Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.4
177 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Charmingly unique, Bellaria Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fitzrovia is a must for those tired of the same typical Italian dining experience.
From street level Bellaria looks like a simple Italian restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere. The best seats in the house are by the wide windows where you can sit and watch the world go by.
However, a few steps below and guests are transported to a whole other world. Bellaria’s basement is straight out of a fairytale – its bare stone walls, with their arches, nooks and crannies complemented by chandeliers, mirrors, and low lighting, enhance the atmospheric ambience. It is the ideal setting for romance and a real surprise to everyone who discovers it.
Sophisticated and contemporary, our menu makes good use of authentic Italian ingredients to produce elegant and creative dishes ranging from pastas and risottos to steaks and fish. To complement our delicious food we have created a long list of excellent wines.

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival Deal

    £35.00 per person

    Jun 12 - Aug 31, 2021

    2 course set menu with Unlimited Prosecco, Sunday to Wednesday from 12pm till 8pm, Thursday to Saturday from 12pm till 4pm, offer is valid for 90min from arrival time.

Offers

  • Dine Local : 25% off the FOOD bill

    £25.00 per person

    Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2021

    With "Dine Local" you can enjoy Italy in London in our al fresco dining area or in our unique basement. We are offering 25% off the Food bill when you order min two courses.
  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun - Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 177 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZahraA
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous night with wonderful staff, food and ambience

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OpenTableDiner
London
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, loved the food and the service and honestly couldn't be a better. Will definitely be back !!!

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Steve
London
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful location . Their basement area is unreal . Food is amazing , recommend to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay. I Little disappointed the reviews were so high. I did not agree. This place seems like it caters to a lot of first time tourists.

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Ra50
London
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly restaurant which manages to feel local even in Oxford Circus.. excellent service and very good Italian food

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Yaskas
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time, the service was outstanding and the food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice dinner, the team was amazing even though we were a little difficult picking the right dishes. Eventually we had to change one as it wasn’t wow, but everything was superb, venue amazing and staff including management very helpful and patient

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OliviaW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely food, great price point, good service and nice restaurant with heaters outside

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine. Lovely staff. Do try their pistachio ice cream..we loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Amazing staff and service, great ambiance, well-priced (and delicious) wine and yummy food. We’ll be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrea was one of the best hosts! Well worth your time and money if you are hungry for Italian.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff and great food.

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Platdujour
London
26 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

If you are looking for decent italian food and wine, nothing too fancy but interesting and well cooked, this a good place. Have only ever sat outside. Staff reasonably attentive, even when the place is busy. The vegetarian options are okay if a little limited and a bit stodgy. It is in a good area, just off the main thoroughfares but close enough to the tube and bus stops to make it a handy place for a bite to eat and glass of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Overall experience was good.
The environment was cozy, the food nice and tasty ( panacota mango was his favourite) but weren’t very impressed with the drinks.
Staff were lovely and welcoming.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and for the prices we were paying I could not complain too much. I think the fish dishes were maybe overpriced however the taste of them was brilliant. Wine choice was good with 98% being Italian as you would expect. The portion sizes were great and the staff were so friendly and attentive. We sat outside which provided a good ambience as the whole area was busy, but will definitely try downstairs inside when it opens back up as it looks superb

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AndreaL
Essex
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and didn’t have to wait too long even though it was packed

EM
EimearM
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best restaurant in London. This is my first time even writing a review on Open Table - it’s absolutely my favourite place in London and along with the food, the staff are amazing. So friendly and helpful. I cannot recommend this place enough. The garlic and mozzarella bread has changed my life for the better.

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Jessica
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. The food was great, the ambient is lovely, but my favourite thing was how nice and helpful the staff was. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff

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foodie
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food is ok and not sure how this was rated as one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

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LeeK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The staff were lovely... food was not great, biggest disappointment was the fact we looked at this place online and it looked like a lovely resturant, we got dressed up to go there and when we turned up was seated in what I can of describe as a cafe like place, later after paying over 100 for just 2 steaks and a bottle of wine we found that the cafe was at the top and resturant at the bottom. This was a huge disappointment to our night as by the time we saw this we had already eaten our meal!!! Staff were lovely but everything else not so great

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambience (art, background music, wine bottles all over the walls), the service, the attention to detail ... I cannot emphasise enough how much of a great restaurant Bellaria is.
My experience started with a warm welcome, and we were offered samples of wine before making a selection - I forgot to ask for the old man's name, he really knows his wines.
Constantly vigilant as to the customer's needs (I.e. glass needs a refill, new cutlery, any other requests)
Cheers for accommodating my request for a table by the window - it did not disappoint. I'd recommend this for a date, it is quite the romantic spot 💯

In short, great restaurant! Decently sized portions for gourmet food, and the price you'd expect for everything I have mentioned here.
Thanks for the great experience! 💯

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frankp
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it was all lovely, it was just a shame the restaurant was empty!

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ChrisC
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great evening out with great food and wine.

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NickWilson
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and so was the service. Had a really good night & will be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very romantic and scenery was nice.

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Rups
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant did not ask us to use the track and trace service, which I believe is mandatory now. Also one of those waiting at the table took off the masks to speak to us a few times. It is not safe at this point.

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IbitundeB
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very lovely experience, nice food, nice ambience and very helpful and friendly staff

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vipLuvtoeat
London
33 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bellaria is always a winner. The calamari is super fresh and crispy and the pasta was delicious.

They are dog friendly if we sit outside as well.

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Londongirl
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice service and atmosphere but they don't do margarita's

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SarahM
London
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. All staff were amazing and the food and wine were also fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff were super attentive and the service was quick. The pitchers they offer here are a good idea and the pimms one didn’t taste watered down like some other places. The food is also delicious albeit slightly overpriced for the portion size. The area the restaurant is in is so nice and quiet and I would 100% recommend this place

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ChristineF
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great authentic Italian. Delicious mixed fish plate. Plenty of outside dining space. Friendly service.

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Lz10
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went there a bit early but they still catered us. Due to restrictions we sat outside the restaurant right beside the road. The service was fantastic. They gave us enough time to decide on our order. We had the calamari and scallop (special of the day) for starters and they were delicious. Same goes with our mains which was linguine crab meat and 28-day aged sirloin. I liked the way my sirloin was cooked, which I asked it to be (medium well). Everything else is fine apart from the space which was a bit tight. We were right beside another table, about an arms length, so you have to walk sideways just to move out. This is understandable though due to current restrictions. Overall, we enjoyed it.

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ChrisG
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very enjoyable lunch, good food & service, weather was warm, though a little windy

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

After sitting down earlier than our booking, we were told that we only had 1.5 hours which didn't make sense.

Then I got ordered sea bass and got it served raw, the biggest mistake a restaurant can make surely. The drinks had minimal alcohol in them and I requested for the second round to actually add alcohol (it tasted like pineapple juice)

At the end, my bill came, and no amendment or service was changed to reflect being served raw food. I had to ask for an amendment and the only thing removed was a £9 starter.

Not impressed by the service or serving of raw food and won't be returning

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MaxR
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and excellent location. The service is good.

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Eleanor
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great mixed grill platter for 2! Heaters outside and lovely atmosphere. Wouldnt recommend the mojito pitcher, was quite pricey and very watered down with aniseed flavouring

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AlexandraL
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awful Laura and hellish Helen were simply fabulous! Lovely evening, great food and helpful staff 😊

FAQs

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7580 8075.

Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 177 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.