Belli Osteria - Brooklyn
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Belli Osteria is a Brooklyn staple, serving up classic Italian food in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Everything at Belli Osteria is homemade, including all of the pasta and bread. Ingredients are locally sourced and organic, and the restaurant is known for its burgers made from grass fed Angus beef in the nearby Vernon Valley Farms.
The menu at Belli Osteria includes lunch, dinner and brunch options. Diners can enjoy a specialty pizza, appetizers such as grilled polenta and entrées such as ravioli and Bolognese. Brunch includes caramelized French toast and vegetable frittata, and any meal can be complemented with a drink from the wine or beer menu.
- 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
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
crisped with Arborio flour served with spicy calabrian sauce
w/ banana, walnuts, sea salted caramel and and whipped cream
Brussels sprouts and spicy cheddar Italian rice balls served with horseradish aioli
VIP experience with awesome food.
The brunch food was good, but nothing to write home about. The bloody Marys were just a cheap mix, but that's not surprising given that it was bottomless brunch.
Everyone was really nice but the waitstaff seemed inefficient.
We weren’t greeted when we arrived and then we weren’t served for 20 minutes. So we left.
Great food, exceptional service. Thanks! We will be back.
Took my mom for mother’s day! Had three amazing pasta dishes!
The waiter, ambience and food was all good and delicious. We will definitely be going back.
We love this restaurant. We come here all of the time and have had multiple events here. The food is amazing and the people are equally as amazing.
Disappointing. I'd heard good things about Belli from a friend, so maybe my experience was a fluke, but this was subpar by NYC restaurant standards, and subpar given the price range.
While all of the staff seemed like friendly people, the service was not good, and they seemed overworked. I don't think there was a dedicated bartender. The man who made our drinks was also our waiter (indoor seating area), and seemed to also be responsible for a table or multiple tables outside. While he greeted us soon after sitting down, and took our orders quickly, it was hard to track him down for anything that came afterward. I don't think he should've had so much responsibility.
They serve complimentary bread, but we only realized this 30 min after sitting down, when another table got a small basket almost immediately after they sat down. We had to ask for the bread. We also had to ask for water refills several times throughout the evening, because the staff seemed too busy to be able to keep up with refilling water glasses on their own.
Cocktails were good, food was not. Ordered the Manchego Burger, cooked medium. It was cooked past well done, it was even burnt. The outside of the meat was very bitter, to the point of having a slight crunch. Inside was cooked completely through, no color, very little flavor. Fries were great, but not enough to make up for the poorly prepared burger.
I would've pointed out the issues with my food if anyone had made the basic courtesy to come ask our table how our food was. That's a basic standard for waiter service. But no one stopped to ask us about our food, and I didn't feel like waving someone down just to complain.
I shouldn't have had to pay $17 for that burger, but oh well. Tipped a little below 10% when I usually tip 18-20%.
There are plenty of other great places to eat in this neighborhood. Belli should only be considered if nothing else is available and you don't want to wait.
The food was excellent
Best pasta I’ve ever had in my life! Amazing happy hour deals.
Great brunch spot in a nice location! They have bottomless brunch option with nice drink options and yummy food! Def recommend!
Love it! One of my favorite restaurants in NYC.
Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. Will definitely return again.
Whenever I come here either with a large group or a party of two we are treated very well. Sergio and Laura as well as the other wait staff Are always friendly and accommodating The food is delicious I believe I’ve had almost everything on the brunch menu at this point- go for the bottomless Mimosas!
Truly enjoyable dining experience with family. Excellent food and service. We were out of town visiting Brooklyn for a funeral. It was nice to gather together to reflect and enjoy our time over a wonderful dining experience.
I’d give this place a solid C. But when you live in New York City, why come back to a place that serves “meh” food?
My boyfriend and I decided to come here on Valentine’s Day and it was kind of a mess. Our server was clearly in the weeds, which is understandable, but it took him 20 minutes just to greet us and then it took about an hour to get our food. When we said something about how long the food was taking, it was clear that the server had forgotten to put in our orders, because I saw him run to the computer to put them in right after we asked. Because of this, our food was cooked on the fly and came out really hot and a bit off. I don’t know why (probably because we drank so much while we waited for our food), but we decided to get dessert and ordered a tiramisu that was 99% cream and not much else.
The most shocking thing to us was that after all this, they didn’t really apologize or take anything off our bill when they blatantly messed up a few times. Maybe it was because we didn’t make a fuss and were patient, but not even apologizing for messing up so many times and thinking you pulled the wool over our eyes isn’t a great look.
Everything was great, the food, the service and the atmosphere.
Fantastic as usual. Highly recommend!
I came here for New Year’s Eve with my siblings and forgot to write about it. The food wasn’t bad but the service was TERRIBLE.
