One of the reasons why a lot people dine at Bella Italia whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner is because they have a full Italian menu that suits every customer.
If you happen to want to go to Bella Italia for breakfast it starts at 9 am and extends until 12 noon; Mondays to Fridays and up to 2 pm on the weekends so, there’s a lot time to catch the breakfast menu. If you want something light, they have breakfast snacks; Cherry and Almond Pastry, Toasted Ciabatta and Butter, Croissant with butter and marmalade or jam, Porridge with banana and strawberry slices and Chocolate Twist Pastry.
If you want to start the day with something heavy then you can either order Steaks and Eggs which is a 5-ounce rump steak with crispy new potatoes, chestnut mushrooms and of course two fried eggs or, the really heavy Gigante Breakfast which are three rashers of bacon and two Cumberland pork sausages with tomatoes, baked beans, crispy potatoes, chestnut mushrooms, your choice of two fried or scrambled eggs served with toasted Ciabatta bread and butter.
The lunch menu starts at 11 am and extends all the way to 5 pm. For salads, you have fours choices. Two of the most popular are the Insalata Caesar; that’s a bowl of crisp gem lettuce in Caesar dressing with lightly toasted Ciabatta croutons and granello cheese shavings and Insalata Fagioli; that’s cannellini and nero beans tossed with chopped tomatoes, basil, red onions and garlic with a zesty lemon dressing.
For your lunch, you can have a house specialty like the Pesto Genovese which is made up of casarecci pasta tubes with sliced chicken breast, baby plum tomatoes, fresh green beans, basil, pesto and granello cheese shavings. You can also create your own pizza with their Margherita with a load of mozzarella. You have a choice of two toppings from spicy pepperoni, chicken, beef ragu, gorgonzola, mushrooms, roasted peppers, red onions, olives, chili, spinach, spring onions and aubergines. Or, you can simply have the House Specialty Burger with your choice of char-grilled Aberdeen Angus beef burger or char-grilled chicken breast with tomatoes, red onions and mayonnaise in a Ciabatta bun served with fries and smoked tomato and onion relish.
Dinner starts at 5 pm and extends to 10 pm Sundays to Thursdays and goes all the way up to 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. For dinner mains some of the favorites are the Pizza Vita Salami; thin and crisp whole wheat base topped with aubergines, salami and goat’s cheese in a rich cherry tomato sauce, served with lemon-dressed baby spinach and the family favorite; the Bella Mac ‘n Cheese with their own twist of casarecci pasta in a creamy four cheese sauce with dolce latte, granello cheese shavings and mozzarella. As an add-on you can also include an order of Bella Fish ‘n Chips, that’s cod goujons, calamari and devilled whitebait served with a lot of chips, garlic mayonnaise, lemon wedges and gem leaves.
Dessert is always something to look forward to at Bella Italia with their shot-glass dessert versions of Strawberry Cheesecake with its layers of biscuit crumbs with rich vanilla cheesecake and strawberry coulis or the Tiramisu Mousse with layers of coffee mousse with sweet mascarpone mousse.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, Bella Italia is always consistent in providing you with meals that will suit your every mood and pleasure. Remember Italian food is not only about the pizza. Italian food is all about the variety of foods that go well in a particular hour of the day and you only get this Italian authenticity in a Bella Italia.