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“Good Italian”
Review of Bella Cucina

Bella Cucina
Ranked #8 of 268 Restaurants in Queenstown
Cuisines: Italian, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bella Cucina is located in a character building in Queenstown’s Brecon Street Dining precinct. Walk through Bella Cucina's doors and be instantly warmed by the huge wood-fired oven and embraced by the wonderful aromas of Italy. Bella Cucina showcases the delight of simple fresh flavours. Much more than pizza and pasta, Bella Cucina is an authentic Italian kitchen with a daily changing menu to incorporate the freshest produce. Since opening in 2008, Bella Cucina has become a firm favourite for casual dining in Queenstown. Everything is made from scratch with love. It’s fresh, delicious and affordable. Taste the true flavours of Italy at Bella Cucina today. Serving from 5 pm daily.
Reviewed 28 March 2021

We got take-away from them; a Calzone and a proscuitto/mushroom risotto, and a nice spinach salad as a side. The salad was very interesting with cured beetroot and I would definitely recommend. The (wood fired )calzone had a feta cream as well as mozarella, which is unusual (at least for me, I am used to ricotta). This was very rich indeed. My wife thought her risotto was okay without being memorable. The restaurant was certainly popular.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Bella Manger, General Manager at Bella Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2021

Hi Rod,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We always appreciate honest feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed most of your dinner, and sorry to hear that the risotto wasn't quite up to standard. Next time you dine with us, we hope to blow you away!

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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

A genuine Italian experience from the moment you arrive, the food was outstanding and complemented by fantastic service from Laurie who was full of information and a breathe of fresh air. Highly recommend a visit here, we will be back for sure.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Bella Manger, General Manager at Bella Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2021

Hi Rebecca, thanks for taking the time to leave us this review! Laurie and the whole team are happy to hear that you had an authentic and outstanding experience with us. We can't wait to see you back!

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Reviewed 16 March 2021

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend. Best place I've been to in a while! Delicious

Date of visit: March 2021
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Bella Manger, General Manager at Bella Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2021

Thanks so much for the great review! Glad to have your recommendation. See you next time!

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Reviewed 15 March 2021

My husband and I had the most lovely meal here. The staff were charming and helpful. We had bluff oysters to start perfectly served with a choice of lemon or a garlic sauce. The meat eater had the best steak and I had the gnocchi both of which sublime. A limoncello and tiramisu for dessert. We couldn't choose which was the best course. Each were delightful as were the staff.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Bella Manger, General Manager at Bella Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We're all happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The whole kitchen and front of house team work hard to make sure that everything is "Bella" for our guests. We'll see you back again soon!

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Reviewed 14 March 2021

A belated 70th birthday gathering. Excellent menu for adults as well as children. Different menu every day. Plenty of variety. Great flavours. Kids enjoyed doing artwork on the paper tablecloth covers.
Everyone enjoyed their meal.
Only complaint was there wasn't more space for us to move, but we knew that in advance.
Really appreciated the extra mile complementary dessert with candle for the birthday girl.
Highly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank Getaway76655
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Bella Manger, General Manager at Bella Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2021

Thanks so much for the great review! Glad to hear that the whole family had a great experience with us here.

Looking forward to seeing you all back again for the next birthday!

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