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Melone Capriccioso
Pearls of Melon topped with Prawns and Cocktail sauce

Avocado Pear con Granchio
Tian of sliced Avocado Pear, filled with Cornish Crab and topped with Smoked Salmon and Prawns

Asparagi alla Milanese
Jumbo Asparagus wrapped with Parma Ham, sprinkled with Mozzarella Cheese, then grilled

(We can alter this dish to suit V or Vg)


Duck Bresaola with a Lemon and Olive Oil dressing, Rocket Leaves and Parmigiano shavings

Chicken Liver Parfait, flavoured with Brandy and served with toast


Soup available on request



Roast Aberdeen Angus Striploin of Beef, served with Yorkshire pudding and Red Wine Gravy

Roast Rack of Lamb with a Marsala, Lemon and Rosemary sauce

Pollo alla Cacciatora
Breast of Chicken cooked in a Red Wine sauce with Onions, Mushrooms and Tomato

Roasted Salmon Fillet in Filo Pastry with Spinach and Duxelle Mushrooms, served in a Lemon and Parsley Butter sauce

Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto, with Basil, Goats Cheese and toasted Walnuts (V) or (Vg) without Cheese

Selection of fresh Vegetables and Saute Potatoes served the main course

Desserts from the Trolley


Three-course Lunch £27.50

Ample parking at the rear of the restaurant
Well-appointed and exquisitely furnished
En’Suite bedrooms (4 poster bed) available

(V) Vegetarian / (Vg) Vegan

Traditional Italian Restaurant

First, relax in the cosy private bar located at the back of La Bella Vita Restaurant. Here, amid the grand Italian decor and 17th century architecture, you can browse the sumptuous Italian menu in comfort and listen to Giorgio present the tempting fresh daily specials. Then, select from the exceptional wines and champagnes, with expert advice on hand if needed.

All meals at La Bella Vita are prepared from the finest fresh ingredients, according to traditional Italian recipes. Giorgio and his team personally source all their ingredients from some of the best produce markets in the UK: Billingsgate fish market; Smithfields meat market; and vegetables from Spitalfields market. The daily specials will reflect La Bella Vita's market selections - perhaps a Cuttlefish Risotto, Oven-baked Razorfish, or Pasta with Brown Prawns & Wild Mushrooms. A true taste of Venice in historic Hitchin!

Finish off your meal with one of the tantalisingly fresh desserts from La Bella Vita's dessert trolley, and perhaps some rich Italian coffee...