Bella Siena

4.8
1598 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at this restaurant, I read great reviews and I’m happy to say that whole family was not disappointed. The service was very satisfactory most of all. We will go back for lunch next time to enjoy the views.

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vipLoves
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was Excellent as always!!
Always such a beautiful view.
Just a little disappointed they forgot we were celebrating our anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very loud inside restaurant

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Robert
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great setting. Very well organized tables. Terrific staff at all departments. Great value for the food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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NancyK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate Easter. The wait staff were attentive and accommodating. Our order came to our table quickly and the flavors of all our dishes we just lovely!

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PaulA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food great, very enjoyable evening. Had requested at the time of the reservation that we were celebrating our granddaughter's 18th birthday. That was not acknowledged. Sat outside and even though they had heaters, they weren't enough to keep us warm. These were minor issues to enjoying the evening. This is a place to go again.

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Sunshine
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Our only disappointment was the burnt crab cakes that we were served. We sent them back and refused a replacement. Overall, the food was delicious, and service was excellent.

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MaryM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch. The filet mignon was the best I've ever had!!!! The detail and quality of the food preparation were second to none! The ambiance was beautiful yet comfortable. At no time did we feel rushed. The waitress was pleasant, knowledgeable and extremely intuitive!

We will definitely return soon and I'm sure it will remain a favorites for special events!!!!!

A great new find for us!!!!!!! It felt like a mini vacation!!!!!!

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AaronP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly, and in a nice spot outside. The service was outstanding, the waiter was very very helpful. The food was fast, and delicious. The drinks and the wine suggestion were fantastic.

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vipHappy2HaveEatenHere
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was wonderful! Great service, wonderful food!

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vipBeniciaGuy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome have never been disappointed!! Wish we had one in Green Valley

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside which is always nice and it gets a little chilly in Benicia. They hadn’t turned on the heaters by the time we left so it wasn’t as nice at it could have been. Not a game changer, though. We had great service and the food was tasty. Just didn’t impress me to stand out in my experience. I’d go back, though.

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LINDAB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the mushroom ravioli and it was delicious. Service was excellent.

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vipBobbi
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and lively, as always. Great patio seating, delicious food (try the homecooked paparelle, the fruta de mare, portobello panini sandwich), and courteous and attentive service. My favorite place in Benicia!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is amazing!!

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Melikey123
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with mom. Everything was great, pasta, drinks, etc. The only thing that wasn’t that good was the bread. I’d gladly pay for Acme or Semi freddis with my meal . But that’s a minor detail, I loved it and will definitely be coming back to try other entrees

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a expected day off of work and my husband and I decided to take advantage of a kid-free day. We went here for lunch on a weekday. It is a nice, quiet restaurant that had indoor and outdoor seating. The weather was perfect for outdoor seating however, we decided to sit indoor by the window (looking out to the bay). We were able to get a reservation on OpenTable and arrived right as the open. There was already a line out the door so fortunately we had a reservation.

Our sample appetizer plate arrived less than hot but was good. They have a bread & olive oil (with onions,garlic?) dipping that was delicious. Our entrees were delicious well.

Lunch was a bit pricey but fir the ambience and good food/service, I would recommend

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ToddK
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Bella Siena,
Such a treasure. The atmosphere had a great vibe, and the food was amazing.
I told our waitress it was my wife and I’s anniversary, and she went out of her way to make us feel important and valued. We will for SURE be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and the service is even better!

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Carol
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first indoor dining experience in a year. It did not disappoint. It was a gorgeous day and the views spectacular. the lunch special that day, lobster ravioli, in a cream sauce was delicious. We had crème Brule for dessert and it was delicious as well. I was looking for a wonderful dining experience that day, as it was my 70th birthday, and this fit the bill

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GeeMGee
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot! Really enjoyed dinner and waitress was so attentive -even though she had allot of tables!

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AliciaA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the location, the view and the food!! Service was good

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Hannah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great! Hannah was a wonderful server. I do wish that we could have had a nicer table with a view since I told them we were celebrating our 10 year anniversary, but we were out towards the back of the outdoor courtyard. The pesto gnocchi was AMAZING, and the bar tender made me a great pregnancy friendly mocktail. We will be back!

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RoxannC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service any food was outstanding. Outside seating was nice.

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vipDoinaDanet
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu and service. The ambiance in the garden has an european vibe, highly recommend this place.

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vipFoodie97
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Came here on a Saturday afternoon and sat outside. Beautiful ambience, with views of the water. The inside of the restaurant looks very nice as well. Our server was really friendly and prompt. Food was okay. I had the spaghetti bolognese but substituted the spaghetti for parpadelle..... sauce was just okay. My son had the kids pasta marinara and he didn't like it much.

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BobS
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit has been excellent. The food and service are outstanding.

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maryB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Best restaurant in Benicia in my opinion. This quaint little town by the bay has so much potential and so few good restaurants. Bella Siena clearly recognized the potential and created a little jewel that is now fairly difficult to get a reservation at times.

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ConD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the setting and the service. The only reason not five stars for the food is that a couple times now the pasta dish could have used more seasoning. My guest commented the same. There's no salt or pepper on the table to do your own doctoring up. I realize the Chef works hard on these dishes and doesn't expect them to need more salt, but it could have used it. Also, I know everyone has different likes and dislikes, so still give four stars.

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rareandunusual
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Bella. They never disappoint us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I took a dear friend for dinner for her 70th birthday. I said on Open Table when I made the reservation that it was a birthday, and also informed the hostess who said she would tell our server. When we ordered dessert there was no indication that we were celebrating anything.

The food was terrible!
The portabella mushroom appetizer was overwhelmed with balsamic making it too sweet.
My friends mushroom ravioli were just okay.
My frutti di mare linguini had no flavor and few clams or mussels.
The desserts were decent but again, no mention of a birthday celebration.

The server, when he asked if we would like something to drink, brought my friends glass of wine with my cocktail even though she specifically said she would have it with her meal.

All empty plates and glasses were left on the table throughout the entire meal.

After our dessert, we waited, and waited and finally flagged down another person so that we could get our check, pay, and leave.

The noise level and acoustics in this restaurant are horrible making the dining experience dry unpleasant with music blaring to make it even worse.

I will not return to this restaurant and I am a local.

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vipJanisK
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious! Never feel pressured to leave! Beautiful setting! Benicia’s best!

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vipGraceR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional. Beautiful and well thought dining space. Lovely and accommodating service. Can’t miss food!!! Try the cabbage salad (warm)! Carpaccio rivals any. Amazing and perfectly prepared filet. 100% delicious.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the service was outstanding.

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy dinner, amazing presentation and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Location is great. Views from inside the restaurant are spectacular. We ate outside and it was pleasant although the view was not as good.

The food was a disappointment. Dipping sauce for the bread had red onion in it that overpowered everything else in it. Couldn’t eat it. The bruschetta had much too much garlic, we all agreed. The kitchen does not have a very sophisticated hand at seasoning. Too much is not better!

My husband and I ordered the price fixe lunch. He had the Caesar salad, which was good. I had the mixed green salad that said it had baby greens and tomatoes. There was one tomato. Balsamic vinaigrette was too sweet. Needed some acid.

We both had the spaghetti bolognese as our entrees. It was very odd seasoning. Sweet and apparently some red pepper in there, as it was somewhat spicy. Very little pasta and way too much sauce. We don’t know if the cuisine is supposed to be an Italian/Mexican mix, or what. Maybe we were expecting the wrong type food.

Our friends both had the daily special which was lobster ravioli with prawns and some kind of sauce. Both said it was “underwhelming” and they had eaten here before and liked the food, so maybe we will give it another try in the future.

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MarkD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch and was very satisfied with the service and quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Foods is really good !

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AngelaG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and experience! 2nd time in 4 weeks

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Bella Siena is rated 4.8 stars by 1598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.