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10 Nevis Street | Petone, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
+64 4-566 9303
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07:30 - 17:00
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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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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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242 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Having not visited Petone for 20+ years, this place totally floored me when I walked in for a morning coffee! What a delight - straight out of Europe - and such a great atmosphere. Very pleasant and patient staff - ended up staying for lunch, and then dessert - and then a bit of shopping on the way out. Such... More 

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Thank Ziggi4217
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're really pleased you found us on your visit to Petone, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to our little suburb. So glad you enjoyed the food and the shopping. We hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Wow what can I say we went for our work Christmas Function and I couldn't fault this. I have been around the hospitality seen for 30 odd years but wow this place blew me away the food was to die for the service all night was perfection 10 out of 10 for everthing and the food is amazing. We will... More 

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Thank Jelly65
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We're so glad you had a great time at your Christmas function. We hope the rest of your Christmas and New Year follows that same pattern! Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Primero First class Bellissimo Bueno it doesn't matter how I say it this place is quintessential Italian ... in a league of one ... well pleased with ambience service and of course the food

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

Hi, thanks so much for the review. We are so pleased to hear that you appreciate our quintessential Italian food and atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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353 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went for lunch and as usual food was excellent and atmosphere just makes it. Staff are great - owner being there always adds to the flavour. The fact you can sit and enjoy a restaurant quality lunch, shop for great deli goods, have dessert from menu, or great cake or (and) gelato from cabinets makes this gold. Would suggest booking... More 

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Thank amr100
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for the review. It sounds like you are a regular, and we're glad to see you always enjoy the food, atmosphere, and other things we offer at La Bella. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Farnborough UK
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful family meal here and you needed to remind yourself often that you were in Petone and not in Naples or Sicily. My husband emailed them to congratulate them on the meal, which was a first for him. We will definitely put a visit to La Bella Italia at the top of our list on our next... More 

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Thank Diane65
LaBellaItaliaNZ, Guest Relations Manager at La Bella Italia, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal so much, and we really appreciate the personal feedback. We hope to see you again next time you're in New Zealand. More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have never had Italian food as good as my time in Italy, this was changed tonight!. Amazing food. Beautiful waitresses and very very friendly and welcoming staff!! Definitely going back next time I'm in Wellington!

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

Hi, thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed our authentic Italian food, and our friendly staff. We are looking forward to seeing you again the next time you're here in Wellington! 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
USD 4 - USD 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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?