Bella Italia - Lakeside

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££££ - Under £30
Italian, Pizza
Alfresco And Views
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Located on the beautiful riverside boardwalk at Thurrock's Lakeside Shopping Centre, Bella Italia is a prime dining destination for hungry shoppers. Boasting glorious views over the lake as well as stylish interiors with lots of dark polished wood and a large bar in the centre, Bella Italia Lakeside is a popular choice amongst visitors to the centre. The menu is full of delicious Italian dishes where you might start with mushrooms bake din creamy mascarpone, spinach and garlic sauce served with ciabatta followed by spaghetti with prawns, fresh chilli and parsley in a tomato sauce. Save some space for the king of dessert - 'The Godfather', a chocolate fudge brownie topped with vanilla and toffee ice cream, chocolate sauce and fresh cream.


Unit 1B The Boardwalk Lakeside Shopping Centre, South Stifford, Essex, RM20 2ZN

01708 890776 01708 890776



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4 Reviews 


07 April 2023  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5
Food safety inspection needed ASAP!!!

Very rude staff! Didn’t even acknowledge we were waiting. Black waiter was asked to show us to our seats, she just stood there and rolled her eyes, someone else had to. All tables were empty but very dirty with used plates and all…. We waited as she cleared and cleaned.. had to ask for tissues to dry the chairs and tables ourselves. There was a heater under the table, which was left there even after pointing it was a health and safety concern as I had two kids. After self ordering, we received only one order for my son, my daughter had to wait over 50 mins for her food to arrive, constantly reminding them every 10 mins! Pasta took 50 mins ???????? Terrible place, no customer service! Place is unkept and the food is not that great. No proper hygiene, they will speak over ur food and hold ice cream cones with their dirty hands… We will never return!!!! Please do not go here! They need food safety inspection!!! Non-compliant for sure!!!

Katie H

21 March 2018  
Best and most interesting menu.

Besnik M

07 August 2017  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Best Italian food concept in UK
The Restaurant is perfectly located in Lakeside Shopping Centre; the First Restaurant in Boardwalk. The service is quick, food is fresh and delicious. Desserts and Ice Cream too good, prices and offers reasonable.

Dawn B

22 March 2015  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5
We arrived at Bella Italia where a girl came up with a miserable face! Showed us to a booth which we were happy with, but the waiter took ages to come to us! We ordered drinks and they arrived, we then ordered our food which was edible, we waited ages to have table cleared and asked for dessert, the waiter at this point was very interested in a table near us, could have been friends or family, they were served very quickly, the waiter sat with them at one point! He eventually took plates away and said he would be back, ages again, desserts were ordered, my desserts of the mini desserts were warm and like slop! My friends was totally wrong and she returned it and didn't have a dessert, no apology or anything! We sat at that table at 7 and left at 10! No one paying good money should not be treated like we were, nor should wait that long for food and drink! The waiter was not attentive at all! Needless to say we won't be going back anytime soon!
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