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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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Great Meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
ByronFurseth
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Houston, Texas
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Oakland, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants - It is near my home, has magnificent food, a welcoming and accommodating staff - Made to order for me!

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Berkeley
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had a business lunch at Bellanico recently, and was particularly impressed with their lunch tasting menu. Really well designed Primi, Secondi and Dolci, with what looked like thoughtful wine pairings (couldn't do it-business lunch...). The meal was delicious. Smaller portions were paced graciously. The chef is not afraid to explore ingredients, and that is nice. Our potato/cocoa gnocchi with duck... More 

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Benicia, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Parking was a bit of a hunt however once you sat down and opened your menu you know it was worth it. We went for lunch and they have a three course menu (you can also choose with wine paring) as well as their regular menu. It was a tough choice however our mouths watered when we read the panini... More 

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Serendipity at Bellanico Personal tastes and entirely subjective judgements often make the difference between "liking" and "disliking" a restaurant. An acquaintance had spoken ravenously of Bellanico, but we did not know his tastes well. Given recent disappointments with eateries recommended by various individuals, we were reluctant to make a reservation for a Friday night, and approached Bellanico as supplicants who... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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384 reviews 384 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Absolutely excellent! One of us had the tasting menu, the other selected an appetizer and entrée - that worked out perfectly. Everything was fabulous, nothing was even a tad off. Service very friendly if a little bit slow (but not uncomfortably so). The arugula faro salad I wouldn't mind as a larger serving for lunch some time. Who knew a... More 

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