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Belli Osteria - CLOSED

2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
+1 510-704-1902
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
10 Jun 2016
“Things to like, and some oddities; 3.5 stars the night we dined”
17 May 2016
“Fun atmosphere, dependable food, excellent wine list”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

My wife and I are systematically exploring Italian restaurants in the East Bay. Belli Osteria was the fifth and final restaurant we wanted to try. I will say that the bar has been raised quite substantially in the last few years when it comes to...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

I have now been to Belli Osteria a few times and feel comfortable giving a full review. As others have said, the atmosphere is casual and lively (maybe a bit loud at times) but overall is fun and hits that perfect spot between festive but...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This was our second dining experience at Belli and we thought the food was incredible then...over a year ago. It is even better! Every single dish we ordered was beautifully presented and full of mouth watering flavors. Fresh burrata with cherry tomatoes, drizzled with a...More

Thank Rose W
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Positives: Excellent and original foods in great location. Four of us had two appetizers, two entrees, and two salads plus three glasses of wine. The bill with tip: $145. Squid ink linguini is scenic, though I found it to be otherwise not exceptional. Papardelle pork...More

Thank ArnieDonna
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I wish this were a little quieter because I loved the food. You cannot talk over dinner even to the person across from you. If I go back it will be at an off hour when there aren't a lot of people but the way...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I have gone here 3 times in past 6 months. I have had pasta, pork chops, and steak. All fantastic including tastes from friends entrees. Appetizers were great too. Right by Berkeley Rep and Freight and Salvage so it can be a night of great...More

Thank fillymay1
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Went here prior to seeing a production at Freight & Salvage. Had the spaghetti with Tuscan sausage. Great dish and very filling. Wait staff very friendly and personable.

Thank kennyWC
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This is one of our go-to restaurants in Berkeley. We've eaten here at least 10 times over the past three years. The food never disappoints; it is a small menu but everything works. We start with salads and usually go for a pasta and one...More

Thank Jay N
Reviewed 16 December 2015

What I remember most about this restaurant is that they are very smooth and efficient in serving people who are on the way to the theater. Our order was taken quickly and the food arrived almost immediately. [Actually it was so fast, I wondered when...More

Thank ebk16
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Walking around last night trying to find a pre-theatre restaurant we came across Belli Osteria after being turned away from two other places. And we are grateful they did. Belli Osteria was simply superb. They have a limited menu that they execute extremely well. We...More

Thank BradSF
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-704-1902
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