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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed yesterday

As a multi generational family, we had a lovely evening dinner. It was a fantastic meal with fresh ingredients (dough and pasta made fresh each day) and very tasty. It was a birthday celebration and b’day girl received a slice of tiramisu! Anna our waitstaff...provided fantastic friendly service and a real credit to the establishment. Thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing food and service!!! Freshly made pasta was great! We had the carbonara and bolognese. Carpaccio was the most delicious we have ever had!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't have reservation however no trouble getting a table. Service and food was great. Didn't feel rushed and were in and out in just over an hour. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here for dinner one night for our honeymoon and had a great time! Ainsley made us feel so special and the food was amazing.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, welcoming atmosphere and the service was great. Anna took excellent care of our family. We highly recommend dinner at Bella Cucina.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy spot with terrific homemade pasta and oh, those dough balls! Ainsley provided quick and friendly service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful experience. Glad we booked as clearly very popular. Staff were extremely welcoming and personable from moment we walked in the door. Prawns in my very tasty risotto were cooked to juicy perfection. Was a mix-up with prawn pizza delivered to table instead...of risotto, replaced with risotto promptly and absolutely no trouble. Pizza looked delicious, but far too much for me to have eaten.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fantastic and the restaurant has a cozy, authentic vibe. Anna, our server, was great! We will definitely be back here the next time we’re in Queenstown. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first meal after completing the Routeburn- after being stuck an extra night at the hut due to bad weather. We were craving delicious Italian food the entire last day of the hike. The food, atmosphere and staff at Bella Cucina made our...first dinner back in Queenstown so lovely and lived up to our expectations. Our waitresses Helena and Anna were especially welcoming, helpful and attentive, and made us laugh a lot. Overall we had an amazing dinner experience that was made even better with the lovely staff members :)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bella Cucina is one of my favourite little spots to eat. I was there for my birthday in March and the food was great. Our server Anna was super sweet and made sure my birthday felt special. Thank you Anna and all x

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at Bella Cucina. Our server was wonderful and so friendly, the food and drinks were delicious (I especially liked the pizza), and the ambience was nice. I would definitely eat there again if I were to return to Queenstown.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So impressed with our server, the lovely Ainsley, who organised with a smile our request for an ‘off menu’ variation (spaghetti pomodoro). Delicious food, delightful service, proper Italian ambience 🇮🇹

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for 4, but unfortunately had to cancel. The restaurant then charged us $100, and upon phoning about the charge, the restaurant staff were cold and unapologetic. Circumstances can unexpectedly arise, and we would have expected some degree of understanding, especially from...a service based business. Furthermore, it appears that the restaurant was able to rebook our table, but kept our money regardless. As tourists, we have never experienced this type of money-grab in the many countries that we have visited. We are extremely disappointed in their attitude. DO NOT make RESERVATIONS at this restaurant!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reservations Bella Cucina, General Manager at Bella Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day to you, I do understand your frustration at this situation, however - when you boked and gave your credit card details, you agreed that should you fail to show for your booking or cancel within 2 hours of your booking, you would be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the vibes of the place and serena was fantastic!!! Ask for her when you book. I had a great pizza, a lovely glass of local wine. Thanks Bella, see you next time

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have dined here twice now and both times have been amazing. Remains the best Italian food in QT: Ainsley was our waitress and made it a very pleasant experience!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Response from Reservations B | Property representative |
One of the things we're most proud of is our intimate and personal dining scene. This means, just like our restaurant, our kitchen is also intimate - as in quite small. Unfortunately we do not do Gluten Free pasta or pizza... More
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BELLA CUCINA, Queenstown - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Bella Cucina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5