Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #12 of 73 restaurants in Queenstown

Bella Cucina transports diners straight to Italy with a cosy, rustic Italian ambience.

As you enter Bella Cucina you are instantly warmed by the huge wood-fired oven and embraced by the wonderful aromas of Italy.

Rustic candelabras hang down from the high ceiling, candles flicker in the iron wall lights, there’s a hustle and bustle of dishes and voices, wine is poured from pewter and glass jugs, the vintage Italian posters form an almost gallery like effect down the main walls, copper pans hang on the kitchen wall waiting to be filled with simple but superb food, herbs dry above the ovens, staff are in chocolate aprons and white tee’s, tables on the side-walk provide a great view of Queenstown’s version of the passagiato during summer.

Much more than Pizza and Pasta, Bella Cucina is based on the Italian kitchen philosophy of a daily changing menu to incorporate the freshest produce. Everything is made from scratch with love, it’s fresh, delicious and affordable.

Bella Cucina modify their menu daily to provide you with the best Italian dining experience (outside of Italy, of course) mixed with local and seasonal produce.

Eat Simple – Eat Well.

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Bella Cucina
6 Brecon St
Queenstown 9348

Open Hours:
Everyday: 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 034426762
Website: www.bellacucina.co.nz/

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Ranked: #12 of 73 restaurants in Queenstown 12
Bella Cucina
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35
Accepts:   Bella Cucina accepts American Express

Reviews

Very impressed with delicious food and excellent service. Was great to be able to do a half an half pizza - and both flavours were yummy.

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Pania Hetaraka

Bella Cucina was an amazing experience from the friendly lady who greeted my son and I upon arrival to the beautifully presented pasta that was absolutely Devine. Will definitely go back

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Rebecca Beasley

We had a perfect dinner here at Bella Cucina. Food was awesome and our server was great: very attentive and not at all pushy. The restaurant itself had a great clean and comfy vibe with all pastas and pizzas being made in house, would recommend this high class dining experience to anyone staying in Queenstown.

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Robin Katherine

We had a great night at Bella Cucina, great antipasta, pasta, prosecco and my boyfriend loved the calzone what a little Queenstown gem!

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Had a great evening at Bella. Staff were friendly and great throughout. Shared a few starters of which the beef carpaccio was the star. Generous portion and so tender. The pate was also very tasty. Had pizza for main which i believe is the best pizza in Queenstown. Great airy base with a good tomato sauce and quality cheese. Keep it up guys, we will be back :)

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Great experience dining at Bella Cucina! Relatively small area but lovely layout. We had fish, lamb and Gnocchi that day, they were all delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and cheerful. Would like to try their pizza and pasta next time and definitely will recommend it to other people.

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Fantastic food service and ambiance. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had-highly recommend.

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Jack Read

The fried squid with black garlic aioli was amazing and really tender. The bruscetta was good but a bit cheese intensive for both of us.
We ordered two pizzas, the calzone and the salami. Both were delicious but I would give the edge to the salami pizza. Portions were a very good size and we both left very happy. Service was really good too.
Would definitely go again.

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Fede Cetani

Amazing place to eat delicious Italian food made like italian people do. The service is smiling and well disposed all the time.

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We had a great experience at Bella Cucina. Seated in the front part of the restaurant you get to watch the world go by as well as the queue of diners arriving also hoping to dine. Why don't people book when they're wanting to dine somewhere, it would take pressure of the venue and the diner? That aside, we were warmly greeted and seated and the 90 minute time line reinforced - when you see how busy they are it makes sense and we were out on the dot of 90 minutes.
We shared three entrees including the olives (beautifully warmed) then had the ragu and the gnocchi. The gnocchi would be one of the best iv'e ever had - pillows of light fluffy, tasty delicious morsels with a subtle sauce which complimented them perfectly. Yum, will go again just for these.
Desserts were tiramisu and affogato, both really lovely.
Tom does a brilliant job as host and the rest of the front of house team are on their game. Great spot, great food, great people. will be back

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A great experience. Greeted by a very competent maître d’, excellent service and delicious food all prepared on-site.

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Had a great night. Service was fantastic and food even better. Left very satisfied. Will be back!

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Patricie Bakosova

We had a great time! It's really tiny, but very cosy! The food was really nice and the staff as well. We loved the open kitchen so we could have a look how they're making our pizzas. Actually the ordering was very easy, staff was helpful, and I must say it was very quick, quicker then we expected ! We will definitely be coming back, and I'm gonna have that tiramisu dessert again! After all lovely place

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Yum! That pretty much sums it up...great homemade Italian. Just be sure to save room for dessert! The tiramisu and panna cotta are fantastic...the tiramisu was the best I've had outside Italy and rivals any I have ever had (and I do consider myself to be an expert having diligently sampled tiramisu at every opportunity)!

