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La Bella Italia

10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“gelato” (22 reviews)
“antipasti” (14 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

My brother-in-law who is a local took us here for dinner. We booked mid afternoon and were given a 7:30 slot. We turned up and our table was available right away. The ambience was great and obviously people were enjoying themselves. It certainly felt like...More

Thank SundreamerNZ
Reviewed 15 June 2017

What can i say on the day the coffee was tops. I asked for a large strong flat white I was then asked if I wanted another shot I asked how many do you put for a strong one they said three hell I said...More

Thank Ray D
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Ciao, thank you for your review. Very much appreciated. Proud to be the closest you can be to Italy, at the end of each day we are very pleased to satisfy customers like you. A presto arrivederci.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Felt like Italian food whilst visiting Wellington and since we visited this place five years ago and had a good experience, do we decided to visit this place again. Experience has significantly dropped. Service = Great. Food = Below mediocre. Better food in fast food...More

Thank Jovanpc
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review. We're very sorry that you were cold, it was a cold, windy, Wellington day. We're glad that you found the service great, regarding the food we would appreciate you being more specific on what you found...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Went here on a Sunday. We had a reservation which was a good thing as it was very busy and crowded. Food was good , loved the feel of the place, but the staff was unfriendly, seemed very hassled.More

Thank twofoodies2017
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you had a table booked in a busy weekend, happy that you found good food and lovely atmosphere. I'm so sorry in regards of having staff that seemed unfriendly, to me they were very...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

I went to La Bella in May 2017 with friends for dinner. The food was excellent. The staff were great. but when I paid for an entree, main meal, a cup of coffee and a glass of wine I was surprised that my bill came...More

2  Thank mia499
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback, always very much appreciated. We are very happy that you found the food excellent and the staff great, I am a little confused in regards to your comment of the food being too expensive. Our entrees are around...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Ventured back to La Bella Italia during May, in fact the Saturday evening before Mothers' Day. The store and Italian food offerings are always an attraction. The restaurant was full but a table for two was available. They were busy hence the wait for service...More

4  Thank Muzzaj
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. I wish one day I can have so much time available like yourself to go and review restaurants and cafe. I am looking forward to your next review at La Bella or Bel...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Family dinner with three generations. La Bella Italia carried off a very busy Saturday evening. We arrived for our 6.30pm booking and the restaurant was packed already. The atmosphere was one of everyone having a great time. The menu has a great range of authentic...More

2  Thank Deirdre S
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi, thanks for your review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your meals. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner here (3 people on Saturday evening). Good choices on the menu and reasonable pricing. Fabulous real Italian food. The waiting staff were lovely and very helpful, and it was great to hear them talking to each other in Italian. Our overall...More

Thank CathKeith
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi, thanks so much for the review. We're so glad the three of you enjoyed your dinner here at La Bella. Looking forward to seeing you again next time.

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great food, awesome service and great for stocking up the deli. Consistently good food everytime we come as is the great service.

Thank amr100
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi, thanks so much for the review. We're so glad you always enjoy the food and service here at La Bella. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing woodfired Pizzas and pasta just as exquisite. As to be expected with most true Italian restaurants, there was even a couple of grumpy Italian waiters to add to the authenticity. Catered for all ages and vegetarians too. Well worth the trip from Wellington city....More

Thank Scottandeli
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi, thanks for the review. We're really glad you like the pizza and pasta dishes here at La Bella. We're sorry some of your waiters were grumpy. Hope to see you next time you're out in the Hutt Valley.

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Laurel T
5 November 2016|
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Response from Venderina | Property representative |
Hi Laurel, no, we are not open on Christmas Day. we will be closed on the 25th and 26th of December. all the other days and all the evenings of December we will be open. Thanks Ciao!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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