Cuisine: Family, Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #2 of 7 restaurants in Taranaki

Bella Vita has a wonderfully catchy motto: 'Mangia bene, Mangia Italiano', which roughly translates to 'eat well, eat Italian'. Don't mind if we do!

Perfect for big groups and lively parties, this restaurant is warm and inviting; the perfect place to put your feet up after a long day (well, maybe not literally!) Deep red walls paired with exposed bricks fuse cosy vibes with the contemporary; the best of both worlds.

The mains aren't limited to pizza and pasta, although they are very much present! If you want to break the mould, opt for a perfectly cooked meat dish, like their rack of lamb with lamb roulade, confit duck with earthy mushroom arancini and a rolled pork belly with bacon and pea tortellini. Plain pasta was so yesterday! And with a kids menu at the ready, it's a joyous family affair over at Bella Vita.

If you want to make it a touch more grown-up, get in the beers! All the household names like Peroni, Corona, Amstel and Birra Moretti are there. If you're lucky you might get a Kiss In The Dark... that's a cocktail, cheeky!

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Bella Vita
144-146 Devon Street
New Plymouth 4310

Open Hours:
Dinner
Monday to Sunday 5pm till late

Lunch
Monday to Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Phone: 06 758 3393
Website: www.bellavita.co.nz/

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Ranked: #2 of 7 restaurants in Taranaki 2
Bella Vita
Location: New Plymouth
Cuisine: Family, Italian
Mains: $25 - $35
Bella Vita accepts American Express

Reviews

Jocelyn Andrews

Lovely atmosphere (music in the background was perfect), superb service and fabulous food. We consistently have the best food when we come to this restaurant.

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Helen Rollo

Best dining experience out in a long time.
The starter, entree and mains we had were all prepared with care and exceptionally tasty.
The side of vegetables was a delightful mixture of fresh crisp seasonal veges. What a nice surprise!
Service provided by our waitress was very good. She was genuinely interested in ensuring we had an enjoyable dining experience! We will be back again for sure, many thanks.

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Donna Bell

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcome by the lovely staff. Our family of four were all catered for perfectly, as they have a dedicated kids menu with a great selection of meals. The delivery timing between entrees and mains was spot on as sometimes these can be too close/too far apart. There was a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Overall we had a fantastic night out and we would definitely recommend Bella Vita to others.

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Very good all around. Would recommend to go to Bella vita for a meal.

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Rissa Marsden

Beautiful food, so tasty! And friendly service too. Thanks for our great dining experience <3

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Jocelyn Andrews

Lovely atmosphere (music in the background was perfect), superb service and fabulous food. We consistently have the best food when we come to this restaurant.

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Really enjoyable food and service.

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We had a lovely evening at Bella Vita. The staff is really nice and looks after you without being intrusive. The food was amazing. Een A+ restaurant!

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great food, large mealsthe service was great thank you for a good night

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Melissa Wharepapa-Pera

Always good at Bella Vita

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Derise Hewitt

The food was absolutely delicious! Good sized portions. Good, friendly and very helpful service. Would definitely recommend this to anyone. We would surely return!

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Nicole Brophy

Really enjoyed our meal! All very tasty and staff were great.

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Good food, great service a most enjoyable evening

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Ariel Chuang

We had a great dinner at Bella Vita! The entries we got were both delicious- the chicken liver pate was well accompanied with fig jam and caramelised onions to bring out the sweetness. Our mains were the confit duck and the lamb rack- both were also delicious. My lamb was cooked perfectly- nice and pink in the middle.

We finished the evening with a lovely tiramisu.

The staff were attentive without being overtly so. All in all, a great evening.

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Kate Phipps

Loved the food, wish i was hungrier so i couldve tried more! Service was great. Will definitely be back

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Diane Williams

Beautiful food and excellent service

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we arrived a little earlier which was absolutely fine and were greeted in a friendly manner. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and prompt.
would recommend and will return!

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Very enjoyable evening with great food and service.

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Jenni Lindsay

We and our friends had a lovely evening at Bella Vita; we all enjoyed our meals very much and the service and attention was wonderful. Will definitely be going again. Thanks so much.

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Anthony Joines

Lovely food and good menu selection. Staff very welcoming and helpful.

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Susan Jameson

We had a lovely meal at Bella Vita. The prawn and scallop entrees were both delicious. We both had two entrees so we would still have room for dessert. The Creme brulee was well worth leaving room for. A really good selection of wines and the service was great. Friendly and helpful without being intrusive. can't wait to go back and try some of the other things on the menu. Yummy

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Excellent experiences. The food and service was beautiful.

