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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small well run - excellent home made pastas and breads - small but good wine selections - delightful friendly service. Quiet - not filled with the usual Queenstown crowd of noisy young travelers

Thank David R
Redmond, Washington
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Both of the main dishes we had lacked flavor. I found myself going back to the salt and pepper on the table 2-3 times trying to get something more out of the Bolognese sauce. My wife's gnocchi also was lackluster and fell short of our expectations. The best part of our entire meal was the dough balls that we ordered... More 

Thank Brad H
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went early and were hoping to get a table at this restaurant since we didn't have a reservation. They were very gracious and accommodated us with no problem. It is a quaint, romantic place, just right. I had probably the best gnocchi ever. My husband had salmon and he loved it too. Also the house red wine was exceptional... More 

Thank DJ512
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i had heard good things about this restaurant but have to say it was very average.my partner had been here before and said it was very good at the last visit but also said it was not up to scratch this time. meals were salty the pizza bland . i had seafood pasta which was more like seafood surprise meaning... More 

Thank richardhS5919SG
Legana, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little Italian restaurant with very nice meals. Service from the time you enter to the time you leave was very good, friendly and courteous. Our meals were very nice also.

Thank DagzandLynnda
Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want an excellent quality, authentic Italian meal at a reasonable price try the early bird deal at Bella Cucino's. $25 for a main with a glass of wine. It was excellent. Staff were friendly, service quick and food quality first class.

Thank meljcook1
Holywell, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for four, three of us arrived and had to wait whilst the fourth looked for a car parking space in town (car parking is a nightmare at any time!!). The staff were very friendly and we had no problems, even though our fourth member took an extra 20 minutes to arrive. Food was ordered and we... More 

Thank Ron P
Bubenreuth, Germany
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small place close to town center and a great place for a dinner. It offers the same welcoming hospitality you get in Italy and the same good food (including the fitting glas of wine). It is not a cheap option, but the price is appropriate for the quality and service.

Thank Meike V
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered an Aperol Spritz.$11. I anticipated a lovely tall glass of the ubiquitous summer drink. What arrived was a glass of amber liquid which tasted mostly of soda and full of ice. Not even a slice of orange. I couldn't even taste the aperol. Next to arrive was the Porchetta pizza topped with slices of rolled pork, vinegary artichoke... More 

Thank Helen M
Crail, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small Italian restaurant in the town centre. Justifiably busy so book a table in advance. Friendly and efficient staff serving good food. My wife was particularly impressed by the gnocchi with Parmesan sauce. Small selection of wine by the glass.

Thank Tyrone321

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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, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?