Absolutely, charmingly unique, the Bellaria Restaurant and Wine Bar in London’s upmarket Fitzrovia is a must for those tiring of the same old dining experience. From street level, Bellaria is quite simple – a pleasant, attractive Italian restaurant with an inviting atmosphere, bright and simple décor and the best seats of the house in daylight hours are by the wide windows where one can watch the world go by. However, a few steps below and guests are transported to a whole other world. Bellaria’s basement level truly is straight out of an ancient fairytale, its bare stone walls with their arches, nooks and crannies complemented by chandeliers and trickster mirrors, low lighting casting a golden glow. It’s the ideal setting for romance and a real surprise to everyone who discovers it.
£26 to £40
My flatmates and I celebrated locking down our first London flat with dinner at Bellaria. It was a fantastic night actually - good food, wine & ambience topped with delightful company and conversations. I left in great spirits. Also, looking forward to coming back and dining with a larger party in their beautiful downstairs dining area (if you ever get a chance to come here, check out the...more
Great, simple, modern Italian food. The pasta is all made fresh on site, the cheeses are to die for (get the buffalo mozzarella starter - OMG!), and the owner is so nice and friendly. Very reasonably priced (especially with the 50% off deal through toptable).more
We came here for my friend's birthday and had reserved a table. The staffs are attentive but not too attentive. It's a very small restaurant but we believe that there are more room downstairs (or was it upstairs) where we have seen people walking past us.
I had the veal and it was amazing. My partner had the chicken, a bit dry but it was well flavored. Everyone seems to be happy & pretty full...more
Overall Verdict: Neutral - Not recommended, but I would not suggest you avoid it.
Notes: Booked via toptable.co.uk and signed up for 50% off offer (why would I ever choose the "no thanks" offer?). Whenever I book these types of offers, I take the opportunity to try more of the menu and always have a bottle of wine or cocktails. The little card they put on your table when you sit down does make...more
Another restaurant to add to my favourites! Such a delightful and charming authentic Italian in Fitzrovia. Great food and great wine in perfectly equal measure!
The downstairs room is full of character and a great atmosphere, so be sure to request a table down there as opposed to the slightly contrasting stark street level option. Bare brick, dim lighting and wonderful service made for a...more