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Jaime Lynne Latimer

Beautiful authentic Italian.. My favourite was the beef carpaccio and the liver pate.. The in house made breads were delicious.

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Gorgeous setting, waitresses were very kind and place was accommodating. Food was excellent and came out fast, impressed that all breads and pastas were made fresh every day. Would definitely recommend and return some time soon

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Charlee Davis

Thank you Bella Cucnia, you filled me up with some lovely delicious proper Italian food! We tried a few different things on this ever changing menu, and I can’t wait to come back to try more! The gnocchi was the best I’ve ever tried. Service was delightful with a really unique atmosphere that made you feel lucky to be dining there. Would highly recommend!!

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Ruaidhri De Faoite

We had a great first table last night, our server (Sarah I think) was excellent and recommended the Trust the Chef, which we didn't know you did and we were delighted with because we got food they we probably never would have ordered but really enjoyed!

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Jody Mowat

Excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

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América Bartilotti

It was an extraordinary experience! I had the Carpaccio and Gnochhi al Pomodoro with Cheese and Basil. I loved it and can’t stop thinking about having it again! I have just booked to go again!

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Michelle Anna

This lovely little Italian Restaurant was a pleasure to dine at. Wonderful customer service, and food. We would definitely go back for more!!!

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kayleigh cord

Such a cute intimate dining experience. We had the Carpaccio and dough balls to start and Margherita Pizza & Seafood spaghetti for mains. All the food was delicious (Garlic butter=YUMMY) Possibly the best Best pizza I’ve had. The hostess and waitress were quick and friendly. Love that you get to eat right beside the busy chefs and the huge warm pizza oven. Perfect place for a cozy romantic meal. Bellissimo

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Jen McGirr

Lovely service from a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team, followed up with amazing food. Thank you! We will definitely be back.

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Definitely will go back for more!! Yummy

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The place was absolutely amazing, got greeted in a same second we walked in, service was great, and the food? It was dangerously good.. Home made pasta, home made dough for wood fire pizza and a reasonably priced prosecco makes you think you are really in Italy..

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Sandra Nilsen

A haven from the rain. !!

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Had a fabulous meal
Entree’s, Mains and desserts where great. Not a huge menu but that’s nice.
Apparently the menu gets changed regularly
We would definitely go back
Thanks Bella Cucina.

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The food was delicious. Simple but the quality of ingredients had shined. Service was great just the food took some time to come. Overall good experience but would hope the portion could be more generous.

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Ben Taylor

Great experience - lovely food and attentive friendly staff. Their fresh pasta is to die for!

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Very impressed with delicious food and excellent service. Was great to be able to do a half an half pizza - and both flavours were yummy.

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Had a wonderful evening, the service was fantastic!

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Chris Field

Excellent food and service with a very helpful and engaging Italian waiter.

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Anaïs Weimer

Bella Cucina is always the place to go when I am craving for an authentic Italian pizza with fresh ingredient. If you're missing the taste of Italy, I would highly recommend this little cosy restaurant.

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Pania Hetaraka

Bella Cucina was an amazing experience from the friendly lady who greeted my son and I upon arrival to the beautifully presented pasta that was absolutely Devine. Will definitely go back

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Brad Nielsen

Fabulous food

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Thuc Do

Second time here and will be back again and again. Pasta, service and vibes are all excellent.

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Zou Zoe

The food was amazing! Homemade pizza was so delicious!

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Dominique Crawford

Been here before the food is always on point. The staff were welcoming and friendly.would go back in a heartbeat

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Lynne Stewart

Fabulous meal. Great selections. Friendly and efficient service. Very happy with Bella Cucina. Thanks everyone.

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Rebecca Beasley

We had a perfect dinner here at Bella Cucina. Food was awesome and our server was great: very attentive and not at all pushy. The restaurant itself had a great clean and comfy vibe with all pastas and pizzas being made in house, would recommend this high class dining experience to anyone staying in Queenstown.

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Beautiful food and great service!

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Lewis Baker

The food was exceptional, particularly the cheese platter. I ordered the pork ragu which was great as well. The service was very good and fast, the wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be coming back!

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DONNA BAYNES

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, best place we ate in QT!

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Bella is always “Bella”! You can never go wrong with this restaurant.

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Chris Field

Terrific dinner - a real taste of Italy.

