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Bella Italia Edinburgh Hanover Street

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Princes Street and Gardens
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9-11 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DL, Scotland
+44 131 225 4808
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09:00 - 23:00
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Lieto, Finland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter had recommended this restaurant to me. Service was first class . Meals had a Scottish twist- chocolate pastry, breakfast pizza (sounds weird but tasted great) & tea/ coffee with a glass of prosecco! yummy! It was quiet when we entered but quickly filled up.There is lots of seating upstairs too! Service continued to be quick, welcoming & warm... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

JOHN WAS A WEE DIAMOND! LOVED IT. Food was great, we we sat in the corner beside the bar which was a little loud but it did give a good view of our waiter (chuckle chuckle) our waiter was friendly and funny, easy on the eye too. Would definitely recommend the calabrese as suggested by our waiter, it was delicious.... More 

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Minnesota
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both evenings we received not only great service, but really good food. It was busy both nights which bodes well for the restaurant.

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Thank OmiLin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tasty meal and, despite it being busy, not rushed. The lentil spaghetti was very tasty and the limoncello tart very 'tart'. I'd visit this branch of the chain again

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Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had coffee and a light snack, nothing elaborate, but the ambiance is comfortable and professional. The food, of course, was delicious.

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galway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place. It does very well because its consistently good. Even with the large number of places to eat in Edinburgh I would still go back. It's your usual Italian grub, but everyone was happy with their meal and portion size. You would probably need to book in advance.

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Thank owen f
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and best service!! We had the carbonara and gelato. Warm hospitality from the attentive waiter.

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Thank Yadana H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently ate at this fine restaurant. Food was brilliant and the staff were very attentive and friendly. Would definately visit if passing through again. Thanks guys!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John was amazing, so funny and charming, the food was great and we just had a really good time. The ambience in the restaurant was great, the food is tasty and service was really good he was so funny. When he brought out food out he asked if we wanted cheese or pepper, chilli oil, olive oil, ketchup, mayo, BBQ... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick to be seated, great service and delicious food. They have stopped taking Tesco vouchers which we were unaware of but hey ho!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-11 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4808
Description
Bella Italia on Edinburgh's Hanover Street boasts a superb city central location close to the National Galleries of Scotland. A big draw amongst visitors to the city, this affordable Italian restaurant from the nationwide Bella Italia restaurant group is an inviting establishment, decked out in warm Mediterranean tones. Perfect for families, kids, groups and couples alike, the excellent Bella Italia menu offers something for everyone. Enjoy tasty pizzas such as the Quattro Stagioni (pepperoni, smoked ham, roasted mushrooms and artichokes) or pasta dishes such as the Penne Marco Polo (duck in plum sauce served with penne pasta). Bella Italia on Hanover Street is a popular Edinburgh restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

Neighbourhood Profile
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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