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Bella Italia - Cambridge Watermill

The Watermill, Newnham Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EY +44 1223261155

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £27
Opening hours
Open from 09:00 to 23:00, Monday to Thursday. Open from 09:00 to 24:00 on Friday and Saturday. Open from 09:00 to 22:30 on Sunday.

Fab place to dine, great service, lovely food and idyllic setting

Anita Hynd 10 April 2016
from Cambridge

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Set in an impressive stone building next to the Mill Pond, Bella Italia Cambridge Watermill still has a wooden waterwheel inside the building, and a terrace for summer dining outdoors.

In the warmer weather you can enjoy your meal outside and watch in amusement as the typical Cambridge punts attempt to turn around as they reach the wide end of the river near the restaurant. Even if it's too cold for al fresco dining in Cambridge, there is plenty of space inside, with enough quiet corners to make this a good place for a romantic meal for 2.

Similarly to the 2 other Bella Italia in Cambridge, the menu offers a range of tasty pizza, pasta, risotto and meat dishes. Why not wash it all down with a glass of Pinot Grigio, Chianti or Nero d'Avola and end up with a traditional Italian espresso.

One of the more affordable restaurants offering outdoor dining, Bella Italia restaurant in Cambridge provides great food and a relaxed atmosphere.

Bella Italia - Cambridge Watermill

The Watermill, Newnham Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EY

Contact +44 1223367507
Reservations +44 1223261155

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Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Cambridge Watermill

3.9 ((((* (based on 84 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (58)
  • child friendly (54)
  • views (53)
  • romantic (41)
  • large parties (40)
  • lunch (36)
  • al fresco (29)
  • entertainment (15)
  • business (13)
  • value (13)
  • breakfast (8)
  • luxury (8)
  • private dining (6)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • ((((( 10 April 2016 by Anita Hynd from Cambridge

    Fab place to dine, great service, lovely food and idyllic setting

  • ((((* 6 April 2016 by Judy Reynolds from Cambridge

    Efficient friendly staff lovely atmosphere love querky building much better than 'new ' style bella now doing

  • ((((* 4 April 2016 by Jackie Piper from Cambridge

    Family favourite for us, good food and great value.

  • ((((( 14 March 2016 by Concert goer from Cambridge

    Very tasty, enjoyable meal, seated promptly, and friendly but efficient service. Both had the chicken al forno, was a pre-concert meal so didn't stop for dessert but would happily go back.

  • (((** 11 March 2016 by Olivia Tzen from Saffron Walden

    We felt a little unwelcome because of our groupon voucher we used, the staff were attentive but a little cold. But the food was fantastic and the location was beautiful so we still loved it.

  • (**** 10 March 2016 by Rebecca Knowles from Cambridge

    I went for lunch yesterday with my partner as it was our third year anniversary. Unfortunately we were met by an incredibly rude and inattentive waiter. We had a 3 course meal, starting with a sharing pizza bread which was unfortunately the only course of food which I enjoyed. I had a pizza for my main course which was incredibly bland and not enjoyable, and then had a scoop of your "authentic gelato" strawberry flavour, which tasted incredibly superficial and nothing like the fresh ice cream I was expecting. All of which were delivered by this waiter who did not come over once to check if food/drinks were all okay.
    Unfortunately this put a downer on our anniversary, which was supposed to be a lovely scenic meal at what we thought was a lovely venue, and were clearly wrong when planning on attending what turned out to be an incredibly unsophisticated and generally disappointing visit, with regards to everything from the ambience, staff and food.

  • ((((( 24 February 2016 by Annie from Manchester

    A great atmosphere with lovely, friendly staff. Everyone really enjoyed their meal and the sweets were fantastic.

  • ((((* 9 February 2016 by Ines Cecilio from Cambridge

    The best about this restaurant is the location together with its decor inside. The food and drinks are of good quality but not superb. The service was friendly but, again, not amazing. I'd return to this restaurant gladly but it isn't my favorite in Cambridge.

  • ((((* 30 January 2016 by Belinda Knott from Cambridge

    Food was lovely.
    Service good.
    My one complaint though is...
    You asked me when I made the booking online to leave a message. I wrote it was my daughters 13th birthday but no mention was made of it. It felt a bit of a let down. When we have been to other places they will always make a small fuss. We did have a lovely time but it felt why bother asking me to write something if no notice was taken of it.

  • ((*** 22 December 2015 by Jill Sutcliffe from Cambridge

    Generally good but one pasta dish very dried up. Bit disappointed to be rushed out at 10.40pm when on line it says they don't close till midnight. Also not happy to see a rat at their bins on the way out.

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