Grazie for 40 Years, Bella Venezia!

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Georgia Beard reveals how forty years and a bright future of exceptional service and exquisitely crafted cuisine have secured Bella Venezia’s reputation as culinary classics.

A comforting cascade of warm light, spaces shifting from intimate indoor booths to sprawling alfresco tables and the rich aroma of Italian ingredients rising, roasting and sautéing from the kitchen. 

Wandering down Mooloolaba Esplanade, the all-encompassing sensory experience of Bella Venezia is unmistakable. 

This sumptuous Italian restaurant has been an enduring jewel in the crown of dining on the Sunshine Coast since 1983 – a voyage to the vineyards, trattorias and family dinner tables of Italy.

Owners Kristine and Todd Young are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their establishment and can proudly reflect on decades of hard work, renovations, tantalising menu changes and a never-ending sweep of national and international awards. 

A commitment to community has seen the venue host many a fundraising event and provide generous donations to a number of local charities. 

Bella Venezia has evolved and transformed to meet the desires of every client. It offers a secluded sanctuary for a romantic first date; a relaxed open-air venue for fun gatherings with family and friends; and a Private Dining Room for memorable celebrations.

With no room hire fee, the Private Dining Room is available for exclusive use for groups of 10 to 20 guests. 

Bella Venezia’s vast, enchanting dining rooms can also cater for up to 70 seated guests with a multi-course menu or 80 standing guests with a canapé-style menu and a choice of over 470 wines from an award-winning wine list.

Consistently refining their offer, Bella Venezia is proving worthy of their prestigious award collection, which expanded considerably in recent times. 

This year has already seen Kristine and Todd earn a Chef’s Hat in the Australian Good Food Guide Restaurant Awards after six years of achieving AGFG’s Best Italian Restaurant Sunshine Coast. 

In 2022, the team took home the award for Large Hospitality at the Sunshine Coast Business Awards for the second year in a row! Now we’re hoping to see Bella Venezia recognised for a third year and inducted into Hall of Fame!

This culinary classic received Best Formal Italian Restaurant in SEQ and Bronze for Best Formal Italian Restaurant in Australia for the 2022 Restaurant and Catering Awards; and Tripadvisor named Bella Venezia the No. 1 Restaurant in Australia, winning the Traveller’s Choice Everyday Eats Award.

The restaurant’s formidable wine list has also garnered heavy acclaim this year, including the Best of Award of Excellence in the Wine Spectator Awards and Best Wine List in QLD in Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards.

Behind these well-deserved accolades and honours, a lot of hard work by a passionate team and a loyal customer base is the reason Bella Venezia has elevated itself within the industry. 

Its award-winning flavours are now more accessible than ever with the introduction of a Prix Fixe Lunch. 

Available every day from 11.30pm to 5pm, choose from a 2-course lunch for $39 per person or a 3-course lunch for $49 per person with a mouthwatering menu that will change regularly.

As they step boldly into the future of service, every choice Kristine and Todd make will continue to serve the appetites of their community. 

Bravo and grazie!

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