7 October 2017

    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.

  • By David P from BASILDON
    23 September 2017

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

  • By Gillian M from Basildon
    25 June 2017

    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.

  • By Jenny R from Essex
    12 June 2017

    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.

  • By Nina H from Leigh on sea
    1 June 2017

    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.

  • By Patricia D from Pitsea
    15 May 2017

    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.

  • By Clare F from Rayleigh
    13 May 2017

    Excellent food, friendly staff

Restaurant Location Map
Bella Italia - Basildon
Unit 2 Festival Way Basildon, Essex, East of England, SS14 3WB