Bella Italia - Reading Oracle

(74 Reviews)
Unit 11a Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, South East England, 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 74 reviews)

82%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • business (6)
  • al fresco (15)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (6)
  • lunch (32)
  • child friendly (25)
  • dinner (47)
  • private dining (8)
  • trendy (6)
  • large parties (20)
  • views (5)
  • luxury (2)
  • romantic (16)
  • value (15)
  • 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.

  • By Ann S from Reading
    20 October 2017

    It was awful,really bad service and ran out of pizza dough so we couldn't order pizza!!! Outrageous for an Italian Restaurent

  • By Julie P from Reading Riverside
    15 August 2017

    Rubbish

  • By Tony E from READING
    27 July 2017

    My wife and I visited on 27 July 2017 We shared: :Caramelised Onion and Mozzarella My wife had: Pollo Caesar I had: Pizza Campagna Red pepper, red onion, mozzarella, goat's cheese, Pachino tomatoes, rocket, pine nuts and balsamic glaze All excellent quality. Service slightly slow, but we weren't in a hurry. Our visit was very noisy as there was a party of young mums with tiny children, who made a lot of noise. i guess this was just unfortunate co-incidence. Nice decor.

  • By Maria G from Reading
    7 June 2017

    The menu is very confusing for gluten free dining. The butterfly chicken has the gluten free sign including onion rings which I thought was strange. I asked the waitress to check and she came back and said no they contain gluten. Onion rings are also advertised in the extra section of the menu with the gluten free sign. I asked the manager and he said I was reading it incorrectly and that they could be made GF. I said I asked for that and he had no reply for me. Be very careful if you're celiac in this restaurant.

  • By Veena B from Sonning
    21 April 2017

    I've never been to a Bella Italia before; the food options were quite varied and the staff were friendly and good with the kids. Would recommend for a family meal.

  • By Melanie H from Reading
    14 April 2017

    Food was great. The service was slow.

  • By Jane H from Mewbury
    10 March 2017

    The service was very good, our waitress was charming and attentive. I had the spiral veg instead of spaghetti with prawns and it was delicious. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal!

  • By Graham G from Reading
    31 January 2017

    Good service and fine meal Too many badly behaved children in restaurant spoiling ambience

Restaurant Location Map
Bella Italia - Reading Oracle
Unit 11a Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, South East England, RG1 2AG

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