Ciao and Welcome to La Bella Italia!
From the moment you step through our door, you will feel like you are in Italy. A unique combination of a Restaurant, Café 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.
It was wonderful to see so many mothers being treated at La Bella this Mother's Day.
Vive le Mamme!
We were honored to have a fantastic review posted by food critic David Burton - check it out!
Check out our feature in this month's Dish Magazine here!
La Bella Italia is proud to announce our new menu!
This Autumn brings Wellington a multitude of exciting new dishes from La Bella Italia in a new menu. Each dish is crafted skilfully and lovingly from the finest ingredients, both local and imported. La Bella’s Autumn menu is sure to lure you out from the cold and at a table in our cosy restaurant. With wine to match, who could possibly resist?
Check out some of the dishes below:
- Suprema di Pollo Servita con Salsa al Pecorino su Polentina alle Erbe
- Trancio di Pesce Fesco Alle 5 Terre
- Gnocchi ai Quattro Formaggi con Noci
- Ravioli Zucca e Mascarpone
We also have a new Cafe and breakfast menu available on weekdays - check it out instore.
Di Primo Mattino = Early Morning
That's right! From March 18th we are introducing our Di Primo Mattino Deal: two coffees for the price of one! Come on in to La Bella on weekdays from 7.30am - 11am and treat yourself and a friend to any two of our premium coffees, just for the price of one! What better way to start the workday than with a relaxing morning with a friend over our premium Caffe L'affare Primo?
"You can't get better than La Bella Italia."
"Gamberi dish was delicious, just like when I was in Italy. Will be back for sure."
"Absolutely delightful. The most tasty meal I've had in a very long time. Thank you."
"Bellissimo! Beautiful meal; service was excellent, lots of laughs."
"Thank God for Italians so we can eat wonderful food like this!"
"Fish was amazing. Service fun and professional."
"Brilliant, great food full of flavours; the restaurant was full but the service was good and prompt."
"My T-bone meal was so good I supped on the bone for some time after the meat was eaten!!! Thank you very much."
"How fantastic! I came here to celebrate with my auntie for her birthday. Food and service was simply superb. Great memories to take back to Whanganui."
“Fantastic. Brilliant service, really helpful and patient deli. Very friendly in every area of the café. Love it!”
"This is my new happy place!"
"In the last 2 weeks this is my 3rd visit to your place. I love the food, service and everything."
"Superb. As good as the little restaurant on top of the hill in Positano."
To see more reviews about La Bella Italia, click here
We were the first to import and introduce
Prosciutto di Parma
Prosciutto di San Daniele
Mortadella di Bologna
Parmigiano Reggiano 36 months aged
And new cheeses like
Pecorino from different regions, fresh, semi aged, aged
Read more about our achievements here.
We are the only importers in New Zealand of the following Italian brands:
Il Convento Limoncello and Chocolates
La Felinese Prosciutti and Salamis
Campania Felix Mozzarella di Bufala
Crostoli King Biscottis
We look forward to sharing with you the very best of Italian cuisine and culture.