Bella italia - AustBella Italia has just opened their latest restaurant in Market square, Newbury. Serving family friendly Italian food, this chain of restaurants is well known and liked.

We visited a few weeks ago on a busy Father’s day, the restaurant was full and reflected in our initial greeting, which was rushed and meant that we were left unattended for a while, unfortunately without children’s menus so we couldn’t start perusing. However, our waitress and later attending staff more than made up for the initial introduction.

Bella italia - AshThey provide children’s packs to keep your little one’s busy at the table, unfortunately they had run out on our visit so I can’t comment to what degree.

The Children’s menu is well thought out, they have 2 portion options both 3 courses, 1 aimed at 7-11 year olds and then a 2nd smaller option for 2-6 year olds (with the menu stating simpler flavours for little tummies). If, however your little one takes a fancy to one of the adult meals they are happy to make you a child portion, which my youngest opted for when he saw the pasta Pomodoro being served next to us.  For the even younger family member they also have Ella’s kitchen baby food available for £1 on the menu.

Bella italia - pastaThe food is tasty and you definitely get a good sized portion. This WestBerkshireMum family’s only critic is that the children’s pastas were not saucy enough, however this is probably a family preference and not necessarily a general reflection. Our waitress again was very helpful and returned several time to re-parmesan our youngest, so really made his day.

The toilets are upstairs accessed via a central staircase, so you probably don’t want them to visit the facilities alone. However, they have been well thought out again with low sinks and toilets for ease. There is however a disabled toilet that is downstairs and this is where you’ll find the baby changing facilities (pull down wall unit). Also note, there are plenty of wooden high chairs around should you have a visiting baby.

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Bella italia - pizzaBella Italia
32 Market place
Newbury
RG14 5AG
T: 0163534279
E: newbury@bellaitalia.co.uk
W: https://www.bellaitalia.co.uk/italian-restaurant/newbury/

(26/06/16)