Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar

4.5
852 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

  • 4 Course Set Menu Large Parties

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    4 Course $75 per head Tasting Menu for large group bookings of 15 people or more Menu viewable online www.bellav.com.au
  • 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.
  • Premium Booth Dining (Limited availability)

    A$135.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Premium Booth Dining (very limited seating available) $135 per head 4 Course Tasting Menu with Matching Wines. Menu viewable online www.bellav.com.au
  • Set Menu Large Group Bookings

    A$80.00 per person

    Apr 1 - Apr 25, 2021

    4 Course set menu for parties of 11 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 11 people or more only. A la carte is not available for large group bookings.

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 852 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and service was exceptional. Waiting staff very attentive and informative with both the food options and wines. Only downfall was the inflated prices of the wine list. Otherwise a lovely meal.

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RichardJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We are repeat visitors. Food is great, decent wines and cocktails.

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LesR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Manager Ben provided excellent service have the kitchen staff (who created an unreal soup) in a purée meal format for my wife who has a serious swallow issue! The first restruarant to successfully do such!

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GaryM
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

30th wedding anniversary - great waiter Tonino who looked after us excellently. We were disappointed that this was supposed to be very special occasion in a special place, but found ourselves sitting out the front of the restaurant looking at the “active wear’ in the shop next door. For the money we spent this was a pretty poor situation. Thankfully our waiter Tonino served us well and saved the night for us. If there is a next time, we will ask where will be sitting before confirming the reservation

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helend
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Disappointed with the menu item being unavailable No Mooloolaba Prawns for a restaurant in Mooloolaba. Disappointed

MD
MikeD
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A lovely experience - at the the upper limit for value for money.

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WayneC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and outstanding meals. Always enjoy dining here

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ScottH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great classic Italian. After all these years it still delivers great Italian food. Love it

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Jrjmaj
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food and atmosphere is enjoyable but one waitress in particular was quite unfriendly and it felt like we were annoying her by eating there as she was abrupt the whole time. I would eat there more often for the food, but $30 for 4 small tortellini or $60 for 8 is over the top. We have been before and had a better experience which is why we returned, but the same waitress was serving another table at the time and was rude then also. Due to this we may not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner, food was excellent, our waiter David was lovely, very attentive & knowledgeable. My husband hasn’t stopped raving about the pork belly. Definitely will be back.

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TraceyTea
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Yes, the food was delicious. Portions adequate but a tad expensive. We were seated at the back. Too dark for my liking. The wait staff helpful but a bit too familiar. My dining colleague was touched on the shoulder/back everytime we were attended. Not necessary as far as I was concerned.
Recommended for a special night out otherwise try elsewhere for value.

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carlosF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

we had a very good service by kristina this was a first experience with the restaurant,it was a very nice night.

MC
MichaelC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Restaurant, this was my second visit in the last few months

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AlexR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a lovely night, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our night

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ToniH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing. Great variety to choose from. Wonderful service by staff who make you feel very valued and welcome. The setting is perfect.

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AdamG
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and arrived promptly and the service was first class and friendly

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible food, service and ambiance.

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MariaC
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend, but do not a expect a budget dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a nice meal.

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CamW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has become my favourite Italian restaurant anywhere on the Sunshine Coast. The Chef specials of the day were absolutely delicious - the barramundi was next level. We shared both before choosing mains (beef cheeks and beef ragout) which again were delicious, particularly with a few glasses of San Lorenzo Montelpulciano. Our waiter “Craigio” and his staff are simply superb. The service here is unmatched by any restaurant I can remember. I can’t wait to find an excuse to go again.

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Rupert
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Waiter just walked away while we were speaking with him as if we didn’t exist.
Wine list was out of date with year of wines. Then felt bad when we requested advice from wine waiter.
Felt like we were being rushed out to fill the seats. Good was ok but wine overpriced. We wanted a nice dinner experience which was disappointing and overpriced fir the value received

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KathyG
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as usual. Love this restaurant and visit every time we are at Mooloolaba.

