Dedicated to the presentation of genuine cooking traditions, Ciao Bella prepares authentic Italian dishes and pizza using quality ingredients and freshly prepared hand-pressed dough.  Superior local products are utilised including Leontyna Extra Virgin Olive Oil & locally produced Buffalo Mozzarella.  Only the best quality cured meats and cheeses are used, thereby resulting in a truly artisan product.  In addition to the pizza menu there are always a few specials from the kitchen based on what is being harvest in our garden and on local farms.  Special pizzas include heirloom tomato & fresh ricotta, local fig, gorgonzola & prosciutto and organic asparagus and taleggio cheese. From the kitchen we serve authentic Italian specialties like Olive Ascolane, Arancini, Gnocchi and Spaghetti Carbonara along with daily specials.


Years ago Claudio and Marisa were on vacation in Balnarring when they came across a beautiful old house for sale and fell in love with it. A perfect find for their dream restaurant!

Over a decade has passed and Ciao Bella Pizza is still a very popular family run restaurant that is all about casual relaxed dining in a warm, cozy and ‘vibrant’ atmosphere.

Our heritage and our garden are the inspiration in our cuisine. The menu is designed around produce harvested from our garden and products sourced from local suppliers around the Peninsula.

Woodfire thin crust Italian pizzas are our award winning specialty. In addition, we offer daily specials of antipasti, homemade pasta like ravioli and gnocchi, fresh seafood, salads and delicious home made desserts. Our wine list features a wide variety of choices from the Peninsula and Italian vineyards.

The picture below is of our new outdoor dining area, part of our beautiful garden.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Ciao Bella soon.

Click here to make a Booking at Ciao Bella Restaurant

Bookings are strongly suggested.

A presto! Claudio & Marisa


Pizza, birra and friends….
Share one of Ciao Bella’s set menus for a group booking of 10 people or more:

Two Course Meal…

$60 per person comprising Italian Rustic Antipasto, and Woodfire Pizzas to share


$65 per person comprising Italian Antipasto, Woodfired Pizzas and Salads to share.

Beverages are charged on consumption.
We are also happy to design a menu for your special occasion.

Please contact us to discuss your next function.

(03) 5931 3098

Ciao Bella


To contact us, call: 03 5931 3098

Click here to make a Booking at Ciao Bella Restaurant