Belli Osteria - Brooklyn

4.7
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Belli Osteria is a Brooklyn staple, serving up classic Italian food in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Everything at Belli Osteria is homemade, including all of the pasta and bread. Ingredients are locally sourced and organic, and the restaurant is known for its burgers made from grass fed Angus beef in the nearby Vernon Valley Farms.

The menu at Belli Osteria includes lunch, dinner and brunch options. Diners can enjoy a specialty pizza, appetizers such as grilled polenta and entrées such as ravioli and Bolognese. Brunch includes caramelized French toast and vegetable frittata, and any meal can be complemented with a drink from the wine or beer menu.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 70 people are saying
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Alfred
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, great experience with amazing food and ambiance. Will return to try other items from the menu

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Robyn
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The stars are the pasta and bread. I'd skip the apss all together with the exception of the calamari.

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch was top notch and affordable. Pomegranate mimosas were 🤌🏼

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AnBK1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Unfortunately our pasta dish lack seasoning and wasn’t enjoyable to consume. But overall the venue and staff were nice.

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vipNYCEater
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful to have a great, affordable pasta place in the neighborhood! We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited BK last weekend and came across this restaurant while looking for Italian dining. The food was phenomenal, especially the tiramisu.

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CityExplorer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Brought two friends who never leave the city to come to Brooklyn. Our server was so personable and we were really well taken care of. The homemade pasta was DIVINE. The music was really cool too. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting our college student
The food and service were amazing!! Prices for large portions were very reasonable for NYC. Will definitely be back!

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KrissyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience! Great price on Casamigos! ;)

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PHILIP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A SMALL BUT QUAINT LITTLE PLACE....GOOD FOOD AND REASONABLE PRICES.

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vipMelyssaC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little pricey for what it is but we enjoyed the vibe and the music ! Will be back

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vipScottL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the staff are incredible....will most def be back!

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DifferentWorldWaiter
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

VIP experience with awesome food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The brunch food was good, but nothing to write home about. The bloody Marys were just a cheap mix, but that's not surprising given that it was bottomless brunch.
Everyone was really nice but the waitstaff seemed inefficient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We weren’t greeted when we arrived and then we weren’t served for 20 minutes. So we left.

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vipLaurenW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service. Thanks! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom for mother’s day! Had three amazing pasta dishes!

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Sabrinaq
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter, ambience and food was all good and delicious. We will definitely be going back.

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Mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. We come here all of the time and have had multiple events here. The food is amazing and the people are equally as amazing.

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BrooklynBricks
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointing. I'd heard good things about Belli from a friend, so maybe my experience was a fluke, but this was subpar by NYC restaurant standards, and subpar given the price range.

While all of the staff seemed like friendly people, the service was not good, and they seemed overworked. I don't think there was a dedicated bartender. The man who made our drinks was also our waiter (indoor seating area), and seemed to also be responsible for a table or multiple tables outside. While he greeted us soon after sitting down, and took our orders quickly, it was hard to track him down for anything that came afterward. I don't think he should've had so much responsibility.

They serve complimentary bread, but we only realized this 30 min after sitting down, when another table got a small basket almost immediately after they sat down. We had to ask for the bread. We also had to ask for water refills several times throughout the evening, because the staff seemed too busy to be able to keep up with refilling water glasses on their own.

Cocktails were good, food was not. Ordered the Manchego Burger, cooked medium. It was cooked past well done, it was even burnt. The outside of the meat was very bitter, to the point of having a slight crunch. Inside was cooked completely through, no color, very little flavor. Fries were great, but not enough to make up for the poorly prepared burger.

I would've pointed out the issues with my food if anyone had made the basic courtesy to come ask our table how our food was. That's a basic standard for waiter service. But no one stopped to ask us about our food, and I didn't feel like waving someone down just to complain.

I shouldn't have had to pay $17 for that burger, but oh well. Tipped a little below 10% when I usually tip 18-20%.

There are plenty of other great places to eat in this neighborhood. Belli should only be considered if nothing else is available and you don't want to wait.

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giochelsea
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent

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ConnerM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best pasta I’ve ever had in my life! Amazing happy hour deals.

