Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.4
195 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Charmingly unique, Bellaria Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fitzrovia is a must for those tired of the same typical Italian dining experience.
From street level Bellaria looks like a simple Italian restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere. The best seats in the house are by the wide windows where you can sit and watch the world go by.
However, a few steps below and guests are transported to a whole other world. Bellaria’s basement is straight out of a fairytale – its bare stone walls, with their arches, nooks and crannies complemented by chandeliers, mirrors, and low lighting, enhance the atmospheric ambience. It is the ideal setting for romance and a real surprise to everyone who discovers it.
Sophisticated and contemporary, our menu makes good use of authentic Italian ingredients to produce elegant and creative dishes ranging from pastas and risottos to steaks and fish. To complement our delicious food we have created a long list of excellent wines.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 5:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM

What 195 People Are Saying
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TrevorT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and wasn’t disappointed. Fantastic service and even better food. Can’t wait to return on our next visit to London.

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PamP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to this restaurant for a friends birthday. Did not know what to expect, to our surprise it has more then we expected. Food was great, Service Excellent and the ambience was a surprise as it is very deceiving from the outside. Overall a great place for a pleasant evening out.

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Phaedrus
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely fabulous evening. The staff were excellent and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service

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sarahs
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has a very warm setting with fantastic friendly staff that takes all the time to explain. Restaurant is very clean, and the quality of the food is just superb.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 1 September 2021

Wow! Thank you so much, we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We would love to see you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a romantic meal. This restaurant is top quality. The food is 5 star. I had 3 courses and each one tasted delicious. Presentation of food was also very good. The place has a nice relaxing vibe, and the staff are also nice and friendly along with good service.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 27 August 2021

What a lovely review to receive this evening! Thank you so much, i will report back to the chefs :)! We hope to see you again soon, have nice night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El camarero fue de sobresaliente, una atención fantástica.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 23 August 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My partner and I found the food to be enjoyable. However the service we had was unfortunately slow, especially as we were looking forward to such a lovely evening. However a couple of hiccups, including a missed off appetiser a having to ask twice (and being charged twice) even though we received one of the still waters was a bit of an unfortunate mistake, we will commend the waiting service for taking that off of our bill nonetheless. We did also book with having my birthday booked in mind also (it was established in the booking), nothing was brought up about that even though other tables had celebratory meal, had as such. I would love to have left a good review but sadly we’re left needing a lot more for one.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 26 August 2021

We are sorry to hear this! Although this is no excuse we were short staffed Saturday evening which is partly the reason of the slow service. With the birthday incident could you please let me know what dish the other tables were having? As i wasn't aware of this, so my apologies. We would love for you to come again so we can make this all right for you :)

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AMPT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Beautiful restaurant, the basement is stunning.

Starters were amazing and the bread is perfect. Count fault the bruschetta and arancini. Probably best we have eaten outside of Italy.

The main course of ragu was disappointing given it’s meant to be the best dish on the menu. There was too much pasta and not enough ragu or meat so the dish was dry and bland.

Food is overall fairly priced for portion sizes and quality.

We ordered a £75 bottle of Barolo which we expected to be just as good as Barolo’s of similar price at other restaurants but sadly it wasn’t and the RRP on the bottle was £9.99 so a massive markup!

Music in basement restaurant was extremely loud and went from lounge music to 80s pop which took away the authentic Italian atmosphere.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 26 August 2021

Hello, We are sorry to hear this! We will take this all into account to improve on these things for next time. Thank you.

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DanielleM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful space and service. No complaints about the food but we were not wowed.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 23 August 2021

Thank you for feedback! What can we do to make your visit better for next time?'

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and wine

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OpenTableDiner
London
39 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW… what a restaurant. Food and service superb… best Italian food I’ve tasted outside of Italy. Lovely cosy and friendly atmosphere. Made our anniversary celebration dinner extra special…

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 20 August 2021

Wow, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us here at Bellaria :) We hope you had a wonderful anniversary and hope to see you for your next one :)

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RoseCouple
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is tasty, Italian food. The food is cooked well and has flavour, colour and taste. The staff are v. v. friendly, attentive and helpful. This was our first visit and we will defintely return.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 20 August 2021

Thank you so much for this lovely review! We hope to see you again! I will let the chef's know! We really appreciate it :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found via OpenTable.
Great well kept restaurant with attentive staff and beautifully presented food. Good portions

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 17 August 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! We will for sure let the chefs know, we hope to see you again soon :)

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vipjlm10
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT meal - the Ravioli and The Lamb was outstanding

Terrific Staff

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 16 August 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon :)

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AnjanaE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, and choice on the wine list. Friendly staff team, who are attentive but not in our way.

