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La Bella Italia

10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (38 reviews)
“gelato” (24 reviews)
“antipasti” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

La Bella Italia is a great place to take friends from overseas. Great service with very good food and friendly staff. Easy to find, good parking.

Thank rodkpage
Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic service, feels like your a walking into a traditional Italian market. fantastic range of authentic Italian products. i had the breakfast and i was blown away. Sautéed porcini and button mushrooms on ciabatta, with parmigiano i added two poached eggs to it as well....More

Thank shaun o
Reviewed 1 week ago

The former "warehouse feel" has been replaced by a stylish family oriented restaurant. The shop and deli are still there, but the dining space has been increased - a comfortable yet relaxed environment. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Entrees very big!! We will...More

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third time at this wonderful restaurant. Twice my wife and I try their fish for two. It is amazingly good! The prep and presentation is awesome and the taste is to die for! The combination of potatoes, and shell fish is a...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the originality of the combined deli and cafe style eatery. Open, light and quirkily decorated. The food was divine and the service prompt and friendly throughout. Definitely off the beaten track in downtown Petone, but don't let that put you off. This place...More

Thank Gra50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It had been a few years since last visiting La Bella Italia but yesterday’s lunch was absolutely stunning. Fresh and reasonably light - just a perfect treat - definitely not going to wait so long for the next visit.

Thank Laurence B
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Front Office Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, and yes, please, don't wait too long.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a 5hr drive and an afternoon visiting potential flats we needed a place where we could relax and even though we didn’t book (sorry about that) we were lucky enough to get what seemed like one of that last non-reserved tables. The staff were...More

Thank Paul S
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this wonderful review, which we will print and show in our restaurant/deli. You are very welcome to book my table, which is dedicated to my father, and is a no menu table. Many thanks. Grazie.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when they get their service co-ordinated! Stopped by recently for coffee fix and light brunch snack. Although we had not been offered a menu for some reason, we knew what we wanted. Our order taken, had time to browse and select purchases from the store,...More

Thank 17Barb17
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Front Office Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'll leave the reply of this review to the latest review we have received regarding the ambiance, food, and service. By the way, we don't have a brunch menu. I'm confused and worried. You got the coffee, you purchased some retail product, you drunk the...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

It has been three whole years since we last fined here as my trips to Wellington are non existent nowadays. This was the first night of our holiday before heading to the South. I had my favourite Lasagne which was delicious and my wife the...More

Thank Richard S
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Front Office Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, it is a pleasure to host you and your wife every time you come to Wellington. Grazie.

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Our visit to La Bella Italia was long overdue. Great atmosphere, sat outside on a sunny evening. We shared the bread, olive oil and olives starter and then had a pizza and I had a fillet of fish, with clams and mussels that was cooked...More

Thank Charmaine182
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant again. We are always pleased when our customers enjoy the atmosphere, the food, and the service. Thanks very much, from our team.

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2 October 2017|
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Response from skylarkGlos | Reviewed this property |
I think you can. Ring and ask, they are very obliging.
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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