Pizza and pasta maker Guisseppe Scorce succeeded in re-creating a little piece of home in this cozy central eatery. The decor is classic, with red-and-white checked tablecloths and grapes hanging from the ceiling, and the food is good. All of the pasta is homemade—the tortellini is prepared every afternoon—and the flavorful pizzas are thin-crusted. Be sure to leave room for dessert—Bella Mia makes its own gelato, sorbets, and tiramisu. Bella Mia has been here since
1978 and still going strong.
73A Devonport Rd., Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand