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Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
1827 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar saves some tables for walk-ins, please call Bellanico directly for large party reservations. Bellanico is a continuation of Chris Shepherd & Elizabeth Frumusa’s successful restaurant in San Francisco, Aperto in Potrero Hill. Bellanico is a neighborhood restaurant located in the Glenview district of Oakland. The name Bellanico is derived from their daughters’ nicknames, Bella & Nico. The Bellanico staff take great pride in food, service and wine. We serve rustic Italian cuisine that changes seasonally. We are dedicated to serving the best seasonal, local, sustainable and organic products that they can find. Bellanico features Pitman Farms Chicken, Prather Ranch Meat, Duroc Pork and only wild caught fish and seafood. It also features a wine bar offering Old World wines with an emphasis on Italian wines. There are more than 25 wines by the glass & 6 different flights of wine.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 336-1180

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Shepherd

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Wellington

  • Parking details

    Street Parking.

  • Public transit

    AC Transit #18

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,827 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Food

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Italian

  • East Bay

    Best Overall

  • East Bay

    Best Food

  • East Bay

    Best Service

  • East Bay

    Best Value

  • East Bay

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East Bay

    Italian

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  1. MF

    MaryF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Interesting menu with well-prepared and beautifully presented dishes. Would go back again!
  2. S

    Sabby

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was good. Food was excellent. Staff was friendly and we really appreciated that they were all masked.
  3. M

    Moveablefeast

    San Francisco

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was our first time back since Covid and we REALLY appreciated that all staff were double masked. And the food continues to be excellent.
  4. MG

    MarkG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Beautiful open air dining.
  5. GL

    GoldenL

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Reliably good service and food. A little disappointed they didn't acknowledge our anniversary despite having let them know in advance and at table.
  6. RF

    RobinF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Loved our server. She was helpful, friendly, attentive. Noisy sitting outside (our choice, depends on traffic). Food was seasonal, creative and delicious. Duck pate was silky smooth and lightly, richly satisfying. Flavors were delicately, expertly balanced, incuding that dusting of cocoa. The fantastic stand out was the ethereal stuffed squash blossoms on a bed of frisee with some bits of vegetable and a champagne dressing. Exceptional. And the best Romanesco sauce I have ever had, perfect with fingerling potatoes. And, yes, great pastas and mains.
  7. TP

    TimP

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a neighborhood favorite! Great food, great wine, great service. We highly recommend it for your dining pleasure.
  8. g

    gdizzle

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is very good, service is very good and it is a reasonable value.
  9. b

    bruceh

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Make reservations in advance, especially if you want outdoor seating (the indoor seating is a little closer than I would have liked. Do not be in a rush. Lovely food to linger and chat over.
  10. J

    Jodi

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Highly recommend for anyone that loves Italian but even for those that don't!!
  11. PR

    PatriciaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent with fresh seasonal ingredients and good service. Outside seating a plus.
  12. SF

    anonSF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Excellent entrees, ate outside so the car noise was a bit much...but loved the food
  13. RO

    R2Oakland

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. We ate outside in a lovely enclosure. Food was terrific
  14. z

    zinfan

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Spectacular menu. Everything we tried very good to outstanding. Wine drinks very good; great selection of interesting wines by the glass. Presentation as good as we have ever seen.
  15. PT

    PaulT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed our dinner at Bellanico's Restaurant on July 7, 2022. We decided to eat out side and sat at a table next to Park Blvd. It was very noisy at times when cars accelerated. That is our only complaint - one that the restaurant does not have control over.
  16. DS

    DanS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Bellanico offers a very enjoyable dining experience in every respect. The fresh pasta, spinach salad, and steak were all excellent.
  17. L

    Laura

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and wine choices were excellent and imaginative. Service was attentive. Good value for our money.
  18. MO

    MichaelO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, a young lady named Aspen, was OUTSTANDING. She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu offerings and wine choices.
  19. GS

    GiancarloS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with such great service. We will be back soon!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always.
  21. N

    Nena

    Fort Lauderdale

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    This was one of my favorite restaurants but I am sorry to say that has not been the case the last few times we have been there. I know how hard it is to make everything work and I know everyone can have an off night. This is why I always go back before I stop going to a place. The last time we were there was on a Sunday. The four of us had a 5 pm reservation and were literally the first guests to arrive but the hostess still wanted to seat us in the back, near the restrooms. Same as the time before that. We were told the front tables were reserved but one was empty when we left at 6:30 pm and the other was chosen by a party that arrived later than we did. The malfatti were delicious and so was the risotto. I loved their roasted chicken the first time I had it. This time, and the time before that, it was not very good. My chicken was very salty, the other guest's was fine, but both were more brined than cooked. It was not roasted, just made crispy on one side and the rest was completely pale and unappetizing. I really hope they solve whatever the problem is and turn things around.
  22. EG