I’m not a very high maintenance person, even really good service sometimes makes me uncomfortable. Besides doing the absolute bare minimum, however, (taking our order and bringing the food out) our server was useless. I asked if I can have a little bit of cheese on my pasta and he nodded and tended to the rest of the tables for the night. He never once asked if we need anything else, and it was impossible to get his attention. Not even a water refill. We had to wait forever for our check to come as well.
Hello Tanbirl, As much as I am glad to see you loved the food and ambiance, I am sorry to hear you were not happy about the service. It was a super busy NYE and we were short of staff. George, you server, is usually on point, but that night he was trying to keep up. I hope you try us back and I can assure you your experience will be completely different. Sincerely, Andres
I've been to Belli Osteria several times for dinner and once for brunch. This is my second NYE dinner as its one of the few nice places I can get group reservations last minute. Food is delicious and the waiter was super nice. We were seated right away, even when we arrived early. I will say that service was slow due to the business and bread & starter arrived with our entrees. Only bad thing is that it is very loud in there in the back room (every time I've sat in that room its hard to hear) . Delicious food, will continue to go back, definitely recommend, especially on an off day when it may be less crowded.
The host was not the best. They were clearly short handed. The waiter we had was really nice but he clearly had too much on his plate.
It was a lot of noise not a good place if you are looking for a romantic date night out.
Food was amazing though.
The food was not impressive. The drink I had was flat Prosecco—bad. And I think we were double charged for tips. Yuck.
Hello BrooklynCheeseSnob, We are sorry to hear this. We went over the checks of Dec 10th and we didn't find a double tip charge. Please send us a copy of your bill at info@bellibrooklyncom and we will correct it immediately. Also, the champagne is the drink we sell the most during brunch hours, and it is strange you found it flat. We like to resolve the problems at the moment, so please ask your server and we will be happy to replace it. Hope to hear from you soon. Warm wishes, Andres
We are so fortunate to be able to walk to Belli and enjoy a delicious meal with friendly waitstaff people!
Very accommodating and kind staff. Food was delicious!
Four of us went for my birthday dinner. Nice local vibe atmosphere. Primo apps could use some work. Calamari was lukewarm and soggy. Arancini was good. Special fish entree was also good. By far the best were the Secondi pastas, especially the Bolognese and the Black (squid-ink) pasta with crab meat. Drinks and wine were terrific and very affordable. Definitely returning.
It was a fantastic brunch for parents weekend. Everything was great but I think our server left while we were still sitting. We asked for another coffee and the bill two times. Didn’t ruin the great food! Banana waffles were a dream and the Norwegian eggs Benedict was fantastic! Bottomless mimosas as well!
Great pasta and food
Solid food, delicious homemade pastas, good but not great cocktails, nice local vibe, friendly server and reasonable prices. Will definitely return.
The server asked the kitchen to make us a special that was advertised for another night and they accommodated. Meal was awesome and at a good price. Nice neighborhood place.
A FREAKING MAZING
On a whole it was solid. Happy hour offerings were good. The prices made it worth while being we have better Italian in Austin.
Great food and drink prices! Everything was timely and correct, and the service was excellent. Great place for our group of six!
I was looking for a place close to home for my birthday dinner and found this cozy place right upstairs from the exit to the Clinton-Washington Avenue station on the C line. It was Saturday evening and although there were patrons, there was plenty of space. The staff are incredibly pleasant and the service was quick. All of the dishes were great and my party left there with very happy stomachs. And as a bonus, my mother was thrilled to see one of her favorite stars, Malik Yoba sitting right next to us another table. I am constantly amazed at how much Brooklyn has changed over the years and had this place been around several decades ago when I was in high school in the area, my friends and I would have tried everything in the book to eat here. Highly recommended.
i visited because a couple of my fav youtubers come to eat here all the time
i loved it and would highly recommend this to anyone in the area
Went there for girls night. We had a great time! Would definitely recommend
Great local restaurant, good food and service
I went to Belli Osteria bc of a Friend's Birthday. I usually do not like Italian dishes unless it is My own. I had Trout, Mash Potatoes, and Roasted Asparagus. It Was Deliciously beyond My expectations. Very Impressed... Our Server Sergio was so Patient and Very Friendly. The food Was Excellent and the Price was Right! We were Fortunate to be there at the same time as Malik Yoba (Actor) We were told Our Meal was taken care of by someone who did not want to be known. Well we figured it was Him. Eating at Belli Osteria was a Win Win For Us. Excellent Food and a bill that was paid for lol Thank You Belli Osteria and, Thank You Malik Yoba!
Belli has the BEST bottomless brunch deal I've ever found in New York. The food is incredible and wildly affordable!
Cute place... good food.... Wasn't thrilled with the service.
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Belli Osteria - Brooklyn is rated 4.5 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.
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