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Unit 11A Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 956 6963
09:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I explained to the waitress when I ordered that I was coeliac, so could they please let the kitchen know so that they could be extra careful. I am also pregnant and the waitress reassured me that they would be as careful as possible. I ordered the risotto as I assumed that it would have the least chance for cross... More 

5 Thank Jo and K
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to eating here as the reviews were pretty good online and I had been given a voucher to go. We had to wait for the particular menus to come to the table which was slow, not a great start. We ordered starters and the starters were very good but again took a long time to... More 

1 Thank RupertB92
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, especially the chocolate fondant pudding, great friendly service! Service was prompt me food was hot on arrival Would recommend 👍

2 Thank Daniel T
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from an amazing evening at Bella Italia in Reading, Berks. We have visited before but our evening was made more special by Emily, who looked after us all night, although very busy, nothing phased her, nothing was too much trouble, a lovely girl. We will definitely be back.

1 Thank Christina015
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant night out. Atmosphere was buzzing and the food was delicious, (highly recommend the ricotta lasagne for any veggies out there) service was amazing especially when dealing with my voucher insistent friends. Overall a great night out and definitely worth a revisit.

2 Thank lallsop
Reading, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had very good lunch here with a grandchild. Friendly and efficient staff, good food and reasonably priced. The child was given drawing paper and pens, and loved her pizza and, especially, the ice cream trolley. The restaurant was busy, but the staff coped well. Will definitely return.

1 Thank Richard J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out for the day shopping and stopped here for lunch. We decided to try here because of the recent refurb. We would later regret this decision for a number of reasons which I detail here. Firstly both starters were luke warm but decided to eat them anyway to avoid complaining. Then the mains arrived...it may as well have been a... More 

1 Thank M15KY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this Bella Italia on a Friday for dinner and I thought I would come back because we loved it, the food was great, very tasty and we were served quickly. So we did come back for a second time, this time on a Sunday night, but we were shocked, there were not that many clients, the restaurant... More 

Thank Mariu P
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was good, very friendly staff. Restaurant was very busy but waiter was very attentive!! Was in a group of 5, all ordered differently. Everyone enjoyed what they had.

1 Thank susiewj2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a pizza and a glass of wine - food was tasty, and had lovely service from a waitress called Emily. Everything came quickly and I felt very well tended to, Emily was very friendly and just the right amount of chatty! Really enjoyed my pizza too, was part of the lunch menu which I would recommend for... More 

1 Thank Grace T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 20
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?