Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Paccheri "Large Tubes of Pasta" with King Prawns
cherry tomatoes and rocket pesto [Paccheri con gamberoni e pesto di rucola]
with wild mix mushrooms [Risotto al funghi selvatichi]
Seafood and Mixed Fish Casserole
served with green beans and toasted bread [Zuppa di pesce]
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Daily 12:00PM - 9:30PM
Emily and Helen looked after us today and provided some of the most professional service we’ve experienced in London, and maybe beyond. Proper straight forward Italian food accompanied by a warm and relaxed atmosphere. This is a genuine local Italian.
Food is top standard and homely, service warm and not over attentive, cocktails to die for and right measurements of alcohol , beautiful decor . What more could you want . Will definitely be returning
Poor Quality most probably everything premade. Reminded me a lot of G. Ramsay kitchen nightmares most probably he would flip there.
Fantastic dinner - the staff were super attentive and followed all the guidelines. We had a lovely meal
We booked this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend who had been the previous week.
Due to the current regulations we were sat outside (we were provided with blankets), however the table we were sat at was at the end of the line of tables and in front of someone’s front door (thinking a few flats), therefore we had many people consistently coming in and out of the door - We had to move the table ourselves. Someone actually leaned over my partner to get to the key case which was at the side of the door.
Unfortunately the experience didn’t get much better, we ordered drinks for the table which took over 20 minutes to show up, our starters arrived with one missing, we asked the waitress and she didn’t rectify the situation (not offered the missing dish) and basically were met with a shrug. The mains arrived cold and for the ‘special lasagne’ it looked like a ready meal slipped onto a plate with a dry side salad, which was just plain leaves and three halves of a cherry tomato, to add insult to injury this cost £18!
Our second round of drinks was also forgotten and we had to remind the waiters several times. The table behind us, unfortunately had an even worse evening and were mugged by passer bys on bikes. When we asked the server about this - they said these things happen all of the time and there’s nothing they could do - I would suggest at least signs on the tables suggesting guests do not leave their bags/phones on the tables.
We stayed at the restaurant as we still had a lovely time with our friends (and currently have no options of going elsewhere without a booking!) but it was such a shame that our experience was below average at Bellaria - the bill was nearly £300. A price we would be happy to pay for a good meal and drinks with friends but a unfortunately a total let down in this case.
Sat outdoors under heaters in December with blankets provided and was really toasty. The staff recommend wrapping up wam just in case but I didn’t need my coat. The food was impeccable and service excellent. Highly recommend
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you had such a lovely time and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Laura x
Really friendly staff. Great food. Very good size portions. Good selection of wine. Will visit again
This is my fourth visit to Bellaria, where I make a point to go each time I visit London. My partner and I enjoyed a spectacular dining experience full of Italian delight. We began with an excellent prawn starter and I continued with a tasty seafood pasta dish that was hearty and filling. We finished the evening by sharing a spectacular tiramisu dessert. I would recommend Bellaria to anyone that finds themselves in the Oxford Circus area.
We are so glad you joined us again for the fourth time! We love reading your reviews and we are so glad you had such a lovely time. Thank you and see you for the Fifth time!! Laura x
This is an excellent restaurant with great service - attentive and the all staff are really knowledgeable with good sense of humour etc
Again, staff were attentive but not overbearing - offered really good advice where requested. All the dishes were well presented and prepared. Would recommend particularly if one has a-preference for Italian Food.
Downstairs and outside seating is really cosy and the restaurant always tries to make sure that your preference is catered for where possible- nothing is too much trouble!!
Brilliant service, especially from Laura! Everyone was so friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious and served promptly. Great drinks selection. The pricing is a little on the high side but to be expected for the location. We sat outside due to COVID restrictions and were fortunate to get a table under a heater but it was still quite cold - not the restaurant’s fault, it is December! I would recommend bringing your own blanket. Only downside were some smokers from an indoor table came out a few times to smoke and were stood quite near our table.
Nice food and wine. Good service. Very busy atmosphere which I like
Ambience, service and wine were great. Food was average, my lobster linguine was oily and even with a discount it felt like i was overpaying for what i was getting.
Really lovely restaurant in the centre of fitzrovia. Nice outdoor seating with heating. The staff were very friendly and helpful and even got a little bowl of water for our dog!
Lovely restaurant working really hard to make dining enjoyable in this crazy world
The service was great and we mostly enjoyed our food although my pasta was under cooked hence the 4 stars.
Only negative they did not read my request before arrival.
