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Ciao Bella

#393 of 17,547 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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86-90 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ, England
+44 20 7242 4119
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a recommendation from a colleague, four of us booked for a Friday night. The restaurant was packed to the rafters and we were shown to a table in the basement. The tables are very close together and when the place is full, it's really quite loud. Things are probably a little calmer if you can manage to book a... More 

Thank B_Wattersonte
London UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had dinner here last night with a group of 6 friends. The food was excellent, the wine reasonably priced (even Prosecco) and the staff very cheerful and efficient under pressure. Pity we were in the basement where too many tables had been crammed in - it was cramped and uncomfortable - I'm not really looking for physical contact with diners... More 

Thank Hoocha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I was working in London I stumbled upon this restaurant, quite randomly. And I am so happy I did! This is by far the best Italian I have had in London. I always go for the pasta carbonara which is fantastic here. It seems like a boring and safe dish to choose, but I have no words to describe... More 

Thank Rea P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff found a table for us without having booked (be warned, this is rare - the place is always super busy!) and couldn't have been more genial or helpful. The value is excellent - where else in London can you get made-from-scratch pizza for £9? - the atmosphere wonderful (the pianist sat down with his coffee and just started... More 

Thank snowythepyro
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were convinced to try this by a group of guests sitting outside. We needed little encouragement as we've passed it many times and it's always been full. I had the Spaghetti Bolognese. Really happy with my choice. Tasted really authentic. Definitely going to go again. Incidentally, we sat outside on a bitterly cold day but the heaters under the... More 

Thank DrPaulT
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional Italian restaurant. Bustling and sometimes noisy with pianist striving to make himself heard. Fairly welcoming and reasonable service. Good menu and prices. Wide ranging wine list.

Thank Nigel M
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ciao Bella is a London institution that has been going for many years and deserves all its praise. The staff are great - lots of quick Italian gents. The food is honest and tasty and clearly cooked with care. This is not some fussy fine dining experience- it can get busy and the food is homely. In our minds these... More 

Thank tina h
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As always it's vibrant and exciting to eat here . The food is fresh delicious , waiter service attentive ...they have eyes in the back of their heads ....and know when you are ready ... Olives and cheese on the table plus water .....

Thank kuccarda
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is a really busy one with seating possible outside or inside on in basement. The food served in terms of quality is really good. They offer you olives n cheese on your table and that is delicious. The staff is very friendly and professional and takes care in explaining things on menu or how a bill is calculated.... More 

Thank Farhat M
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here a number of times and not reviewed until now. It is an ideal WC1 lunch stop. Nicely busy yet never too much trouble for the efficient and authentic Italian staff. The pizzas are a delight, the pasta al dente and salads fresh. Well worth seeking out.

Thank Doj D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86-90 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 4119

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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