Bella Italia - Leicester Square
22 Leicester Square, Central London, WC2H 7LE
Family is key to the Italian way of life, which is why at Bella Italia they welcome everyone, young and old, to enjoy some fine Italian fare. Dining at Bella Italia is always a delicious experience, and in central London you'll find plenty of opportunities to kick back and tuck in. Whether you're seeing a show in the West End or soaking up the atmosphere of Covent Garden, Bella Italia will add plenty of flavour to your day. With a number of Bella restaurants close to all of London's famous sites, this laid-back Italian restaurant is ideal for a break from treading the tourist trail. Bella Italia's menu is fresh, fun, packed with quality ingredients and offers something for everyone. Try a calzone, like the pollo e spinaci with torn chicken breast, fresh spinach, Parmesan and mozzarella, or for something lighter look to the low-calorie section of the menu - these dishes have less than 600 calories and range from pizza and pasta to salad and seafood. Alternatively, keep things authentic by trying the agnello tagliatelle from the Abruzzo region - slow-cooked lamb and red wine ragu with fresh egg tagliatelle and Parmesan shavings. The menu also includes gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes. If opting for a romantic meal for two, the antipasto misto board is great for sharing, coupled with a chilled bottle of Prosecco. Italian restaurants wouldn't be Italian restaurants without a comprehensive list of top-notch wines, and Bella Italia is no exception. From a white grillo from Sicily to a full-flavoured Salice Salentino Riserva hailing from Puglia, there is something to satisfy the most discerning grape connoisseur. With a superb selection of beers and soft drinks too, there's no doubt Bella Italia offers greatvalue, great-quality Italian dining in the centre of London. Families fear not, as there's an impressive kids' menu at only £5.25 for a main course, dessert and drink. There's no need to worry about the little ones running riot - a complimentary activity book will keep them entertained while you tuck into dessert - the Cookie Dough Lava Cake is worth every calorie. Buon appetito.