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La Bella Italia

10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (46 reviews)
“gelato” (29 reviews)
“antipasti” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 398 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked in without a booking not expecting the restaurant to be full. We were wrong! However we were seated at the bar and given some snacks while we waited. We only waited around 15 mins before getting a table, which was fine especially when...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great wine, great food and great service. The fish and lamb were excellent as was the chocolate mousse and tiramisu. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Bella is a fantastic authentic Italian restaurant with fantastic food and a great bustling atmosphere. We regularly go with family ranging from 6 through to 90. The Pizza is a firm favorite together with the Cassatta for desert The anti-pasta selections are also great....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nowiresmatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the food and service. The restaurant was extremely busy yet we were seated straight away and as we were sitting outside on the footpath were given sunscreen. A bottle of water, glasses and menu arrived promptly. The menu had a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant, tasty lunch in a packed restaurant. After a mix up over our booking, we were seated and served quickly. The pasta dishes were tasty and generous. The service was fine and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MandyJKim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there with friends on our last evening in Wellington. But the quality of food and service and the atmosphere there are definitely more than one reason to come back again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Clemensens
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we go here we are impressed with the range of food offered, service is quick and efficient and most importantly the quality of the food complete with the great flavours and taste of the food. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LGFoodieInc
LBIManagement, Public Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to La Bella Italia and for posting a review. We are pleased you find the service quick and efficient along with great flavoured food. Buon Natale.

Reviewed 14 December 2018

We ate here with family and had a lovely evening. Must be the best Italian in the Wellington region. The food is delicious and simple Italian. My Wife's steak was excellent and the pasta for me was spot on. Great selection of ice creams and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mbhendo
LBIManagement, Public Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to dine at La Bella Italia here in Petone. Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your Italian meal. We hope to see you here again soon, next time you feel like eating authentic Italian food.

Reviewed 27 November 2018

Went there for breakfast with a group of 50. The atmosphere is amazing, coffee was brilliant and totally enjoyed the food. The deli is full of meats prepared by themselves, cheese selection is amazing and the stock in the shop was great. Definitely going back.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lyn P
LBIManagement, Public Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thanks Lyn for coming to breakfast at La Bella Italia in such a big group. We are so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, food and the vast selection of quality products in our deli. We very much enjoyed hosting your big group and look forward...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018

When you enter La Bella Italia you are first taken a little aback as the interior of the place is in no way reminiscent of the romatic “little Italian” that most people would prefer. Instead you find yourself in a large industrial sized hall that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ForeignObserver2
LBIManagement, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi there, I noticed that on the same day you made 5 different reviews which is incredible. You are a superman or a superwoman. Additionally, you must be an incredible food critic. I am very impressed! Actually I needed to forward your name to some...More

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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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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