Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.4
3075 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top tags:
  • Group Bookings
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
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.

Private Dining

Bellaria offers private dining rooms for small groups 4-10 people, or larger private parties for up to 55 people (seated). The basememt area consists of 2 private alcove areas and a VIP table for 4 situated in the far corner. The exposed brick walls and low lamp lighing make an inviting atmosphere.

View Private Dining Details

Special Offers

50% off starters and main courses

50% off on starters and main courses, minimum order is 1 starter and 1 main course per person. Signature dishes, special of the days, desserts and side orders are not included.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Vat, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 15 people

Starts: 18 January 2018

Ends: 1 June 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-21:00
Mon-Tue 12:00-14:00 17:30-21:00
Wed-Sat 12:00-21:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Tue 5:30PM - 9:45PM
Wed - Sat 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:15PM

What 3075 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner this evening. Started with bruschetta , followed by roasted brill, parmigiana’s, homemade pasta. Lovely way to celebrate my husband’s 50th Birthday.

Report
Helpful
V
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food and house wine Excellent service. Highly recommended

Report
Helpful
EH
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was great

Report
Helpful
OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy atmosphere with authentic Italian food prepared by very talented chefs. Everything was delicious especially the sea food pasta, bruschetta and king prawns!! Great service and attention by all the staff.

Report
Helpful
KH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great, thank you very much. Lovely team of people. Lovely food.

Report
Helpful
I
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening with tasty food and good atmosphere. Bill was a little more expensive than expected.

Report
Helpful
S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My husband’s crab pasta didn’t have a trace of crab in it, and gave him bad indigestion. Our friend’s fish was over cooked to resemble shoe leather and he had to hack through it. The rest was just okay. How this could be called one of the UK’s best Italian restaurants is hard to imagine. The staff was perfectly nice though.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing find on OpenTable, amazing food and lovely cocktails. Really can’t fault the staff and the atmosphere.
Overall a great experience on a Saturday evening in Fitzrovia.

Report
Helpful
MG
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Italian with a good choice of meat fish and pastas. Starters were excellent and the service was really good

Report
Helpful
a
London
19 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m Italian and I can only say that this is the perfect place to dine in central London if you miss the real taste of Italian cuisine. All dishes were exquisite and our waiter, Giancarlo, made us feel at home! Absolutely a must go restaurant!

Report
Helpful
e
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a pleasure to come across to a true Italian Restaurant!! Authentic and genuine Italian menu. Extremely friendly environment and great staff! The Pasta is outstanding! Such a cozy and intimate place where you immediately feel like at home.

Report
Helpful
JC
London
36 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Starters r good, but the main is not good. We ordered the lamb, the meat is just warm and over cooked - feels like they pre-cook it. The beans and potato are hard and stiff.

The staff and the service is great tho, despite the food......

Report
Helpful
GH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service at whatever pace you’re after and a reasonably priced wine menu. The pasta was perfectly cooked (beef ragu) and the bruschetta was fresh.
I would definitely recommend for a party, or (as we did) sitting quietly drinking and eating with a friend/friends.

Report
Helpful
D
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Came in a group of 4, sat downstairs which looked cute but was extremely noisy with a group of 12 on the other side of the room.
The Rumpage cocktail we had was nice but it was all downhill from there.
Service was poor, the owner/manager was rude and unwelcoming; he was even fussed when we asked for more water (was not topped up once through the meal).
Entrées were fine but nothing special, carbonara was extremely dry and tasteless.
Bill came out incorrect.
Would not recommend this place.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff here are super friendly and the food is really excellent! The best Italian restaurant I’ve found in the area. Each time I visit I try something new and I have never been disappointed.

Report
Helpful
CV
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited to celebrate a birthday after hearing about rave reviews from a friend. We were very impressed with the service, quality and portion of food and enjoyed the wines as well. Pastas were amazing. The price of the food is reasonable for what you are getting. The restaurant even prepared a small birthday dessert plate for us which was a great gesture!

Report
Helpful
JM
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great!!! We choose this restaurant for very important event, the staff was great from the beginning to the end!! We been treated as stars, specially from the manager and Jessica, food quality and presentation completed our night! Thank you to this hidden gem for made our special occasion!!! Looking forward to coming back!!

Report
Helpful
d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We went here for my wife’s birthday a party of 9 based on the good reviews.

