Bella Siena

4.7
471 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
With gorgeous views of the Bay, Bella Siena offers a variety of unique and creative dishes drawn from
classic Italian and innovative Californian cuisine. The seasonally influenced menu
features fresh salads, savory pastas, hearty meat/seafood entrees and inventive daily specials.
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good as usual. Best deal is the prix fix lunch. $17.50 for 3 courses. Choices are salads, 3 entrees and dessert. My friends had the crab panini and they raved about it. I had the portobello mushroom panini it was ok. The French fries were really good. My husband ordered the skirt steak and he really enjoyed it. Dessert best was bread pudding. It was delicious. Noise level is better, but still so loud you can’t hear across the table.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. We started with calamari and split an arugula salad. The salad was not dressed enough so it was dry. I had the teriyaki skirt steak and my husband had the filet mignon. Both were good. We had a nice BV Cabernet. We finished with orange & jasmine creme brûlée and a warm bread pudding. As it was our anniversary Matthew brought us each a glass of Prosecco . Service was very good. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would recommend

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SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with a beautiful view of the water. Food and Service were outstanding. My only negative comment is that it gets noisy as they fill up the tables. Little to loud for me.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Bella. Returning today with my son and daughter-in-law...I'm sure they will like it as much as I do...

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JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and atmosphere. We have been here before and will return.

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JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Sienna is an excellent idea for lunch and dinner. The service is outstanding and the food is excellent.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service. Professional and enjoyable. Food par excellance!

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CA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Siena is a great addition to the already-vibrant Benicia restaurant/bar scene. The prix fixe lunch is a bargain, delicious food at great proces! Come at sunset and see the North Bay’s “Golden Gate” (just like our cousin across the Bay) light up against the sailboats and rolling hills.

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h
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Bella Siena - 4th time here. Great food, lovely setting, fabulous service. Still a bit noisy - could use some more noise absorbing items within the restaurant. But think this is one of the best things that has happened in Benicia in a long while! Great job!

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the we entered Bella Sienna we thoroughly enjoyed our evening crediting the wonderful Hostess Amy and waitress Alexa! The food , wine and service were exceptional.

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w
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, and ambience were all top rate. I'm sure the view of the waterfront would have been wonderful, but we missed that because we had 6 pm reservations in winter on a cloudy night. Otherwise, everything was terrific, and our waitperson very attentive.

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E
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service -- available but not intrusive, responsive to requests, cheerfully helpful with acommodations (making the meal vegetarian, alternative condiments). They even brought our wine in two separate glasses after overhearing us chat about sharing a glass.

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EA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual. Nice view. Excellent service. We’ve been in this restaurant and always has been pleased with everything.

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service was great but it is very noisy. Wish restaurants would put some soft, noise dimming decor in their venues!

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v
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Siena is a gem in Benicia. The food is excellent and the staff is so friendly.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Andrew was excellent! Very personable and accommodating, and checked on us at different times. I liked the broiled salmon luncheon but had to send salmon back to be cooked more inside, as it was more raw looking rather than a medium-well. Bread pudding is wonderful! A special occasion restaurant, as it is pricey, but a lovely dining experience. Would like to go more often if there were more moderate priced platters. Also, would love a choice of two soups rather than only one soup.

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TH
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I have now been here four times. Each time we order a bottle of wine and each time the wine is served too warm. If you are going to charge $100 for a bottle, you have to serve it at the correct temperature, ours was way to warm. All of your wine is stored in the dining room on high shelves - this is a terrible way to store wine.

We will stick with ordering cocktails from now on.

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L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portobello mushroom appetizer was very flavorful. Lamb shank mashed potatoes & asparagus special was excellent. I had house made Pappardelle allo Zafferano which had prawns, wild mushrooms, tomatoes& artichoke hearts...an excellent dish. Very Italian feel to the restaurant. Oh, and interesting cocktails. We will definitely go back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maybe our 6th time going since they opened. This is our favorite spot for date night

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C
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really love going to downtown Benicia. This is our new favorite destination. It has a great view of the water, excellent wine selection and delicious entress. I had the crab cakes and a house Misa salad. Both were delicious. My husband had a skirt steak which had a lovely taste. Definitely a keeper!

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D
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant! View incredible, delicious food, great service!
What I especially liked was were were there for lunch, and a 3 course pre-fix lunch was offered for $17. 3 items to choose from- Salad, entree and dessert. Plenty of food and perfectly prepared. I had an incredible warm cabbage salad with blue cheese and bacon, a fantastic penne pasta with chicken and wonderful blackberry sorbet. My friend had a panini sandwich which looked great!
We will definitely go back and highly recommend this restaurant!

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OT
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The teriyaki skirt Steak melts in your mouth
Attentive, not obtrusive, service & friendly
Pri-Fix (?) luncheon menu has tasty choices
Convenient parking in lot across street

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the food and usually the service is great. Had to ask for water refills and waiter not very attentive. Love the food!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got seated on time. Our server was fantastic! Food as always was great!!!

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there and we came away in awe of the food we had, it was perfectly cooked and the plating was beautifully plated. The service was really great, they didn't hover but they were there when we needed them. Finally we would very highly recommend this restaurant.

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Since it opened we have eaten at Bella Sienna a half dozen times and enjoyed every occasion. We have tried almost everything on the menu and while we liked some entrees better than others, we have yet had not had anything we would call a "miss".

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K
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a delightful Birthday lunch with old friends. Our waiter, Andrew, was terrific and put up with a lot of our silliness! The lobster and shrimp ravioli was delicious as was the Napa cabbage salad.

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K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. We weren’t rushed at all. Andrew (aka Clark Kent doppelgänger) provided excellent service and menu input.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely birthday celebration.

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent....Noise level pretty high by the end of dinner !

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Casual birthday dinner for four on Saturday evening. Fourth time dining at Bella Siena. Noise level has gotten a little better but still needs to improve to bring it down to at least a dull roar. Food is good but after each dining experience I’ve left saying my meal was too salty. I’ll request to hold the salt next time.

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RJ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter and I come here every other weekend. Always a wonderful experience. From the hostesses to the owners and wait staff, they make you feel like family. Benicia really needed a place like this. Always look forward to our next visit.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

First visit with one of my best friends. We are both from Benicia and although I enjoyed the ambience, the mushroom soup was too runny and the arugula salad with pears was too dry. Portobello Mushrooms were excellent. Service was good. Will go back with my better half when we can sit outside. Still prefer eating in Oakland.

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CG
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic as usual! Food was great, view is breathtaking (even at lunch), service is always top notch but Andrew is always gives special attention. Benicia is lucky to have such an amazing restaurant. Cheers!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service!

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LD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, authentic recipes, exceptional customer service and a grand view of the area waterfront.

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w
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. Great food, service and ambiance. We have been here before and we're never disappointed.

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A
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My daughter was disappointed when there was no bread

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JK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We have had many great meals at Bella Siena in the past. Tonight, seemed like the food and the service was a little off. The wait staff seemed a bit distracted and did not follow through on some of our requests. It was New Year's Day; maybe everyone was tired!

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