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10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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07:30 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 07:30 - 17:00
Wed - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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226 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We came here on Sunday for lunch due to an Entertainment Card voucher. It was very busy, though they found room for us up at the high tables in the front. We were charmed to see all the families having big Italian Sunday lunches, all clustered around the tables together. We also had a great view of the men making... More 

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed your Sunday pizza, and the atmosphere here at La Bella. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Lunch for two on a Wednesday was really very very good. The food was fresh & cooked to perfection, the service was warm, pinot grigio was Italian & went well with our meal. We will be back again.

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed the food, wine, and service. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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242 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

'La Bella Italia' delivers again. The perfect restaurant in the Wellington Area for an atmospheric Italian dining experience. A good menu, good wine list, great atmosphere and excellent friendly and accommodating service!

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for the review. We're so glad you always enjoy La Bella's food, service, and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

nice food.nice waitress and alo very good reconmendations in pasta and salad. we eill come bacj very soon again

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed the recommendations, food, and staff. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Although the initial service was slightly slower than we are used to we put this down to the restaurant being completely full of hungry guests. Once the order was placed the courses arrived a good pace for eating and relaxing.

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal, and had a relaxing time here at La Bella. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant serves great Italian food, in a amazing trattoria setting. Meat, fish, pasta and pizza. Excellent deserts. You need to make a reservation, every table was occupied when we were there.

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food here at La Bella, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I really enjoyed eating here. It is a large warehouse, converted in a shop and restaurant. I was expecting it to be very noisy as it is quite high, but it was ok. Food was good. Pizzas were huge. And more important also very nice, although my husband commented that his one, with salami only could do with a bit... More 

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed all your food, coffee, and dessert (I can't resist the tiramisu). Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Saturday lunch with the family - five pizzas for seven adults. Great combinations and beautifully cooked. The staff could have been more attentive though as we did have to wait 30minutes to order...too long to wait for coffee...although the pizza came reasonably quickly after the coffee arrived.

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your pizza and coffee, and we're very sorry you had to wait so long to order. We hope to see you again. More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We went to La Bella Italia for an anniversary dinner. We were at a quiet table. Started off with very refreshing aperitifs and a platter of prosciutto and mozzarella. Immediately we started talking about our trip to Rome in 2015. We both had great mains- pollo and cannelloni with s shared salad with the most delicious Sicilian green olives. Great... More 

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed your meals, and are delighted to hear that it reminded you of some great memories in Rome. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is our favourite go to resturant for any time of the day , always awesome friendly staff and great food and the staff and management always take time for chit chat if not too busy. The owners Louisa and Antonio have many Italian staff which makes it a very Italian experience. Food and coffee are very good and well... More 

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LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for the review. We're really glad you enjoy it here at La Bella Italia, and the Italian experience. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-566 9303
Description
From the moment you step through our door, you will feel like you are in Italy. A unique combination of a Restaurant, Cafe and Retail shop, La Bella Italia in Petone, Wellington was born from director Antonio Cacace's passion to educate Kiwis about the beauty of traditional, authentic Italian products and cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?