Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.5
223 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 223 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was impeccable. The experience was made even more lovely by the amazing and friendly staff.

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PhilipG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They wouldn’t seat people downstairs because of a private dinner - the upstairs has no ambiance at all
Would have been good to want people in advance so they could go elsewhere
Especially as downstairs was empty

Good ok but overpriced for the quality
Wine not great and dear

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AnnaM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding - amazing food, service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Large portions, very tasty. Good service.

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LoveLondon
London
18 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing people

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Fantastic service! Everyone was so nice and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom risotto is simply incredible. Very good service too

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PhilipK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was rather average, could have been served at a gastropub or a chain restaurant and not at a relatively high-end one. The presentation of the dishes was very poor. Unlike the food, the desserts were exceptionally executed and if the rating was for the desserts alone it would probably had been 5*.

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Budd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fabulous Italian restaurant.

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Robyn
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one of the best restaurants I’ve eaten in. It was an amazing atmosphere, very cosy and the food was incredible. It was an authentic Italian, I will definitely be returning! The tiramisu was to die for 😍

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Emily
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my husband, everything was excellent! The service was amazing, the staff were all really helpful and lovely to talk too. I was recommended the homemade Tagliatelle Ragu which tasted gorgeous. It was a busy evening however we were still very well looked after and will definitely be coming again soon!

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OpenTableDiner
London
42 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor / surroundings & very attentive, friendly staff. Food was delicious & reasonably price, particularly for the location.

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ShaunF
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Firstly the website is misleading, you get an impression that the restaurant has a far higher standard of decor than to what is experienced. So for example you see a picture of a table with table cloths and cloth napkins. What you get is cramped tables with paper napkins. This fine for a night out but not the special night out I needed to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Quality of the food was average not bad but nothing special. The king scallops are tiny morsels. They tasted nice and were cooked fine. Service was hit and miss. I had booked in advance and had mentioned it was a special night. They didn’t check if we had a booking and did not mention my wife’s birthday as a consequence. This was disappointing also. So three stars only.

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vipIzzy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bellaria for my daughter’s birthday. We had a wonderful evening . The Food was very tasty lovely service . Would go back any time .

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had to wait upstairs for our table to be ready downstairs. We ordered 2 glasses of champagne: no champagne. We were taken to our table downstairs which was tiny, dark and so close to the next table that private conversation was impossible. We asked for a table light which came quite quickly. We ordered starters but they had already run out of one of them, at 9pm. £60 for 4 prawns, 3 scallops, 6 squid rings and a few pieces of fish - not good value. We had to ask for dinner plates. Having finished our mains and waited 30 minutes for our table to be cleared we cleared it ourselves and dumped it all on the next table. It's a lovely space and although the menu was very limited the food was prepared well, but that's it. We won't be going there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with everything.

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Andie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really lovely staff and good GF options!

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KSinghK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location and staff/ service. Highly recommend!

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lamiller
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant, the service was great, it wasn’t a special occasion but we enjoyed it so much it felt like one!

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JoannaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Slightly pricey but the food was quite delicious
Loved the rose Pignot Grigio

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JakeC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for good Italian food, staff were amazing and were very good with my girlfriends nut allergy. Would recommend!

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jb123
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal but expensive for what we had. Service very good.

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked here last minute to catch up with some old uni friends. Was initially nervous since it was so last minute however this quickly changed upon arrival. I was greeted by amazing staff who I even made conversation with. Food was also amazing. I had the Penne Arrabbiata, highly recommend! The drinks menu was also very nice with lots of options.

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LizPerez
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thought I'd treat my husband for his 50th with a nice dinner. Needless to say I was more than delighted with the amazing service and the yummy food. It was so nice to be served by such friendly faces for a change, definitely would recommend!

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OpenTableDiner
London
42 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Beautiful food, good sized portions. You can see the pasta being made fresh. Service was perfect and complementary lemoncello shot to finish off was a nice little touch!

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vipDavide
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Low quality ingredients and poor service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and great service

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vipDavidWallace
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good and we enjoyed dining outdoors. The service was mediocre. One waiter for probably 20 tables so we had very little attention. It was my husband’s birthday which I had noted on our reservation, but they never acknowledged our special occasion which was a bit disappointing. I would recommend it for a casual evening but not a special occasion.

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TrevorT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
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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Emily
London
15 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
42 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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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 4.5 stars by 223 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.