Vita Bella

Award-winning Italian restaurant

An unforgettable dining experience

Delicious food. Excellent service. Intimate atmosphere. Benvenuti a Vita Bella
Visually stunning, authentic Italian dishes, cooked to perfection.

Dishes to delight the tastebuds, created using fresh, local produce.

Vita Bella offers you an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of Essex.
Located in the picturesque village of East Hanningfield, just outside Chelmsford, Essex, Vita Bella Ristorante Italiano provides patrons with an unforgettable and authentic Italian dining experience, served within a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Our lovingly crafted menus feature a range of Italian dishes, all freshly cooked to order and guaranteed to give you a genuine taste of Italy. To ensure all of our dishes are as delicious as possible, all fresh produce is sourced from the local area. Call today to reserve your table at Vita Bella and discover a truly exceptional authentic Italian dining experience that will make you want to visit us again and again.
Italian Classics
Offering an intimate dining experience, regardless of the size of your party.
Whether a table for 2 or 20, we guarantee unparalleled service and atmosphere.
Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday
12.00 – 14.30 & 18.30 – 22.00

12.00 – 14.30 & 18.30 – 22.30 (last food orders)

12.00 – 14.30 & 18.00 – 22.30 (last food orders)

12.00 – 18.00 (last arrivals)

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Important information

Young Diner Policy

In order to offer the very best dining experience for our guests we have a a strict young diner policy. We do not allow children under the age of 4 in our restaurant anytime Monday – Saturday. Children aged 4 and above are permitted Monday – Saturday lunchtimes only, children aged 11 or over are permitted Monday – Thursday evenings and those aged 16 or over are permitted on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Sunday is family day and ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!!

Please note that we do not have facilities for babies and toddlers and do not allow pushchairs in the restaurant. Thank you for your cooperation.

Dress Code

We ask all customers to embrace a smart/casual dress code (no shorts, flip flops, hoodies, tracksuits/trainers please). We retain the right to refuse entry so please respect our wishes and other diners by dressing accordingly.

Parking and Chaffeur Services.

We have ample free parking on site, however on busy occasions we will have a parking attendant to direct you to additional parking, found across the road in the village hall car park. 

If you live locally we may be able provide a drop-off chauffeur service.

Gift Vouchers

We offer gift vouchers at a range of price points, please call for details on how to purchase.

Reservation Confirmation

We may call you to confirm your reservation, this is done to protect your booking and our business.

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Special Event!

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Black-tie dinner with the 1966 World Cup winner and hat-trick hero, Sir Geoff Hurst! Hosted by West Ham star Tony Cottee

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