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!
The most romantic day of the year is coming. Come and celebrate with us at La Bella Italia. A set menu will be available, or you can order à la carte.
FOOD AND ROMANCE
Three course set menu dinner with a complimentary aperitif.
Available at 7:30 pm.
$75.00 per person.
Click here to see the menu.
To book: (04) 566-9303 • email@example.com
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.
Read the Dom Post article here
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.
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 own!
Contact us now.
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.
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
email or call 566-9303 to book
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
Click here to see the menus.
To book – (04) 566-9303 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
$10.00 from every booking goes to Wellington City Mission.
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 arriving in store soon.
From the 29th of November until the 14th of January we will be open late for dinner every night!
We will be open early for shopping from 8:30 am on the 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th of December.
Between the 27th of December and the 7th of January, we will be open from 9 am.
We will be closed the 25th and 26th of December and the 1st of January.
We wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year!