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86-90 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
+44 (0) 20 7242 4119
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Ranked #1,948 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $63
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood:
Bloomsbury
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I liked this restaurant - we came here with friends on a Sunday evening in December. It was the second time at this restaurant for me. Positives: - good food, portions fairly large - price OK - I paid £32 for starter to share, main course, dessert and white house wine - I'm half Italian so appreciate eating at restaurants... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Always busy, which either says great place, corporates or both. Italian food fairly pedestrian but ok. By the clientele , most seem on the long lunch, which may be because it is pre Xmas and not reflective of the general year. Still, I must say the service, whilst not surly, was bordering on the Basil Fawlty. The service knocks it... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Used to meet my family here, now its just my sister. We travel from Bedfordshire and she comes up from Brighton. We simply love this place, we have been taking our son since he was born and they always offer us a great service with friendly banter. Waiters are so nice to our son and they always give him a... More 

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Northwood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Busy little restaurant, tables very close together but gives a great atmosphere, attentive staff quick service and huge selection of wines.

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Earlestown
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Visited here on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was packed, we didn't have a reservation and were first offered an outside table, but we turned this down and they suddenly found us a table inside! I had the Lasagne and I'd have to say it was probably the best i've ever had, the garlic bread was delicious and for... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Have been there a couple of times now. Good food and nice friendly ambience. Always seems to be full, a good sign, so probably need to book ahead. We had to sit outside but the heaters are good so did not feel cold, even in December. Good range of dishes on the menu with decent sized portions and a good... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our dinner was very good. The veal was tasty and tender. The panna cotta was excellent. Diego made the evening better!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We arrived without a booking at 7 and there were no tables available inside although some were free on the pavement outside. It seemed counter-intuitive to sit outside in December so we initially refused however, after talking to those already sitting outside and feeling the seats (very warm), we had second thoughts. There are heat lamps in the awnings and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A difficult one to review as I was part of a corporate event in great company and it was a very nice evening. However, I did feel the the service was rushed and unfriendly, the place was cramped (albeit to fit our large group in) and the food was not great. Starters - antipasti was very nice if you could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have been here a few times over the past few years, and each time I go I am shocked by how unwelcoming and rude the waiting staff are. The food is pretty good, if a bit old-fashioned Italian, but I am absolutely not going back as I do not want to support any restaurant that allows such surly, unfriendly,... More 

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Additional Information about Ciao Bella

Address: 86-90 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7242 4119
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 63
Cuisine: Italian

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