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Bella Cucina

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6 Brecon Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6762
17:00 - 22:00
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North Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our dinner at Bella Cucina, however, the food wasn't as exciting as we had hoped. They said they made all pasta on premises, but it didn't eat like fresh made pasta. The dishes were lacking seasoning and personality. Our server was delightful.

Thank MFris1
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great little Italian Restaurant. The food was delicious, so tasty and a great selection, we ended up getting 3 courses as everything was appealing. Our waitress Emma was fantastic as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank Lucy X
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was friendly and efficient. My wife ordered zucchini flowers. The filling was not cheese. it was some mixture we had never heard of. The pappardelle was al dente, but very bland. The portions were generous and the tiramisu was the best thing on the menu. Would we go back? NO!

Thank UsaAlr
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had very good pizza's here and enjoyed very friendly and helpful staff. Several of the waiters were italian, which made good italian atmosphere. We had one of the few outdoor tables and benefited from the heaters installed on the wall. Dessert and coffe were also nice.

Thank Ingvar F
San Francisco, California
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325 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is long and narrow. Surprisingly they did not have gluten free pasta or pizza at this Italian place. They could make other things gluten free but not well. The squid was too spicy, the pork belly too tough and the farmed salmon bland. Nice waitress.

Thank misanthropicdreamer
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple Italian food done well. Lovely fresh ingredients and an ever changing menu. Great friendly service and an overall great experience. Will continue to return

Thank Tom H
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had an excellent dinner at Bella Cucina. While it was a bit pricy, we particularly enjoyed the bread plate (featuring four different flavors of bread), the gnocchi, and the pizza. But the tiramisu– another level! It is our family's go to dessert, and we are rarely so satisfied. Highly recommend getting it. We enjoyed the atmosphere a lot... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in off the street. As it was full we had to come back 30 minutes later. Friend and helpful staff. Small bustling restaurant. The food was really good (both pasta and pizza). They were having 'technical issues' with the computer ordering system which let to them being a little slow. My only complaint was due to the same computer... More 

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We strolled in off the street on a busy Friday night , we took a seat out side and sat back with a beer 10minutes later we were shown to a seat inside , a buzzing atmosphere with attentive staff are complimented by tasty pizza & pasta ............ I only wish I tried the tiramisu

Thank TheManFromLochness
Woodside, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Delicious Italian food! Must get reservations! Small, relaxed, cozy + intimate atmosphere, which was perfect for our last night in Queenstown. The food is delicious and the portions are perfect size. The small plate "dough balls" are a favorite and sell out nightly. They are yummy, but filling. Pizza + Pasta dishes were both excellent. The staff was great... very... More 

Thank Kholorz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Brecon Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 6762

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?