Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar

4.5
1076 reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Prepare for a Tantalizing journey of Italian delight dining at Bella Venezia, a popular hot spot on Mooloolaba’s vibrant Esplanade. Sophisticated, Elegant and relaxed dining options. Calling this iconic precinct home since 1983, Bella Venezia is a local dining institution and continues to draw crowds of locals and visitors alike.
Our executive chef presents a modern Italian menu overflowing with artfully plated dishes. Ingredients are sourced from local farms and Mooloolaba's very own seafood port.
Bella Venezia is recognised for its internationally acclaimed wine list with over 400 different labels on offer.
Featuring wine from Australia, New Zealand, France and an impressive Italian selection.
Most recent Awards Include:
Australian Wine List of the Year Awards 2020 '3 GLASS RATING'
Wine Spectator 2020: 'Award of Excellence'

Experiences

  • Large Party 4-Course Tasting Menu

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    4 Course set menu for parties of 10 people or more. Menu is viewable online at www.bellav.com.au We offer the 4 course set tasting menu which is displayed on the front page of our standard menu for large parties of 10 people or more only. A la carte is not available for large group bookings.
  • Set Menu for Large Group Bookings

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    4 Course set menu for parties of 11 or more. Menu is viewable online at www.bellavenezia.com.au We offer the 4 course set tasting menu which is displayed on the front page of our standard menu for large parties of 11 people or more only. A la carte is not available for large group bookings. We can cater for dietary requirements.
  • Premium Booth Dining (Limited availability)

    A$140.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Premium Booth Dining (very limited seating available) Minimum spend $140 per head or $140 per head 4 Course Tasting Menu with Matching Wines. Menu viewable online www.bellav.com.au
  • Premium Booth Dining (Limited availability)

    A$85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Premium Booth Dining (Limited availability) $85 per head 4 Course Tasting Menu (food only). Menu viewable online www.bellav.com.au
  • Premium Anniversary Package

    A$140.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Premium Anniversary Package Minimum spend $140 per head or $140 per head 4 Course Tasting menu with Matching Wines. Menu viewable online www.bellav.com.au

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1076 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BecC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic service and wonderful food…

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GuenterN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful food, service - will return next time we're in the area.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was the 2nd time we've been to the restaurant and we've loved it both times. The food is excellent and the wine list is brilliant, one of the best I've seen. Our waiter David was great. Simply a lovely dining experience.

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BradleyT
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , great wines, good value , great service, get the osso bucco !!

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AlanR
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food beautiful, fast professional service, extensive menu. Have dined here before and will certainly be back.

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KenW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are looking for a fine dining experience without an outrageous price Bella Venezia is highly recommended.
Wait Team excellent (David) in our case was informative, polite and helpful with food and drink suggestions.

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Bert
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night as per usual. Can’t speak highly enough of the service and attention we received. Wine was outstanding and the food was great. Looking forward to our next visit.
Cheers guys for a great night.

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JohannaC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The tiramisu was the best one we ever tasted.

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TerryM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On arriving at the restaurant straight away we felt very welcomed. Craig was our waiter he was absolutely amazing. The whole evening was amazing the food was delicious. Thankyou we will be back again soon.

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GeorgeK
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner. Food was excellent. Would go again.

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NigelS
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional. Look forward to the card ravioli being featured on the menu again…

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LinaT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful dining experience from food to service to atmosphere 🥰

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TaniaB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I shouted my sister to Bella Venezia for her Birthday and she absolutely loved it, saying it was the best dining experience she’s ever had.

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BrittneyM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was outstanding! Never disappointed there

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SallyH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, delightful setting and amazing service. Thank you Paolo for your attentive service and interesting conversation.
We will definitely be back.

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wait service was fantastic, very knowledgeable staff. Food choices and wine choices are very varied! Overall a great restaurant and we will be back .

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BobD
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We would highly recommend the restaurant for its tasty and authentic Italian cuisine and lovely service

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CatB
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a Beautiful wine pairing menu. The service was lovely however a bit on the slow side.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

We had 14 people attending from different parts of QLD for a 60th birthday celebration. Everyone was so looking forward to the evening, but we were let down badly by the lack of food. What we did have was delicious, but so little of it ... everyone left hungry looking for something else to eat, even those like me who eat small portions! When you consider the bill was close to $2,000, we were embarrassed and let down to say the least. Unfortunately we will be looking elsewhere next time, even though the service was outstanding and the venue has everything going for it - cosy and ambient.

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CassieW
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

While the food was delicious the serving of pasta was minuscule. The wait staff we lovely but the lady at front of house not so much. We were told before even ordering our dinner that our table had been reserved an hour and a half after we got there. We felt very rushed and like we were being pushed out of the door. We had planned to have a relaxed dinner and a couple of cocktails but that wasn’t to be. For the price of the meals we shouldn’t be rushed out. I won’t be going back again.

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JoannaS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and was such a lovely evening, definitely one of my favourites. The beef cheek papadelle was easily the best pasta I’ve ever had. Even got a birthday surprise dessert !!

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CourtneyO
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly the best restaurant I have been to in a long time. We were well looked after by all the staff from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The food was exquisite. I have the tortellini and it was like an explosion of flavour.

Would definitely reccomend!

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NigelS
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ben, Craig and the Team make our regular experience exceptional - Thank you Nigel & Amanda

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GTPH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice food and very good service . Wide choice of Wines but they are expensive.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff were very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu, Wine and Beer offerings.

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ScotM
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I dined at this restaurant last night and I would highly recommend it to anyone else visiting the Sunshine Coast. The food was fantastic service excellent and ambience perfect.

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

When we arrived we asked to sit further in than the table given as it was quite windy but were told all the tables we taken. When we left 3 hours later there had been nobody at the tables.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, the waiter was enthusiastic and entertaining, food was amazing and great portion sizes, oysters were so fresh and margaritas were delish 😋

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Graham
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this anyone looking for a quality evening out. I love how fresh local produce is used.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food and ambience. Probably the best restaurant in the area. Awesome wine list. Service staff could be less pushy on asking for positive TripAdvisor reviews, telling you how much money you need to spend and then asking for tips at the end of the night

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Love2travel
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Prawns were over cooked in the pasta

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anitaj
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Although the service was good, unfortunately our meals were cold. A friend and I both ordered the beef cheek and it was cold on arrival. This meant it was quite gelatinous and unpleasant.
We gave feedback to the staff who said they had heard similar complaints that evening.
It was disappointing to know this was a common issue for the evening bit no attempts to compensate us had were made.
The restaurant itself is stunning and the service is fast and all the staff seemed professionally trained which made the experience pleasant but I probably won't be back since the food was cold and the price was high.

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DenisT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Full marks for the food. The waiter brought the wrong wine to the table: one I’d ordered from the website menu was apparently not available so he chose an alternative without giving me the option. A second wine requested did not arrive, nor did a beer ordered by one of my companions. To top it off the waiter asked for a tip when I was paying the bill! Needless to say, no tip.

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DannyM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, beautiful wine and beautiful location.

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Flick
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, would definitely recommend the beef carpaccio. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable without being intrusive (thank you Tontino). Great night for our anniversary.