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Orjrishudjfjcocijfjeuhe
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot in a nice location! They have bottomless brunch option with nice drink options and yummy food! Def recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! One of my favorite restaurants in NYC.

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Neens
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. Will definitely return again.

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MeganW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Whenever I come here either with a large group or a party of two we are treated very well. Sergio and Laura as well as the other wait staff Are always friendly and accommodating The food is delicious I believe I’ve had almost everything on the brunch menu at this point- go for the bottomless Mimosas!

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vipMoniqueS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truly enjoyable dining experience with family. Excellent food and service. We were out of town visiting Brooklyn for a funeral. It was nice to gather together to reflect and enjoy our time over a wonderful dining experience.

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KrissyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful
Atmosphere
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Food
Drinks
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ElyseW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I’d give this place a solid C. But when you live in New York City, why come back to a place that serves “meh” food?

My boyfriend and I decided to come here on Valentine’s Day and it was kind of a mess. Our server was clearly in the weeds, which is understandable, but it took him 20 minutes just to greet us and then it took about an hour to get our food. When we said something about how long the food was taking, it was clear that the server had forgotten to put in our orders, because I saw him run to the computer to put them in right after we asked. Because of this, our food was cooked on the fly and came out really hot and a bit off. I don’t know why (probably because we drank so much while we waited for our food), but we decided to get dessert and ordered a tiramisu that was 99% cream and not much else.

The most shocking thing to us was that after all this, they didn’t really apologize or take anything off our bill when they blatantly messed up a few times. Maybe it was because we didn’t make a fuss and were patient, but not even apologizing for messing up so many times and thinking you pulled the wool over our eyes isn’t a great look.

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vipBrettC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the food, the service and the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual. Highly recommend!

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TanbirI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I came here for New Year’s Eve with my siblings and forgot to write about it. The food wasn’t bad but the service was TERRIBLE.

I’m not a very high maintenance person, even really good service sometimes makes me uncomfortable. Besides doing the absolute bare minimum, however, (taking our order and bringing the food out) our server was useless. I asked if I can have a little bit of cheese on my pasta and he nodded and tended to the rest of the tables for the night. He never once asked if we need anything else, and it was impossible to get his attention. Not even a water refill. We had to wait forever for our check to come as well.

Belli Osteria - Brooklyn
Responded on March 4, 2020

Hello Tanbirl, As much as I am glad to see you loved the food and ambiance, I am sorry to hear you were not happy about the service. It was a super busy NYE and we were short of staff. George, you server, is usually on point, but that night he was trying to keep up. I hope you try us back and I can assure you your experience will be completely different. Sincerely, Andres

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vipSamanthaL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've been to Belli Osteria several times for dinner and once for brunch. This is my second NYE dinner as its one of the few nice places I can get group reservations last minute. Food is delicious and the waiter was super nice. We were seated right away, even when we arrived early. I will say that service was slow due to the business and bread & starter arrived with our entrees. Only bad thing is that it is very loud in there in the back room (every time I've sat in that room its hard to hear) . Delicious food, will continue to go back, definitely recommend, especially on an off day when it may be less crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The host was not the best. They were clearly short handed. The waiter we had was really nice but he clearly had too much on his plate.
It was a lot of noise not a good place if you are looking for a romantic date night out.

Food was amazing though.

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BrooklynCheeseSnob
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The food was not impressive. The drink I had was flat Prosecco—bad. And I think we were double charged for tips. Yuck.

Belli Osteria - Brooklyn
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hello BrooklynCheeseSnob, We are sorry to hear this. We went over the checks of Dec 10th and we didn't find a double tip charge. Please send us a copy of your bill at info@bellibrooklyncom and we will correct it immediately. Also, the champagne is the drink we sell the most during brunch hours, and it is strange you found it flat. We like to resolve the problems at the moment, so please ask your server and we will be happy to replace it. Hope to hear from you soon. Warm wishes, Andres

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JudyBrooklyn
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so fortunate to be able to walk to Belli and enjoy a delicious meal with friendly waitstaff people!

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TadiaL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating and kind staff. Food was delicious!

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Belli Osteria - Brooklyn is rated 4.7 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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