    ErinG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maybe I’m biased because I’m within walking distance, but this place is the best. The servers are nothing but helpful and friendly - the flavors were so well curated and delicious. Great spot for a date night!
  23. F

    Famished

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    AlwAys reliably great original Italian fare. Incredible cheese cake with pistachio coating!
  24. KE

    KenE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Ambitious menu, quite tasty, a few dishes over salted.
  25. SH

    ShannonH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    It was surprisingly mostly bad. The service was very slow and inattentive. The appetizers (trout and burrata) were both good. But then the pasta was overcooked; one of the pasta dishes was the complete wrong dish (we ordered the pasta with the mushroom, and instead were served beet ravioli—and it took so long for the server to come over that it was too late to replace it). The broccolini was horribly overcooked—practically inedible. If this were my first visit I would never return. When we told the server everything was OK, he said I’m glad to hear it’s great! But that was consistent with his inattentiveness. But my prior experiences have been so good I hope this is not a sign of a downturn in food and service.
  26. L

    Lunchlover

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly greeting right when you walk in the door! Our server Julian was awesome. Attentive and did not let our drinks go dry. Such a different experience from the last time we brunched here. We came back because the food is AMAZING! Will be back sooner now since it was such a great experience this time!!
  27. B

    Barb

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    As usual, food and wine were excellent! Staff is exceptionally nice. Parking is sometimes difficult to find in this neighborhood but dining here is worth the effort. Wood tables and chairs on hardwood floors make for a noisy place but it’s fun.
  28. SW

    SusanW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You do the restaurant a disfavor when you insist that a customer not only evaluate all of the factors but then must also write a review, or unless a patron writes a review, the restaurant seems to forfeit a favorable rating.
  29. BE

    BetteE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding food and great service. One of my all-time favorites.
  30. NC

    NancyC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot. Nice selection (for a fairly small restaurant), of meat, fish, and pasta. And nice and quiet, too.
  31. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The restaurant was awesome. The food was great and the service was too. The only down side was the cramped feeling of the close tables. On a less busy day this would be the perfect date spot.
  32. s

    sharon

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood gem! We had the prix fixe which was 4 courses for $46 and the wine paring (3 wines) for $18. The prix fixe had a choice of two items for each course, my husband and I ordered each so we tasted 8 plates. All were delicious and appropriate size portions. Wine pairings were spot on and also a good portion. Staff was attentive. All around a great dining experience
  33. SF

    SFGirl

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious.
  34. AD

    AnneD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    We were given a $200 gift certificate and decided to use it on Valentines Day. We went with the fixed menu and the wine paring which was $100 a person. After our first course and wine we were delivered our second course and waited at least 10 min for our wine. We waited and our food was getting cold. Finally I was able to get our waiters attention and told him our wine hadn't arrived and he accused us of lying, saying haven't you already had two classes of wine. I was so taken aback and shocked. I have never felt so uncomfortable in a restaurant ever. After him asking us 3 times and 10 more min he finally brought our glass of wine. We mentioned this to another server that asked us how our meal was and she apologized and mentioned he was new. Nothing was done to compensate us even though she said she would do something. I left a hefty tip, wish I hadn't now.
  35. H

    Happyfoodie

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    An excellent neighborhood restaurant. Went for Sunday brunch most recently. Less crowded than for dinner, so quieter. All the brunch items were very rich, would have appreciated a less rich item or two. The staff is friendly and helpful.
  36. RO

    R2Oakland

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is consistently very good and original. The prefix it’s always interesting and a great introduction to new dishes.
  37. DM

    DanaM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and wine. Excellent all around. One of our best experiences there.
  38. M

    Margaret

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We have been to Bellanico many times. The food was not as good as on many of our previous experiences.
  39. F

    Famished

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extensive menu with a variety of entrees. Lovely quiet ambiance with attentive staff. Wen for lunch and highly recommend.
  40. GC

    GCors

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I took my daughter for her birthday but unfortunately I wasn’t impressed with the food, service was good and great wine list but not sure about the food, I would give it another try and try something different in the menu.

FAQs

Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 336-1180.

Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar

4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wellington

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking.

  • Public transit

    AC Transit #18

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Shepherd

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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