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

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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 Nyki D from basildon
    13 May 2017

    Great food as always Large choice

  • By Eileen C from Canvey Island
    28 April 2017

    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.

  • By Graham H from Basildon
    14 April 2017

    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.

  • By Karen F from Basildon
    8 April 2017

    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.

  • By Martin N from Basildon
    1 April 2017

    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 .

  • By Kim A from Billericay
    28 March 2017

    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.

  • By sue R from Basildon
    27 March 2017

    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.

  • By Tracy R from Orpington
    18 March 2017

    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

  • By Sue S from Basildon
    16 March 2017

    Good friendly service. Had a lovely table in the corner for six of us.

  • By Peter D from Stanford-le-hope
    14 March 2017

    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.

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