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La Bella Italia

10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (41 reviews)
“gelato” (26 reviews)
“antipasti” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 358 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really wanted to like La Bella Italia, especially because we went there on a recommendation, but our experience wasn't great. Firstly, our table was in an awkward position in the main thoroughfare by the till - staff and diners had to squeeze/push past us...More

Thank jesscnz
LBIManagement, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Of course everything is going to be exaggerated and negative because you were not happy with the location of the table!!!! Watery lasange? What does that mean? It is one of our signature dishes, and the way it has been presented cannot be watery or...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Attended a party for our Italian cousin, awesome service and food! love the cheese display. The visit brought back many memories of our trip to Italy, the food and the friendliness of the people.

Thank Lily1216
LBIManagement, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are proud of our heritage and we try to pass it on every day at La Bella, to have the Italian experience. Thank you, from all the staff.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Italian food! Really tasty! Good service. They are attentive and plenty of wait staff. Love the affogato! Ask for decaf if late in evening- still tastes the same!

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

Ciao. Thank you so much for the review :-). We're really pleased you enjoy the affogato, and what a great suggestion about the decaf! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A midweek family and friends get together so it was an eclectic mix of people with very different tastes. All were well catered for and everyone was satisfied (even the vegetarian). A good selection to choose from and ample portions. Waitress was very patient and...More

Thank Hungrykiwi29
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ciao. Thank you so much for the review. We are really glad your eclectic group of family and friends all enjoyed it here at La Bella Italia. We do try to account for all tastes in our menu :-). We always try our best to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have visited Wellington quite often over the past 3-4 years. La Bella has become a favourite stop and I get there during most visits. It has everything for me, fabulous coffee, wonderful food, a friendly atmosphere and a rich range of products for sale....More

Thank Steve M
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Steve. We're so glad that you make La Bella one of your regular stops around the country. We work hard to keep our standards very high. If you don't mind, I'd like to ask though why your individual star ratings are all ones when...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch where we were greeted by the delightful Antonio. Had the absolutely delicious minestrone soup with ciabatta. Served as an entree or main I found the entree plenty as it saved room for something sweet afterwards. Wish we lived in Wellington so we...More

Thank NZTraveller20
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao! Thank you so much for your review. Antonio remembers you very well :-). We're so pleased you enjoyed the minestrone, it's the best weather for soup. We look forward to seeing you again when next you find yourself in Wellington.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here for an impromptu lunch last week. it is one of our favourte lunch locations but we left a little disappointed this time. There were so many little fruit flies! Seriously, at this time of year?? I think they had all come...More

Thank Julia M
LBIManagement, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning. Thanks for your feedback. We noticed fruit flies and we addressed the problem straight away, I am sorry about that. Regarding the food, nothing has changed at La Bella, and it will be nice to understand what you had and what you found...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in the Business Centre next to the restaurant. This enabled us to have a private room. The food and service was superb and could not be faulted. Our family and friends all thoroughly enjoyed the La Bella experience. We...More

Thank Maria Francesca T
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Ciao Maria. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary celebration here at the Business Centre. It was, of course, a pleasure to have you here. We look forward to seeing you again for your 60th :).

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

La Bella Italia is my favorite restaurant and I alway take my friends there on a regular basis, good food, good wine list. Today was a big disappointment with the food being served on cold plates and a Marinara/all’Aglio swimming in oil. The staff, as...More

Thank rodkpage
LBIManagement, Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Ciao Rod. Thanks for your feedback, which we regard even more as it comes from a regular customer who clearly loves La Bella Italia. We would have loved to find also a positive review from you, as you know and understand so well the food...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

please move to wanganui as a personal favour to me. Mark the waiters a top lad too. I came here 3 weeks before today and the food is consistently world class.

Thank gunnyfowfow
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate the positive feedback. We hope to see you back 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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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
    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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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
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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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