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always a great dinner there, never disappointed!

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I would highly recommend this restaurant. Fantastic service from the moment we arrived and delicious food. I loved the Spaghetti Bolognese

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Wayne Schultz

Service was great nice friendly staff and the pizza and pasta was absolutely amazing and on point.

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The atmosphere there was great,it’s small but cozy. Not too noisy or too crowded.

The service was good,the staffs there was nice and they gave us some recommendations for the dishes and will let us knew something details which was not mentioned on the menu,such as you can make any two pizzas for a half half flavor.What means you don’t need to be struggle between two of your favorite,you can try all of them together.

For the pizzas, I preferred the scamone di manzo,the beef rump was so tender and juicy.And the combination of the rosemary and mustard was good as well.

For the starter, I liked the carpaccio,when you eat it together with the parmesan and rocket it was tasty.

The tiramisu and the ice cream was good but can be better.As well as the risotto and the fettuccine carbonara.

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Robin Katherine

We had a great night at Bella Cucina, great antipasta, pasta, prosecco and my boyfriend loved the calzone what a little Queenstown gem!

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Had a great evening at Bella. Staff were friendly and great throughout. Shared a few starters of which the beef carpaccio was the star. Generous portion and so tender. The pate was also very tasty. Had pizza for main which i believe is the best pizza in Queenstown. Great airy base with a good tomato sauce and quality cheese. Keep it up guys, we will be back :)

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We really enjoyed our experience at Bella Cucina. The plate of cheese was divine, as well as the black risotto. I recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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Great experience dining at Bella Cucina! Relatively small area but lovely layout. We had fish, lamb and Gnocchi that day, they were all delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and cheerful. Would like to try their pizza and pasta next time and definitely will recommend it to other people.

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Dale Lloyd

Service friendly and attentive

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Delicious pizza and nice homemade pasta. Restaurant is cozy and service is friendly.

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Andy Devine-Smith

Good vegetarian options and great service, can recommend

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Food was amazing. Loved the seasonal menu.

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Kussy Roa

Excellent, on of my favourite restaurants in Queenstown

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Food good and tasty.
Server Merl exceptional.
Pizzas looked devine

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Friendly, knowledgeable staff and tasty food

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Claire Sanchez

The cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and overall amazing food makes this one of the best I have been to!
Can’t stop dreaming about the gnocchi

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Great fresh food, the service is great too.

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Fantastic food service and ambiance. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had-highly recommend.

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Vicky Procyk

food and service were 10/10! Bella never disappoints, and we are already planning our next trip back :) I recommend getting the dough balls to start, and Carbonara for your main. Delicious is an understatement.

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Konatsu Ueda

Was nice gnocchi and cute place!!!! Definitely I will come back again!!!!

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Chris Field

Excellent all round

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Jack Read

The fried squid with black garlic aioli was amazing and really tender. The bruscetta was good but a bit cheese intensive for both of us.
We ordered two pizzas, the calzone and the salami. Both were delicious but I would give the edge to the salami pizza. Portions were a very good size and we both left very happy. Service was really good too.
Would definitely go again.

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Texass Davison-McDonald

Food was good. Staff were great up until the main course then they just seemed to have forgotten us and waited for 10-15mins before they took plates away and offer a dessert menu. Which we waited 10mins for but didn’t want to wait any longer. Lady at the cashier was apologetic and offered a free take away dessert but we didn’t have time to wait any longer. Thanks

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Fede Cetani

Amazing place to eat delicious Italian food made like italian people do. The service is smiling and well disposed all the time.

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We had a great experience at Bella Cucina. Seated in the front part of the restaurant you get to watch the world go by as well as the queue of diners arriving also hoping to dine. Why don't people book when they're wanting to dine somewhere, it would take pressure of the venue and the diner? That aside, we were warmly greeted and seated and the 90 minute time line reinforced - when you see how busy they are it makes sense and we were out on the dot of 90 minutes.
We shared three entrees including the olives (beautifully warmed) then had the ragu and the gnocchi. The gnocchi would be one of the best iv'e ever had - pillows of light fluffy, tasty delicious morsels with a subtle sauce which complimented them perfectly. Yum, will go again just for these.
Desserts were tiramisu and affogato, both really lovely.
Tom does a brilliant job as host and the rest of the front of house team are on their game. Great spot, great food, great people. will be back

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Anna Wisniewski

Great food

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Rachel Fitzsimons

It was our first time at Bella Cucina and we had an amazing meal. The wait staff was friendly and welcoming and the service was so quick. We’ll definitely be back for the delicious food!

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