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La Bella Italia

) #22 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza, Cafe
10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“gelato” (22 reviews)
“antipasti” (14 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 277 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went there for a birthday really enjoyed it, was a little away from Jackson St so parking easier to find. As well as a restaurant is a delicatessen with some great food. Service was good, server actually seemed Italian had a sense of humour. Another...More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a place to go when you are Wellington. The atmosphere makes you enjoy your food 100 times more. The food is not as healthy how I would love it, too much wheat ... but it tastes great and you go home with a...More

Thank Nina L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here a few times and each time the food has been outstanding. The ambience of the restaurant gives you that feeling that you might actually be somewhere in Italy even thought you're right in Petone. The service was good and the meals...More

Thank dnlcompton
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son, his wife and son, plus another of my grandsons came for a meal to celebrate one of my grandsons 18th birthday. We had a wonderful time and meal and I just loved the red Italian wine they served me. The large restaurant was...More

Thank pmnm
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 19 June 2017

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 11 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

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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
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
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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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