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Ciao Bella

86-90 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
+44 (0) 20 7242 4119
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Ranked #1,253 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $63
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
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English first
Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Came here for a late lunch. It is a proper Italian restaurant with a varied menu. The garlic bread starter was good as we're gnocchi and lasagne. However the wait staff act like they'd rather be anywhere else.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I went here for lunch with my daughter. The food was absolutely delicious; proper Italian, and very reasonable price too. Very busy (and noisy) even at lunchtime but service was quick and efficient...but not what I call Italian friendly; nothing i can put my finger on, just no eye contact or warmth and humour (from the middle-aged male waiters). As... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I booked a table for 13, and they were great on the phone as they explained where the table was placed & also rang me up on the day to double-check for reservation. It is a very very busy venue so make sure you book. Also, try and get al-fresco dining where you eat outside because that makes it much... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

went there with 22 family and friends we started 1800 and finished at about 2330.we ate outside the service was excellent as was the food.the owner came out and chatted with us for a good while.we were given 3 complimentary bottles of liquer.a great evening would come again and highly reccomended

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Margate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had a family lunch here. Very busy happy place. Staff were very good and service was quick. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and they have a good selection of wines. The restaurant was very clean as were their facilities. Although they were very busy we were not rushed and made to feel we had to eat quickly. The prices are very... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife ordered the spaghetti with broccoli: a tradition in our family! I ordered the veal meatballs spaghetti and our friend ordered the spaghetti mussels but not before our delicious antipasto, and all washed down with a lovely bottle of Frascati. We finished off with coffee. I was in heaven. This is good old fashioned home style Italian cooking topped... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our waiter aggressively targeted, picked on, and bullied my friend, during a small group birthday dinner. His behaviour; ridiculing her requests, snapping at her, aggressively telling her "I'm no pepper boy" as she asked for some black pepper, was wholly unacceptable and bordered on sociopathic. We complained to both the patronising waiter and a dismissive manager. The manager offered a... More

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London UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Been here heaps of times with friends and family. A traditional totally unpretentious family-style Italian restaurant. No fuss no frills. A local restaurant in the heart of town. Atmosphere is top notch as it's generally heaving every day of the week. There's also a pianist that sings, if you can hear the music above the chatter! Menu offers all the... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There were 22 of us and we shared three tables. We were seated outside which for some people it was a little cold. It had rained that evening. They had overhead heaters which did warm things up during the evening. I told the waiter that we would like separate bills for each table and they were most unhappy about this.... More

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Nottingham
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Delicious meatballs and spinach. Managed to fit in desert, cassata which was also tasty. Nice staff. Very noisy acoustics xx

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