Cuisine: Family, Italian
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

With 20 years of cooking scrummy Italian favourites behind them, Bella Italia is a family-friendly spot welcoming you in with open arms.

It's a cheery spot with plenty of atmosphere and plenty of group tables should you want to get the gang together. Grab a drink at their informal bar and settle down next to their signature orange walls for some much-needed home comforts.

Begin with some of NZ's finest seafood, like their shrimp cocktail or a bowl of steamed mussels from beautiful Coromandel. Their selection of mains is extensive! In the pasta team is fettuccine al fungi, spaghetti with prawn cutlets, penne al salmone and a risotto of the day. Every classic pizza you can think of is there, as well as a seafood pizza that's topped with a fisherman selection of the freshest fruits of the sea.

And that's not all! There are fabulous cuts of meat, like the eye fillet, chicken breast smothered in a sweet marsala crema sauce and schnitzel with meaty gravy or a red wine sauce. If you're avoiding a food coma, there are plenty of sumptuous salads bursting with flavour and fresh ingredients.

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Bella Italia
13 tongariro street
3300

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - 11pm

Phone: 073774003
Website: bellaitaliataupocom1.godaddysites.com/

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Bella Italia
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: Family, Italian
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

Amazing friendly service.
Very family friendly, even without discount resemble prices.
Lovely tasty food/
Would recommend dining here to everyone.

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Great food and service - highly recommended thanks Bella Italia

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claudine kelly

The food and service were both amazing. Thank you for the delicious dinner and a great night. Will be coming back to try the rest of the menu A++

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We had excellent service and the food was first class. A great Choice. Better chidren menu than most places.

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Steak was impressive. Staff friendly

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We all enjoyed a great dinner. Would definitely return

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Joanna Bruin

Awesome dining experience. The service was fantastic, friendly and fast. The food was delicious, especially the seafood entree. Yum! Highly recommend.

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Lisa Hacon

Awesome dining experience. Service was great and the food was amazing! Would dine here again

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Amber Fokma

We were greeted at the door by friendly wait-staff. Due to time constraints on our side, we only ordered mains (vegetarian cannelloni, duck leg and schnitzel) and desserts (chocolate cake and brandy snaps). Excellent food that we will come back for, with plenty of other items on the menu to explore!

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We thoroughly enjoyed the time at Bella Italia. This was our first time here and it was a unique experience. Thank you very much to our waitress for being so attentive and helpful.

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Service and food was excellent. Will dine there again. Thank you.

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Denise Hunter

Service was brilliant.. Great views of the lake... We had the pasta dishes.. And they were excellent... The garlic bread antipasto starter was delicious.. We would certainly this gem to others wanting an enjoyable meal out...

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Brianna Asplin

Bella Italia is a nice casual restaurant with delicious food. It was perfect for a quick night out for me and my partner away from the kids :)

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Tasha Baty

Warmly welcomed by staff, the food was beautiful. Started with bruschetta which was fresh and tasty, served two of us and then I had a seafood pasta which was loaded with shrimps, prawns and calamari. Our other main was the fillet steak which melted in the mouth. Overall a lovely meal.

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Reinske Fokma

We were blown away by the quality of the food - our cold starters had good selections of greens, meats, olives and feta. Our main meals were excellent, best cut of meat my daughter has had in a long time; she just doesn't like mashed potatoes, so she will next time ask for her main meal without the mash. We were quite full after starters and mains, but managed to all get a bite of the wonderful tiramisu! We will definitely come again :)

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Great place to bring families
Very good choice of food
Good size portions
Good prices
Excellent service

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Heather Parnell

On a chilly Taupo night it was lovely to walk into this Restaurant to the wonderful aroma of Italian Cuisine. We were greeted by our friendly hostess. (Please don't be put off by the current Road Closure on the Waterfront. It is easy to find Bella Italia at the bottom of the main street). 4 of us shared 2 plates of Bruschetta to begin with. They were delicious and I would recommend them as a starter. Generous portions of Ciabatta bread topped with a lots of fresh tomato,greens, basil and grated cheese. Our hostess gave us a bottle of oil and Balsamic Vinegar to complement the flavour. 3 of our group had pasta dishes - Fettucine with Chicken and Mushroom, Carbonara and a Salmon Pasta which they all enjoyed. I had a Marguerita Pizza which was beautifully presented and tasty. We stuck with Italian drinks - the guys had Peronis and the girls Limonata. Although we were well fed there was still a little room left for something sweet to finish and we chose crisp, gingery Brandy snaps to share. Thanks for your friendly hospitality.

