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Bella Italia - Lakeside

Unit 1B The Boardwalk, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock, RM20 2ZN +44 1708629117

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £27
Opening hours
Open from 11:00 to 22:30, Monday to Thursday. Open from 11:00 to 23:00 on Friday and Saturday. Open from 11:00 to 22:00 on Sunday.

Great food, atmosphere and service. Many thanks to Tilly for looking after us so well.

Richard 01 April 2017
from Grays

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With beautiful lake views to look upon, Bella Italia Lakeside is within Thurrock’s Lakeside Shopping Centre. It’s a prime location for hungry shoppers, who can also dine al fresco when the weather permits.

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 Lakeside enjoys simple, traditional surroundings make for an authentic dining atmosphere, and the menu is filled with sumptuous Italian favourites. There are also tempting daily specials and offers to choose from.

Bella Italia - Lakeside

Unit 1B The Boardwalk, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock, RM20 2ZN

Contact +44 1708890776
Reservations +44 1708629117

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Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Lakeside

4.4 (((() (based on 59 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (39)
  • lunch (29)
  • romantic (25)
  • child friendly (23)
  • large parties (17)
  • views (15)
  • value (10)
  • al fresco (8)
  • business (8)
  • entertainment (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • private dining (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((* 25 July 2017 by Zoe Shane from Lakeside

    We love Bella Italia. Our children (6,4 & 18 months) love the children's activities and I like the fact that there's a good selection of dishes on the children's menu.

    For some reason this time our main courses came out before the children's. The staff apologised and it was only a few minutes before their food arrived. They weren't bothered as they were too busy doing their activity sheets

  • ((((( 1 April 2017 by Richard from Grays

    Great food, atmosphere and service. Many thanks to Tilly for looking after us so well.

  • ((((( 25 January 2017 by Jacki Woonton from Essex

    As always as pleasure to dine at this restaurant. Had a catch up with friends & to eat I had my favourite Marco Polo.

  • ((((* 21 January 2017 by Sandra Pilgrim from Grays

    we had a very good meal and would go back again, but probably not on a Friday evening too noisy

  • ((*** 19 December 2016 by Jill Emsden from Lakeside

    Service was disappointing

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Diane Jones from Upminster

    Good atmosphere and delicious food

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Alison Crawford from Grays

    Excellent service. Not rushed at all. Food very tasty and well presented. Waiter attentive and not overbearing. Overall an excellent night out. Usually there is an online offer for discount on the bill (even valid on Fridays).

  • (**** 22 November 2016 by Jan Budge from Hertfordshire

    I had a table booked for Saturday lunchtime. We were taken to an area at the end where there was a table of approx 6 very young children, the waiter moved two buggies to make room for us to sit. Although the children were quiet and well behaved, why would they squeeze two adults in that area when there were plenty of other free tables around the restaurant. I asked to sit somewhere else, which we did and had a lovely table with a lake view. We ordered two pasta dishes with drinks. After a lengthy time waiting for our drinks they were brought at the same time as our meal. One of the drinks was incorrect. The food was very tasty, one of the pasta dishes didn't consist of much food and still felt hungry. They were slow to bring the bill and to take the payment, I eventually gave up waiting for the waitress to take it and we took the bill up to the bar. As we left there was a large queue of people waiting to be seated. They really need to take on extra staff especially this time of year. Each time we have been to this restaurant it has gone downhill. Time for a change.

  • (((** 27 September 2016 by Dilpreet Johal from kent

    Burger was far too small for nearly 12 pounds, not filling at all

  • ((((( 7 June 2016 by Jan Mayers from Thurrock

    Family birthday celebration. Delicious food unfortunately ran out of the wine we were drinking. Most staff attentive but one young man quite unprofessional. Overall an enjoyable evening.

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