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BFDF100
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

This is the second time I’ve been to Bella Venezia this year. After my first visit with my husband, we couldn’t fault it. Everything from food to service was perfect so of course this restaurant was my first choice to take my friend who was visiting QLD for the first time. We couldn’t fault the food which is great that they are consistent in this area. The problem this time was the service. The guy who looked after us started off pleasant enough but quickly turned a little obnoxious and overpowering. Talking way too much and not listening which resulted in a wrong dish being served to my friend after both myself and my friend repeating the order at least three times to him. When he returned with the correct dish he made a snide remark to my friend about the chef having to work overtime to get the correct dish out .... it was a dessert that would have been pre-made. Also after we had finished, he ignored us for some time, walking past us while we were trying to get his attention for the bill. We finally asked another girl for the bill who looked after us quickly and efficiently. We don’t know the guys name, he didn’t say, but I will be definitely asking for another waiter if he is serving me again. He made this experience pretty mediocre compared to my first experience ...he has let this restaurant down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. We went to Bella Venezia 3/3 nights of our stay on the Sunshine Coast

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MeganB
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely highly recommend! The food was delicious, there is a very impressive drinks menue and the staff are very friendly, our server Tonio was fantastic. You can tell that care has been taken to make sure there is a sophistacted and romantic atmosphere.
10/0 would come back!

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Zanna
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable experience. The service was excellent and the food was was delicious. Thanks Tonino.
We will be back!

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we arrived we were greeted by enthusiastic, friendly staff, eager to please and help us to create a memorable night .
Mia at the bar was outstanding with her friendliness and knowledge to start us on our gustatory journey with a delicious Southside cocktail.
Ben took over as our waiter and his knowledge of the wine and liqueurs we had was superb. Also his attention to detail with his service was second to none.
Being small eaters of quality food we loved the oysters, shared a beautiful Barramundi and beans main and delicious creme brûlée desert.
The ambience and music was perfect.
Thank you so much for a most wonderful night.

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the paired menu and it was fabulous.The wine choices were excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Many thanks.

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LJW55
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were excellent, my wife and I sat outside, and it was a lovely evening. Only complaint, if I can call it that, is that this restaurant is in a region that has easy access to fresh seafood, we both had the Barramundi dish (delicious) as our main course, that was priced on the menu at "market price". This was $45...

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JustinM
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We ordered a $50 bottle. The wine glasses we were given were cheap with the restaurant name stamped on the glass. A couple adjacent ordered a bottle of wine and were given beautiful, expensive wine glasses. The reason for this seemed to be that they had been there many times before and ordered a more expensive wine. That was brutal!! There is no reason we shouldn’t have been given the nicer glasses as the couple adjacent. We were discriminated against for buying a less expensive wine and/or not being locals..absolutely disgraceful and we will not return.

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SueH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Love Belle Venezia - the food is always fresh beautifully presented and fabulous tasting. Staff are always helpful and inviting. Highly recommend a visit!

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LyndsayP
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service would definitely go there again. The ambience and background music also completed the experience.

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RobynF
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was top class. They've earned every award they've received. Will definitely dine there again.

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SueC
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Degustation meal with matching wines was very tasty, busy restaurant so noise was a little loud, but cannot fault the food or service

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AndyE
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, our waiter Dave was very good and knowledgeable about both the menu and wine list. The set menu was superb and superb value.

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GlennD
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great service. 2nd time here and will be back

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JaniT
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Bella Venezia many times and this was my best experience in every way.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting and food. Dave, our waiter, was extremely attentive, friendly, efficient and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 38th Wedding Anniversary. Everything was great!

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Shar
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hi,
I found the food was a bit slow coming out.

I arrived for 6.30pm dinner, my second course took an hour to come out.

Food was good.
Thanks