Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Venue

La Bella Café, on the historic old site of Durban’s first ever fire station in about 1887 or so, and later on a Berea sub-station, is one of the most striking eateries/pubs in Durban. This famous building was taken over in 2007 by Durban entrepreneur Bob Humphreys. Bob has owned many successful businesses i.e. Three Monkeys, Shunters Arm and Thirsty’s to name but a few. Bob took over St Tropez / Eden on Essenwood and began to create a new look with La Bella and the transformation was instant. Click to View the Gallery

His idea was to offer a place that served good food at a good price; hence it has been turned into a homely, friendly Italian eatery, offering homemade pasta and pizzas. He then opened the La Bella bar/beer garden which has now become a popular drinking hole for Durbanites.

An Italian style restaurant with the charm of a street café, one can enjoy a hot cup of coffee overlooking the beautiful Essenwood Park, or have a cold pint in our chilled beer garden while getting your sports fix on one of our five big screens.  We also provide a private function area on the first floor (including a big screen and sound) which is ideal for a variety of special occasions.

Voted  Durban Restaurants - The Good, the Bad and the Nastyyyy's Durban's Greatest Pizza Place 2 years in a row.

And named one of Gateway to KZN’s Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Durban.

Our menu has an Italian flair and offers thin crispy base pizzas and mouth watering pastas such as our homemade fettuccine, and many other specialties including Pork Shank. La Bella is open for breakfast with a variety to suit every palate. On the lighter side the menu includes Panini's and superb salads. For those of you with a sweet tooth there are a variety of fresh Home-made cakes and tarts available. We also cater for the little Bambinos, with simpler but tasty meals.

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