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Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar, Mooloolaba, AU-QLD

Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar

4.6
4.6
2535 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 500 different labels on offer.
Featuring wine from Australia, New Zealand, France and an impressive Italian selection.
Most recent Awards Include:
AGFG Chef's Hat Award 2024, 2023
Best Formal Italian Restaurant SEQ 2023, 2022 RCA Awards
AGFG Best Italian Restaurant SC "Readers Choice" 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
Australian Wine List of the Year Awards 2023,2022, 2021 '3 Glass Rating'
Best Wine List Qld 2022

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 5444 5844
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ben Achurch
  • Private party facilities
    Bella Venezia is the perfect location for your ultimate, memorable function. There are many reasons to visit Bella Venezia and even more reasons to return.
  • Private party contact
    contact@bellavenezia.com.au: (07) 5444 5844
  • Area
    Mooloolaba
  • Cross Street
    First Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of parking options around the Restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    Taxi Rank just a short walk away on Mooloolaba Esplanade.<br />Bus Service on Brisbane Road.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Fine Dining Experience.

    $129.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Fine Dining Experience with minimum spend $129 per head from the a la carte menu or $129 per head 4 Course Tasting menu. Menu viewable online www.bellav.com.au Inside Dining Room Experience. Fine Dining Environment. Separate menu ( NO Pizzas available). Smart Dress Code applies. No thongs, No caps, No singlets. No children under the age of 14 permitted in fine dining room.
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  • Fine Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    Inside Dining Room Experience. Fine Dining Environment. Separate menu ( NO Pizzas available). Smart Dress Code applies. No thongs, No caps, No singlets. No children under the age of 14 permitted in fine dining room. Menu viewable online www.bellav.com.au
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  • Premium VIP Booth Dining (Limited availability)

    $199.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Premium VIP Booth Dining (very limited seating available) Minimum spend $199 per head or $199 per head 4 Course Tasting Menu with Matching Wines. Fine Dining Environment. Separate menu ( NO Pizzas available). Smart Dress Code applies. No thongs, No caps, No singlets. No children under the age of 14 permitted in fine dining room. Menu viewable online www.bellav.com.au
    Premium VIP Booth Dining (Limited availability) photo

What 2,535 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Good for business meals

  • Sunshine Coast

    Good for business meals

  • Sunshine Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • Sunshine Coast

    Romantic

  • Sunshine Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • Sunshine Coast

    Italian

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Overall

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Food

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Service

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Good for business meals

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Good for business meals

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Healthy

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Most Booked

2,535 Reviews
  1. Dwayne

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, they never miss. I’m now a regular here!

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  2. MarioP

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual enjoyed our Dining experience at Bella Venezia, and our waiter Brendan was amazing as he always is.

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  3. RebeccaB

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Pizza's were excellent, except for the the Gluten Free Pizza Base, it was quite frankly the worst on the coast and I wouldn't be returning for that reason. The staff were fantastic and the rest of the meals were delicious. Tables could be a bit larger as for 4 people to sit outside we were continually juggling glasses, plates etc to make the meals fit on the table.

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  4. BeferB

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bella Venezia is a regular “Go To” in Mooloolaba because it has everything we want on a restaurant: outstanding fresh food, location and atmosphere, impeccably clean with dressed up tables, plus location being right on Mooloolaba’s esplanade. And the service is hands down professional, they don’t push you and extremely friendly. I just can’t rave about the place enough. It will not disappoint!

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  5. TaranP

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service, good atmosphere, very good overall experience

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  6. RochelleB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere in the heart of Mooloolaba! Food delicious and service AMAZING!

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  7. LilianaU

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No one should pass up this experience. Could not get any better unless you were a guest of others. Cant see how one could find a better place. excellent

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  8. Chris

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For bread and pasta that is suppose to be prepared and cooked fresh. It has the taste and texture as if it had just come out of the microwave. Pasta was rubbery and bread had white freezer burn through it, had been microwaved and then when I asked if it was cooked fresh daily in house, was told yes it is. If I wanted microwave bread and pasta would have don’t it myself at home and for 1/10th the price.
    Bella Venezia Restaurant and BarResponded on 26 February 2024
    Dear Chris, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're sorry for your disappointing experience with our bread and pasta. Ensuring top-quality food is our priority. We take pride in preparing our food fresh daily, never resorting to microwaving. Your description of rubbery pasta and bread with freezer burn concerns us, as it doesn't meet our standards. We're investigating to rectify this and prevent future issues. We hope to regain your trust and showcase our true quality. Best regards, The Bella Venezia Team

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  9. AlfredD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and even better service! We come here everytime we visit Mooloolaba

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  10. TanyaW201

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service as always. best place in Mooloolaba

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  11. CraigM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food. We eat here at least 2-3 times when on holiday. Love it

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  12. KimW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place, location and absolutely outstanding attention to our needs by Jason and his Team, ah that 240gm eye fillet steak...... perfect.

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  13. TrentT

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best food on the coast ,great vegan menu aswell as service

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I thought it was over priced , nice view, lovely staff . The music was very boring and gave no happy vibe and was repetitive . A lot of restaurants cook food as good as this but is priced better . So if you have heaps of money to blow you will enjoy . The staff were very attentive.

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  15. AlanB

    Sunshine Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent experience at Bella Venezia! Service was exceptional, the food was excellent and the overall experience for my wife's birthday was amazing!

