Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellariarestaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02075808075
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday and Tuesday: 12pm - 3pm; 5:30pm - 10pm
    Wednesday- Sunday: 12pm -10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Vannucci
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube Stations: Oxford Circus
    Goodge Street
    Great Portland street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking from 6:30pm outside.
A word from Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Absolutely, charmingly unique, the Bellaria Restaurant and Wine Bar in London’s upmarket Fitzrovia is a must for those tiring of the same old dining experience. From street level, Bellaria is quite simple – a pleasant, attractive Italian restaurant with an inviting atmosphere, bright and simple décor and the best seats of the house in daylight hours are by the wide windows where one can watch the world go by. However, a few steps below and guests are transported to a whole other world. Bellaria’s basement level truly is straight out of an ancient fairytale, its bare stone walls with their arches, nooks and crannies complemented by chandeliers and trickster mirrors, low lighting casting a golden glow. It’s the ideal setting for romance and a real surprise to everyone who discovers it.
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Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
258 reviews since 20 October 2013
Average Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.7
    Value3.7
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romance (111)special occasions (78)pre/post theatre (73)group bookings (70)business meals (65)fit for foodies (61)outdoor eating (50)good vegetarian options (42)outstanding value (38)sunday lunch (33)child friendly (16)brunch (14)afternoon tea (7)disabled access (4)Show More
  • 30th birthday party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    I booked it for my son's 30th birthday we were 8 people and we enjoyed the meal.
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  • Fantastic service & Italian food
    Sammie4
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    The whole experience of dining at this restaurant was fabulous & faultless. The staff are of a high caliber & the presentation & taste of the food is amazing. I had vegetarian options & the risotto with goats cheese was to die for. The street level seating area is small & cozy & only aprox a 10min walk from Oxford Circus/Margaret Street bus stop. We will definitely be dining here again & will try sitting downstairs next time.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Italian
    henrys
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Booked the 50% off offer; when we turned up the waiter wanted to seat us in the grim downstairs room but agreed cheerfully when we asked to stay upstairs. Service was very good, and the food was of decent quality. The squid looked great but was extremely salty; the rest was very good, and service was excellent. Calves liver with mash was very good and nicely pink. Two out of three of us were drinking only tap water, and this wasn't a problem for the restaurant at all. Very good value including the offer, but a bit pricey without it.
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  • Alright
    Adam
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went here with my girlfriend last night using the 50% deal. She had the bruschetta and I had the squid to start. Hers was plain but nice, mine was overly salted and not what some say as 'the best calamari ever'. We then had pasta, these dishes were far better, the plain bolognese I had was amazing. An unexpected surprise. Overall it was a nice meal. I feel the starters were overpriced but as we got 50% off it was fine. The prices in the menu on the site are not quite up-to date btw.
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  • Great food & service
    Rosi
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We had an amzing dinner..excellent food, wine and service. It was my second time..will come back again
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  • Very good
    Dim89
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Nice food, nice ambience. We enjoyed our dinner. The water is overpriced.
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  • Delicious food, good service
    merry
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    I book Belleria for my friends birthday as she loves Italian. I love trying different restaurants and I saw good comments about the place. The restaurant was not really busy at all as it was Tuesday. We ordered vegetarian sharer plate which was £12.00 on the menu and we didn't realise it was per person. It actually says on the menu but I didn't even pay attention, because I never seen in any other place they put the price per person for a sharer plate. So I thought that was a bit misleading. We loved the board but we were all really surprised that vegetarian board costs 24 pounds. Main dishes very really tasty as well as my espresso martini. Service was polite and attentive. Overall good experience but expensive without the discount.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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  • Great Food!
    SEA23
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Really impressed with the food and service I received at Bellaria. It is not a big restaurant, however the food was amazing. We selected this restaurant as we were going to watch a show at the Palladium; and it is no more than a 10 minute walk from the theatre. Really friendly staff, good selection of wine and an extensive menu. Can't recommend enough and will definitely be back the next time I am in the area.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Patie
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    The menu cooking and presentation at Bellaria take the often run of the mill Italian menu to another level. Good value at 50% off Starters and Main courses other wise a bit pricey. Our Party of 8 especially enjoyed the squid innovatively presented in a friture, the bressaola and the pancake, worth a special mention was the Cod in Pancetta and the Sea Brean main course. Lovely Italian staff and unrushed service made for a relaxing evening enjoyed by all.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Pleasant meal in nice setting
    londondiner
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Had a very enjoyable meal at Bellaria on Saturday evening. The meal is good value with the top table offer, but would be quite expensive otherwise. Starter portions were decent, main were a little on the small side and sides have to be ordered separately. There was a charge for bread - which given the prices did seem a little stingy but service was attentive and friendly. Try one of the outside tables which are especially lovely (weather permitting).
