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#25 of 1,061 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602-1312 (Wellington)
+1 510-336-1180
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 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
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Berkeley, California
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank janetperlman
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank Cynthia C
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Thank hcconsultant
Oakland, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank joanne_judt
New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Briard
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164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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 

Thank TallRedChicago
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank annoyingme
Oakland California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank queenoftheclan
Evanston, Illinois
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 15, 2016

We met an old friend at Bellanico and had a wonderful evening. First, it is very conversation friendly so we had an opportunity to catch up with one another. The food is delicious with many selections which will appeal to both vegetarians and meat eaters. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable regarding the food and wine. There are options... More 

Thank Grandi525
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Bellanico never fails to please. Small, intimate place with interesting, diverse menu. Always the best quality, always satisfying!

Thank CJGregory2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 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
5:00 pm - 9:30 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
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: +1 510-336-1180

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