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Ospitalità Italiana

Ospitalità Italiana – Quality Approved Ristoranti Italiani nel Mondo Introduction Ospitalità Italiana is a quality seal certification in hospitality recognized by the Italian Government. It was created in 1997 to protect consumers and promote Italian traditions in agriculture and food products and to value Italian gastronomic culture. The network of certified enterprises includes more than […]

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Antonio’s 2019 Tour Itinerary Out Now

Antonio leads a tour in Italy every year. Each year follows a different itinerary, and visits many interesting places. It includes such things as demonstration dinners, cooking classes, winery, chocolatier, and cheese visits and tastings, classic Italian dinners, relaxation, shopping, and beauty. The 2018 tour has just finished, and the 2019 itinerary is available on […]

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Results from the 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Florence Italy

Three New Zealand teams participated in the 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Florence. The opening ceremony (pictured above) was a fabulous mix of bright colours. The race was, in the words of one of La Bella Italia’s dear friends and CanSurvive Dragon Boat Team member Kiely, exciting, tough and noisy. New Zealand’s teams came 2nd (CanSurvive), 11th […]

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Our Gift Hampers

Does your loved one like Italian food, wine, or other goodies? Are you looking for that gift they won’t receive twice? Here at La Bella Italia, we have a beautiful selection of gift hampers and boxes to suit any occasion and available all year round. You can order straight from our catalogue, or design your […]

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New Summer Menu

We here at La Bella have a new menu – starting now. New dishes like Il Risotto Regale (porcini mushrooms, spinach, and parmigiano cheese risotto) and Francescana (a margherita pizza with mesculun salad and parma ham) have been added, and old dishes like the Stuzzichini and Calzone Rustica have been revamped. All your old favourites are there […]

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Christmas Stock is Here

The shop is full of Christmas stock here at La Bella! Limoncello, from Antonio’s hometown of Massalubrense, is back in stock. The decorations are up. The chocolate and gifts are out. Come and check out our ready-designed gift hampers catalogue, or maybe design your own from the stock on our shelves. And Bonifanti’s beautiful handmade Panettone is […]

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