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Reasonable but not amazing
    jwpp
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    The starter was not good at all. The main course and dessert both good. Wine - limited by-the-glass choice but OK. Service very good and friendly. The atmosphere was fine although a large party were noisy and a bit drunk. Only having a good time and in good spirits but not the best for a quite dinner with my friend. The toilets are horrid.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Great place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We enjoyed our meal at Bellaria. We had hoped to eat downstairs as the area appeared much more appealing (over the internet, anyway), but it was overbooked. That stated, we enjoyed our dinner. We don't consider it a must-see and will likely not be back this year, but it was a good meal and experience all the same.
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  • in a word, excellent
    Andy
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Myself and my girlfriend had a fantastic time and I can say quite confidently we will be returning. The staff were attentive and very friendly from the moment we arrived. With the 50% off starter and mains it represented ridiculously good value. The calamari starter was by far the best I have had, the salmon with pistachio crust delightful. My partner opted for the crepes filled with ricotta cheese, sun dried tomato and porcini mushroom on a red pepper coulis, followed by Chicken supreme filled w aubergines and bel paese cheese and basil mash potato...which was every bit as fantastic. We asked for the 10% service charge to be removed so we could leave 15%. Thank you for a lovely evening, a lovely meal and truely wonderful service.
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  • Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
    COAL
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is the fourth time I've been to the Bellaria and it continues to impress. I booked through top table adding a special request to the resturant to see if they would be able to accomodate myself and my girlfriend with our young baby. I was impressed that the manager phoned with myself back within minutes of the request being sent to say we were more than welcome and he could accomodate us with ease. Food wise the squid for starters is a must and the cod wrapped pancetta is pretty good. Off note the resturant dose have a downstairs area which is cool.. its not what you expect when you walk in upstairs.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs to change its menu
    StuartT
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was the second time for dinner at Bellaria. Considering the last time we went was November 2013, I don't think the menu has changed much if at all. Starters were quite ordinary so difficult to choose. I had the crepes which were OK. My wife chose the salmon in mint jelly which she said was absolutely tasteless. We both then went for the sea bream which was excellent. Very good side orders of spinach and fries too. We didn't have puds or coffee as we were much to full so no criticism of portion sizes. Service was faultless and charming in that casual but efficient Italian way. The toilets leave a bit to be desired and could do with smartening-up. Because of the limited choice we won't go back soon but still recommend to first-timers.
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    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • Good value and nice service
    Thegirls
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This is nice restaurant and is good for group bookings particularly if you have vegetarians in the group. The veg options are very nice. The food is nicer than you will find in most Italian restaurants . The 50% deal does make it better value as without it is a little on the pricey side. The staff are also lovely.
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  • Old fashioned Italian dining
    JimseabVIP
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Despite the restaurant not being very busy, we were escorted into the dingy basement, presumably the ghetto where all Opentable customers availing themselves of the half-price offer are sent to repent for their sins. The food is good but at full price it would be ridiculously expensive. Portions are generously sized and there is a nice complimentary bread plate provided automatically. Service is reminiscent of genuine Italian restaurants I've experienced on holiday, by which I mean p-a-i-n-f-u-l-l-y s-l-o-w. Don't go here if you're in a hurry, especially as the half price offer relies on all diners having two courses, as you are reminded when the waiter delivers a postcard with this small print on it 'to the person who booked the table'!
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  • Fabulous!!!
    Bitofafoodie1
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Booked on the off chance, but how impressed was I. A quaint venue with great food. Would definitely eat there again.
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  • Npsj
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Will definitely be going back to Bellaria. Food was fantastic and the location was easy enough from Oxford Circus.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Noel
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Everything was excellent from greeting to farewells - thank you
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    afternoon tea, brunch, disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    iolli
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    We went to Bellaria for early dinner. The food and service were excellent and we really liked the atmosphere. We will definitely be going back.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance
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  • Cracking Menu with the 50% off deal
    Someguy
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Firstly, they do a very good value 50% off food if you order a starter and a main, although their signature dishes aren't included in this. The food is excellent. I had the ricotta crepe for starter which was outstanding, and the cod for main which was good, albeit a touch small. Service is excellent, food is brilliantly presented and the atmosphere is of a relaxed Italian restaurant who are proud of their food. I'll be going back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely authentic italian cooking
    tipitown
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    I've been here a number of times now and am never disappointed. The food is lovely and, combined with the toptable 50% off deal, you can sample the appetisers and mains (signature dishes are 25% off instead) for an affordable price. The ragu tagliatelli is a personal favourite.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Great value
    billyVIP
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Want Italian this part of town - then this is your place on one of the Opentable deals. Attentive service - solid wine list and good fare.
