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La Bella Italia

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10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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09:00 - 22:00
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Always an experience dining here. Busy but that does adds to the atmosphere. Top quality food. Staff very friendly and helpful if you are not sure of something on the menu.

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Thank Faye1313
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for the review. So glad you enjoyed your experience with La Bella Italia, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Wellington
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

To simply put it, this is my favourite restaurant in New Zealand! There are 5 restaurants I have eaten at where every bite has been delectable and this is the top of all 5. Not only is the food second to none, BUT the service is absolutely FIRST CLASS!! Professional with Italian speaking staff. To be honest, I am extremely... More 

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

Hi. Thank you so much for the review. We are honoured to be in your top 5! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Regina and Margherita pizza is my Favourite here..! pasta isn't too bad but I prefer to eat desserts and pizzas here since I have my own favourite pasta place in Wellington. Though I can say La bella italia will provide you with delicious mains. The environment isn't romantic at all but it is all good when you go there in... More 

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

Hi. So glad you enjoyed the pizza, and desserts. My favourite is the tiramisu. We always welcome groups, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped in for a quick coffee. The waitress asked if we wanted a meal or just coffee and proceeded to show us to a table. we waited, and waited ..... and waited! Finally caught her eye and requested a menu. we then waited, and waited ......waited. finally, a menu, we ordered quickly and then had to wait for ages... More 

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

Hi. We are very sorry to hear about the service you received. It is definitely not what Antonio expects from his staff, and not what he likes to offer his customers. We hope that you come back and visit us again, and give us another chance. More 

Montville, Australia
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This place is AMAZING! The food, the coffee, the service, the atmosphere....all of it is top notch quality! This place is like walking into little Italy but maybe even better! I am an Italian girl and quality is very important to me, this place seriously has it all.

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Thank Pele M
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 visit to La Bella, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I love La Bella Italia and have eaten here on several occasions as pasta is a favourite of mine so I decided to do the cooking class they offer and I loved it! Great atmosphere (you do it in the restaurant while people are eating) and the chef was great. I've since made pasta at home several times and will... More 

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Thank 685bridgetg
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi. We're so happy you loved the cooking class and have been successful at home with what you learned! We have been thinking about other dishes we can try out in the cooking class - so we hope to see you again when we do. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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197 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Six of us went to La Bella Italia for a week-day lunch as one of our group goes often and loves it. The extensive menu was pure Italian, and many dishes suggested a wine match. The service was friendly and faultless, even though they were busy. The large room wasn't overly noisy when we were there, and we loved the... More 

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

Hi. We're so glad you came in to see us while visiting Wellington, and are really happy you enjoyed your meals. We hope you come back soon! More 

Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Very knowledgeable waiter , lovely authentic meals , including tasty lasagne and a special seafood risotto with wine / beer match. Very prompt service despite being a busy lunchtime . Would recommend

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

Hi. Thank you so much for your review. We're really glad you enjoyed your lunch, and hope to see you again soon. More 

Wellington
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222 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Saturday Night and a Test to watch so the three of us booked an early table at Bellagio Italia to get some sustenance in before the main event. This Restaurant has been chugging for a few years now along offering Italian food in its Petone shop. Well it is more a warehouse really, open truss roof and stacks of products... More 

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Thank Ralph777051
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi. So glad you enjoyed the pizza and the atmosphere. I hope you enjoyed the game! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

As an Italian food lover, I started going to La Bella Italia years ago. There were some issues with the service at the beginning, but now it is always a pleasure to go there for a coffee, ice cream, lunch or dinner. And it is child friendly.

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

Hi. We're so glad to have regulars! Thank you for the great review, and thanks for coming back again and again. We do try to keep the restaurant child friendly, and they're always welcome. 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, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?