CanSurvive Fundraising Dinner at La Bella Italia

The IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival is held every four years under the auspices of the International Breast Cancer Paddler’s Commission – this year it will be held from the 6th to the 8th of July in Florence, Italy. It will be three days of intense program activity: demonstrations, workshops and social events aimed at awareness and dialogue within the large international community of “Breast Cancer Survivors”, in addition to the dragon boat races.

CanSurvive is an enthusiastic group of breast cancer survivors from Wellington who compete in dragon boating. This team of 26 will be one of three teams representing New Zealand at this event.

On Monday 18 June, La Bella Italia will be hosting a three-course fundraising dinner for their trip.

Sign the Petition!

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act puts unreasonable restrictions on businesses like La Bella Italia and Bel Mondo, simply because they didn’t envision their concept during the drafting process.

Section 36 does not allow “shops within shops” to have an off-licence, which mean restaurants and speciality food stores like La Bella Italia face great difficulty in providing both a restaurant with an on-licence and a retail area with an off-license, all under the one roof and at the same time.

National MP Chris Bishop proposes an Amendment Bill which would add a subsection 36(2) exempting the issuing of an off-licence to premises where those premises are within or accessed through a restaurant.

Sign the petition and help support Chris get his Amendment Bill through Parliament.

Stop the madness!

A Message Regarding Bel Mondo

Ciao to all customers and friends,

Bel Mondo’s last day will be the 28th of January, closing at 6 pm.

It has been a pleasure to share with you my passion for food and for my country. Thank you very very much for all your support!

It is very sad to let the Bel Mondo concept go, but I will see everyone at La Bella Italia, the mothership of the group, where we still enjoy a full Italian experience focused on authenticity and strong traditions.

Cordiali saluti,
Antonio Cacace

Read the Dom Post article here

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.

This year’s tour itinerary has already begun. The tour will run from 4 to 14 September, and will cover Puglia and the Amalfi Coast.

Massalubrense, in the Amalfi Coast, is Antonio’s hometown, where guests will stay in his family hotel, La Primavera, and enjoy a local’s look around.

The tour is a unique blend of food, wine, art, history, music, families, traditions, and passion.

The tours are very personal to Antonio, and every year he gets to know each guest to give them a personal and memorable experience. His aim is to show the places he loves to the people he loves, and share Italy with New Zealand.

Click here to see the itinerary.
Contact us now.

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 too, like the Calamari Fritti and Arancini di Riso, Crespelle di Spinaci e Ricotta (Crepes filled with spinach, ricotta, and pecorino cheese with sage butter), and of course the Margherita and Bravo Gubello pizzas.


New Year’s Eve at La Bella Italia

Come and join us for a 4-course no menu dinner, and say addio to 2017!

The no menu table features food made from the freshest ingredients, with recipes from Antonio’s own family supply and from elsewhere around Italy. Whatever is fresh and delicious, will be coming to your plate.

6:30 pm arrival – aperitivo will be served
7:00 pm sit down and we will serve:

Antipasto from Amalfi

Followed by “Il Maestro”

Main of The Best of New Zealand

Closing with Il Dolce di Natale

Please note that the no menu table celebration will be a long table – a la carte tables are also available to book

$95.00 per person, including the aperitif

Bookings recommended
email or call 566-9303 to book

Italian Cuisine Week at La Bella Italia

With Antonio, celebrating the three fundamental keys of Italian cuisine:
Keeping it simple
Respecting the traditions

Choose from one of three set menus:
Set Menu 1               Set Menu 2                                  Set Menu 3
Il Mare                      Terra Mia                                    La Tradizionale
From the Sea           From My Land

$49.50 per person
Drinks additional

Click here to see the menus.

To book – (04) 566-9303 –

$10.00 from every booking goes to Wellington City Mission.