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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
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Neighborhood Gem

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Mazy_10
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
365 reviews 365 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We live within walking distance. I think it is maybe the best restaurant of the about seven restaurants in that area. We have been there several times for dinner. That have a full bar and outside seating. We like to get several dishes and share.

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Eureka, cA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bellancio is great but this review is from our recent experience. After a very long Monday our party of 4 (one of which was my 8 year old nephew) arrived for our 6:00 reservation for what we hoped would be a quick dinner. Our quick meal turned into 2 ½ hours and not because we were lingering! I'd say that... More 

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Alamo, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Wonderful lunch experience at this neighborhood gem. We've never been disappointed and this is our "go-to" place to take visiting friends and out-of-towners.

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Berkeley, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was my first time here and had a fabulous dinner. Some highlights were the grilled pork shop, fried quash blossoms, and the taster dessert menu. We also had a great pasta dish but can't remember the name. Make a reservation and enjoy.

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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

Questions & Answers

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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?