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Bella Italia Reading Oracle

Unit 11A Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 956 6963
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Unit 11A Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not what we expected... service was ok but not the best, we ordered drinks and food which came relatively quick especially when the waiter at the door said the service may be slow due to staff in the kitchen arriving late (shouldn’t say that to...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to a half empty restaurant with a very hungry two year old. The staff were quick to take our order which took over an hour to get!! How on earth can a child’s portion of Garlic bread and spaghetti bolognese take this long?...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fourth visit this year (due to unimaginative friends) and the worst so far. 40 minutes before any food was served. The food is from the 90's, standards have moved on from then. The best aspect of this restaurant are the waiting staff who are...More

Thank MR SIMON C H
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hiya Simon, Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your recent visit with us wasn't fourth time the Bella charm! Our service should be perfectly paced and we are sorry this wasn't the case and that you were waiting so long for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great, simple and tasty. My only complaint is in relation to the slow service. As soon as we arrived we got a table and ordered drinks and food, however we waited for a long tome before drinks arrived- the waiter did apologise...More

Thank citysights2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bella Italia last night for a friends leaving doo. There were around 16 of us and so it was one of the only places in town that would accept such a big group booking. We had to pre order our food which is...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just sat there and just left. I was waiting for 10 minutes for someone to clean the table which was full of plates from the previous customer. I then decided to go and politely ask for someone to clean the table and take our...More

Thank RGunlimited
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hiya, We are sorry your recent meal with us wasn't Bella! Our service should be friendly, perfectly paced and accurate and we are sorry this wasn't the case and that your meal wasn't filled with Bella charm! We will ensure the Area Manager feeds this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went this lunchtime and while the food was good, the service was disappointingly below average. We ordered our drinks and food at the same time; simple bruschetta to share for me and my wife, bread sticks with cucumber and carrot sticks for our toddler, with...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We want to say thank you for lovely service from Andrea and Matt and outstanding food! We will definately come back. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Barbora17
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Matt was great while serving us! Joked and was very friendly and the visit could not be better! :) Very friendly! Loved it here! :)

1  Thank Helvijs V
Reviewed 8 September 2017

While enjoying a lovely day shopping in Reading with my friend we decided to visit Bella Italia for lunch as she had a voucher for 50% off main meals. The restaurant was much bigger that the one in Oxford, more spacious and light. We were...More

Thank Elsieoc
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hiya, Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your recent meal with us wasn't quite Bella! Our service should be friendly, attentive and perfectly paced and we are sorry to hear you were waiting too long for your plates. We are disappointed to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 11A Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 956 6963
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Description
Situated by the riverside at Reading's Oracle shopping centre, Bella Italia is a popular destination for Italian dining. The restaurant itself is an attractive space, decked out in a rustic Italian style with tiled flooring, warm tones and bistro style seating. There is a magnificent terrace to the front of the restaurant which is always busy during the summer months. The menu comprises of all the classic Italian dishes from tasty mixed antipasti platters heaped with smoked ham, salami, bruschetta, mozzarella and olives to pizza topped with Italian cured ham and rocket. Desserts such as the mascarpone cheesecake with red berry compote keep all those with a sweet tooth contented.
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