Bella Venezia

Italian in Mooloolaba & Maroochydore

Expectantly pricey given its central Esplanade location, smart-casual Bella Venezia cooks up decent Italian dishes, from succulent polpette al sugo (Italian meatballs in a rich tomato sauce) to pizzas, risottos and pasta dishes like housemade spaghetti with zucchini, leek, chilli and Moreton Bay bug. Sharing plates are great for vino-fuelled gossip sessions, and there are even some bambino-sized meals.