Bella Italia has long been a popular choice for lovers of Italian cuisine offering traditional Italian favourites, cooked just the way we love them!

Bella Italia Southampton

Gamberi – King prawns baked in garlic and chilli butter and served with ciabatta toast

In Southampton we are lucky enough to have two Bella Italia restaurants right in the heart of the city. Southampton Above Bar can be found in the busy shopping area of the city, conveniently just 2 minutes from Southampton Guildhall and Westquay Shopping Centre. Open for lunch and dinner it makes for the perfect post-shop, pre-show dining experience.

Bella Italia Hanover sits close to the large Debenhams department store not far from Southampton’s High Street and Below Bar. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily it’s got you covered for great food at any time of day!

Both restaurants are decked out to give an authentic Italian feel, filled with romantic colours, a warm atmosphere, and traditional decor.

Bella Italia Southampton

Pollo Siciliana –
Casarecci pasta tubes with chicken, courgette, and spinach in a creamy tarragon & lemon sauce

Holding on to tradition yet knowing variety is the spice of life, the Bella Italia menu offers a huge selection of Italian food to choose from with fresh new plates recently hitting the menu.

Starters include trusted favourites such as King prawns baked in garlic and chilli butter, and new delicately spiced crab cakes served with sticky and sweet Sicilian ‘marsala wine’ sauce.

The main menu has so much choice, from pizza to pasta, salads to the grill. It’s unlikely you will struggle to find something you like, more likely you’ll struggle to choose just one! For those who love a creamy past the Pollo Robiola, ‘Sunflower’ shaped fresh pasta parcels filled with Italian soft cheese and rocket, with roast chicken and creamy red pepper sauce, will not disappoint, and for meat lovers the Slow-cooked lamb shank in a red wine, garlic & rosemary sauce, with mashed potato and green beans will have your mouth watering as it falls off the bone.

Bella Italia Southampton

New Praline Brownie – Chocolate praline brownie with a nutty topping, served with chocolate fudge sauce and vanilla gelato

When it comes to Italian you’ll want to leave some room for desserts. The new Cookie Dough Al Forno is perfect for that sweet tooth, and the new Praline Brownie oozes perfection – as well as delicious chocolate fudge sauce! By now you’ll have had to make so many choices you may not to be able to narrow down just one dessert, no problemo! The Shot Glass desserts allow you to choose from 3 or 5 mini desserts to enjoy. From Pannacotta, to Salted Caramel Chocolate, and the new Mandarin Cheesecake!

Wash it all down with a fine wine, cold beer or a cocktail and we guarantee you’ll have a full and happy belly!

So if it’s fine Italian food in Southampton you’re looking for, with a huge choice, good price and high quality, then make sure you pay Bella Italia a visit. Take a look a the menu now and start salivating!