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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” (42 reviews)
“gelato” (28 reviews)
“antipasti” (14 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank ForeignObserver2
LBIManagement, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been here once before, and were keen to return. A Sunday night with family in town so we decided this was a good excuse. Everyone enjoyed their food, from the pizza, fish, chicken, and rice balls. Its a nice atmosphere with all the...More

Thank Jill D
LBIManagement, Public Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous family luncheon and were surprised at the standard of the Italian dishes. The pumpkin ravioli was just wonderful, the fish was yummy and the pizzas were fantastic. Plus the gelato, tirimsum and coffee outstanding. The atmosphere was better than expected given...More

Thank leonie c
LBIManagement, Public Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao Leonie, Thank you for popping into Petone's 'little Italy'. We are delighted you found yourself experiencing a little slice of Italy and that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Grazie! We look forward to seeing you again, next time you are in Wellington.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful evening of food and service by Antonio! My husband had booked the 'no menu' at the special white tablecloth, silver service table for our anniversary dinner with Nelson friends. All the courses were bellissimo - as were the wine matches. We would do...More

Thank Marilyn W
LBIManagement, Owner at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much and Congratulation again from all of us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic experience.. . Service was excellent and food was to die for .. had the no menu option which let us experience foods we may not of ordinarily orderedMore

Thank LynnM2679
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao Lynn, Thank you so much for coming to La Bella Italia to celebrate your Anniversary. We are delighted you went for the no menu option and that you were not only able to try some novel dishes but that you thoroughly enjoyed them. we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

12 of us that used to work together met for lunch get together and a catch-up. We don't meet up very often and a great way to have a chat. The Ravioli was a little small, more of an entree really and a wee bit...More

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

Thank you very much for your review. I am very glad that you had a good time with your friends at La Bella Italia. I am sorry to hear that the ravioli was to small as a portion for you, each portion is made of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night here. There was a group of us and we ordered a range of plates to share amongst us. The quality of all the dishes was great. The atmosphere is unique as the restaurant feels like you’re in a small local Italian...More

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LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao Jamuel, Thanks for coming to La Bella Italia for a night out with your friends. Great to hear that you had the feeling of being in a small local Italian village. We very much look forward to hosting you whenever you feel like coming...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Damn that was an awesome idea. On a whim we dropped in for an afternoon snack and had a buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil panini. Simple and just so tasty. Reminded me of being in Italy. I had a look at the full menu and...More

Thank HamishG79
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao Hamish, Isn't it nice to be surprised on occasion. Thanks for coming to La Bella Italia for your afternoon snack. We are so pleased you were able to have an experience which took you back to when you were in Italy. We look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as you walk in view of the restaurant, the tables and chairs outside provide a warm and authentic environment which is exactly what the whole experience is like. The venue itself and the decor is fantastic. With a homely feeling being nestled between...More

Thank kiwidrummond
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to La Bella Italia. It thrills us to know you had such a positive, warm and homely experience. This is exactly what we try to offer here: An authentic Italian experience which transports our customers to the very heart of Italy,...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Wow, just wow. Mark made our night spectacular with his amazing service and well timed humour. He had a read on everyone at the table making his interaction so personal and quite frankly made our night. There were 12 of us and the food, atmosphere...More

Thank Steve D
LBIManagement, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao Steve, It gives us much delight to know you had such a wonderful time at La Bella Italia with your well traveled group. Our wish is that every customer experiences the wonderful Italian traditions and culture that we hold dearly - family time round...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.
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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