Beautiful pasta dishes and excellent service make this restaurant a true local gem.
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We can't wait to see you again soon! Laura x
Great evening celebrating a birthday. Brilliant atmosphere and food - would definitely recommend asking for a table downstairs!
Thank you so much for this review! So glad to see you had such a lovely time! See you again soon! Laura x
very nice restaurant especially the part downstairs. Food was very tasty too.
Fine restaurant and very friendly staff ... however this is the 3rd time in a row where they have not applied any Toptable offers on the final bill. They rely on people flagging this up which most people may be uncomfortable doing. Given that this happens frequently am wondering if this is some sort of management tactic ... shame because everything else is great
Lovely restaurant and food in a great location would definetely recommend
Beautiful restaurant,food and service
Was me and my partners first date since having our daughter couldn’t have asked for more
Very welcoming and accommodating for a birthday meal - made it even more fun
Excellent food and very attentive staff, thank you for making our lunch very enjoyable
so glad you had such a lovely time!! See you again soon!!
We opted for the outdoor seating, as would seem advisable in the circumstances. Somewhat surprisingly the staff did not wear masks, but they were very attentive and the service itself was excellent. We lingered far longer than we might have—nearly four hours in all; at no point did the staff try to encourage us to leave, and they even put the outdoor heater on when it began to get chilly.
The bruschetta and pan roasted salmon were both excellent; the pan-fried chicken Milanese was nearly perfect, marred only by being ever so slightly more charred than I would have preferred.
Fantastic team that looked after us very well. The use of great humour and attentive service created a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you for a great experience
Glad you found us funny... we think we're funny too... can't wait to see you again soon! Laura x
Perfect place. Super quality, very kind staff, family type atmosphere and the best pasta I ever had. (I'm gluten allergic, so I'm super glad for this place)
Thank you so much for your kind review! So glad you liked it and glad you managed to find delicious gluten free pasta!! Hopefully, we will see you again soon!
Great decor and food was great. Service was exceptional
We found this restaurant by accident and it was a very wonderful experience. We were seated downstairs and we felt transported to a different time and place. Food and staff were superb! Would definitely come back for more.
Gorgeous food, lovely and attentive staff! 10/10 thank you
Compared to the standard noisy London restaurants, this was quiet which meant a lot to me. The service was excellent - the staff were friendly, pleasant and had a great sense of humour, they were very cheerful and joked about with us which was nice. The food was delicious: top-quality food and it was just about the right amount - not too much and not too little. The restaurant is located in a lovely part of the city and the underground floor is stunning with a beautiful, authentic, win cellar feel to it with atmospheric lighting, creating a nice romantic feel to it. Perfect to take your date there. The wine was also very nice. I'll definitely go back again as there were quite a few dishes I like to try, but of course, you can't have everything in one meal! Thank you for a wonderful experience. I really enjoyed it!
Thank you so much for this thorough review of our restaurant! We are so glad you had such a lovely time - and yes, definitely come back and try more of our dishes... we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Laura (P.s- glad you think we are funny, we think so too...)
This is a great restaurant. Food and service always wonderful. The outside seating has a cover and heating so we felt safe from corona without being cold.
So glad you enjoyed it! We're glad you feel safe! See you again soon... Laura x
Lovely restaurant, perfect for date night. Service was quick and attentive, the lighting, setting and decor was just right, and the menu had a fairly wide selection of options and was well priced.
The highlight was the main courses (homemade pasta was amazing) of Spinach & Feta Ravioli, and Beef Ragu Tagliatelle.
Starters of Brushetta (good - needed to be a little more crisp) and Baked Aubergine (very good) and desserts of Tiramisu (good - a little too creamy) and Lemon Cheescake (good - needed more lemon tang).
Would very much recommend.
Went in after the lock down was lifted, the restaurant has put in proper precautions and it was a pleasure to dine in. Excellent food and service
Great romantic ambiance. Friendly and professional staff! Will be coming back soon!
Lovely venue and creative use of pavement to enable outdoor eating. Food was great just portions that were on the large side!
Laura was the best waitress ever, food was great, ambience was amazing.
Great experience. We were a group of 5.
Staff was very lovely and helpful.
They recently refurbished the restaurant, so everything is in top condition and looks very cosy.
Wide range of wines and large menu. Even though the menu is large, everything was fresh. Excellent chef!
Will definitely come back here!
Staff is amazing. Thanks all of them. They made our night.
Absolutely wonderful and great service!
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 86 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.