Bella Italia – Polla Alla Crema

So I am 100000% obsessed with Carbonara pasta, it’s all i’ve eaten for about 8 years and my favourite place to go eat Carbonara in the UK is BELLA ITALIA

The best thing about Bella is that I can pretty much go anywhere in the UK and still have my favourite meal as they’ve got so many restaurants. Plus I always try and use discounts when eating so its cheap!

I’ve been so many times to my local one, i’d say probably about 5 times in the last month, that the waiter not only knew and wrote down what I wanted before I’d even said anything, but he knew I like it without ‘green crap’

Oddly enough I don’t actually eat the Carbonara dish here but I prefer the baked version they call ‘Pollo Alla Crema’ without green crap or vegetable crap (I don’t do anything green and i’m pretty certain i’ve got a phobia of all vegetables)

The only thing about Bella Italia’s meals are that the quality is not consistent, sometimes it’s cooked really well, not too dry, plenty of sauce, soft pasta and chicken and lots of pancetta plus no green crap and sometimes it’s too dry, only a few drops of sauce is used and one time it came minus the chicken (the main ingredient!) but I still love it so much i’m willing to take the risk of a great meal or meh it’s ok meal.

BELLA ITALIA all the way!!

Update:

Here are a few more pictures from my past few dinners!

This one I had was a bit dry – they needed to put more sauce in it when they cook it as it’s baked, it can dry out quickly!

This meal I had was very nice and they put plenty of sauce so it was very tasty! Plus it wasn’t overcooked either so I enjoyed this one!

This is my most recent meal and the 2nd one I’ve had since they’ve changed the menu! You seem to get a lot more now and there was an awful lot of chicken pieces too and all the pancetta was at the bottom, so I had to mix it quite a bit! Still delish!

Although after eating the top layer I found a lot of oil at the bottom….

My boyfriends lasagne:

Ordered a desert: The Godfather, yum yum

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Scruffy Little Cat

Me = Shopping, Pink, Pearls, Drink

So a while ago I ordered a customised bag of…erm myself from this really cute shop/business called SCRUFFY LITTLE CAT and today I finally got my bag in the post and I’m in love ♥

The pictures don’t show how amazing the bag actually is in real life – its full of glitter & pink! I really love the little extra designs and it’s great how much detail has gone into them especially as all I said I wanted was ‘Champagne, pearls, bubbles’.

I admit I was a bit nervous when I opened my package as to how my personalised bag would look and how my key words would’ve been brought to life in glitter and paint but it’s perfect ♥

The only thing that I would’ve liked to change on the bag is the outfit as I would’ve loved to have had the doll in a sparkly dress but hey ho there’s nothing wrong with jeans! I actually really love the designs of the characters with their rosy cheeks!

SCRUFFY LITTLE CAT sell other customised bags in different sizes and styles but definitely think the large premium is worth the investment (and all the extra glitz is worth an additional £5)

These bags have been the latest trend and have been so popular since the end of last year so I was expecting a super long wait for my bag, especially as their website says to expect ‘4-6 weeks’ but mine was painted and received in 2 weeks. Maybe i’m just a lucky one?

I ordered the Large Handpainted Premium (The bespoke bags seems unavailable now)

£40

http://www.scruffylittlecat.com/bags-bags-to-order.irc