About Us

 Since 2003

A meal is more than food:

In 2003, Francesco and Teresa Nardi felt it was time to collate their family recipes, experience and abundant knowledge of traditional Italian cooking in one place, Bella Bellissimo.

They opened the doors to share their love for modern Calabrian cooking with all of Forster.


Almost two decades later and our community continue to support us & indulge in the food we all love. As one of Forster’s longest standing restaurants we’d like to say thank you for your support. whether it be a quiet occasion or a large celebration, catching up with friends or just getting takeaway and sitting by the lake. No matter the reason, we’re happy to be sharing a meal with you.

Bella Bellissimo has come a long way since its inception, with many changes in how we do things and how our dining room looks. But one thing that remains an unwavering constant is our love for food & family. That is something which will forever remain. And remember, when you dine with us, you’re our family too.


The Dining Room

Vibrant. Intimate. Understated. 

Overlooking Forster's Wallis Lake, our dining room is a small yet versatile space which offers an intimate dining experience. We offer full table service & strive to make dining with us a memorable and comfortable encounter. When you come to our house for dinner, you're part of our family, so whether you've come straight from the beach or dressed to the nines, you're more than welcome to eat with us. 

At Bella Bellissimo, we pride ourselves on putting the customer first. Whether it be a custom cocktail request, alteration to a dish or help with finding a suitable wine pairing, we're more than happy to help!

No request is too big or too small.