Newest Review: ... we had gone in for there was another one we were made aware of and that's for £7.00 (our buffet without the flyer usually costs £5.99). For... more
Mama mia we went to Bella's and got stuffed!
Bella Pizza (Bristol)
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Bella Pizza (Bristol)
Advantages: Lovely pizza
Disadvantages: Not alot of choice, the pasta can be a little dry if you don't get it as soon as its put out
Me and my flatmate the other day were walking through Bristol as we were picking up a few things for our flat that we are still trying to sort out. We felt really hungry but didn't want to stop for too long and as we were discussing our hunger pangs a woman popped out of nowhere to give us vouchers to use at Bella Pizza which was a short walk from where we were at the time. The offer was simple. £4.99 lunchtime special for all you can eat pasta and pizza and we decided it was just what we needed so off we trotted!
The Restaurant Itself:
Very nice and clean looking and rather large with Italian music softly playing and lots of dark wooden seating and tables of various sizes. Lots of helpful staff who explain what you are to do and that in itself is very straightforward indeed!
If your having the buffet like us just go up as many times as you want and help yourself. As well as the deal we had gone in for there was another one we were made aware of and that's for £7.00 (our buffet without the flyer usually costs £5.99). For the £7.00 option you get the buffet, a drink (from a large list of alcoholic and none alcoholic choices) and a choice of dessert from a list of ice creams. If you don't want the buffet that's fine there is a set menu to choose from and individual pizzas start from around £5.00 and there are choice of pasta dishes, side dishes and desserts to choose from there too.
We stuck with our simple £5.00 option and ordered a couple of soft drinks, for that the coke is £1.99 a glass and we soon noticed we should have upgraded to the £7.00 option and got a free dessert...but hindsight is such a wonderful thing isn't it lol.
The tables are pre set with knives and forks and there is salt and pepper too. All that you then do is go to the front which has two big hot plates and a salad bar and grab a plate or dish.
The pizzas were wonderful. Really big, all deep pan and covered in toppings. There was two vegetable ones, a cheese and tomato and a pepperoni. Not a massive choice I grant you but these did get replaced rather often to be fair and were piping hot and very fresh looking. There were also fresh made chips. In a large pot there was a spaghetti bolognaise and then there were slices of garlic bread pizza and cheesy garlic bread pizza. There was plenty of salad to choose from too with all the usual bits of salad you would expect to see along with olives and jalapeño peppers and oddly enough some sliced orange. There were also a couple of sauces to choose from including blue cheese through there wasn't alot of those to choose from and I think the other one was mayonnaise and you could ask for ketchup if desire which came out of a bottle and chilli flakes were available to shake over your meal along with olive oil.
The food was lovely and fresh and its shocking when food is nice how much you can put away! There were constantly staff looking at what they needed to refill and so there was always something to eat even though the place was rather busy.
The staff cleaned down quickly and when it was time to pay you could pay by cash or card and you simply took a receipt with you when you wanted to leave.
I noticed no disabled toilets or baby changing facilities though I did visit the ladies (up some steps) and found them to be really clean and with secure locking doors (its surprising recently how many places I have been into that don't have that!).
All in all both me and my flatmate enjoyed the food on offer here. Ok there wasn't an amazing amount of food to choose from but what there was tasted really nice and we didn't half eat loads of it! I wouldn't hesitate to go back here for some cheap and cheerful food in the future and their pizzas truly are yummy!
As far as I know this place is only open for lunch between 12pm and 4pm.
Summary: Nice for a lunch time pit stop!