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10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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07:30 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 07:30 - 17:00
Wed - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful premises - good food - good coffee - great atmosphere and authentic feel. Liked the free test tasting of products.

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Thank Robbie H
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're really glad you enjoyed the tasting this weekend. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch at La Bella Italia really made our day - great coffee, fantastic fresh tagliatelle & smoked salmon, with a side salad of tomato, rocket, parmesan & a perfect dressing - it was just heaven !! The angels were singing !!!

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Thank Noel L
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed your lunch at La Bella, and hope to see you again soon. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing, catered to all needs. They were friendly and had a good selection of food. Will definitely go back and recommend to others

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Thank Lacey N
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and the service. Can't wait to see you next time. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We met for a catch up over lunch. We hadnt made a reservation, this was a busy time during the holidays we got a table down the end of the restuarant. Staff were friendly and efficient it was extremely busy. The arancini balls lacked flavour quite disappointing.

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Thank Andysafrica11
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're glad to hear you found the staff friendly and efficient, and we're very sorry you were disappointed by the arancini balls. We hope the rest of your meal was more to your liking, and hope you come back soon. More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very authentic Italian deli turn restaurant at night. Excellent food and great staff. We're traveling through and wanted a memorable evening with friends and this place did not disappoint! Recommend the parmesan and honey as a starter and the pumpkin ravioli as a main. Pizza and spaghetti were also excellent.

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Thank Colin M
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meals and hope the remainder of your travel went just as smoothly. Hope to see you again next time you're passing through. More 

Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We arrived on a very busy public holiday without a reservation. We were seated after a short wait and received prompt and courteous service. Two of our group are fussy eaters and they were accommodated with slight changes to items on the menu. We all enjoyed the meal and would certainly eat here again. There is also a large range... More 

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1 Thank TerylC
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your meals, and I hope the fussy eaters were happily satisfied too. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I came here with two friends for coffee. Good atmosphere, easy to find carpark. A great selection of takeaway treats in the display fridge. I bought some Tiramisu to take home and share with my sister. We polished it off in minutes. Absolutely delicious.

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Thank Talaleu
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed the coffee and tiramisu - I must admit I can finish one off in minutes too. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Fraser Coast
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248 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I think I may have visited La Bella on an off night given the other excellent reviews. Maybe it was because there were only a few other tables occupied in the restaurant, but apart from the stunning array of deli goods and being surrounded by beautiful foodstuffs, the atmosphere was soulless. This wasn't assisted when later in the night the... More 

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2 Thank KierenX
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're really sorry about your experience at La Bella, that does sound like an off night. Thank you for the feedback, which will be passed on to the staff. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Antonio and his family and staff are a highly professional team providing an Italian experience of food, music and language, ushering us to our table, feeding and entertaining us, all within a short 1 hour lunch break. They have a wide range of authentic Italian dishes, sized to suit all budgets, with tangy tomato, salty anchovy, succulent shellfish and al... More 

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Thank Cosmo132
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your meals and the atmosphere here at La Bella. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Wellington
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

booked for 1, table ready right on time. Even though place was full, service was very good. Nice people and lovely food. Staff very friendly and prompt.

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Thank pamelao
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed the food and the service. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-566 9303
Description
From the moment you step through our door, you will feel like you are in Italy. A unique combination of a Restaurant, Cafe and Retail shop, La Bella Italia in Petone, Wellington was born from director Antonio Cacace's passion to educate Kiwis about the beauty of traditional, authentic Italian products and cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?