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Bella Vita Restaurant

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146 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 3393
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I doubt anyone working in the kitchen here knows anything about preparing Italian food. We visited the restaurant and ordered a pizza each. The pizza was served cold, so after a bit of consideration we sent it back. It came back a bit warmer but tasting terrible.Having never really complained in a resturant before, we tried to eat it. But... More 

1 Thank Jason W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tasty italian food, friendly service and good coffee. I would especially recommend the chicken rissotto for lunch. Great value for lunch.

Thank Albert d
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here many times and we have enjoyed it every time so I thought it was about time that I put a review on. The staff are fantastic, very conscientious as well as making it a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. The food is great , with a good selection and prepared well . We own a local motel... More 

Thank Paul W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here for our anniversary. Friendly staff and delicious meals. Nice setting and not too crowded with tables.

1 Thank Fiona J
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great, fast friendly service as well as fantastic food. Staff were happy to change meals to requests and brought us out take away order at the end of our meal well labeled and good to go.

Thank Katy J
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Got shouted dinner by the boss, absolutely fabulous. We were easily accommodated even though we hadn't made a reservation. Service was just above average with room for improvement, but the meal was great!! - full credit to the kitchen team!! We had scallops and prawns for entrees, and pork belly and duck for mains. All dishes superb!! Wine was interesting.... More 

Thank ceebee34
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8 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful meals, well served ,awesome staff .food was decent size and fresh. Throughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended

Thank Dildaar R
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Bella Vita for our fifth wedding anniversary and our night was perfect. I had the seafood risotto and can honestly say it's the best seafood risotto I've ever had. Our wait staff were lovely and responsive. Hubby had the pork belly which he loved. Even enjoyed our drinks 'pats pale ale' and the 'harvest citrus cider' was beautiful.... More 

Thank mosscopeekotrain
Cambridge, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We came and parked across the road because of the Americana Car Festival. After a while went over and had a look at the menu, then decided to come over for dinner. The staff made an outside table available which was fantastic so we could watch the procession of cars. Even though there was alot going on around, the staff... More 

Thank KathrynChristensen63
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with the kids. They got kids spaghetti but is was super salty. I got gnocchi that wasn't fresh and a bit dense. I make all these things from scratch at home and was a little disappointed. My wife got spaghetti and meat balls I think which was edible but again nothing to write home about. The... More 

Thank Trevor T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Italian, Pizza, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 3393
Open for Lunch everyday 11:30am to 2:30pm
Open for Dinner everyday 5pm to late

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?