Bella Italia - Inverness

(89 Reviews)
1 Bridge Street, Inverness, Scotland, IV1 1HG
Italian

Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £27

Opening hours

Open from 09:00 to 22:00 Sunday to Thursday, and 09:00 to 23:00 on Friday and Saturday.

Restaurant description

Only a 2-minute walk from the historic Inverness Castle, Bella Italia Inverness offers a varied menu from breakfast through to dinner. The poster print adorned walls, bistro-style furniture and low ceilings make for a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.

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, with a trip to the gelato cart offering the perfect ending to any meal.

Bella Italia restaurant in Inverness is just a 6-minute walk from Inverness Train Station, and has various deals and specials on offer each day.

Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Inverness
4.4
(based on 89 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (6)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (15)
  • child friendly (51)
  • dinner (71)
  • entertainment (16)
  • large parties (33)
  • lunch (54)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (11)
  • romantic (31)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (31)
  • views (4)
  • By DJ from Inverness
    20 June 2011

    My wife and myself dined at 18.30. Food was superb as was the service.No complaints.

  • By ritapat from invereness
    8 June 2011

    have used this restaurant in the past and always a favourite for birthday dinners or to take friends for lunch. The staff are always pleasant and friendly. The menu caters for all tastes and as I have a gluten free diet they recommend dishes for me. all in all very good value for money and friendly.

  • By Lindaa from Edinburgh
    29 May 2011

    Although it was busy when we arrived (7.30pm) it soon quietened down a bit which we prefer. Been a few times now whenever we travel up to Inverness from Edinburgh and food is always excellent.

  • By Kate and mate from Inverness
    6 May 2011

    We were greeted warmly the service was excellent and the waiter very attentive. There was a good choice of food which was delicious, (large portions). All in all an enjoyable experience and we will return.

  • By Timelord from Weston-s-Mare
    11 April 2011

    Dined at 18.30 excellent service from our waitress and well presented tasty meals provided well done

  • By Cele Works from Turriff, Aberdeenshire
    8 April 2011

    Dined here as a party of 9 at 6.30pm. Brilliant atmosphere waiters were cheerful and very helpful. Food was excellant and great value for money clean plates all round. Would definately recommend.

  • By scooby from Inverness
    26 March 2011

    dined at 18.00 . Starter took over 30 mins to serve but well worth the wait . Calamari was very tasty and so was the anti pasto platter . Main course was sirloin steak for both of us , cooked exactly how we asked . Shared a pudding for two , brownies ice cream chewy bits and a shot of amareto , very nice . We both left satisfied with the meal and service , will definetly be going back .

  • By Unsatisfied customer from INVERNESS
    25 February 2011

    We dined at 6pm on a weekend evening. The restaurant was very noisy...appeared to be under staffed, staff appeared under pressure. The service was very slow. One meal in the party of 5 was completely dried out as if it had been kept warm whilst rest of meals were being prepared.All the other meals were fine. Waiter not impressed at us complaining about dried up, unappetising meal with lack of ingredients. Would warn any customer to check their final bill, ours was full of errors. Could have been charged £14.50 extra on a £60 bill, had we not noticed. Waiter not happy at us noticing the error either and informed us that the error would have to come out of his own pocket. Do not know what he expected, us, the customers, to do about that???Inform the waiter soon as you sit down if you wish a childrens meal deal. We have in this branch, never been offered a childrens menu even though we have two 9 year olds, so ask for the Childrens Menu and order the childrens drinks from that or your drinks will not be included in the meal deal price and you will be charged £1.95 each, and the refills, that are advertised at 50p on childrens meal deal, will also be charged at the £1.95 price.Have been in Bella Italia in London, Edinburgh, Centre Parcs etc etc and have never had any complaints. The staff have been fantastic and the meals have all been very good.Possibly just one member of staff in Inverness letting the restaurant down. However, the staff member who eventually sorted the discrepancy out did not communicate with me at all, no apology, nothing and the waiter continually referred to me as 'SHE'. Completely lacking in social skills and manners.The restaurant was clean but toilets filthy and stank.This is the 1st time ever that I have done a review on anything...thats how disgusted I was at this branch of Bella Italia

  • By Big Al from Inverness
    5 January 2011

    Delicious choice and variety of food Water very pleasant Service at tiem slightly slow

Restaurant Location Map
Bella Italia - Inverness
1 Bridge Street, Inverness, Scotland, IV1 1HG