On entering the restaurant I asked the waitress if they did gluten free, a few seconds later she came over with the menu and pointed out that everything that could be done gluten free was marked with the little wheat symbol and left me to look through. Some of the pasta dishes could be done gluten free, as could some of the pizzas and most of the grill options were fine too. It did take a few minutes to decide what to have, pizza or pasta, I wish I could have had both but eventually opted for Spaghetti Carbonara. I asked for it gluten free and she marked it on the order and went and told the chef that I had "gluten allergy", well at least she told them I couldn't have gluten!
After our main meal we decided we wanted dessert, so we asked the waitress for the dessert menu, looking down it nothing was marked with gluten free, but we had seen online they did gluten free options, by this time the restaurant had filled up a lot and we couldn't grab the waitresses attention but another guy came over so I asked him if they had gluten free desserts, within a split second he went and grabbed his allergy book and flipped through, apart from the new gelato ice cream they had nothing was gluten free, however he didn't give up, we thought we would look at the sundaes, so me and this guy who we later found out was the manager, went through every ingredient involved in the sundaes trying to establish why it wasn't marked as gluten free, all we found was the wafer contained gluten, by removing that I could have a gluten free sundae, complete with cream, sauce, meringue, strawberries and ice cream. Eventually settling on that, he went and scooped the ice cream which was outside of the kitchen in the restaurant itself, he then took it to the kitchen told the chef I was coeliac and he finished it off.
I really couldn't have asked for more helpful staff, with a good choice on the menu, Bella Italia is definitely somewhere I will consider eating when there is a branch around, there is something for everyone and the food is delicious, well worth the price they charge even if it is slightly more expensive than other places.