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Bellanico

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4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602-1312 (Wellington)
AC Transit #18
510-336-1180
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Neighborhood Restaurant & Wine Bar

It was our friend's monthly secret restaurant pick of the month. As such we had no idea of where we were going to eat until we arrived. Street parking seemed limited, but we were lucky to find a place within 100 feet or so from the entrance. The street had many little businesses that seemed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was our friend's monthly secret restaurant pick of the month. As such we had no idea of where we were going to eat until we arrived. Street parking seemed limited, but we were lucky to find a place within 100 feet or so from the entrance. The street had many little businesses that seemed inviting and should we return... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Booked a same day reservation here recently and thoroughly enjoyed dinner for myself and my wife. Shared a salad which was lovely, squash blossom and individual entries. Food was wonderful with lots of lovely tastes jumping off my fork. Tables are close together and as such it can be a little noisy It is a neighborhood gem

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Northern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went here last week without reservations but were able to get seated at the counter and I actually like sitting at the counter - if there is just two of us - because we like to see the food prep and to talk to the bartender. In this case, Isaac our bartender was so friendly and had awesome rainbow... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food was phenomenal. the portions were a bit small which is a good thing. If you want a large meal, you order a small primi and a secondi dish. We tried their burrata and duck liver for appetizers and they were great. I had the gnocchi and it was light and delicious; not typical when you eat potato-based food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I visited on a Sunday in early May 2015 for lunch before attending an afternoon event on the Berkeley campus. Menu, wine list, and service were all excellent. The menu is innovative Italian. We had pecorino cheese as an appetizer, Negronis Sbagliato as an aperitif, and lumache and prosciutto wrapped yellow tail for main courses. Goat Cheese... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had a great meal - not that Italian, but great appetizers and main dishes. Silly rating for wines: Sustainable, Organic, Biodiversity. Only in California would that make sense. Parking is horrible but the food is good and so is the staff.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had the dinner and wines tasting menus and it was more than enough food for us. The service was superb and the food and presentation unique. We made a reservation and were glad we did--the restaurant was crowded on a Saturday night. We'll definitely return the next time we're in the neighborhood.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Friday night was pretty busy, good small plates (antipasti), small and not so memorable main dishes. Great wine flights. Would go back for wine tasting flights and appetizers.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've had brunch, lunch and dinner here many times and have been totally satisfied every time. The authentic, yet inventive rustic Italian menu is prepared with really good local, organic, and sustainable products. The extensive wine list by the glass is a a real plus in a restaurant this size. What keeps us coming back though is the overall ambiance... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have never been disappointed with a meal at Bellanico. Michelin recommended and good quality food with great service. I have also gone here for brunch and the beignets were delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602-1312
    (Wellington)
  • Public Transportation: AC Transit #18
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-336-1180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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