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Bella Italia - Norwich Riverside

4AA Leisure Scheme, Riverside, Norwich, NR1 1EE

((((* Italian
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £27
Opening hours
Open daily from 10:00 to 23:00.

The food was lovely and arrived promptly.
Only issue was that after our last plate was taken away, we seemed to be forgotten about and had to wait 45 minutes for the bill.

Shannon 12 February 2019
from Norwich

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Perched on the pretty riverside in the town centre, the interior of Bella Italia Norwich Riverside is filled with stylish, dark wood furnishings and pretty murals. There’s also al fresco dining during warmer weather.

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.

Only 3 minutes’ walk from Norwich Rail Station, Bella Italia restaurant in Norwich serves from breakfast through to late evening. Fresh and exciting specials are available for trying something new, as well as daily offers.

Bella Italia - Norwich Riverside

4AA Leisure Scheme, Riverside, Norwich, NR1 1EE

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Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Norwich Riverside

4.0 ((((* (based on 128 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (88)
  • lunch (63)
  • child friendly (53)
  • large parties (45)
  • romantic (44)
  • value (24)
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  • business (17)
  • trendy (15)
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  • al fresco (14)
  • private dining (11)
  • breakfast (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • (**** 15 February 2019 by Susan from Norwich

    Very disappointed. Pasta served on cold plates. Poor value for money. Plate filled with pasta. Not alot of sauce or meat. Will not visit again.

  • ((*** 14 February 2019 by Ann from Suffolk

    Party of 5 - we were all cold. When we asked we were told the heatiing had broken and the large window at end of building wasn't a good fit!

  • ((((* 12 February 2019 by Shannon from Norwich

    The food was lovely and arrived promptly.
    Only issue was that after our last plate was taken away, we seemed to be forgotten about and had to wait 45 minutes for the bill.

  • ((((* 29 January 2019 by Stephen from Northampton

    Three of us at 1pm on matchday (3pm kick off). Cheerfully served, good food delivered after an acceptable small wait.

  • ((*** 10 January 2019 by Hannah from Norwich riverside

    Pretty poor overall, the food was mediocre at best and the on duty manager was abrupt and brash. We were asked for a drinks order before we even sat down. The starters were pretty terrible, the bruschetta was a thin bit of dry toast with tasteless tomatoes, no seasoning, oil etc, the aranchi were over cooked. When asked if the starters were ok when the manager collected our plates, my husband and I looked at each other and were about to reply to say that they weren’t great and before we could he just turned around and walked away. The mains were ok, calzone was tasty and prawn pasta fine but sauce to pasta ratio didn’t balance and was nothing I couldn’t produce at home. Our waitress (Charlotte, I think) was lovely though and the only thing that was impressive. Decided not to ruin our night and complain as we were using Tesco vouchers but would have been furious if paying with cash and would have made a complaint on the night.

  • ((((( 8 January 2019 by Debi from Norwich

    Lovely meal friendly staff

  • ((((( 31 December 2018 by Linda from Norwich

    Always very friendly and efficient, enjoy our visits

  • (**** 7 December 2018 by Neville from Norwich

    6 members of my family and I decided to spend our Tesco Boost vouchers at Bella Italia Riverside, Norwich last Saturday rather than other restaurant options in our city. I should have perhaps known better but the venue was not my choice - it was near where my son needed to be to collect his fiancee from a Christmas celebration. The menu is not exactly inspiring and the food reflected this perfectly. I will not comment on every meal selected but will concentrate my comments mainly on my own. The selection of breads starter with waxed cardboard pots for balsamic/olive oil and another instantly forgettable dip was not a good beginning. The main that I chose was the lamb shank with potato mash and green beans and I also asked for the Mediterranean roasted vegetables as an additional side. The lamb shank was grey in colour with a watery 'jus' (tasteless), the potato looked as if it had been kept hot for and hour or so, the green beans were different shades of green indicating that they were probably a combination of today's and yesterday's vegetables re-heated and the extra side was not what I expected at all. They had never seen the inside of an oven, they were barely cooked or hot, let alone roasted and I struggled to make myself eat my meal.. (Anyone who knows me will realise it must have been bad, as I love my food). I had a sickly lemon cheesecake dessert but only two others joined me. My wife's pizza would barely cut and my son's choice of Marco Polo (pasta with duck) was sickly sweet, so our overall impression was extremely negative. The food bill was upwards of £150 and I will never repeat the experience under any circumstances. How such places survive, I don't know and if they continue to serve up this standard of meals, they surely won't.

  • ((((( 6 August 2018 by Linda from Norwich

    We always enjoy our good at Bella, service good and staff very friendly

  • (((** 20 June 2018 by David from Norwich

    Good but AT £5 a pint ouch !

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