Hats of to Bella Italia for their amazing range of vegan options!
It took a while but it was worth it!
Zizzi, Pizza Express, Ask Italian and others brought out vegan options, but Bella Italia was lagging behind. All of that is forgotten now that they’ve made such an effort to look after customers that are looking for vegan options.
What’s so good about Bella Italia’s vegan range?
Well…there’s a few things
Their menu labels the vegan options, which makes ordering super easy
The vegan dishes have a label on it, which helps the server in a couple of ways. They don’t have to retain which dish is vegan and which isn’t, which must be priceless when they’re rushed off their feet. It also fills the customer with confidence that they got the ‘right’ dish.
They are definitely not paying lip service to the customers who want vegan options. They’ve gone all-out and have multiple vegans options and they’re not samey either!
What I’ve tried at Bella Italia so far
I was so lucky to be with a friend who is similar to me. We both wanted to try as many options as possible. We over-ordered with the intention of trying numerous dishes and take away what we couldn’t manage. Thus our meals would be sorted for tomorrow, nothing would be wasted and we would have made a large dent in terms of trying what they had to offer!
Vegan options at Bella Italia
While you wait
Sicilian Olives: Large, green Sicilian Giarraffa olives
Flatbreads to share: Hand-stretched flatbread with caramelised onion and mozzarella
Polpette: ‘Meatballs’ baked in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with melting mozzarella, served with toasted ciabatta
Bruschetta: Toasted ciabatta topped with red and yellow baby vine tomatoes, red onions marinated in garlic, olive oil and basil
Pomodoro: Spaghetti in a traditional rich tomato sauce
Marco Polo: Gramigna pasta with pulled ‘duck’, spring onions and mushrooms in a sweet plum sauce
Pollo Pesto: Gramigna pasta with roast ‘chicken’, onion, red peppers and pachino tomatoes in a basil pesto sauce
Polpette Americano: Spaghetti with ‘meatballs’ & roasted onions in a spicy garlic & tomato sauce
Bolognese: Spaghetti served with our own slow-cooked ragù
Margherita: Tomato, mozzarella, basil and vegan cheese
Pollo Barbecue: Pulled ‘chicken’, diced ‘pancetta’ and mozzarella on a barbecue base
Pollo Vesuvio: Spicy pulled ‘chicken’, roast peppers, onion, fresh green chilli and mozzarella on a fiery tomato sauce base
Oumph! Burger: 100% plant protein & soy burger, served with baby gem lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion and mayonnaise
Cannellini Bean Burger: Cannellini bean, garlic and vegetable burger with salsa verde, sliced tomato, red onion and lettuce. Served with mixed salad
Lenticchie Spirali: Spiralized carrot, golden beetroot and courgette with a rich lentil ragù
Mille Colori Pizza: Half-moon pizza with roast peppers, onion, butternut squash, tomato sauce, red pepper sauce and pine nuts (no cheese). Served with a side salad
Roast Mediterranean Vegetables
Mixed Salad Dietary
Roast new potatoes
Cookie Dough Al Forno: Freshly oven baked to order! Warm chocolate chip cookie dough filled with a melting chocolate middle, served with vanilla gelato and caramel sauce
Coconut Panna Cotta: Creamy coconut panna cotta topped with mango, passionfruit and strawberry salsa
Where else you can find vegan pizza
The multiple, delicious options at PickyWops
Eating vegan at The Stable
Vegan options at ASK Italian
Pizza Express becomes more vegan friendly
Lots of vegans options at Zizzi
Vegan at Franco Manca
The deliciousness at MOD Pizza