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  16. patchG

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    chefs 4 course dinner superb with several extras making it a memorable meal. prices are high but you don't get this attention to detail for $30.

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  17. WayneK

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely lovely fine dining , the atmosphere was fantastic and the service and knowledge from Brendan was just perfect. And the food was just amazing , although the serving was a little on the small side. But I would definitely highly recommend Bella Venezia to anyone.

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  18. LynC

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual this restaurant never fails to delight ❤️😍😎😊💃

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced, small portions. Only go if you’re trying to show off you have money and don’t actually enjoy value for money

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  20. Batt69

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was superb attention to detail and very informative on all aspects food, wine, and every need taken care of. Came here four months ago by chance an it was just what we needed, as we we’re getting tiered of bad service with inexperienced staff and food not cooked to your liking at other restaurants.

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  21. Chris

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing, would have liked to be seated away from the front desk. There was alot of traffic come past our table. Service was great though. Will definitely go back again and again...but will make sure we get a better table.

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  22. Andy

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service. Definitely the best restaurant we ate at in Mooloolaba.

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  23. Lyneil

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food. Can be expensive but this quality always costs.

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  24. JamesC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, Great friendly and well informed staff. Food was delicious. Great ambience and well and truly a fantastic dining experience.

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  25. BevanB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fine dining experience with a fantastic wine selection and good food. Table service was top drawer!

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  26. RobynF

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservation through open table as couldn't speak to anyone about booking. I had not once but twice confirmed my reservation for dinner at this beautiful restaurant for which we didn't have any problems before by email through open table only to find when we arrived that there was NO reservation for us and i had to provide proof of my confirmation for which I DID. This was a special occasion for us & was very upsetting that this had occurred. If we do come back to this beautiful restaurant i hope that our booking will be confirmed and that i DON''T have to provide confirmation that i got the reservation incorrect. Mistakes happen but it didn't set the tone right for the rest of the evening. The restaurant itself couldn't faulter.
    Bella Venezia Restaurant and BarResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Robyn, We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience with your recent reservation at Bella Venezia. Your experience fell short of our usual standards, and we apologize for any disappointment caused, especially on such a special occasion. This is an uncommon issue as all our reservations are managed through OpenTable. Your feedback is invaluable, and we're committed to addressing the issues to prevent such occurrences in the future. We assure you that your next booking will be seamlessly confirmed. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we aim to exceed your expectations on your next visit. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to welcome you back soon for a truly exceptional dining experience. Warm regards, The Bella Venezia Team

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  27. RinusV

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In a word, lovely. With everything you'd expect and more from fine dining.

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  28. TeresaC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous night with awesome service and food. Cannot wait to return. Our grandson left his ipad there and they messaged me to say they had it and when to collect before we even got home.

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  29. TraffordJ

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our lunch on Saturday but 1 pretty big mistake was made by the wait staff being getting my wife's order wrong. She ordered the ravioli and was brought the tortellini instead which was very nice but not what my wife really wanted. We didn't have time to have the order fixed so she just ate it and enjoyed it. We will definitely come back but hope our orders won't be wrong next time

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  30. LoriC

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Glad that we went to Bella Venezia, but would we go again maybe but would not be rushing back. Service though was very good & professional, food was fine but very pricey & was not wow. Why would you have overseas Scallops when the best ones are from Hervey Bay & $40 for 4 scallops, we’re not worth this price

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  31. TomD

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, Beautiful food, Quality wine list.

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  32. JonathanH

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian in Queensland I love this restaurant.

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  33. jeanettec

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing. The waiter we had was extremely rude at time and very condescending to us. Made us feel VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

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  34. JoelM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brendan and the entire team orchestrated a seamless 7 tasting course menu for us and presented an amazing series of exceptional food.

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  35. GillianR

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    David was our server and as always he was fantastic.

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  36. KyrahT

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our experience, from the service to the food everything was absolutely exceptional. Highly recommend and will definitely be back. Thanks again.

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  37. TrishJ

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fine dining ambience was lovely and service exceptional but sadly the meals were disappointing. At a price of $79 for a main of lobster and prawn ravioli (just 3) we were expecting something sensational, unfortunately it was just so so. The other main was also just OK. No salt and pepper on the tables and not offered pepper, so couldn't even add a bit more flavour ourselves. Very pricey experience.

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  38. FayM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was in the garden area for a Champagne tasting. Great champagne. The canapés were superb and they kept coming out!!! The service was perfect and it was excellent value. I have eaten there many times and have never been disappointed.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From a warm welcome by front of house team , and the delightful waitress whom looked after us for evening , this well known restaurant is an experience anyone would love to add to their culinary tales

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  40. KRUNALS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Over hyped restaurant with way too much expensive food. Not good ventilation. Yes they got award winning wine list but it is extremely pricey. Not value for money

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5444 5844.

Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 2535 OpenTable diners.

Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar

95 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, AU-QLD 4557

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    First Avenue
  • Area
    Mooloolaba
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of parking options around the Restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    Taxi Rank just a short walk away on Mooloolaba Esplanade.Bus Service on Brisbane Road.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ben Achurch
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (07) 5444 5844
  • Private party facilities
    Bella Venezia is the perfect location for your ultimate, memorable function. There are many reasons to visit Bella Venezia and even more reasons to return.
  • Private party contact
    contact@bellavenezia.com.au: (07) 5444 5844
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