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Ciao Bella

Restaurants, Italian Bloomsbury
5 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
Ciao Bella, Italian, Russell Sq

Time Out says

An authentic Italian trattoria with live piano and a wine selection imported from all over Italy.



Address: 86-90 Lambs Conduit St
Transport: Tube: Russell Sq
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Users say (9)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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My friends are regulars here and they took me there for an early dinner one afternoon. What a great authentic Italian restaurant. I can only sum up our dinner as 1 word - Delizioso. I love the food here; the pasta was al dente, the seafood was fresh, and the menu was extensive. The portion was also very generous. I struggled to finish my seafood pasta which could feed 2 of me. The restaurant was already buzzing despite it being an early dinner. Service was friendly but could be a little brisk at times, specially when they get busy. I could see myself becoming one of their repeat customers!


A bustling, authentic Italian restaurant.

Unfortunately we visited at what seemed to be a particularly busy time with lots of large groups, which meant service was slow and we did wait a while for our food and had to get up to hunt someone out for our bill. 

However, the food was very good - generous portions of pasta and melt-in-the-mouth meatballs. 



I went there for an engagement party and it was perfect. Extremely friendly staff and decent decor but mostly: FOOD. They do all the typical Italian dishes, from pizza to fish to pasta to meat. My friends and I had a wide range of this menu and not a single one of us had any complaint. I had a saltimbocca, which means 'jump in the mouth' because that's how all these flavours will make you feel. It's a veal scallop covered in parma ham and sage and cooked in butter.......... I don't believe it requires any more explanation: absolute heaven. I wanna go again soon.

Staff Writer

I recently discovered this authentic Italian restaurant this week to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was simply perfect! I was wondered by the cheerful atmosphere and the delicious Italian cuisine. There is a live piano music play and the portions are very generous. You must try the linguine al cartoccio which are tomato seafood pasta cooked slowly in a grease proof bag - delicious! Go tiramisu all the way for deserts (avoid ice -cream which i thought were too sweet). I totally recommend this place if you are looking for authentic Italian food in a buzzing atmosphere away from the usual London's high street chain restaurants. 

Staff Writer

The food was delicious and portion sizes were generous. Would definitely recommend if you want great food and a buzzing atmosphere!

Fabulous street and people sitting outside contributes to the cheerful local community.

It is truly like having a meal with you big italian family. Always a warm welcome and can always counts on an excellent meal.

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