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Jenni Johns

Great food and great service !

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Gabrielle Purvis

We had a lovely meal at Bella Italia, so much tasty food. We had ordered a desert pizza which was big enough to share. The shared entree seafood starter was fabulous and very generous sizing. We ordered a cocktail, spirit drink and two Pinot noirs, all were very good pricing. Definely would return, the staff are all friendly and really attentive.

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My husband and I were not sure what to expect but OMG that food was on point from the mussel entre to the steak main and to the desert. Service was friendly, courteous and fast. Will definitely be going back! Thanks so much guys

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We were greeted warmly and sincerely, made comfortable at a lovely window seat and promptly given water and menus. The food was hot, delicious and filled us up. We had the steak (best for a long time) and salmon pasta followed by desert pizza (highly recommend) and chocolate cake. It was a very enjoyable experience!

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Awesome food and generous servings, the staff were polite and courteous. I would highly recommend to those who are thinking of trying. I’ve already spread the word with my work colleagues.

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Great Food, Fast Service, our waiter was great too made us feel extremely welcome. We had the scotch fillet and meatballs. Great dining experience

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Fantastic food and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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Ingrid Riddell

Beautiful food. Decent plates full. Plenty to eat. Generous quantities. Tasty. Lovely wines. Will return here. Road closure a shame for restaurant but won't stop us coming back.

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Dian Smith

Delightful restaurant with friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious, with super quick service. Loved our evening out. Thanks

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Amazing friendly service.
Very family friendly, even without discount resemble prices.
Lovely tasty food/
Would recommend dining here to everyone.

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Great food and service - highly recommended thanks Bella Italia

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claudine kelly

The food and service were both amazing. Thank you for the delicious dinner and a great night. Will be coming back to try the rest of the menu A++

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Rachel Penaluna

We ate on a Sunday night. Only two tables in the restaurant so not much atmosphere. Thought it was strange that there were no Italian wines on the menu. Draft beer machine was broken so we had bottled Peroni which was fine. Food was tasty and hot and excellent value for money on the First Table deal. Asked for the antipasto platter to be adapted for a vegetarian - came with hot veg which was unusual we thought - tasty enough though. Would have preferred a bit more variety of cheeses (only feta was served) and perhaps some dips to share. Interested to read so many outstanding reviews as our experience was more average.

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We had excellent service and the food was first class. A great Choice. Better chidren menu than most places.

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Steak was impressive. Staff friendly

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We all enjoyed a great dinner. Would definitely return

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I'll start by saying that the service at this restaurant was very good. The food however was a bit of a let down, from reading reviews across the internet I was expecting some very traditional home style Italian. We all found things overly cheesy, the pizza soggy, the salad small and overpriced and just generally lacking any depth in the flavour.

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Joanna Bruin

Awesome dining experience. The service was fantastic, friendly and fast. The food was delicious, especially the seafood entree. Yum! Highly recommend.

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Lisa Hacon

Awesome dining experience. Service was great and the food was amazing! Would dine here again

- dined at Bella Italia on

Amber Fokma

We were greeted at the door by friendly wait-staff. Due to time constraints on our side, we only ordered mains (vegetarian cannelloni, duck leg and schnitzel) and desserts (chocolate cake and brandy snaps). Excellent food that we will come back for, with plenty of other items on the menu to explore!

- dined at Bella Italia on

We thoroughly enjoyed the time at Bella Italia. This was our first time here and it was a unique experience. Thank you very much to our waitress for being so attentive and helpful.

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Service and food was excellent. Will dine there again. Thank you.

- dined at Bella Italia on

Denise Hunter

Service was brilliant.. Great views of the lake... We had the pasta dishes.. And they were excellent... The garlic bread antipasto starter was delicious.. We would certainly this gem to others wanting an enjoyable meal out...

