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Ciao Bella

#2,055 of 17,052 Restaurants in London
#2,189 of 17,898 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Bloomsbury
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86-90 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ, England
+44 (0) 20 7242 4119
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the gravadlax!

Very pleasant Italian restaurant with heated outdoor seating. Had the Gravadlax which was excellent and a Rib Eye which was perfectly cooked. Too many places serve mini portions but not here, Food for foodies with an appetite!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
ParGolfer72
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I always walk past Ciao Bella and it's always absolutely packed. We went at 9:30 and it was still an amazing atmosphere, full with people and beautiful live music. We ordered entries and a main dish. We had the house red which was delicious, and our entries came within 10 minutes. I think they have it right with the timing,... More 

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College
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68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

An incredibly friendly staff plus an excellent set of menu items and a wine list that does its job well results in this amazing location. The staff is so personable and kind that I still smile thinking back. Take on a pizza, knock back some wine, and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The food is delicius. The service is amazing. The vinelist is very good. This is the best restaurant in London!

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Miratejo
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141 reviews 141 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

the restaurant was full, but we were able to find a table, the selection is not huge, but there s a goid amount of pastas, risottos and pizzas. The lasagna was very good and the gnocchi too.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

London Marathon weekend and once again St. Austell Running Club converged on the capital to test their mettle. Following a successful race more than thirty of our members assembled at Ciao Bella for a celebratory meal. We have been doing this for the past eight years and have yet to be disappointed. We are welcomed like old friends and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

My son has been going to great ormond street hospital for many years and we've always gone past and thought we should try that restaurant, that was today! Well the biggest mistake ever, the lady that served us was polite and helpful, the food came out and the risotto was under cooked, the chicken in the risotto was rock hard,... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very pleasant Italian restaurant with heated outdoor seating. Had the Gravadlax which was excellent and a Rib Eye which was perfectly cooked. Too many places serve mini portions but not here, Food for foodies with an appetite!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've been coming to this restaurant for years and it remains a firm favourite on Lamb's Conduit Street. It's classic Italian food at a very reasonable price with a great atmosphere to match. The staff are always accommodating and friendly and the pianists always ensure a great soundtrack to your meal!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The place is dirty, there were mouse droppings in the bathroom. The food was luke warm and to be honest, pizza express do cheaper food and it tastes more italian and actually cooked! The staff are rude and despite booking a table for upstairs, shoved us downstairs which is loud, overcrowded and smells like a toilet. There was hair in... More 

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Ciao Bella Rest... R, Owner at Ciao Bella, responded to this review

Usually when someone gets a bad experience ask for attention of the owners or any member of staff, but nothing has been reported to us about this experience that apparently encountered. The fact that he is a new member to TripAdvisor and posted 12 reviews on the same day is a little suspicious, or perhaps he did genuinely visited 12... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Struggled to decide what to eat from the menu, so many appealing options. Opted for the lamb chops, which were superb, trimmed and delicious. Great service and a decent wine list (ask for the Diesel!) made for a lovely lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 86-90 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7242 4119

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 63
  • Cuisine: Italian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

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