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Bella Vita

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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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly staff that deliver lovely tasting food. The $10 lunches are always popular. They have a good variety of dishes to choose from. Meals don't take long to come out either which is good if in a hurry

Thank Natalie C
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a large table for a work dinner. The service was amazing, even had a beer spilt over me but certainly didn't dampen my night. I had 2 prawn dishes and tried the cider. I would surely recommend this restaurant and we will be back.

Thank Jason E
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bella Vita offer great Italian food which never waivers. Consistently great food, good variety of refreshments and nice ambiance. Clean toilets also. They offer lunch time specials and fabulous menu

Thank Eleanor A
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is right in the middle of the retail area and parking was a problem. We had chosen a set menu when we booked as being a group of seventeen this usually assists the restaurant to give better service. The choices on the set menu were very good and the food was wonderful - presentation, taste and size of... More 

Thank Dianne A
Auckland, New Zealand
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103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was prompted to go to Bella Vita because of the great reviews here on TripAdvisor. Around 6pm on a Monday night we were the first people to be seated, but the place quickly filled up. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive (a thing hard to find these days). Due to the meal prices being upper mid-range, we decided... More 

Thank Swilankan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service..... It comes with smiles and a personable experience and food that follows matches the quality of service! Maggie is a great example of how hospitality people should be!

Thank G1285WNamys
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great find in New Plymouth. The waitress was excellent and worked really hard. Calamari beautiful and wine great.

Auckland, New Zealand
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184 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, freshly prepared and tasty. Generous portions. Manner of waitperson off-putting. We weren't sure whether we were at nursery school or an old person's home. "Were we ready to order" and "did we enjoy our food?". The setting not very inviting - a bit cold and cavernous - but the food made it worthwhile

Thank John_MtEden
Taranaki, New Zealand
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The range of dishes has grown from pizzas to include what you would expect from a good Italian restaurant. Beverages and desserts are good too.

Thank HON1963
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant! Great pasta dishes. Prompt and friendly service from Nicolene! Recommended to all for great meals.

Thank 273lynnetted

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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?