Bellaluna

4.3
46 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Quick Bite
Bellaluna is a modern looking restaurant located less than 3 minute walk from West Hampstead tube station.
At Bellaluna restaurant you can enjoy lunch or a romantic candle lit dinner in true Italian style. The friendly staff, Italian artifacts and soft music create a lovely ambience in the evenings, making Bellaluna the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy real Italian food.
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food and great service. The ambience and interior were much more relaxed than I anticipated. Not somewhere I would go for a special occasion or romantic date

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at Bellaluna before and this time brought my friends along that had not been before. Food was amazing as always. Quick service and not a long wait. The only thing I would say is the staff could be a tiny bit more friendly for my liking.

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NN
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very good choice of dishes. Perhaps could be a bit smarter in appearance, chairs looked a bit tired, but cannot fault the food. I would definitely come here again.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and a wonderful ambiance - will definitely be returning!

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CE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wide range of food menu reasonable prices and a good location. Good solid cooking. Staff a bit grumpy but efficient.

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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We ordered garlic bread and pasta Norma and salad. The garlic bread was salad was lovely but the pasta was disappointing. The sauce was watered down and runny. We didn’t enjoy it. I don’t even think we finished it. Forced it in

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SM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, varied menu,reasonabley priced

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N
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening ambience and fantastic food. Highly recommended.

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GF
London
177 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely local authentic Italian.

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S
London
31 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner here on Saturday the prawn starter was incredible as was the carbonara. One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. The kind waiter was amazing giving us the choice of what kind of pasta we wanted. The chocolate cake was really good and everything was so well priced. I am planning on going back next week.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, the reviews saying the serves are generous are completely true. The antipasto plate is definitely something to share - I attempted on my own. Wine is a little expensive but this is the only bad thing I can say about it

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy the food and the service. The portion sizes are very big and food is delicious in general. Enjoy it!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service!!

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IC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and genuine Italian atmosphere! We went for the vegetarian options and were completely satisfied and dazzled by the size of the portions! I am looking forward our next visit!!! Excellent!!!!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic value for money and such lovely food! Truly traditional and delicious would definitely recommend!

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j
Bedfordshire
97 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyable lunch at this modest Italian restaurant in West Hampstead.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is much better and tastier that what it may seem when you walk in. Mama’s recipes!

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LG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the second visit to this authentic Italian restaurant and have already reviewed this after the first visit. Found almost by chance on line, it is very unassuming from the outside but you only have to look at the varied menu to know this is the real deal when it comes to Italian food. There is the choice of 3 different pastas and it is definitely 'Vegetarian' friendly which makes a pleasant change. Will definitely be returning at some point in the future.

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EJ
London
57 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We went to Bellaluna with a few friends. Food was ok, not amazing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really good. The portions of both starter and main were generous. The service is amazing. I would suggest though that the staff can smile more.

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LG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Not being local to West Hampstead it is obvious there is a lot of choice as far as restaurants go but this was a great find. On a hot Summer night the main doors were open onto the high street but it was not overly noisy and with the ambience almost felt like a dinner on holiday. The menu was vast but what we chose was excellent and all in all definitely worth a journey back again. We started with the garlic bread with mozzarella to share which was like a pizza with lots of garlic - deliciously simple. I had the 3 prawn pasta (you can chose from spaghetti, linguine or penne) with spaghetti and it was garnished with a huge piece of corriander, simple sauce and utterly morish and had to be finished. My friend had the seafood, mainly muscles, risotto which she thoroughly enjoyed. Polished off with a bottle of the Soave and at £60.00 for the 2 of us including service it will be on our list to return again. Highly recommended.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food very fresh and tasty.
Generous portion size.
Well paced service.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had an excellent dinner yesterday evening. Pizza are excellent and the tiramisu is outstanding! We will recommend this address for sure!

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C
London
33 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Huge size pizza, very tasty. Menu with loads of options, friendly service.

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is my restaurant of choice in West Hampstead. Very good food, pleasant staff, not noisy so you can talk, and not too expensive.

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AP
London
84 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A pleasant small restaurant serving good Italian food.
OK, but not fine dining.

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M
London
113 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A straight mid range pizzeria. Ok but not great. Very good for families.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Bella Luna with friends and family for the past couple of years. I can not fault this place. I love it so much I go every week!

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G
London
41 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very acceptable neighbourhood trattoria

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NC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Looking for a change in West Hampstead. The reviews were pretty good.... well the food was nothing like the reviews. Not very exciting but edible is how I would describe the food - which is no recommendation really. The prawns in the avocado prawn starter were soggy (frozen ones I'm sure) and the glass of Rose was awful. The pasta mains were actually not bad but didn't look very appetising. A pity as the owner seemed very nice and wanted us to be happy with our meal.

It's a pity as there is a need for a really good Italian restaurant in the area. They are all pretty mediocre really.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2015
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Met friends here as convenient for West Hampstead Thameslink. Very pleasantly surprised at quality of food and amazing choice. Calamari was crisp and tasty and the veal good with just enough veg. Tables close together so not a place for a private conversation. Waiters pleasant though got orders mixed up but no major problem. Reasonably priced for so close to London.

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J
London
32 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is one of those 'I don't fancy cooking, do you want to go to ____' type places. No frills, you know what you are getting and prices that won't burn a hole in your wallet.

The typical pastas, pizzas and chicken escalope dishes are all there. The food tastes great if not ground-breaking and the portion sizes are generous. The waiting staff were always polite without bring intrusive.

Great for big groups, it doesn't tend to get very busy and a very relaxed place for catch ups, casual dinners and generally when you just want to sit down, eat and wind down.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing and the staff are great here - very friendly and accommodating. They even made up a portion of delicious homemade onion rings when my friend asked if they had any! The portions are very generous and great value for money, especially given the area and that you're in London! The atmosphere is great, with one exception - they play sport on the TV at the top of the restaurant which can be distracting - but it's an Italian restaurant so to be expected I guess! I would definitely recommend to all - suitable for groups, families, couples etc! Lovely.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love it! Love it! Love it! Lovely food, friendly people and service.

Recommended to everyone!

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A very good experience on New Year's eve. - the service was prompt and observant, my menu choices - the Bruschetta - was well prepared and very generously proportioned - and the Risotto Pescatora was excellent. My companions were happy with their choices too. I will certainly go back for more!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great people! Great meal! Great time!😃went for Christmas Eve. We're treated like family

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n
London
50 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Bella Luna is a small restaurant in West Hampstead where they serve authentic good italian food, great pastas and pizzas at affordable prices. They do a great brunch as well!

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v
London
42 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All three in our party very much enjoyed our meal and it was very reasonably priced.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I stumbled on this restaurant with my boyfriend for a quick lunch and we were very satisfied. Very filling indeed, so decided to come back and again the food was good. Service needs to be quicker but overall the experience was good. Will definitely go back again.

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MA
London
44 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Firstly I have to point out that if you are intending to use dining cheques here then you won't be able to as the restaurant does not accept them. This is not one of the ones listed on toptable's list of restaurants that don't.

Other than that, the food was lovely and so was the service. We went on a quiet night but that was perfect for us. All in all good food.

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