I love one of the waitresses in particular, shes fantastic. Of all the times ive eaten there its been great. Very nice food for a pub, I love stone grilled food. The environment is great and i wouldnt recommend a better pub in petone, with such good quality food.
For the past four years La Bella is my one stop shop for Italian products. Of the many times I have dined there, for coffee or a meal, I have had many different experiences. Its reputation for top shop in what ever year, has well worn off. Ive experienced an upsetting situation for a young waitor, which i think the owner doesnt care about the environment of his staff. Which also makes it hard for me to say the service feels intimate.
Depending on who is making coffee, i just dont bother. The cakes used to be FANTASTIC.. Some of the best baking ive ever experienced. I buy gelato often, especially the tiramisu flavour when i can, on the hot summer days after the beach. I buy their products often, and they arent afraid to sell you something past the used by date.
Some of the food is lovely, and its the quality of my favourite dishes that keeps me going back
Love the food! Its so good to know when you feel like thai, your going to be getting very satisfying and generous meals. The service is not what i would call superb, but seems more authentic the way it is. Gets a bit cold by the door, but were allowed to move.