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Bella Italia Reading Oracle

Unit 11A Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 956 6963
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (23 reviews)
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Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Unit 11A Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I just sat there and just left. I was waiting for 10 minutes for someone to clean the table which was full of plates from the previous customer. I then decided to go and politely ask for someone to clean the table and take our...More

Thank RGunlimited
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went this lunchtime and while the food was good, the service was disappointingly below average. We ordered our drinks and food at the same time; simple bruschetta to share for me and my wife, bread sticks with cucumber and carrot sticks for our toddler, with...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We want to say thank you for lovely service from Andrea and Matt and outstanding food! We will definately come back. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Barbora17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Matt was great while serving us! Joked and was very friendly and the visit could not be better! :) Very friendly! Loved it here! :)

1  Thank Helvijs V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While enjoying a lovely day shopping in Reading with my friend we decided to visit Bella Italia for lunch as she had a voucher for 50% off main meals. The restaurant was much bigger that the one in Oxford, more spacious and light. We were...More

Thank Elsieoc
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hiya, Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your recent meal with us wasn't quite Bella! Our service should be friendly, attentive and perfectly paced and we are sorry to hear you were waiting too long for your plates. We are disappointed to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time eating at this Bella Italia. Dined here as a group, the restaurant were very accommodating with number changes in the group on the day. A couple of our party were slightly delayed, so server suggested olives and bread which was ideal. When all...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on Tuesday with my daughter in law and granddaughter. Imagine our surprise when we were told that there was no bolognese sauce! In an Italian restaurant? This meant that so many dishes were off the menu as a lot are made with this...More

Thank suki51w
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Suki, Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear this and that your meal wasn't Bella! All of our ingredients are authentically sourced from the heart of Italy and delivered fresh to our restaurants. This means that on rare, occasion, we can run...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You lost the custom of a table of 18 because your chef attempted to impose an unreasonable time limit for us to place our order, despite the fact that some members of our party hadn't even arrived yet. Considering this was at 7:15pm on a...More

Thank Manhal K
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Manhal, Thanks for your feedback. This doesn't sound like the Bella way or charm that we would expect! We would like to pick this up with your directly and hear more about what happened. Please can you email us at social@bellaitalia.co.uk We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bella Italia yesterday evening, it wasn't very busy. Unfortunately they didn't have bolognese so no spaghetti bolognese or lasagne available which is what we went for but these things happen. The two Italian mains that my husband and I had were luke warm,...More

Thank Ellie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint and cosy atmosphere. Friendly staff. Love the under 600 calories portion of the menu. You can have amazing classic Italian guilt free. The "Polo sappori" was great and the Appletini I had with it

Thank Cleide Tatyana d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:30
Thursday
09:00 - 22:30
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 11A Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 956 6963
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Description
Situated by the riverside at Reading's Oracle shopping centre, Bella Italia is a popular destination for Italian dining. The restaurant itself is an attractive space, decked out in a rustic Italian style with tiled flooring, warm tones and bistro style seating. There is a magnificent terrace to the front of the restaurant which is always busy during the summer months. The menu comprises of all the classic Italian dishes from tasty mixed antipasti platters heaped with smoked ham, salami, bruschetta, mozzarella and olives to pizza topped with Italian cured ham and rocket. Desserts such as the mascarpone cheesecake with red berry compote keep all those with a sweet tooth contented.
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