EVENTS | La Notte Rosa at Bella Italia

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to Bella Italia for an event where they show cased the new for summer La Notte Rosa menu. La Notte Rosa or Pink festival which is a famous festival in parts of Italy.

In celebration, Bella Italia has decorated their restaurants in pink decorations and lights at the windows.

One of the nice things about Bella Italia is not only do they source their products in Italy they share the farmers stories on the website and menu which delivers more to the experience, this morning I was having a quick look before I started writing this post and found myself reading about the passionate basil farmers on the Cortino family who supply the pesto used in the Pizza Rosa Copa.


The summer menu is filled with fresh ingredients featuring grilled watermelon with goat cheese and balsamic dressing and antipasti of mixed meats with tomatoes which isn’t something I would have ordered from the menu but as it was an event we had the chance to sample all the different options and I had to have more as one wasn’t enough.



Other options include a watermelon salad and the Pizza Rosa Copa which is my kind of pizza as it doesn’t have the tomato puree base.

For watermelon and salami lover this menu is perfect for you.



As well as the summer food menu there are drinks perfect for a summer’s day. They also include Virgin Watermelon Cooler or for an alcoholic version with Absolute Vodka. I like that they have a virgin cocktail option. I tried both of these are despite having a bad experience with watermelon flavoured drinks it was delicious. It had a true watermelon taste rather than an artificial melon flavour you get sometimes in cocktail mixes.

The other drinks include Cipriani Bellini – you can’t beat a classic Bellini and this for me is a perfect pre-dinner drink. They also have a Strawberry Campari Spritz and the one which I think would be my favourite but I haven’t tried it is the Strawberry Gin mare Lemonade. Anything Gin based has me won over at the moment.

The event was a lot of fun, not only did I get to spend time with blogger friends Charlie and Karen but they had organised a magic photo mirror which sadly I didn’t take advantage of as I was quite comfy sad having a candle light night with friends, enjoying good food and chats.


The food was delicious and all the staff we very friendly and helpful. One of the people around up didn’t eat pork and they arranged for the pizza to be brought out without salami and took care to remember this when they came round with the trays of food. 



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26 comments

  1. Looks like the sort of place our family would love. Italian food is a favourite here and the Pizza Rosa Copa would be ideal for one of my boys who isn't fond of tomato puree types of pizza topping.

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    1. it was really tasty, i like traditional pizza but i don't like a lot of tomato sauce so this was perfect for me x

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  2. This looks and sounds fantastic. I would love to take my family to Bella Italia. We have never been there for a meal.

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    1. it's worth a visit, i was trying to think about the last time i;d been and it must me 6 years or so x

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  3. That food looks delicious!! I've never eaten at Bella Italia but I've heard so many good reviews!

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  4. Ooh that looks lovely! I love Bella Italia, its such great food and great prices too!

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  5. The grilled cheese and watermelon looks like a lovely summer dish and what a wonderful authentic Italian event x

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  6. Ive never eaten here before but they have one near me. sometimes they have free evenings with free wine- always woryh looking out for. dont blame you for being comfy, looks so cosy. looks like a place for all events including family nights

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  7. I've only ever eaten at Bella Italia once quite a few years ago now. The food looks delicous i definitely need to go again now love the pink theme.

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  8. All of it looks absolutely delicious! Never been to Bella Italia before but I'd totally visit here anytime if I'm craving some Italian food.

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  9. I've not been to a Bella Italia for years, but that food looks amazing! x

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  10. Bella Italia is one of my favourite places to visit for food wise, it looks like this event was a great hit, the sunglasses are adorable! x

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  11. It's a long time since we've been to a Bella Italia, we've always loved our meals there though. The new menu sounds great, I would love the watermelon salad. It must be so light and refreshing

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  12. We love Bella Italia - the food looks delicious! What a fab venue for an event

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  13. This looks so tasty! I've always wanted to try watermelon salad, it's my favourite fruit but I wonder how it'd taste with savoury stuff!

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  14. Wow, It really looks lovely and their food was so amazing I love to go there and try their food

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  15. I love Bella Italia, that pizza looks gorgeous!

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  16. The food looks wonderful, I love Bella Italia - you can never go wrong choosing from their menu.

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  17. Mmmm sounds like a great place to go for a meal! I'll have to check it out next time I'm south to the mainland.

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  18. This sounds fab, I do love a good pizza!

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  19. Interesting menu. I'm now wondering how a grilled watermelon tastes. I want to five it a try.

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  20. Love those dishes! Yummy! We love visiting Bella Italia, their food is always so delicious!

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  21. You know I have walked passed Bella Italia a million times and never gone in but the food looks so lush x

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  22. Bella Italia serves some of the best Italian food. Those watermelon wedges look yummy

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  23. Sounds like a fun event, the food all looks so delicious! I'm a big fan of Bella Italia, i wish there was one near where i live! xo

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  24. We love Bella Italia but haven't eaten there in ages. After seeing your delicious food I may have to change that and book a table soon :)

    Louise x

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