Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #11 of 74 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: #9 of 51 restaurants in Queenstown 9
Bella Cucina
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35
Accepts:   Bella Cucina accepts American Express

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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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Jess Tuiomanufili

Stuff were friendly and food was awesome.

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Staffs are quite helpful. Especially the waitress, Livvy who served our table, was friendly. Such an amazing service!! She just gave my partner and me a really great evening.
Unfortunately, the homemade bread platter was too burnt which is different with my last experience in Bella. As the homemade bread last time I had was really perfect.

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Had the starter of dough balls which were delicious. For mains had Gnocchi which was very good. The walnut and Gorgonzola sauce complimented it very well. We also ordered the veggie pizza which was nice with a mixed salad with big chunks of feta and big olives in. Overall a nice evening in a cute quirky restaurant.

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The best dining experience we have had in Queenstown so far! Staff were friendly and attentive, the food came quickly and it was excellent quality! All handmade pasta, breads, doughs and sauces, the food was fresh, delicious and just the right sizes. The menu was very well priced, especially for the quality of food you are getting. This restaurant has quiet, intimate vibes and is a great place for an amazing Italian dining experience. Would definitely come back!

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Excellent staff and service which is really lovely to see.
The dinner was absolutely delicious and will definitely return.
Thank you for an enjoyable evening!

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Kiks Jones

Great atmosphere, authentic dishes, friendly staff with fast service! Just wish there were some more vegan options but the cheeseless pizza was still delicious

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Best Italian pizza in qt

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Very pleasant meal, enjoying the ambience. Good service - almost over keen.

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Alison Tubby

Great service and delicious food. Classic Italian the pasta is hand made - the pork rage pappardelle was so tasty! And a bonus all of the meat is free-range. What more can you ask for?

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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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Hsiu Lin

Best Pizza in the town, love it, even though the way the lady speak looks she wasn't happy buy I can understand it is just the way she talk.

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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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Grayson Craig-bigwood

Amazing dinner very authentic loved it

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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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Tomazina Koppen-Pavlovich

Food was disappointing

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Rebecca Jarvis

Have dined here many times. A lovely family friendly Italian restaurant. We had the fish, venison osso buco and pizza which were all good. The desserts were a highlight..... perfect panacotta and tiramisu. Grazie

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Had to wait an hour after booking in order to have a meal off the menu, and unfortunately that meal was not Enjoyed by either of the two that ordered it. The other meals okay.

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Michael McDonald

Excellent service, great food & we were really looked after by the staff!

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Sharron Anderson

We loved the food, everything was delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. One of our favourite places to dine! Thank you!

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Igor Castro

We had a good experience there. The staff was great. The gnocchi was great. Just the lasagne wasn't as tasty as I expected.

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Very enjoyable evening and very accommodating staff, will definitely be back.
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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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Sam Wins

Good food, the beef cheeks were very tender and full of flavour. Everything being made in house is appealing. Service was quick enough, nice Italian theme to the restaurant.

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Amy Brown

Great food and service, even easy to dine with a toddler there :)

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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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Rosa Davison

Great

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Diana Antheaume

The food was so good as usual, will go back again.

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Delicious food , awesome service and cozy atmosphere ! Thanks Bella cucina for a great night !

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shang yang

Food are tasty!! Daily menu is fantastic!

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Fantastic. The food was amazing and the service great. First time we have eaten at this restaurant and we will be going back. Loved it!!

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Very tasty food & great service thank you

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Our first time at the restaurant , but what a great place cosy, staff were friendly and attentive and the food was excellent cooked to perfection.
We would highly suggest you try it out as we will definitely be back!.
Thank you bella cucina for a fabulous evening.

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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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Ji Hong

We had a great time at Bella Cucina, had a bottle of Italian red wine which was delicious and very reasonably priced, 3 mains and bruschetta (my fav) to share. Food was good and the service was great.

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Wing Hoi

ITS REALLY GOOD AND WORTH IT. I WILL DEFINITELY REVISIT. THE ATMOSPHERE WAS REALLY NICE AND CHILL AND THE FOOD WAS REALLY GOOOOOOOOOOD

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A wonderful culinary experience. Very warm service and homely comfort food. Highly recommended

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Had a fabulous evening, food and service just perfect

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PRISCILA ACKERMANN

Great and friendly service, accompanied by delicious food and wine :) definitely one of my faves!

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Bella Cucina is a cosy restaurant with lots of personality. Very friendly helpful staff, and delicious food. We will be back!

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Jennifer Hughes

Beautiful food and fabulous wine

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María Salimbeni

One of the best pizzas in town. All staff was polite and friendly.

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We had a great time with beautiful really italian food and atmosphere. The staff were knowledgeable and everyone was friendly. The hand-made pasta was delicious, and the margarita pizza was also great. Because it is too delicious, please be careful of overeating.we definitely will come back.

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Delicious food and a really nice atmosphere

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Emm Benson

Pasta was amazing. Portions were perfect and would be just right after a day on the slopes. Staff were friendly and had a lovely atmosphere. Couldn't fault how tasty the meals were

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Second time here using first table and loved it! We will be back!

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Quyet Trinh Vu

One of the best cuisine experiences we've ever had! The food was phenomenon, the service was excellent, the atmosphere was amazing! 5* all around.

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Excellent and good food

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Rebecca Jarvis

We had a beautiful meal at Bella Cucina. Margarita Pizza, Beef eye fillet and Salmon and Tiramisu. The food was delicious and service was warm and efficient.
Thank you Bella Cucina!

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América Bartilotti

My favorite italian restaurant in town!!!

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