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“Great Restaurant--Even its a Small Local” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bellanico

Bellanico
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Ranked #11 of 1,217 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wellington
Transit: AC Transit #18
Berkeley, CA
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant--Even its a Small Local”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Excellent flavors, nice atmosphere and great food with an expansive menu. Italian, but not just pasta. Great duck (cooked 2 ways--roasted breast and confit leg), excellent steak, great brined chicken.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank ParisIsGreat
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English first
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,144 reviews
731 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Bellanico is really neato”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Malafatti is wonderful. The arctic char was superb. The food is always cooked to perfection. The wines are wonderful. The service is attentive.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Joel K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Consistently great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I love this neighborhood gem. Great wine great service and easy access from both freeways. The concierge at the Claremont hotel told me how close it was and to give it a try. Now I'm hooked!

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Thank Lfrito
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Dublin, California
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Gem in Glenview”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We looked at reviews and decided to try this place before our show at the Paramount. What a delight! Everything we had was excellent. Great service, attentive without being pushed. The yellowtail had a lovely sauce that was not too heavy and cooked perfectly. Very nice little place, we will be back!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank NorcalGrls
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Orinda CA
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Every bite was divine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Each course in the $30 tasting menu was absolutely delicious. I had to try the fava beans, as they are so briefly in season. They did not disappoint. I was particularly taken with the sformato, a dish I had never tried before. I highly recommend it. The hanger steak was cooked to perfection and the accompanying foods added to the pleasure of the dish. The tiny chocolate, date, and walnut dessert was a satisfying finish to a sensational dining experience.
I enjoyed the "Le Marche" flight of red wines. The first offering, a Lacrima Nera, actually tasted of roses. The other two wines in that flight were Sangiovese blends. Although very nice they did not compare to the delight I found in the "black tears" (lacrima nera).
The restaurant is noisy, but I will go there every chance I have. What a find. Bravo Bellanico!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank travellin1_NorCal
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