Bella Italia - Edinburgh (Northbridge)
54-56 Northbridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SB
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. There are two Bella Italia restaurants in the centre of Edinburgh. On Northbridge, Bella Italia is right in the hub of the city, with all the major attractions within walking distance. Hanover Street's Bella Italia is a stone's throw from the Scottish National Gallery and is great for families looking for something delicious to fuel their day's sightseeing. If heading to Fife Leisure Park, make sure you plan a meal at Bella Italia into your fun-filled day or evening - there is an Odeon cinema and a bowling alley too. In St Andrews, join the students, families and golfing groups who all make a beeline for Bella Italia. The centrally located restaurant is just a short stroll from the beach, so is an ideal option for a meal after a day exploring in the fresh air. 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.