Fratello & sorella, that means brother and sister in Italian! We are a brother and sister team, Hugh & Caroline McMahon, celebrating 25 years of the Bella Italia story this year. Early inspiration came from our Dad, Hugh Snr, who had a treasure trove of favourite, secret recipes that were eagerly tried and tested. Caroline went on to classically train as a chef in Sardinia Italy where Italian food became a real passion for her. Italian food starts with the family, and its simplicity allows quality, simple ingredients to speak for themselves!
We put the strength of our recipe for Bella Italia, down to unfailing family support over the years. Loyal friends and customers, from Limerick and beyond have added many chapters to grow our story to what it is today. It's not just us though, Caroline's daughter, Clara, is an integral part of the team and you will regularly see her running front of house!
All our food, fresh pasta and sauces are made from scratch in-house every day, the old fashioned way, with love, care and attention to detail. Simple ingredients creating beautiful authentic food. It is part of who we are, it's all of what we value. It's a family thing......
From our family to yours, buon appetito! Grazie,