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Bellanico

#10 of 1,041 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602-1312 (Wellington)
510-336-1180
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 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
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is really a great restaurant, albeit slightly uneven. The duck appetizer was fabulous, including the savory broth. The pork chops were the best I have ever had, smoky and seared on the outside from the grill, and perfectly tender throughout. The dessert, on the other hand, a chocolate panna cotta, was less than satisfying ... neither chocolatey nor sweet... More 

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Thank Randall B
Oakland, CA
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135 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ceilings in this restaurant are so low and the number of tables packed in so great it can be hard to hear what your table mate is saying a few feet away. There does not seem to be enough waiters to handle the nightly crowds, which can make for some frustration. It is a varied menu though. Meat, pasta,... More 

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Thank kev1438
Berkeley, California
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

and probably in the east bay...homemade pastas (the duck confit canneloni was awesome!) and starters that reflect the seasons...homemade burrata and goat cheese pannacotta...and the desserts are something else again! warm donuts with custard and chocolate dipping sauces...our piece de resistance was chocolate chocolate chip cookies as the outside of an ice cream sandwich featuring homemade salted caramel gelato...with fudge... More 

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Thank janetperlman
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Our table of 5 was greeted warmly and the hostess found room for our Baby Carriage without complaint. While most of us had egg dishes and I opted for the Casunzei Pasta dish. It was extremely good and nicely presented. A short rib sauce that is delicate is not always an easy feat. Portions were very fair, not overdone. We... More 

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Thank Cynthia C
california
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Had lunch with a friend who lives in the area. The place is tiny. We noshed our way through the offerings and it was all good but some excellent (lamb belly was to die for) and the wine list is very interesting. Stuffed squash blossoms and the buratta were very good. The Ono was done perfectly and was very fresh.... More 

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Oakland, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I've been here before, great yes...but before it was great... Food was really slow to come out...2 and 1/2 hour dinner on a Tuesday...you are Killing me...so hungry, where's the food??? Poor waiter too, never let us know what was going on... Dude really?? Okay not ever going again..begging for the check get me Otta here I got dogs to... More 

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Thank joanne_judt
New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Chef Luce creates superb and original food, using top-notch ingredients. Service was highly professional. One of the best meals in the Bay Area.

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Thank Briard
Chicago
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162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Took my son and his girlfriend here for his birthday dinner, and we loved every bite. Two of us got the sampling menu -- four courses, paired with appropriate wines. I just ordered the mussels as my first course and the chicken on a bed of kale with gourmet mushrooms -- and we all shared tastings. The beet raviolis were... More 

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Thank TallRedChicago
CA
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Last minute Mother's Day selection. Prompt seating and attention. Three course special good deal.Pork belly, gnocchi, goats cheesecake top notch. Excellent pricing of wine flights. Clean. Unobtrusive but attentive service. Going again this week. Highly recommended.

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Oakland California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Bellanico has REGAINED its luster after a spell of not so interesting or not great meals. They are back on track serving memorable and imaginative meals without concocting wacky creations. I hope they hold onto the chef who served up our fantastic lunch becasue I will be back ! In the service department I can add it was excellent too.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?