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La Bella Italia

10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (36 reviews)
“gelato” (24 reviews)
“antipasti” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Love this restaurant, authentic Italian including the staff. Have been several times and the food is always outstanding. Tables are set between the delicatessan and the counter food area where you can get all sorts of treats.

Thank bianca5699
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Ciao, thank you for the review. We are so glad you enjoy coming here to La Bella. We are very proud of our authentic Italian feel, food, and people. We hope you continue to visit us and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Popped in here on a Saturday morning after a bit of shopping in Petone. Has some coffee and panini's - all good. However, my better half had said yes to the offer of sparkling water and they brought over an opened 1 litre bottle! (For...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The fare provided suggested that the Italian has got lost in the kitchen somewhere. The mushroom chowder was however excellent, although somewhat lacking in a strong mushroom taste. The bruchetta was quite like anything we had seen before (certainly nothing like we have experienced in...More

Thank LoFlyaNZ
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

First of all, I take any complaint very seriously, as I do any compliment, because the most important person in any business is the customer. However, resolving any complaint that is made in a cowardly fashion behind the comfort of the keyboard of a computer...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner with 3 friends, the service was average, they did all the right things but we tried repeatedly to get the waiter's attention for another drink but to no avail. They didn't seem very busy . The food was good , but not...More

Thank Burkie497
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Ciao, thanks for the review. We're very sorry you received slow drinks service. Next time please tell us on the night so we can rectify on the spot. We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and food though. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

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
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Ciao, thank you for the review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your birthday event here at La Bella. We're sorry there was no chianti when you came, we have just put in an order for some more. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

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
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Ciao, thank you for the review. We're so glad you enjoy the atmosphere so much here at La Bella that it makes you enjoy the food so much more. We do have gluten free options available, if the wheat is too heavy for you. We...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 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
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Ciao, thank you for your review. We're really glad you enjoy coming here, and that the food and ambiance brings you back. We're so pleased you enjoyed your catch-up here at La Bella, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

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
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Ciao, thank you for the review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your meals and red wine at La Bella. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

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
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Ciao, thank you so much for the review. Very glad you enjoyed your meals and desserts, and of course we are very pleased you enjoyed your recommended wines. We look forward to seeing you again.

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.

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lornabeck
1 October 2017|
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Response from skylarkGlos | Reviewed this property |
I think you can. Ring and ask, they are very obliging.
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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$ 19
Meals
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, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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