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 Lesley D from Bracknell
    27 January 2017

    Friendly service and not rushed

  • By Sarah B from Windsor
    21 January 2017

    As always food was really good but surprisingly the service was really slow.

  • By Vicky S from Reading
    29 December 2016

    We really enjoyed our meal at Bella Italia last night. The food was all very tasty and hot and our waitress was lovely.

  • By Tim G from Reading
    18 December 2016

    All good - we as a family always enjoy a trip to Bella.

  • By Jenny B from Bracknell
    12 December 2016

    4 of us meet here about every 6 months. Service was acceptable, not all that brisk but not too slow either. Portion sizes for mains seem to be smaller. Not everything on the menu was available, and this was a disappointment. We booked for 12:30 so expected dishes to be available .

  • By Vineet J from Reading
    5 December 2016

    Pathetic customer service and pizza was not cooked enough

  • By Lynne W from Reading
    9 November 2016

    Booking service was good. Service in restaurant was quick and waitress was friendly. Food was very good and is reasonably priced. Would definitely go there again.

  • By Cleony B from Reading
    6 November 2016

    I came here with a friend 06/11/16, we ordered our drinks which came quickly. The food was a bit late arriving but we thoroughly enjoyed it . I loved the Bella Italia furniture and decor. The waiter who served us was friendly and advisable.

  • By Trisha M from Reading, Berks
    21 October 2016

    Tried Bella Italia for first time in years last night. Overall, a bit disappointing,. Atmosphere good and busy, but waitress was new and struggled with English and our fairly simple order. She was helped out by more senior staff most of the time. Starter for my husband, dough balls in garlic (not a patch on the equivalent at Pizza Express,) however main courses, both pasta dishes, were very good. My husband opted for a brandy coffee afterwards whilst I had a scoop of ice ream with topping - ice cream was nice but I object to the paper cup iin which it was served! Not sure we would try this restaurant again. We had a voucher which reduced the bill slightly but there is better value on the High Street.

  • By Jane B from Reading
    15 October 2016

    Very popular and busy restaurant on a Saturday night, Our hostess was excellent and whilst we did have to wait for items, it enabled us to chat and eat the meal at a leisurely pace.

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

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