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Bellanico

#17 of 1,054 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602-1312 (Wellington)
+1 510-336-1180
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:30
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Alameda, California
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188 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends for lunch. Glad I made a reservation as the place was full. Very good wine list. Interesting appetizer of chard stem in a tempura batter. Gnocchi was good. Salad was simple but really tasty. Excellent service. Creative menu with good vegetarian options.

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Thank Roberta5261
Nutley, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this place on a recommendation and went with a few people. We noticed there was a prefix menu for the night.. so that was a good way to try many of their offerings! Our first dish we got was toast with cured salmon paste on it. The toast was crispy and had a nice texture to it.... More 

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Thank Nobel V
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

On holiday from the UK staying in Oakland for a few days and needed somewhere close to eat on a Monday night so we called in here, the staff were friendly the food was fantastic and my 9 year old devoured her pasta. What a little gem of a place thoroughly recommend and not badly priced.

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Thank Shoulders69
Oakland, California
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food is always great, but there are a few bad tables - particularly one next to the pass where the food comes out. Also tough on service when it's busy. But go for a great and reasonably priced delicious dinner.

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Thank ray94611
Oakland, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went here for a birthday dinner. The food was good, especially the pasta. The steak we ordered was cold and okay. Did not bother to send it back since our server was "busy". Our server can be seen drinking behind the bar and fawning over his two girlfriends seated at the bar. Even the manager was there congregating with them.... More 

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Thank rickemmanuel
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is really a great restaurant, albeit slightly uneven. The duck appetizer was fabulous, including the savory broth. The pork chops were the best I have ever had, smoky and seared on the outside from the grill, and perfectly tender throughout. The dessert, on the other hand, a chocolate panna cotta, was less than satisfying ... neither chocolatey nor sweet... More 

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Thank Randall B
Oakland, CA
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142 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The ceilings in this restaurant are so low and the number of tables packed in so great it can be hard to hear what your table mate is saying a few feet away. There does not seem to be enough waiters to handle the nightly crowds, which can make for some frustration. It is a varied menu though. Meat, pasta,... More 

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Thank kev1438
Berkeley, California
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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 

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Thank janetperlman
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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 

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california
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602-1312
    (Wellington)
  • Public Transportation: AC Transit #18
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-336-1180

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