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La Bella Italia

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10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (41 reviews)
“gelato” (26 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Friday night and managed to secure a table despite not having a booking. I love how the restaurant is so busy and humming. Our wait staff were attentive and helpful in explaining the specials of the day. The soup of...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! My family and I had this amazing experience today! Everything we ordered was nothing but perfect!! Calamari, Stuzzichini, Pizza Capricciosa, wine and dessert (Gelato, Giulia and Tiramissu). We were transported to Italy with all this flavours and great service as well. Grazzie Mille La...More

Thank fernandafontenelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic flavours cooked to perfection! All food was amazing, the linguini a le vongole, the fish, the scotch fillet, the gelato... The plus? A warm, thoughtful and professional service! We will definitely return! Looking forward to the Antonio’s table!

Thank Margarita P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying only two blocks away, and we could not imagine that a restaurant of this quality could be where it was, but it was. La Bella Italia is, we think, the real deal. Having traveled extensively, the food here is certainly as good...More

Thank iragarr2016
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You are of course part of the La Bella family, it was a pleasure having you. My wife, Luisa, and I try our best, along with our staff, to give to our customers a good experience with food but also with a little personal touch...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw that La Bella Italia has a new menu so decided we had to give it a go. Given La Bella seems to be getting increasingly busy we wisely booked - it was busy when we arrived for our 7pm booking, but the noise...More

Thank KiwiStreef
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Welcome to my world :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant!! The menu is fabulous. I wanted the antipasto plate, but with no meat... NO PROBLEM!! Ah, it was fabulous. The food is amazing and very popular. It also has a deli there, so you can take home a range of the...More

Thank wateva_44
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Welcome to my world :-)

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I recently booked this restaurant for a family occasion. On arrival they had set fewer places than I had booked for, so we waited while they added a table. They didn’t provide menus to the newly set seats until prompted. I had requested antipasti platters...More

1  Thank Alexis G
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there. Thanks for your review. You made a booking for a number of people but it turned out to be more, on a very busy night. We accommodated the request to have another table and we served the antipasti when everyone was sitting down....More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Cool wall and door painting, quite a large and noisy place which is OK if you’re after that. But the staff!! In an effort to seem as Italian as possible they do not have a good grip on English, couldn't remember who ordered what when...More

1  Thank friardo
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

As every weekend, I am on the floor to ensure that food and service are up to my standards. Of course I remember this table and yourself. Yes we are Italian, and also very proud Italians. Most of our staff are Italian and they speak...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

The food is amazing. I really like it. At the same time, it's a once-in-a-while thing and not an every-day-lunch thing. Special occasion for sure.

Thank TCottreau
LaBellaItaliaNZ, General Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thanks for your review, we try our best every day to satisfy our clientele.

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Authentic Italian fare with lovely atmosphere. Antonio the owner came and recommended a beautiful bottle of red from his cellar then shared tips for our upcoming trip to Italy. The calamari and antipasto (both small size) was plenty as starter for four. My pumpkin ravioli...More

Thank Mike S
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Ciao Mike. Thanks very much for these lovely words. I am very happy that you appreciated the concept of La Bella Italia, and also you enjoyed the food and wine match. That's what we're here for. Many thanks, from me, Luisa, and the staff.

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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.
Laurel T
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$20
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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