Bella Italia - Southampton Above Bar

(59 Reviews)
107 Above Bar, Southampton, South East England, SO14 7FH


Main course: £10
Food spend: £27

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 11:30 - 22:00
Friday to Sunday: 11:30 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

In Southampton’s vibrant city centre, Bella Italia Southampton Above Bar is directly opposite Palmerston Park. The restaurant provides a cosy and quaint setting, with various offers and specials to choose from each day.

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.

An authentic Italian dining experience, Bella Italia in Southampton is a 10-minute walk from Southampton Rail Station.

Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Southampton Above Bar
(based on 59 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (7)
  • business (9)
  • breakfast (7)
  • entertainment (14)
  • child friendly (28)
  • dinner (41)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (26)
  • private dining (4)
  • trendy (5)
  • luxury (6)
  • views (2)
  • romantic (18)
  • value (15)
  • By Sue S from Isle of Wight
    15 February 2020

    I've used the Bella Italia located Above Bar in Southampton many times. Unfortunately my most recent visit wasn't quite as good as usual. When we arrived there only appeared to be one member of waiting staff on duty. The waitress was doing her best but we waited half an hour before she took our food and drink order. People that came in after us were served their food before us. The waitress seemed to just keep walking by our table. Eventually I asked her very nicely but firmly to take our order. She did say she had to take other customer order's first as they'd pre-booked. I explained I'd also pre-booked a table. We were seated before others and we were on limited time as we were on route to see the matinee show at the Mayflower.. In the end she did take our order and everything was fine. Other staff turned up and she looked a lot happier. The food was up to the usual good standard and we enjoyed our meal and we made it to the theatre on time.

  • By Kieran O from Southampton
    16 January 2020

    Terrible service, dish came out half served and when confronted said yeh it normally comes with it but oh well, would you like deserts? Ended up not eating the meal at all yet still had to pay full amount... if it wasn’t for a 50% voucher off on main meals I’d definitely refuse... over priced shite

  • By Barrie E from Southampton
    10 January 2020

    Excellent meal good choice of meals on menu reasonably priced nice atmosphere staff very friendly.

  • By Susan D from Southampton
    15 September 2019

    Great value for money, lots of choice. A bit disappointed that my main dish chicken pollo fungi’s accompanying roast potatoes were actually boiled potatoes with skin on and then fried but the chicken pollo fungi itself was lovely.

  • By Wendy K from Swindon
    9 September 2019

    Our waiter, a young gentleman was very helpful and professional, considering he was rushed off his feet. There were 2 other colleges with him, which 1,I think was the manager were totally unhelpful, they both totally ignored the customers and our food was sat on the counter for ages and they just kept walking past it. I felt totally sorry for the young gentleman, who looked as though he had enough because he seemed as if he was running the restaurant alone.

  • By Anne J from Southampton
    4 October 2018

    Good visit. Food as expected. I had booked on line for 2 courses plus bubbles but the Staff didn't realise this. I didn't mention it so my fault it didn't materialise. Staff were exceptionally helpful and kind.

  • By Dave B from Southampton
    29 September 2018

    Polite cheerful staff, food good

  • By Jeffrey R from Axminster
    20 August 2017

    Great service, lovely waitress. Food tasty, got to use club card vouchers as well. Enjoyable family dining experience.

  • By Karen P from Liphook
    22 July 2017

    Service was great, very attentive and food was excellent

  • By Keith L from Bristol
    23 March 2017

    From moment we entered everything seemed to be no trouble and carried out with a smile.

Restaurant Location Map
Bella Italia - Southampton Above Bar
107 Above Bar, Southampton, South East England, SO14 7FH

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