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Bella Italia Norwich Riverside

Leisure Scheme Riverside | Unit 4AA, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
+44 1603 615584
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (46 reviews)
“gamberi” (5 reviews)
“spaghetti” (7 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Leisure Scheme Riverside | Unit 4AA, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got to Bella Italia and was seated quick. Could sit anywhere as wasn't that busy. Then the waiter gave us a menu then went away even though we knew what we wanted. Another couple came in say 10 minutes after us and got seated and...More

Thank JustChess
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a lot going for it: location, the food is very good, the prices are okay, it's spacious and it's got nice decor. However, the staff leave the place down; with the exception of one blonde young woman, all the staff are absent-minded,...More

Thank Spell-it-out
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a sunny day and I had a voucher so I popped along for lunch. I plumped for a ham and mushroom pizza and accompanied it with cranberry juice. The service was efficient and the pizza was tasty. I'd eat there again!

Thank EastCoastBaldie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both enjoyed very good meals here. My wife decided on a spicy pasta dish whilst I chose a pizza. Whilst waiting we shared the olives. We didn’t wait too long for our mains which were both excellent. Washed down with the draught Italian lager....More

Thank Glen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to several very poor experiences in the Red Lion Street restaurant, we had stopped going to Bella Italia and I will be honest, when we received a gift voucher at Xmas for here, we did not want to come and left it to the...More

1  Thank hillviewengland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bella Italia is one of mine and my daughters favourites places to eat. We went there last night, to the riverside restaurant, and it was absolutely delicious. Got to say it’s our best visit yet! The food was amazing and the staff were extremely helpful...More

Thank farrowj000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I fully understand that things can go wrong. In my case it was the Spaghetti Bolognese Beef Ragu with a distinct lack of Beef. It was more like a sauce with a hint of occasional beef. The waitress was very apologetic and came back and...More

Thank Steve D
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Norwich Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Steve, Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear you left feeling disappointed with your recent visit. Although pleased to hear the manager was on hand to remove the disappointing dishes from your bill, we appreciate you would have preferred our usual high...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Bella Pasta. I was doubtful about even eating here but my bf persuaded me. The Tempura prawns were phenomenal. The best we've ever had. The mains also very good. Service good. Food very good adds up to 2 very happy guys. We'll be...More

Thank Pettet1
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited as a group of five having booked a table. We were seated quickly and our waitress was friendly and helpful. We ordered from the children’s menu for our granddaughter. The remains four of us chose the sharing platter and various pizzas. The platter...More

Thank Ron S
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Norwich Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ron, Thank you for taking the time and care to provide feedback on your recent visit. We are glad the team were on hand to serve up some Bella service charm during your visit but are disappointed to hear that your meals weren't Bella...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a Groupon voucher for a buy one get one free breakfast. To be honest I wasn't expecting a lot but it was really nice. We both had the gigante which I felt was just right. Lovely sausage, bacon and eggs with mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes...More

Thank david u
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October 18, 2016|
Response from BCAandJMA | Reviewed this property |
Try using their online booking service. Worked for us.
July 14, 2016|
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Response from Liam S | Reviewed this property |
Only guide dogs but the have outside seating so I’d say any dog would be allowed to sit outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leisure Scheme Riverside | Unit 4AA, Norwich NR1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 615584
  • E-mail
Perched along the pretty riverside in Norwich city centre, Bella Italia is a great place to enjoy a bite to eat, Italian style. Just a few streets away from Norwich train station, this waterside branch of Bella Italia, one of three in Norwich, offers a relaxed, family style ambience. Typical rustic Italian interiors with tiled flooring and walls adorned with poster prints of all sizes create just the right atmosphere for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The a la carte menu is a veritable feast of classic Italian dishes, such as the Polpette Americano (meatballs in a rich tomato sauce atop a bed of steaming spaghetti) or the succulent sirloin steak fillet served with garlic mushrooms, fries and a rocket salad. Those with a sweet tooth are in for a treat with the dessert list with the likes of tiramisu and mascarpone cheesecake on offer.
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