Thoroughly Italian in every way, from its cheery green frontage to the friendly staff and tantalising food served within, Bella Roma is the place to go for an authentic Italian experience in the heart of Lewisham. The bar/restaurant is open throughout the week and weekend for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but can also be booked exclusively for private functions, so whether you’re planning a team lunch, birthday party or any other celebratory event, Bella Roma is ready to host.
Located in the heart of Lewisham, Bella Roma is pleasantly rustic inside, with tiled floors, wooden tables, and walls lined with bottle upon bottle of fine Italian wines. The design isn’t fancy, but captures the cosiness, comfort and style of a traditional Italian trattoria which lends itself particularly well to casual celebrations such as birthdays, christenings and retirement parties. The open restaurant can accommodate gatherings of up to 60 guests across square and round tables, some of which can be joined together to create larger tables. Children are welcome and the restaurant benefits from disabled access.
Menus can be tailored to suit your event, but the kinds of food you and your guests can look forward to include starters such as antipasto, calamari and arancini and hearty mains that span pizza, pasta, meat, seafood, risotto and calzone. There are plenty of vegetarian options, including the likes of gnocchi alla Sorrentina, risotto primavera and Fiorentina pizza, while meat and seafood lovers will be thrilled by the selection of fresh dishes such as pollo alla Milanese and linguine gamberoni. Desserts are as traditional as the starter and main courses, meaning you can expect the likes of homemade tiramisu, affogato and cannolo Siciliano.
Due to its slightly out-of-the-way location, prices are incredibly reasonable, making Bella Roma an excellent choice for anyone looking to host an event without blowing the budget.