classic Italian and innovative Californian cuisine. The seasonally influenced menu
features fresh salads, savory pastas, hearty meat/seafood entrees and inventive daily specials.
Food was served almost raw, it was Salmon. When asked to cook it more it was returned in poor shape, sides were missing, the lemon wedge was gone, presentation for the $100 meal for two was very disappointing. As a local resident I will find it hard to return. Should say the wait staff was great and could see our disappointment.
There's a lot of good things about this restaurant, nice ambience and atmosphere and good wine selection are key. However the portions of food are small, too small to be good value with respect to the quality, which is good but not astounding. The service was highly present and attentive but the kitchen was slow. I would say this is a good place to have a two-bottle of wine lunch or dinner in downtown Benicia, but like the housing selection, don't bet on walking away feeling like you got a good deal.
Delicious food and the service is impeccable. Will go again!
Best restaurant in Benicia
Great experience been there several times and food is always great! Service during this last visit seemed very rushed from both the server and the manager.
Don’t take reservations if you can’t fulfill them. A reservation shouldn’t be sat after walk ins...45, yes 45 minutes AFTER my reservation time!
The food and view is fabulous. The wait for our reserved table was unacceptable. We waited for forty five minutes in an area with no place to sit and the bar was full so no drinks. Then we were seated next to a table with thirty people. Seriously, they need a banquet room. The screaming laughter of 30 people made it extremely difficult to have any sort of conversation.
We will go again but not on o weekend and not near a group of thirty
Such a great addition to Benicia. I have been there several times for lunch and dinner and have not been disappointed once. Food is delicious, service is fantastic, view is beautiful. The only negative thing is the noise level. Because it is so open, the noise level gets loud. But, not enough for me to stop going there !! It is worth it. Looking forward to my next meal there.
The food was delicious and great portions. The service was good and friendly. The view was great and the ambient too. Awesome desserts. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
I love Bella Siena and I go anytime I have any excuse! The drinks are fun and the standards too. I think Ive been about 7 times. Never had a meal that wasn't outstanding!
Took a friend their for her birthday and it turned out to be the owners as well! Excellent food and love, love the view. Server was great!
Good fries. Decent burger. Great views
Came with Downtown Dollars, which most downtown restaurants accept. Regrettably, Bella Siena does not accept them. Hope they correct that.
Great view wonderful service perfect size plates for lunch everyone enjoyed there meals I had the crab cake sandwich my only complaint would be lots of bread small crab cake
Dined at Bella Siena numerous times trying everything from mushroom risotto and salmon to steak and lamb. All have been excellent in combination of flavors, preparation and presentation. A true gem in Benicia.
Another great evening with a girlfriend at Bella Siena. We shared a Napa Cabbage Salad to start. Yum. Then each had the Grilled Salmon cooked medium/perfection paired with Stags Leap Chardonnay. Double Yum! We literally ate everything in front of us. I recommend doing it all over again with no changes. Service was fantastic. Thank you Bella Siena.
This was my first visit to this restaurant--at a friend's recommendation. Very nice establishment to enjoy a lunch with a friend. The service, food and view were outstanding. I will definitely return many times.
Beautiful and delicious dinner - everything was delightful. Being non-dairy, was hoping for a few more pasta choices with veggies that don't incorporate cheese or cream sauce. I gave in on the cheese, and love the Napa cabbage salad - would return just for that. Overall, excellent and we will be back!
Great overall very busy place one of my favorite restaurant to dine at love the view also ,just a overall great experience.
Entrees of veal piccata were excellent. Husband ordered the minestone and it wasn't anything great. The view and table set-ups were very nice and the waiter was adequate only. We will however visit again.
I love this place.
My wife and I went here for a date night, place is great with very nice views of the Strait. Be sure to ask for a seat near the windows / with a view as the tables close to the bar can have a tough time really enjoying the view. All in all a great experience and excellent food!
So glad my friend recommended this restaurant. And lots of free parking nearby!
Best thing ever for the town of Benicia. These are owners who are passionate about their customers having a great dining experience.
I'm going back tonight for dinner. The staff and management made us feel so welcome and cared for - That's quite important to me. The food was amazing.
Great food, friendly servers and great atmosphere! Thank You.
Excellent food, service, and spectacular water view. Definitely will be returning and would recommend to friends.
The food, wine and dessert were superb! It was a birthday celebration and we were able to sit by the window, which had a lovely view. The sole issue that I felt could have been better, was with the dessert, which was a birthday celebration (as was indicated on the reservation), there was no candle. Other than that, the entire experience was wonderful.
Really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was fresh and really tasted and there was a lot to choose from on the menu. We'll be back.
I went to Bella Siena for my birthday and I was very impressed with the service and food. That was my first time being there and I have to say that I will for sure be returning. I had the pork chop w/ garlic mashed potatoes . It was absolute heaven . Thank you guys for the wonderful experience.
What an awsome place. Loved everything about it. Service was great. Menu and views were also great. We brought a bottle of wine and paid the $15 corkage fee. My husband had the filet and it was delicious. I had the mushroom risotto with chicken, also delicious. We can’t wait to go back.
Attractive restaurant in a beautiful setting overlooking the water. Prix fine lunch was an excellent value. All 3 courses were very good. Service was friendly and efficient. Noise level is a little high at lunchtime. Would definitely go back.
All are good except when asked for Earl Grey tea the waiter said not available then came back with one that he found somewhere. Later saw another waiter serving a different table who brought out a tea box for guests to select.
This is my second time there. Thus time u brought a new group. All want to come back again soon!
The Bella Siena seems like a very nice place. Somewhat upscale (given the location). Over priced for the quality of the food. But I guess you are paying for the ambiance more than anything else. I can't remember the last time I spent over a hundred dollars for a mediocre meal. I won't be returning and I will not be recommending it to anyone else. My wife and I had been trying to dine here since it opened and we were never able to get in without a reservation. I made a reservation for this meal, but I don't think I needed it. There were plenty of tables available. My guess is that the newness of the establishment is wearing down (see above).
This place is literally perfect... I think the only thing that could make it even more perfect is if they had valet parking
this's a superb Italian Restaurant in South Solano County.
excellent food, friendly service, nice view of the Sacramento river and Carquinez Bridge.
and, Benicia is worth a visit with ending the walk down First Street, almost at the old train station,
Arrived a little early and was seated at a table with a beautiful view. Service was fabulous, very little noise and the food was delicious!
Bella Siena is my family's new favorite Benicia restaurant. The food quality is the best Benicia has to offer, and the ambiance is great for date night or the whole family. Great wine list, diet-friendly options, excellent service. They even provide blankets for comfortable outdoor seating on chilly evenings. I highly reccommend this restaurant, but do make a reservation ahead as they fill up fast!