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Ciao Bella

#432 of 17,689 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
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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353 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lunch this time and we booked in advance as we knew it gets very busy. Less than £20 a head for starter, pasta main and a shared bottles of wine. 10% service charge. Lovely food. Good service. Lively atmosphere. Nice to combine it with a visit to the Lamb next door.

Thank lowvalleyred
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Ciao Bella a number of times and I genuinely could not fault the stellar food and service. Portion sizes and taste were great. Staff were also extremely friendly!

Thank HollyGreen131
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I lived atound Russell Sq for a number of years, Ciao Bella was the "go-to" Italian for all our works parties. Excellent good and a decent wine list. With notice they can accommodate very large parties, as well as squeezing smaller parties in at short notice. The price you pay - it a London prices, can be very crowded and... More 

Thank Gamal H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food and great atmosphere, Would definately come again and recommend to family and friends!!

Thank Laura P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old School Italian Food Great Atmosphere Fantastic Service Very Good Wines Very Busy Not The Best Food But Decent Great Place For Family Or Friends

Thank 619michael
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was recommended by a Italian friend. On looking at the menu online I called my friend and decided to go. The website advised to pre book as it gets busy. Decided to go along not booking as it was 18.00 on a Sunday night Fortunately they had a table for 2 great. The food menu is varied and reasonably... More 

Thank Robert B
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ciao Bella is a Bloomsbury institution. The food and service are consistently good - but it's the atmosphere which makes this place really special. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Tim1977
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Or was it MSG? The food was near to disgusting! On first bite I realized that my spaghetti alle vongole was extremely salty, but being hungry I finished it and didn't want to complain in company. At the end my friend said the same about her ravioli. At night we paid for it. I had to get up three times... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dublin, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in this restaurant for a Dinner and i ordered some drinks from the menu than the Waiter took the olives from a table who left and brought straight to my tables ? I understand the Olives are complimentary but this is not Hygienic and can be dangerous disgusting

Thank Mario D
Ciao Bella Rest... R, Owner at Ciao Bella, responded to this review

We are so sorry that this happened to you and your guests. This is totally against our strict hygiene rules at Ciao Bella and I share your concerns. I have started an investigation and reiterated our rules to all waiting staff here. I would like you to contact me directly to discuss putting things right with you if we can... More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for lunch on Monday The restaurant was not busy, probably due to the tube strike, which made it seem a little hollow, rather than the vibrant atmosphere I was expecting based on other reviews. The service was efficient and the staff friendly but I found the food very ordinary. We both had the veal, which was tender but... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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