Bella Italia - Reading Oracle

(72 Reviews)
Unit 11a Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, Berks., RG1 2AG
Italian

Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £27

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 22:30
Friday & Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

On the peaceful riverside at Reading’s Oracle Shopping Centre, Bella Italia Reading Oracle offers a great modern Italian dining experience. The expansive terrace to the front of the restaurant is always popular for al fresco dining.

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.

The Reading The Oracle Shopping Centre Bella Italia provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in rustic surroundings, with tiled flooring, warm tones and bistro-style furniture.

Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Reading Oracle
3.8
(based on 72 reviews)

82%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • al fresco (14)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (5)
  • child friendly (23)
  • dinner (45)
  • entertainment (6)
  • large parties (19)
  • lunch (31)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (16)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (14)
  • views (4)
  • By Keith W from Halifax
    20 September 2019

    Enjoyable. Waiter was excellent

  • By Mircea mihailescu A from Reading
    4 September 2019

    Very disappointed! I booked it for my partner s birthday and the service was awful .I requested a nice table as it was a celebration, we were first told quite rudely that we should have stated that we were bringing a pushchair. We were sat right next to a large table of people who were extremely loud to the point we could not hear each other speak, we would have told the waiter we were not happy to be sat there but he ran off as soon as he showed us the table he didn’t even give us menus, we had to chase him down to ask for them, people he sat after us had menus and had ordered. He took our drink orders and we asked for time to decide what we would like to eat before we even got our drinks he returned to take our order, the food was ok, nothing special. The service was horrendous ! We had to chase him down once again to order puddings, he then said he would be right over, we waited and we waited, nothing so again we asked. He then came over and asked if another member of staff had taken our order we said no and gave him our order a few mins later another member of staff came and asked if they could take our order ! She checked and he hadn’t even put our order through so she kindly did so! By this time my partner had gone and spoken to him and told him how awful his service had been and the reason for us being out. Desert came and to “compensate” he gave us 2 extra scoops of ice cream ! He explained that he was missing a memeber of staff, the restaurant was not busy mayb 12-15 tables mainly groups of 2 or 3, he took the drinks off the bill so we did not have to pay but it is a very small consolation for having to chase our waiter around to get menus and to take orders etc and to have a birthday celebration ruined. What makes it more shocking is that our waiter was the manager ! Stay away !! Spend your hard earned money else where !

  • By Lauren J from Reading
    27 April 2019

    The staff are lovely, don’t get me wrong. But as we went to sit down, the waitress proceeded to tell us that there are only 2 vegetarian options on the menu, including starters. Both had cheese in, they had nothing vegan left on the menu due to them ‘having a new menu next week’ so they ‘didn’t order anything in’. We ended up going next door.

  • By Susan W from Reading
    20 January 2019

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  • By John S from Reading
    10 November 2018

    Very nice, a good ambience, good service. Far too many chillies on the seafood pizza, which spoilt it.

  • By Nick B from Reading
    29 March 2018

    Good Welcome. Quick to serve drinks, but food service very slow. When food did arrive it was very good. A few more staff probably would have helped!

  • By Richard C from Reading
    17 December 2017

    Good menu, attentive service (despite a very large party next to us).

  • By Paul B from Reading
    2 December 2017

    . Staff in restaurant good. Food good too.

  • By Karen B from READING
    19 November 2017

    Friendly welcome. Restaurant not busy (Sunday evening) so lacking in atmosphere. Food very average but no lasagne, bolognese or tiramisu - not good for an Italian! Meals all lacked sufficient vegetables or even a garnish in some cases. Steak expensive at nearly £20, quite tough and very difficult to cut without a steak knife being provided! Service not the best unfortunately (lack of intuition). Sorry but unlikely to return.

  • By Ellis F from Berkshire
    2 November 2017

    Lovely food couldn't fault it! Staff were polite. Nice atmosphere. Will definately be going there again.

Restaurant Location Map
Bella Italia - Reading Oracle
Unit 11a Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, Berks., RG1 2AG

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