Bella Italia - Bristol
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. Right in the heart of Bristol, Bella Italia on Baldwin Street is perfectly placed for those exploring the city, but also attracts local office workers for a bit of lunchtime respite in a friendly Italian setting. With the Hippodrome just a stone's throw away, pre and post-theatre dining is a Bella speciality. If hitting the shops at Bristol's fantastic Cabot Circus shopping centre, join the throngs of diners who make a beeline for Bella Italia for hearty feasts and light lunches. At Cribbs Causeway, you can enjoy a night of bowling or a trip to the cinema and then head to Bella Italia to explore their flavour-packed menu. 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 salads to seafood. Alternatively, keep things authentic by trying the bucatini al ragu d'agnello from the Abruzzo region - a rich lamb and red wine ragu. 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. For £5.25, little diners can enjoy a main course, dessert, drink and activity book with puzzles and pictures to colour in, keeping them occupied while you tuck into dessert - the Cookie Dough Lava Cake is worth every calorie. Buon appetito.