When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! Bella Italia is without a doubt one of our favourite restaurants and is our go to place whenever we have a cinema date night (like we will be this Friday). The Sheffield branch has never let us down and with excellent service as well as super tasty food, I’ve been looking forward to the day that I felt I could take our son there too – he’s not the best when out for lunch. Over the Christmas period I decided to take the plunge and give Bella Italia with children a go!
Yes, I said children as the first encounter was with my 4 year old nephew as well as my 6 year old son. We’d been to the cinema and I decided it would be a nice change to McDonald’s – plus both children loved pasta and pizza.
From the moment we stepped through the door the service was exceptional; even for the children. They were both given an activity sheet and a stackable crayon which kept them quiet for most of the visit. The menu for the children was probably the best I’ve ever seen – nibbles, 3 courses and unlimited drinks for £5.49 (recommended for under 7’s) or £7.95 (recommended for over 7’s).
Starters were a choice of tomato soup and bread, cheesy garlic bread or veg sticks with a tomato dip. Mains were anything from a smaller pizza/pasta from the main menu to spaghetti cake, burger and even a pizza hotdog. Desserts included icecream sundaes, brownies, cookie cakes and ice lollies. Unlimited drinks were for fizzy pop or squash and the nibbles were breadsticks.
Eban had the soup (mainly for the bread) and my nephew (Cody) had the cheesy garlic bread to start with.
For their mains they both had pepperoni pizza, but had to pick the pepperoni off as it was spicier than they were used to but ate the rest. For dessert they opted for the Chilly Billy ice lollies – I think after sweets and popcorn at the cinema they we’re stuffed.
After Christmas my husband and I decided to take Eban again for his lunch after seeing the new Star Wars film. Again the service was perfect and he was kept entertained with his activity sheet. This time he opted for the cheesy garlic pizza for starters, the Piccolo Burger for mains and the Brownie Bellissimo Sundae for dessert; he gobbled the lot.