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Really great meal and experience! Thanks

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Great service, good selection of food to choose from, both enjoyed our meals and would happily return again

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Great meal with excellent service but not the feel of the old Bella vita.has lost the feel of an Italian restaurant.still a nice dining experience

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We had a great time at Bella Vita. Our server was attentive and we never felt rushed along during our meal, even when one of our friends was running a little late (admittedly it wasn't a busy Tuesday night, but still appreciated that we weren't rushed into ordering or leaving). The background music was good, added to the tone without being overpowering. If I had one criticism of the restaurant's look and feel, it would be that the menus are looking a little tired.

As for the food, everyone really enjoyed their meals and I especially loved my dessert - the cioccolata dolci, so rich and amazingly delicious.

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We dined at Bella Vita last night for the first time, and wow...the food was excellent. Great service (friendly, but not intrusive), and nothing was a problem. We are new to "first table", so took the opportunity to try somewhere new...and we will definately be back!!

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Danelle Jefferies

Everything was wonderful from the service right down to the food. Love first table

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The 2 of us have lovely main meals (2 different chicken dishes) & did not leave hungry. Wait staff were friendly & relaxed, & we were advised of the approximate time our meals would be on the table. Bella Vita is on our list to return again!

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We could not have enjoyed our night out @ Bella Vita, we shared the entrees as they looked and tasted so good, for mains we had the Duck confit, the Cabonara, and the Chicken Pasta, these were cooked to perfection and were a delight, unfortunately we didn't have room for deserts. We cannot recommend this restaurant enough, thank you for the experience.

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Neville Richards

Such lovely people who were very attentive of our needs. Food was superb as was the atmosphere. Recommend Bella Vita to anybody keen on a wonderful dining experience.

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Meagan Breedveld

Very pleasant meal. Great service & food was all delicious. Thank you

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We had a wonderful meal at Bella Vita. We had the duck , fish and seafood Mariana pasta for mains and all were superb. Followed by the highly recommended tiramisu. The baileys chocolate mousse was also delightful. Hard to pick between them. Atmosphere was casual and welcoming but service was professional and attentive. It was an excellent first table deal!

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Loved the food, service was great

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Erin Sulzberger

Great - highly recommend

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mark hufton

Great meal, great service. Thanks

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Waiter, friendly & helpful. Seafood platter was very good & salted caramel cheesecake was amazing!! Only downside was that the restaurant was pretty cool inside, needed to be warmer. Thanks

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Jenni Lindsay

I took my daughter out for a birthday treat and a treat it was :) We shared a starter of the most delicious lemon crumbed squid; we regretted choosing to share as we could easily have enjoyed a full plate each! We took some time choosing our mains as we did not want to have menu envy but even though the others plate looked amazing our own was so enjoyable we were happy to guard it for ourselves and not beg a taste of the other! Very enjoyable evening; the staff were extremely pleasant and attentive without being overly hovering. We will be back!

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Helen Rollo

Best dining experience out in a long time.
The starter, entree and mains we had were all prepared with care and exceptionally tasty.
The side of vegetables was a delightful mixture of fresh crisp seasonal veges. What a nice surprise!
Service provided by our waitress was very good. She was genuinely interested in ensuring we had an enjoyable dining experience! We will be back again for sure, many thanks.

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Diane Jennings

Interesting menu, with variations in traditionally expected Italian offerings. Not a scrap left- portions just the right size for us. Good attentive but not intrusive service. Will definitely go again.

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Roger Vernon

Excellent

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Phillippa Thompson

Amazing service and great food. The steak was overdone but other than that everything else was perfect.

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Donna Bell

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcome by the lovely staff. Our family of four were all catered for perfectly, as they have a dedicated kids menu with a great selection of meals. The delivery timing between entrees and mains was spot on as sometimes these can be too close/too far apart. There was a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Overall we had a fantastic night out and we would definitely recommend Bella Vita to others.

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Joni Ludlow

We had a lovely night, good good, good service. A nice experience.

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Very good all around. Would recommend to go to Bella vita for a meal.

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Had the best table in the house overlooking all the action....the staff were 5 star lovely & made sure we were fed & watered all night long :) recommend the creamy balsamic mushrooms & the salmon bruschetta yum yum..well done.

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Rissa Marsden

Beautiful food, so tasty! And friendly service too. Thanks for our great dining experience <3

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