Bella Italia ready meals are now being sold in Tesco – and they're cheaper than at its restaurants

The frozen dishes only cost between £2.50 and £4 for 186g-500g, meaning they're much cheaper than the meals in the restaurant – but they're still made of the same ingredients.

The ready meal range includes the starters funghi arrosto and polpette for £2.50.

Examples of mains in the range are pancetta carbonara, beef and red wine ravioli and meatball al forno – and they're only £1.50 more than the starters at £4.

Italian dessert fans will also love the tiramiso and lemon cheesecake, which set you back £3 per pot.

If you're planning to buy food for more people than just yourself, Tesco's three-course meal deal for £10 is a great way to save some money off the range.

What dishes are included?


Funghi Arrosto – £2.50 for 250g

Polpette – £2.50 for 250g


Pancetta Carbonara – £4 for 450g

Conchiglioni Calabrese – £4 for 450g

Beef and Red Wine Ravioli – £4 for 450g

Pollo Funghi – £4 for 500g

Sicilian pasta Trulli – £4 for 500g

Meatball All Forno £4 for 500g


Tiramisu – £2 for 186g

Lemon Cheesecake – £2 for 206g

For that price, you'll get two starters, two mains and one dessert, meaning you'll save a total of £6.

You also have plenty of time to enjoy the offer – it is valid until November 19.

You'll save even more if you compare Tesco's prices to the restaurants, although customers across the UK will pay different prices depending on where in the country they're located.

For example, one of the Bella Italia restaurants in central London charges between £5.99 and £6.99 for the same starters, between £11.29 and £13.99 for the mains and £6.49 for the desserts.

The ready meals have already hit Tesco stores across the UK, so pasta fans could head to the stores straight away.

Asda is also running a three course meal deal for £10 – but this is available all year round.

If you don't want to spend £10 on only one dinner, Co-op has brought back its £5 meal deal and it includes pizza, garlic bread and ice cream. 

B&M is offering an even cheaper meal deal for £1.75 and this includes a sandwich, snack and a drink.

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