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vipCamilaT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was really good. Portions were generous. Waiter was friendly. Would go back

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 13 August 2021

Hi Camila, Thank you for your lovely review! We would love to see you again soon :)

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ZahraA
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous night with wonderful staff, food and ambience

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 2 August 2021

We are so glad you had a great time! We hope to see you again soon :)

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OpenTableDiner
London
40 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, loved the food and the service and honestly couldn't be a better. Will definitely be back !!!

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thank you for such a lovely Review and for dining with us! Please do come again soon! Remember we do happy hour between 3pm-6pm everyday for you to enjoy yourself even more!

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Steve
London
31 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful location . Their basement area is unreal . Food is amazing , recommend to anyone

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thank you very much for this lovely review and for dining with us! We would love to see you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay. I Little disappointed the reviews were so high. I did not agree. This place seems like it caters to a lot of first time tourists.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 2 August 2021

Hi there, We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your stay our restaurant. Could we ask what happened and how we could improve this for next time?

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Ra50
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly restaurant which manages to feel local even in Oxford Circus.. excellent service and very good Italian food

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Yaskas
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time, the service was outstanding and the food delicious.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 2 August 2021

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us! It would be great to see you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice dinner, the team was amazing even though we were a little difficult picking the right dishes. Eventually we had to change one as it wasn’t wow, but everything was superb, venue amazing and staff including management very helpful and patient

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on 2 August 2021

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dine with us here at Bellaria! Your feedback is greatly appreciated, we hope to see you again in the near future :)

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OliviaW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely food, great price point, good service and nice restaurant with heaters outside

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine. Lovely staff. Do try their pistachio ice cream..we loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Never had such bad service and animosity. The manager was so rude to us and also was shouting at his staff in front of all the customers. They were also reaching over us trying to clear the spare set of plates and cutlery mid-way during our food, which was not pleasant. Also trying to clear our plates when we hadn’t even finished the last bite, they were so desperate to get us out. Considering there’s nicer and cheaper places to go to right next door I wouldn’t go here

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Amazing staff and service, great ambiance, well-priced (and delicious) wine and yummy food. We’ll be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrea was one of the best hosts! Well worth your time and money if you are hungry for Italian.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff and great food.

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Platdujour
London
26 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

If you are looking for decent italian food and wine, nothing too fancy but interesting and well cooked, this a good place. Have only ever sat outside. Staff reasonably attentive, even when the place is busy. The vegetarian options are okay if a little limited and a bit stodgy. It is in a good area, just off the main thoroughfares but close enough to the tube and bus stops to make it a handy place for a bite to eat and glass of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Overall experience was good.
The environment was cozy, the food nice and tasty ( panacota mango was his favourite) but weren’t very impressed with the drinks.
Staff were lovely and welcoming.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and for the prices we were paying I could not complain too much. I think the fish dishes were maybe overpriced however the taste of them was brilliant. Wine choice was good with 98% being Italian as you would expect. The portion sizes were great and the staff were so friendly and attentive. We sat outside which provided a good ambience as the whole area was busy, but will definitely try downstairs inside when it opens back up as it looks superb

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AndreaL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and didn’t have to wait too long even though it was packed

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EimearM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best restaurant in London. This is my first time even writing a review on Open Table - it’s absolutely my favourite place in London and along with the food, the staff are amazing. So friendly and helpful. I cannot recommend this place enough. The garlic and mozzarella bread has changed my life for the better.

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Jessica
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. The food was great, the ambient is lovely, but my favourite thing was how nice and helpful the staff was. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff

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foodie
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food is ok and not sure how this was rated as one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

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LeeK
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The staff were lovely... food was not great, biggest disappointment was the fact we looked at this place online and it looked like a lovely resturant, we got dressed up to go there and when we turned up was seated in what I can of describe as a cafe like place, later after paying over 100 for just 2 steaks and a bottle of wine we found that the cafe was at the top and resturant at the bottom. This was a huge disappointment to our night as by the time we saw this we had already eaten our meal!!! Staff were lovely but everything else not so great

FAQs

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7580 8075.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.