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La Bella Italia

10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (41 reviews)
“gelato” (25 reviews)
“antipasti” (14 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 377 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m not really sure why people go to this restaurant- it’s not even average. Calamari tasted like oil and not calamari. Risotto was so bad I just couldn’t eat it and the ravioli tasted like butter - not the pumpkin we’d been promised. Atmosphere is...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always a pleasure to lunch here: the Italian food is delightful, although service today wasn’t speedy. My companion and I both had pizzas, and very tasty they both were too. For lunch for one the pizza is quite substantial, but I did manage. Certainly don’t...More

Thank JohnSB3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is fascinating - a huge room and round the sides are deli counters selling Italian gourmet foods and equipment. The service was prompt and helpful and we all thoroughly enjoyed our chosen meals - seafood risotto, fish and sausages. The desserts were something...More

Thank JaneMay
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ciao JaneMay. We're so glad you all enjoyed your meals here at La Bella. We hope you come back soon, and try some of the other delicious meals :-).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is only the third time i have been to this restaurant and i found it pleasant but not amazing. The crepes stuffed with spinach and a traditional type tomato sauce were lovely but not very filling as a main as there were only 2...More

Thank Janine45
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ciao Janine, thank you for the review :-). We are glad that you've enjoyed your first three visits to La Bella, and we really appreciate the feedback. The wines are indeed mostly imported. We look forward to seeing you for a fourth visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having ended up in Petone at lunch time we decided to go to La Bella Italia for lunch as it had such great feedback on pizzas. Having not been there for about 10 years, time for another go. And this will be the last time....More

Thank Millie_MM
LBIManagement, General Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao Millie. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your lunch here at La Bella Italia. Our menu states very clearly what is the extra charge for a gluten free pizza, $8.00 as well as for any extra toppings, $4.50. We do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my son, daughter-in-law and grandson for our birthdays and it was as great as ever. We have been there several times as we really like the food and staff. Food was really good and the staff were excellent and obliging. As I...More

Thank pmnm
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review. We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your meals. We always try and keep the food traditional and the ambiance warm and friendly, and it is always a pleasure and satisfaction to receive positive feedback. Thank...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I had dinner last night at La Bella after a long period when I was unable to visit. The night was very busy, but the food was delicious as always and the welcome very warm. I was greeted as a long lost friend. Thank you...More

Thank janetteandrews577
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're always glad to see old friends come back and visit us, and we hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Had often driven by but never visited, so very hungry, and had a good lunch, both had a main course, music not too obtrusive, lots of photos,plenty going on watching others waiting for a couple of main dishes, Ravioli and Risotto, which was very filling,...More

Thank M7424ZIjanett
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Ciao, thank you so much for your review. We're really glad you enjoyed your first visit to La Bella. We hope to see you again, the next time you drive by :-)

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Had a meal here for the first time last weekend. Was recommended by a friend who had just heard about them being awarded one of the "70 Best Restaurants with a Pizzeria in the World, a list drafted by Heinz Beck and Enrico Famà of...More

Thank becadarh
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Ciao, and welcome to La Bella! Thank you for the congratulations, and thank you for the review :-). We really glad you enjoyed your meal here, and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Came here with family this time and it was as awesome as ever. Thanks to Mark for making us feel so welcome and for his sense of humor. It really is a piece of Italy in Petone.

Thank Paul S
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Ciao Paul, thank you so much for the review. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your time in our little slice of Italy here at La Bella Italia :-). We hope to see you again soon.

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2 October 2017|
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Response from jaypot2015 | Reviewed this property |
I'd resume yes, but unsure. I've read a newspaper article recently about problems the owner has had with both his restaurants (Wtn and Petone) with changes to accommodate licencing laws.
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LaurelT72
5 November 2016|
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Response from Venderina | Property representative |
Hi Laurel, no, we are not open on Christmas Day. we will be closed on the 25th and 26th of December. all the other days and all the evenings of December we will be open. Thanks Ciao!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-566 9303
  • E-mail
Description
From the moment you step through our door, you will feel like you are in Italy. A unique combination of a Restaurant, Cafe and Retail shop, La Bella Italia in Petone, Wellington was born from director Antonio Cacace's passion to educate Kiwis about the beauty of traditional, authentic Italian products and cuisine.
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