Ciao Bella  

 
 
ADDRESS
86-90 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3LZ
 
 
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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

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

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

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

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Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  28% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  29% off
Southampton Row, WC1B | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
The gorgeous Victorian building that houses the Thistle Bloomsbury Park is tall enough to offer great views of London from the top rooms. Located between the ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £77  36% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
The DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End hotel is perfectly located in London's historic Bloomsbury district, between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations for convenient ... More
 
 
 
 
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La Porchetta
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
33 Boswell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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Cosmoba
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
9 Cosmo Place, Southampton Row, Holborn, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
Italian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Carluccio's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
Carluccio's are springing up all over the place, from Bluewater to Brent Cross, spreading the gospel of good fresh superior Italian food. Each restaurant is also ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
68 Millman Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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Cigala
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
54 Lambs Conduit Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
This expensive Spanish restaurant is in a lovely corner of town, and serves authentic and delicious fare, cooked to consistently high standards. However, many many visitors ... More
 
 
 
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La Gourmandina
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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First Amongst Equals
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th January 2018 to 13th January 2019
Ciao Bella, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning 300 years of social history, culture ...More
 
 
 
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Voices from the Deep
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th March 2018 to 13th January 2019
Ciao Bella, Phoenix Place, WC1X | 5 minutes from Ciao Bella
More than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 years, can be seen in Voices ...More
 
 
 
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The Chap Olympiad
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Saturday 14th July 2018
Ciao Bella, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from Ciao Bella
Not so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The ...More
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Ciao Bella
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Ciao Bella
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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The People's Supermarket
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
Rumour has it that The People's Supermarket fought off Tesco this a site on Lamb's Conduit Street, one of London's most independently spirited neighbourhoods. The sight ... More
 
 
 
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La Fromagerie Bloomsbury
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
Well established as one of the best cheese shops in London, La Fromagerie is in the little black book of food lovers with ... More
 
 
 
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Ben Pentreath Ltd
London > Shopping > House and Garden
17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
Ben, the man behind this pretty interiors shop in Bloomsbury, is an architectural designer now based in London after spending five years in New York. His ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Ciao Bella
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 9 minutes from Ciao Bella
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from Ciao Bella
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from Ciao Bella
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as Ciao Bella
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
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Duke (of York)
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Ciao Bella
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Ciao Bella
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from Ciao Bella
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Ciao Bella
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 

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First Amongst Equals
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Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail 5 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

More than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 ...More

 
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Senate House Venue Hire 8 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

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Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
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Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

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French sculptor Auguste Rodin, one of the greatest and most innovative sculptors of the modern era, took his inspiration from ...More

 
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Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
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With the welcome news that Madame JoJo's is due to reopen in 2018, burlesque in London is enjoying a revival. ...More

 
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Shaftesbury Theatre 11 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
TriOperas
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Peacock Theatre 11 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

Pamela Tan-Nicholson's opera musical fusing shortened versions of Carmen, Madam Butterfly and Turandot with hip hop, punk, rap and rock, ...More

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
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Theatre | Until 27th October 2018 

Dominion Theatre 12 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

It wowed audiences and won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and ...More

 

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