Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.5
3085 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Romance
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  • 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.

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Special Offers

Set menu with unlimited prosecco: £30

Unlimited prosecco would be served only for 90min from first person's arrival time.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 14 May 2019

Ends: 14 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-20:00
Sat 12:00-17:00

Dinner: 50% off starters and mains

When ordering a minimum of 1 Starter and 1 main course from the a la carte menu. Signature dishes, special of the days, desserts and side orders are not included.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Vat, excludes service. Subject to availability in December.

Valid For: 2 - 15 people

Starts: 14 May 2019

Ends: 14 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-21:00
Mon-Tue 12:00-14:00 17:00-21:00
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 3085 People Are Saying
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MI
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was my birthday party. This is an amazing venue to have a private dining. I like white wine there!! Love it!! Xx i will visit soon

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i
London
35 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great once agin. Lovely food especially the risotto.

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DT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday for 15 people, and despite changes in numbers near the time the staff were excellent- friendly, convivial and sharp. The wine was lovely and the food was very good too- we had the 50% discount on starters and mains so it was great value!

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S
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, a bit pricey but worth it. Very good service too

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to this restaurant for years and have never been disappointed. The owners are extremely friendly and try to please you. Appetisers, pasta and main courses are all excellent, not to mention the sweets. The wine card is fully stocked with the best.

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OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was a delight with wonderful flavours and so well presented. Fish and meat courses were equally good and the pasta cooked exactly as it should be (why can't I do this in my kitchen?) and the sauces superbly complementing the pasta.
What this place demonstrates is that if you are willing to go off piste and try somewhere not in the main tourist drag, you can be rewarded with a memorable and delicious experience. Definitely one to return to next time.

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A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. Great local restaurant-one my favourites

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, loved everything..staff , service, food.

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GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely position in the upstairs dining room. Attentive and helpful staff and excellent value for money food. I'll definitely come back.

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J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Relaxed atmosphere, nice service and good quality food made this a perfect venue for a casual friends’ reunion.

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A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing Venue, the food and service was awesome. Only little complain is food portion were little small compared to the price. Would defiantly recommend for special occasions.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
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.

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

Fabulous food and house wine Excellent service. Highly recommended

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

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was great

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OT
London
25 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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OT
London
20 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!

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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.

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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......

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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.

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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.

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OT
London
25 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.

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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!

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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!!

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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

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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!)

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OT
London
20 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!

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FC
London
184 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.

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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

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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

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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.

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

All fine. Very nice staff and good Italian food

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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.

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OT
London
25 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.

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AK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Myself and a friend got put into a cozy spot downstairs - think they might've been expecting a couple on a date! Atmos was a bit more intimate than expected as a result but overall generally very pleasant and relaxed. Waiter was a tad forgetful but nothing to get worked up over - actual service was very good and the food was excellent, hearty traditional Italian excellently made.

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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!

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