Ciao Bella †

ADDRESS
86-90 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3LZ
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Sat: 12noon-11.30pm; Sun: 12noon-10.30pm
PRICES
Main Courses £12.50 - £17.50. Pizza £6 - £9.90

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Ciao BellaThis authentic Italian restaurant in Bloomsbury is a gem and should be in everyone's address book. Unfailingly lively, distinctively Mediterranean, wonderfully homely, Ciao Bella serves up unpretentious 70s-style Italian fare with a big smile, the tinkle of a jazz piano and a huge serving of charm. Busy with local clientele and faithful regulars inside, outside (the terrace is wonderfully heated) and downstairs on any night of the week (always a good sign), this slice of Italy and its ever-cheery staff cannot fail to fill you with a portion of feel-good factor. Renowned for its generously portioned pasta (the seafood spaghetti, cooked in a grease-proof bag, is fabulous), its huge wood-oven cooked pizzas (try the calzone if you're feeling peckish), its tasty cuts of meat (the veal is delicious) and its great daily specials. Prices are reasonable to say the least, emperor-sized olives and bread sticks land on your table upon arrival, and the wine list is excellent. Just don't wear a white shirt if you order the excellent spaghetti with meatballs. If you're looking for a low-key but fun place to woo your Valentine, this is the place - but be prepared to wait or book well in advance. Lunch, combined with a trip to the nearby British Museum, is an appealing option.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Russell Square Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Holborn Tube Station
8 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Car Parks

Car Parks

Brunswick Square NCP
4 minutes walk
Judd Street NCP
6 minutes walk

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23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
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54 Lambs Conduit Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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57 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
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94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as Ciao Bella
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7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
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63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Ciao Bella
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113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Ciao Bella
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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Ciao Bella
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