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Bella Vita

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, European, Contemporary, Healthy
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146 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 3393
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a must try restaurant if you enjoy Italian cuisine.10/10 for flavour,and presentation.prompt service by friendly staff

Thank G8824JBisabelc
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have dined here as couple and with friends, each time the experience was lovely atmosphere is very relaxing. Good food selection and wine. Central good parking.

Thank BBK747
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262 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our shared mussel appetizer was enormous - 6 meaty mussels in a creamy, delicately spiced sauce with pancetta tucked inside. Pasta dishes were equally good - pasta was al dente, and, again, delicious sauces. Service was attentive without being overbearing, and we left with no room for dessert.

Thank kehoedds
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 4 received great service from start to finish, and the food was very good. The confit duck main was perfectly fine but would have benefited from more jus, the prawns were great!, steak as expected - and the deserts were all very yummy. A very pleasant experience overall & wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Thank Noel L
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, friendly staff, big portions, nice food, good atmosphere but nothing special, very standard menu.

Thank Tessa G
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose Bella Vita for our New Year's Eve dinner; called and made a reservation and was asked to be there at 6pm; and if we would be done by 8pm, which was not a problem. We were in and out within the hour! We felt rushed; that they were pushing us out to make way for the influx of guests.... More 

Thank EMG0117
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night. Tried the seafood platter for 2 and our son had the calamari dish. The food was tasty, I did mention to the waitress when she enquired as to how we enjoyed our meal that it could have had a bit more food added to the platter with a few more mussels and a piece of... More 

Thank Peter S
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bella Vita is a delightful restaurant to dine in. It has great food and the textures are very interesting. My personal favourite is the Prawn and Scallop salad it is so fresh and the flavours dance on my tongue. The dessert menu is good to but it has too many options which makes it very hard to decide. The staff... More 

2 Thank gbbdsnz
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet ambience,very attentive helpful staff, stunning entree, perfect main and scrumptious dessert. Fantastic interaction with the kitchen. And reflective paintings to boot. Thanks for a great birthday treat. A little slice of Europe at home.

Thank JoieRose
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Enjoyed the delicious mains (Risotto and pasta) and also had lovely desserts. Very well decorated restaurant and friendly staff. Enjoyed the background music too. (Dean Martin). A lovely evening.

Thank juls353

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Italian, Pizza, European, Contemporary, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 3393
Open for Lunch everyday 11:30am to 2:30pm
Open for Dinner everyday 5pm to late

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?