- dined at Bella Italia on

Brianna Asplin

Bella Italia is a nice casual restaurant with delicious food. It was perfect for a quick night out for me and my partner away from the kids :)

- dined at Bella Italia on

Tasha Baty

Warmly welcomed by staff, the food was beautiful. Started with bruschetta which was fresh and tasty, served two of us and then I had a seafood pasta which was loaded with shrimps, prawns and calamari. Our other main was the fillet steak which melted in the mouth. Overall a lovely meal.

- dined at Bella Italia on

Reinske Fokma

We were blown away by the quality of the food - our cold starters had good selections of greens, meats, olives and feta. Our main meals were excellent, best cut of meat my daughter has had in a long time; she just doesn't like mashed potatoes, so she will next time ask for her main meal without the mash. We were quite full after starters and mains, but managed to all get a bite of the wonderful tiramisu! We will definitely come again :)

- dined at Bella Italia on

Great place to bring families
Very good choice of food
Good size portions
Good prices
Excellent service

- dined at Bella Italia on

Heather Parnell

On a chilly Taupo night it was lovely to walk into this Restaurant to the wonderful aroma of Italian Cuisine. We were greeted by our friendly hostess. (Please don't be put off by the current Road Closure on the Waterfront. It is easy to find Bella Italia at the bottom of the main street). 4 of us shared 2 plates of Bruschetta to begin with. They were delicious and I would recommend them as a starter. Generous portions of Ciabatta bread topped with a lots of fresh tomato,greens, basil and grated cheese. Our hostess gave us a bottle of oil and Balsamic Vinegar to complement the flavour. 3 of our group had pasta dishes - Fettucine with Chicken and Mushroom, Carbonara and a Salmon Pasta which they all enjoyed. I had a Marguerita Pizza which was beautifully presented and tasty. We stuck with Italian drinks - the guys had Peronis and the girls Limonata. Although we were well fed there was still a little room left for something sweet to finish and we chose crisp, gingery Brandy snaps to share. Thanks for your friendly hospitality.

- dined at Bella Italia on

Jenni Johns

Great food and great service !

- dined at Bella Italia on

Gabrielle Purvis

We had a lovely meal at Bella Italia, so much tasty food. We had ordered a desert pizza which was big enough to share. The shared entree seafood starter was fabulous and very generous sizing. We ordered a cocktail, spirit drink and two Pinot noirs, all were very good pricing. Definely would return, the staff are all friendly and really attentive.

- dined at Bella Italia on

My husband and I were not sure what to expect but OMG that food was on point from the mussel entre to the steak main and to the desert. Service was friendly, courteous and fast. Will definitely be going back! Thanks so much guys

- dined at Bella Italia on

We were greeted warmly and sincerely, made comfortable at a lovely window seat and promptly given water and menus. The food was hot, delicious and filled us up. We had the steak (best for a long time) and salmon pasta followed by desert pizza (highly recommend) and chocolate cake. It was a very enjoyable experience!

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Wonderful service, reasonably priced and delicious food

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Awesome food and generous servings, the staff were polite and courteous. I would highly recommend to those who are thinking of trying. I’ve already spread the word with my work colleagues.

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Great Food, Fast Service, our waiter was great too made us feel extremely welcome. We had the scotch fillet and meatballs. Great dining experience

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Serene Boyce

Had a really nice meal at Bella Italia, small hiccup with the entree but was sorted immediately and the great service more than made up for it. Will definitely be back and with the kids next time. Thank you

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Good, tasty food and prompt friendly service. The place could do with better décor to provide a more Italian atmosphere.

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Good atmosphere, friendly staff, fast service. Food was good. We will go again.

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Fantastic food and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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Ingrid Riddell

Beautiful food. Decent plates full. Plenty to eat. Generous quantities. Tasty. Lovely wines. Will return here. Road closure a shame for restaurant but won't stop us coming back.

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Dian Smith

Delightful restaurant with friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious, with super quick service. Loved our evening out. Thanks

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Louise Cuttance

We had a lovely evening.....but food not Italian enough.....NZ TipTop ice-cream instead of Italian Gelato...Gracia....prago...
(not sure of Italian spelling, thank you & you're welcome)......

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