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Braised pork belly, roasted garlic, mustard soubise, kipfler potato, fennel, garlic, sage and crackling.

About Bella Venezia

Prepare for a tantalising journey of Italian dining at Bella Venezia, a popular hot spot on Mooloolaba’s vibrant Esplanade at Pacific Beach Resort. Calling this iconic precinct home since 1983, Bella Venezia offers several dining options from plush blue velvet seating and red velvet booths to tables overlooking the beautiful Mooloolaba Esplanade and alfresco Champagne garden dining. Premium produce is sourced from local Sunshine Coast suppliers, seafood from Mooloolaba Port and quality imported ingredients for a menu overflowing with artfully plated dishes created by award-winning Chefs. Savour tempting plates like spaghetti with Moreton Bay bug tail, chilli, cherry tomatoes, lobster, prawn and Cognac bisque, before decadent desserts of lemon and cinnamon baked cheesecake and apple sorbet.

Specials & Events

New Year's Eve
VIP Booth Experience
New Year's Eve
Second Seating - 4 Course
New Year's Eve
First Seating - 3 Course

Location & Map

Pacific Beach Resort 95 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba 4557 QLD - See Map

Media & Awards

  • 2023 Restaurant and Catering Best Formal Italian SEQ
  • 2023 AGFG Reader's Choice Winner - Best Italian Sunshine Coast
  • 2022 Wine Spectator Awards - Best of Award of Excellence - 2 Glass Rating
  • 2022 Australian Wine List of the Year Awards - BEST WINE LIST QLD
  • 2022 Australian Wine List of the Year Awards - 3 Glass Rating
  • 2022 Restaurant & Catering Awards Bronze - Italian Formal in Australia
  • 2022 Restaurant & Catering Awards - Best Formal Italian SEQ
  • 2022 World of Fine Wine World Wine list Awards - Best Regional Wine List (outside the region) for Italian Wines Winner Australasia.
  • 2022, Sunshine Coast Business Awards - Large Hospitality Award
  • 2022, TRIPADVISOR - NO. 1 Restaurant in Australia - Travellers Choice 'EVERYDAY EATS' AWARD
  • Top 50 Restaurants in Australia - Open Table

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 150   Chef: Executive Chef- Ben Achurch   Sommelier: Wine Director: Todd Young - Sommelier: Stefania Angelini


Opening Hours

Mon  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Tue  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Wed  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Fri  11:30:AM - 10:00:PM
Sat  11:30:AM - 10:00:PM
Sun  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 100 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Product Launch
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (41)


Best Italian Restaurant in the Sunshine Coast
Exceptional food, good service, great location, delicious desserts.


Excellent Food, Service, International Wine Selection, Cater for Food Intolerances
Great menu selection, attentive service, brilliant wine list, cater for food intolerance,
delicious desserts, perfect atmosphere for all occasions.


Highly recommended
Best Italian restaurant in the coast.


Best Italian on the Coast


Fantastic food and service


Delicious food, extensive wine list, great spot for a girl's long lunch.


Beautiful everything!
Love the food, service and location of this restaurant! Quality is superb. I love everything!



Best Italian on the Coast


Best place for a group get together
This place is fantastic- my friends and I wanted somewhere nice to have a catch up- with yummy food, fantastic service and a wine list to boot. Bella Venezia ticked all our boxes. It was a fantastic night - thank you team


Just fantastic


Ahhhhmazing Italian
Every time the food and the service are on point! Easily BEST Italian on the Sunshine Coast.


A fantastic restaurant with outstanding food and service. The ambience is also out of this world!


Best Italian food at the Sunshine Coast
Always consistent service and food! Great cocktails and atmosphere! A must to go In Mooloolaba


Always stunning food and service


Great atmosphere and delicious food


Unbelievable food and service


Absolutely sensational!!


Exquisite dining surrounds with impeccable service and incredible Menu!



An outstanding dining experience in one of Queensland's most beautiful locations.
It's difficult to fault this restaurant. Gorgeous food, amazing staff, beautiful views and central location. I can't wait to some back again soon!





Best Italian restaurant on sunshine coast
Had really good experience on special occasion, service was good and food was delicious. Thanks for making my night so special. Will be back again next time.


Five star
Fantastic food and best service I have had


Always exceptional
I've been here on busy Friday nights and sunny Sunday lunches, and it's always delicious and a great experience. The service, the attention to detail in the plating, the wine, the balance of Italian authenticity and Sunny Coast vibe is brilliant.


Excellent quality and presentation of food, brilliant selection of wines, friendly staff and great service. The best in Mooloolaba


Ray Arvidson

Everything was excellent especially the great service provided by Nina


Love this place !! This gorgeous, stylish restaurant never disappoints, always the best, amazing food in Mooloolaba ??


Always Amazing
We have eaten here quite a few times- we love it- the food is always exceptional (especially the pork belly my fav) and the staff are amazing - the go out of there way to ensure we are well looked after. Especially my Master 4. Thanks Bella...


Best Italian on the coast
Outstanding dining experience, awesome cuisine and wonderful staff, the total package for an unforgettable night


Marco for President
Marco D was a Five star legend


Outstanding service and food
Went with a young family for lunch. Everyone catered for and the food was delicious! Service was outstanding, staff were very personable. An enjoyable experience. Highly recommended


Such a great place to dine in Mooloolaba, right on the esplanade. Exceptional food and one of the most extensive wine lists I've seen in a while.


I found Bella Venezia by chance on my phone and was blown away by the quality of food and the friendly attentive staff. I wish i lived closer


Spectacular! Always good service and food


Service with a smile. A total dining experience we will be back.


One of the best Italian restaurants on the coast


Good food great location and service to go with