Bella Siena

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is one of my favorite places to eat in town. Good selection of food, wine, etc. Excellent service.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food with great prices and very attentive staff

MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The view and the ambiance at Bella Sienna was outstanding. We just had salads and wine this time but I would love to come back and try dinner. The service was a little lacking. It looked like they were understaffed. Would be happy to come back soon.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and will definitely be back!!!

L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very Good food, had to wait for my reservation (what are reservations for?). Kind of noisy.

A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Will go there again.

ZS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our time spent at Bella Siena! The view, the service, the drinks & food-- it's all so amazing! I honestly have never had a bad experience there. Highly recommend!

JS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great date night for Valentine’s. The service was great and the food was really good. We’ll definitely come back! We recommend as well 👍🏼

LS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this little restaurant by the water!

TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on valentines day and this was our first time to the restaurant. What a great surprise! Our first event was a painting and wine class. I cannot draw or paint and was very frustrated once we left. My mood was I didn't want to ruin the evening and was trying to calm down. We were an hour early and I thought "Oh, oh we are going to be at the bar waiting."
However, once we walked in the ambiance was very soothing and the people meeting us was very cheerful. When I gave our name and we were an hour early, she said no problem we can accommodate.
Our waitress was very cheerful and knowledgeable about the preparation of all the dishes. Above all she never seemed like she was too busy for us.
The food was excellent. They had bread with an olive oil dip that was delicious. This could become our favorite restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It was our 39th Anniversary and also Valentines Day. It started out great. I made this reservation over a month in advance. We were seated right away. Our table was a full window water view. Our cocktails were perfect. I ordered the stuffed chicken dinner. It was really awful. It was overcooked, dry and had a beef jerky outer layer consistency that was difficult to cut. Lacked flavor too. My husband ordered the lobster ravioli. It came with an abundance of shrimp mixed in with only 4 Raviolis. I think they used the shrimp to make the plate look more full. No where was it mentioned that this meal had shrimp in it. For the price we paid, it should have been all ravioli and more of them. Hubby was not happy. He does not like shrimp. It was not a Happy Anniversary dinner for us. Not sure what went wrong here as we’ve dined here before and had a wonderful dinner. Hopefully this is not a pattern as we would like to try dining there again with more positive results. Disappointing ending to our evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall it was a very good experience the food was good and the service was great.

PS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is always a pleasure to eat here. I just wish there was more you could do about the noise inside. The baffles helped at lot but it is still pretty noisy. The louder we have to talk the noisier it gets for everyone. The food was very good.

d
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fabulous view (if positioned appropriately), attentive staff, nearby free parking - what more to ask?

j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend from Sonoma and I met here on Valentines Day. We figured it would be crowded but decided we could be patient as the reviews on this place were so good! We waited about 20 minutes for a table and the hostess kept updating us on the status of our table- much appreciated!
Once we were seated we had a server right away who was fabulous throughout our meal. He helped with our entry selections which were delicious! We like to linger as we don’t see each other that often and there was no rush to hurry us along. The restaurant has a nice vibe inside - it seems modern yet cozy! We meet in Benicia 2-3 times a year for lunch and we decided this will be our “go to” restaurant!!

L
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! My favorite dishes are the Napa Salad and the salmon. Great desserts too! Just wish it wasn’t so loud...we always sit outside on the patio, weather permitting.

LS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was recommended by a friend and it didn’t disappoint. Loved the ambiance and the food. Look forward to trying something else on the menu when we go back again

DC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bella Siena many many times. Both for lunch and dinner. Every time I go there, it is a fabulous experience. From the food, to the atmosphere, to the service. All top notch. There has not been one time that it was just OK. EVERY time it is amazing. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. You will not be disappointed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alway very good

OT
Frankfurt Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Siena is one of our go to dining spots. Good food, service, ambience, bay views at reasonable prices.

J
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took my parents here to celebrate their anniversary. The food is always great. The service was also great. But I was surprised that there was not a complimentary dessert to celebrate my parents anniversary. Beautiful backdrop with the sunset during dinner.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time there and my memory from the first time did not fail me! It was as good the second time as the first. I took 3 friends with me and even though the distance from where we live to Benicia, particularly during evening commute time through the Caldecott Tunnel is daunting, it was well worth the drive. We will be back!!!!!!!

v
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars and will continue to be. Always good food and good service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always consistent. Excellent dining experience. Favorite Italian Dining experience I would highly recommended this place.

2
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday lunch celebration here. Beautiful, modern interior with water views from both inside and patio seating. Our server, Andrew, was excellent. The appetizer sampler was very tasty, but the asian satay seemed an odd choice amongst the other italian appetizers. Those of us who ordered the pappardelle allo zafferano were very happy with this delicious choice. Glad to have found this Benicia gem!

M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This is the 3rd time in row we have been seated more than 20 min late. Our waitress Genesis was great! Our salmon was under cooked. The front of the restaurant is very bright and acoustics are not great!!! Very noisy.

OT
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Food and service was excellent. This restaurant is a bit loud when it’s a busy night. In the summer sitting outside is perfect

K
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except the noise level! Could hardly hear my table mates so they had to speak louder which contributed to the noise!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Bella! Always delicious!

B
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Birthday dinner for sister and her mother-in-law. Requested a table with water view but received worst table in restaurant facing restrooms and against one of the few walls with no window. Food and service excellent but very noisy.

BS
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was terrific.

SB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful location and nice vibe with good solid food. Service was a bit weak with forgotten or delayed drink orders and just not the most professional staff.

F
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here twice in two weeks and the service and food has been outstanding. I have taken new guests each time and they rave about how the food is yummy for their mouth and soul. One cannot go wrong with the specials.
My friend asked to change he mash potatoes for pasta - wow they did a fantastic job and just always wanting to please the guest.
The cocktails are also very tasty and if I did not have to drive I would order three.
Service is always impeccable, the staff is very attentive and alway accommodating.
We are planning to introduce another couple next week, I cannot wait!!!

TN
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was truly AMAZING! We had a wonderful dinner with the family! The food was EXCELLENT!

A
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was very polite and attentive to our needs. Will definitely go back again.

n
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch and great service. The best place for a business lunch in Benicia.

LD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands retirement

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KM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Beautiful restaurant on the water with great views. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the service is excellent. The food is delicious and they have a great wine selection.

CK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Mix up with the order and it took a long time to come out. I have been here many times and this will not stop me from coming back.