Bella Italia - Lakeside

(77 Reviews)
Unit 1B The Boardwalk Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock, Essex, RM20 2ZN
Italian

Average

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.

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Lakeside
4.2
(based on 77 reviews)

84%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (9)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (9)
  • child friendly (27)
  • dinner (50)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (21)
  • lunch (33)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (27)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (13)
  • views (18)
  • By Jo J from London
    19 December 2019

    Staff were more than happy to cater for our 30 guests had a lovely evening

  • By Jan L from Lakeside Thurrock
    14 December 2019

    We booked to eat here because we like the food, particularly the Tiramisu. But we found that the restaurant was really noisy and the waiter did nothing but complain about his manager . We ate our main course and left. We will not be going back.

  • By Donna O from Lakeside
    16 November 2019

    Service of food was very very slow and squid rings in pasta meal wasn't edible, very rubbery. Also when i called the restaurant to make a special request, the phone wasn't answered. I tried for 2 days.

  • By Sheryl S from Thurrock
    31 August 2019

    Lovely Italian alternative to afternoon tea. Would highly recommend. Everything was delicious! Lakeside branch, however, did not have a table ready for us and then we waited over 15 mins for food. Had to ask for more tea as we were not asked at any time if we would like a refresh.

  • By Wahida A from Lakeside
    24 August 2019

    The lady that served us was so rude! I had the afternoon tea it seemed as though the food was frozen and heated up in a microwave. We kept getting death stares by this one lady and she didn’t check up on us. Will not be going there again...

  • By Jean S from Hornchurch
    16 August 2019

    Excellent meal and service

  • By Elaine C from Lakeside
    15 August 2019

    Everything was awful. Service food wait time

  • By Julie W from Lakeside
    26 June 2019

    Great venue and no rush . Waiter was lovely and very attentive No Chardonnay which was disappointing

  • By Lauren D from Dagenham
    11 March 2018

    Always great service here. The staff are so lovely. Both mine and my mums favourite place to eat which is why I booked it for Mother's Day.

  • By David J from Medway
    14 February 2018

    The restaurant was clearly popular we got there 10 minutes early and got our table near the centre of the restaurant however service wasn't great we ended up only having one of the two courses as we didn't want to wait around for service drink orders were taken as soon as we sat down 15 minutes went by than the main was taken than when we finished our meal we waited half an hour for our plates to be cleared and not once did someone come and check if everything was ok with our meals

Restaurant Location Map
Bella Italia - Lakeside
Unit 1B The Boardwalk Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock, Essex, RM20 2ZN

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