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“Just the best”
Review of Bellanico

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Ranked #21 of 1,277 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wellington
Transit: AC Transit #18
UK
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just the best”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We went here after being told it was wonderful and we were blown away. We brought in a rather rowdy crowd about 2 months ago and the staff were brilliant and dealt with us very well. This is some of the best food I have eaten in the Bay Area and I love the cosy, layout of the restaurant. Brunch is suppose to be exceptional also.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Laguna Niguel, California
Level 6 Contributor
272 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian, Beautifully Served”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Dinner at Bellanico is a delight. The menu is filled with amazing, authentic Italian dishes, often with unusual features. Last week we enjoyed Cicchetti [starters] of Cauliflower fritters with Balsamic aglioli, and Citrus marinated Castelvetrano olives; an Organic farro salad with pomegranate, Taggiasca Olives, Scarlet Orach [a dark red small leafed lettuce], toasted almonds, tossed in a sherry vinaigrette; and for entrees the Tagliolini Pepati [very spicy], with roasted tomato sauce , smoked duroc bacon, chile flakes, garlic, hot peppers and arugula, along with Orechiette with milk-braised pork ragu, grilled red onions, treviso radicchio, and plave vecchio. Bellanico welcomes vegan diners, and the chef prepared a nice dish for our daughter.

  • Visited November 2013
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Birmingham, AL
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Culinary Jewel in Glenview”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Bellanico is absolutely fantastic. Small, intimate, friendly, with fresh, creative Italian fare fit for foodies. Great food, excellent Italian wine selections, chef's tasting menu with or without wine pairings, flights of wine. A destination restaurant in Glenview!

Visited November 2013
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2 Thank ZboyBirmingham_AL
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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful neighborhood restaurant where the owner cares”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

If you want an intimate neighborhood upscale Italian, get here early as there is usually a wait. We sat outside in early evening and the sun was not at a great angle, right in my eyes. The owner and waiter were quite concerned and helped position me along with a specially hung outdoor curtain to block the setting sun. Along with the always good food, having the owner there makes a big difference.

  • Visited September 2013
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Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good authentic Italian food”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The food was really tasty. Definitely freshly made pasta which is always a plus. The dessert was just ok

Visited September 2013
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