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  • Very enjoyable meal
    Chester74
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    A great place. Good atmosphere, very chilled and laid back. Food was delicious, great value too and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and return!
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    outdoor eating, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Lunch
    MrSilas
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Great atmosphere on a lovely clear sunny day sitting by the window (a must to get the best out of the place). The staff were friendly and attentive. Very tasty food and huge menu. Will definitely be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JessieJ
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Great new find this one of our new favourite Italian restaurants .food and services are excellent... Recommend..
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    good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food Exellent service
    Pucci85
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Food was very good, tradional Italian with a modern twist. Mussel starter delicious. Open table 50% deal made it great value. Mentioned that it was my friends birthday when booking and the staff acknowledged it and really made an effort. Service excellent. Will return and would recommen
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experince
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Bellaria in London is truly outstanding with outstanding service and outstanding food!! We have enjoyed the best steak in London there, which is amazing for an Italian restaurant!! Bellaria is our nominated restaurant where we want to eat when we are in London!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great in all aspect
    MissLexie
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    I had many meals at Bellaria but i never rated before today , the food is as usual amazing very well presented and cocked to perfection , service as improve a lot since my last visti , now is really attentive and friendly . will back soon
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    brunch, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely place
    albieterrier
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Book at last minutes , we sat downstairs in the basement , food was perfect we had aubergne compote and salmon with mint jelly , as main we had sea bream and liver , no space for dessert , service was attentive friendly and faster, great experience
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • One of the best restaurants
    HestonB
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Everything about the restaurant was of the highest quality. From the moment me and my date entered, we were very welcome there. The food was exceptional, the service was outstanding and i would easily go back there again without a doubt.
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    child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Bellaria
    Nicci
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Last minute booking at Bellaria, 8.30pm on Saturday with -50% OpenTable deal. Sat in the basement. The food was very good with generous portions, although slightly overpriced without the 50% discount. Unfortuantely the service was less than friendly. Waiter was easily distracted - cut off from taking our order to bark orders/comments at other staff and didn't crack a smile the entire time we were there, which was a real shame as it would definitely put me off returning despite enjoying the food. Discount wasn't taken off the bill, it was removed without any issue - or even a word from the "happy" waiter! If the waiting staff could cheer up a bit, this could be a lovely place but probably wouldn't return or recommend due to this.
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  • Frustratingly slow service
    LondondinerVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Very slow service. There were 3 staff running the downstairs section, however only one of them could take orders or use the till, therefore it took a lifetime to order anything. The remaining 2 staff stood behind the bar polishing cutlery and asked us to wait for him to come back when we requested another bottle of wine, despite them both being stood next to it. No wine cooler was provided. All 3 meals were very nice, apart from the crab starter which was full of shell. Will not be returning as found it a very frustrating experience. Felt sorry for the 1 guy who was doing 3 peoples jobs!
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  • Super value.
    Zosha
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Couldn't fault the service or quality of food at Bellaria. We were on a 'special offer' deal at the restaurant and were given a 5 star experience. Thank you.
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    outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and ambience
    Andy
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Really like the food and ambience here. Eating on the street outside the restaurant at lunch time is always fun and lots of celeb watching from the BBC as well as just a nice bustling, but not over-busy, part of the west end. Service always prompt and with a smile. Good for business lunches in the week. Loses one star for me because of odd, and not quite up to scratch, loos.
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    brunch, business meals, outdoor eating, romance
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  • Lovely little Italian
    NomnomnomVIP
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Great food lovely staff and wonderful ambience. Will definitely be back again - good value for the quality of food especially with the 50% of starters and mains deal.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, good food
    Janh
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Via open table, got a great discount on the food, which effectually paid for our bottle of wine. Was in London for a short amount of time, the restaurant was very close to our Hotel. Liked it that much, dinned there again the 2nd night, and will propably go back on our return trip via London.
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  • just dinner
    steve
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    booked via open table special for a quiet dinner with my two adult daughters. Service was great. The 50% food offer was good from the a la carte menu. Between 3 of us we shared our starters and mains. The combined opinion was "4 out of 6" dishes were remarkably good. The other "2" were OK. House wine was palatable (or above). We dined upstairs by a window which was great given the summer evening light. With the offer we dined for £40 per person including a pre dinner drink and 2 bottles of house wine. With the food combo and the friendly service it was great value.
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  • Kalman
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    My family and I had a most enjoyable evening'.The food was 'echt' Italian -beautifully cooked and presented . The staff were very attentive and relaxed without being intrusive .
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