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#12 of 1,106 Restaurants in Oakland
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4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602-1312 (Wellington)
AC Transit #18
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, Charming Neighborhood Spot

Authentic Italian cuisine in a charming neighborhood spot, affordable, flexible menu, good wines. You can't go wrong.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Authentic Italian cuisine in a charming neighborhood spot, affordable, flexible menu, good wines. You can't go wrong.

Thank Thomas V
Oakland, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for New Year's Eve price fixe special. Each course was worse than the last: oysters complete with bits of shell, dry, overcooked lamb, salty, dry overcooked beef cheeks, strangely flavored cremas that appeared in 2 of the courses. Even the dessert was bad with a startling lump of blue cheese inside a poached pear. I'd eaten there before... More 

Thank Carol G
Piedmont, California
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bellanico combines fine dining with a big footprint, bar and water vista, which is not easy to do. Their food is snappy, and well arranged. Eat on the terrace Sunday afternoons with your trophy vegetables from the Farmers Market out front.

Thank Karl K
Paris, France
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were taken to Bellanico on our last night in Oakland. It was a memorable evening. Even though we arrived early (5:45 p.m.) the place was buzzing with guests. We were welcomed warmly and a helpful server arrived promptly to take our order. The wine list is terrific and there are many wines available by the glass.... More 

Thank jschreib11
San Francisco
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Bellanico is my favorite restaurant in Oakland when I want an excellent Italian meal, great service and cozy, upscale atmosphere. I've come here to celebrate several birthdays -- brunch, lunch, and dinner -- all superbe. The food quality is high, and the service remains stellar. I highly recommend Bellanico for a family gathering, a date night, or a solo moment... More 

Thank NatashaAbroad
Lafayette, CA
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

When we looked at the menu we didn't recognise many of the dishes. So, to try what we hoped would be the best they had to offer, we chose the 4 course food and wine pairing menu. Each course had 2 offerings so my wife chose 1 from each course and I had the other. We sampled each other's meals... More 

Thank seib
Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I booked a table in this small restaurant because of the great reviews and was absolutely happy with the food ( we had the tasting menu), the wine and the service. The gnocchetti and risotto in particular were amazing. And the wine pairings perfect.

Thank M-wonderer
San Francisco, California
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Really creative Italian food. For lunch we had the Casunzei: beet and ricotta ravioli and the Casarecci: a pork dish that was amazing. I can't imagine what they serve for dinner, but will be back to find out!

Thank Kate B
Oakland, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Limited menu, but the food is good. Love the stuffed squash blossoms...fried but really good when in season. Desserts are dependable and tasty as well.

Thank Angela S
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is my local bistro and I can always depend on having an excellent meal. I particularly like bringing my San Francisco friends who routinely marvel at the quality of this Oakland neighborhood establishment and that they pay half of what similar fare would cost them in "the City".

Thank Ed K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602-1312
  • 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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?