We were disappointed at the following points:
- the downstairs seating stank of the nearly toilets
- the staff were not attentive, sometimes rude and we had to ask for a lot of simple things like pepper, vinegar, water, desert menus
- some of the food was too salty and undercooked
- the waiters tried to remove food from people that were still eating
- on top of all this they tried to charge service which we kindly refused however the management didn’t offer anything else more than this

Report
Helpful
Y
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing amazing! Best food amazing location - friendly staff .... couldn’t ask for more ! ( perfect for vegans too!)

Report
Helpful
a
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want authentic Italian cuisine, you MUST try this restaurant. I have been going here since it opened and I have been disappointed ever!

Report
Helpful
FC
London
182 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been going to Bellaria and it's now historic sister Bacco for a number of years. The food is always good and the service is always excellent. The prices offer great value if you opt for the special deals that they run which give 50% discounts on many (not all) starters and mains. The house wine is good enough, too! I took six friends and we will be going back next time we meet up.

Report
Helpful
m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth going with the 50% off deal. Great food and wine. The main courses and dessert in particular were great. Downstairs was nice and atmospheric

Report
Helpful
BG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely welcome. Friendly staff. Good size portions. Highly recommend with offer

Report
Helpful
NP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bellaria is one of my favourite italian restaurants in London. Small but intimate, authentic. A good selection of Italian favourites on the menu a respectable wine list, including by the glass. I had a parmigiana for as a starter, which was very good although I felt the aubergine and cheese were a little drowned in the sauce, albeit a well balanced, fresh tomato sauce. A very fresh fish dish for main, then an exceptionally good dark chocolate freddo, which they list as a chocolate mousse. Service was efficient, although bordering on a little too keen to get our next order at times. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
R
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

All fine. Very nice staff and good Italian food

Report
Helpful
JB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Bellaria. Very reasonable prices, fantasic food, and a warm environment. Does get busy at peak times understandably.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Bellaria for years. It is our go to place when we want great Italian food, drinks and service. Nice atmosphere, always consistent. Varied menu and don't be afraid to ask for old favourites like the rack of veal dish which is to spoil yourself with.
All the menu items are excellent and the prices are fair for the quality and portions. Scores of meals and we were never disappointed.

Report
Helpful
OB
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellaria Restaurant is the only place in the area to get really fresh, authentic Italian food. The food is phenomenal and so is the service. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and everything is delicious- from the drinks to the entrees to the homemade desserts. I highly recommend Bellaria!

Report
Helpful
a
London
19 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Oustanding food. Best seafood pasta ever. Bellaria has become our favourite meeting place.

Report
Helpful
G
London
123 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely meal and great value with the OT 50% offer

Report
Helpful
DB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time we have been to this restaurant, we went with friends and it was very good would recommend it.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant with great service - attentive and the all staff are realy knowledgeable with good sense of humour etc Again, staff were attentive but not overbearing - oferred really good advice where requested. All the dishes were well presented and prepared.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual, lovely food and amazing service...cant wait for our next visit...

Report
Helpful
LP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A lovely restaurant with good service and mediocre food. The soup was bland. The seafood ravioli was -- underdone? Pasty? Bland, with not much seafood taste. There are much better places in the neighborhood.

Report
Helpful
L
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived in Italy and would definitely say that this restaurant is authentic. Good service, well-prepared food, good selection in the menu and reasonably priced..

Report
Helpful
S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had an excellent meal with my family. Service was excellent and all pasta dishes were well appreciated. We ate on the street level floor but there is a downstairs that looked more like the photos on their website. We had no issue with the first floor - great overall experience!

Report
Helpful
HR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Lovely romantic dining area downstairs. The service was the right balance of attentiveness without being overbearing. They even gave us a Grappa at the end for free! Good selection of wines and we found a really nice crisp and dry bottle (forget the name) with a little assistance.

Report
Helpful
SP
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Friendly, helpful service. Unsophisticated Italian food, mostly tasty but some dishes (including the signature pasta) disappointing.

Report
Helpful
CJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, well cooked food, fresh ingredients and a very friendly welcome. Highly recommended. I’ve been as a large group with family and a smaller group with friends and the experience was just as good both times.

Report
Helpful
MW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The offer made it good value, the atmosphere was not too noisy and pleasant for conversation, the food was average.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
77