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Bella Italia - Manchester Arndale

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Arndale Shopping Centre | Unit R8, Manchester M4 3AQ, England
+44 161 834 2677
09:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here last Saturday (3rd December) fornlunch and to meet up with our two daughter and to do some Christmas shopping. What a mistake,we had booked a table and were shown quick to the table our order was taken then it was downhill all the way!!! We waited 40 minutes still no food, asked the waitress, who took our order,... More 

Thank blod_11
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch and was disappointed! Waited nearly 30 mins for our starters, which was cold. The main meal took about 20 mins but was delicious. Terrible service and staff weren't even apologetic. Won't be returning.

Thank Marc H
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia - Manchester Arndale, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear this, welcome both good and bad feedback and we would like to look into this in a bit more detail for you, can you please email social@bellaitalia.co.uk with the details of when you visited and we will be able to look into this for you Thanks Jess@bella More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shown to a table after waiting approx five minutes. We were given our menus and waited to order and waited and waited and waited. After 20 minutes we still hadn't been asked if we wanted drinks let alone food. My partner verbally tried to get service 4 times and each time we were ignored. After the forth and final time... More 

Thank Nicola J
BI Guest Experi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Bella Italia - Manchester Arndale, responded to this review

Hello Nicola, Firstly thanks for taking the time to leave your review. They're all really important to us - the good as well as the bad! I'm really sorry to hear about your recent disappointment with the service you received. This is certainly not up the standard we like to keep here at Bella, and it's something we want to... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Black Friday shopping, wasn't too bad, expected it to be a lot worse. We pop in for a quick lunch,2 courses for £10 each plus drinks. Food was excellent and the service was very good, lots going on so you didn't really notice the time. Well worth a visit!

Thank Bowerz0176
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as wanted a quick meal before a concert, service very slow, we had to ask for our meals which when they arrived had obviously been left under heat lamps for some time, the pasta was dry and burger Luke warm and the pizza was dry and hard, my risotto was ok but very little taste but for 63.00 we... More 

Thank stedy111
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During my visit in Manchester we had dinner in this restaurant and the service was poor. Very slow and no one came to let us know it was going to take more than 45 min to get the main course . A bit disappointed. Food quality good

Thank NereaSope
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with ours kids it took abit of time for our food to come but we did go at prime time but when the food come it was lovely

Thank robinson27xxx
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff: Ok but could be nicer. Food: Luke warm uncooked Tesco like pizza. Paid extra for Roma base which had absolutely nothing to do with word "crispy" - Avoid!!

Thank Szymon K
Barton-under-Needwood, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Bella Italia while on our christmas shopping trip. It was very busy and it appeared they lacked the staff to cope with the customer demand. FOOD: nice, hot and well presented. The main meals arrived in a timely fashion and we enjoyed every mouthful. It started to go downhill when we ordered pudding. They did... More 

Thank GJHWright
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Recently the kids dragged us to this place as they wanted some pasta whilst shopping. It was so good we went back ... And again... After third visit, the manageress (Edita?!?) recognised us and got our kids garlic bread in straight away which kept the kids entertained and let us relax. Service in the place is way above what most... More 

Thank Joao R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arndale Shopping Centre | Unit R8, Manchester M4 3AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 834 2677
The legendary Arndale Centre in central Manchester is home to the excellent Bella Italia, where great Italian food at great prices is served. Set amongst the hundreds of shops in this huge indoor shopping complex, Bella Italia offers rustic yet stylish interiors, with lots of dark polished wood and walls adorned with poster prints. There is a lovely terrace outside the main dining room where diners can enjoy the buzz of the shopping centre. Aside from the a la carte menu Bella Italia offers great value set menus too where you might start with a warming soup of the day with ciabatta followed by a Sorrentina Fusilli (fusilli pasta with tomato, mozzarella and basil sauce). Finish with a zesty lemon tart with cream.

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