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“Delicious Meal”
Review of Belli Osteria - CLOSED

Belli Osteria
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Richmond, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious Meal”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant with our college son. It was an absolute delight. We ordered a variety of dishes to share and everything was delicious. The wait staff were incredible, attentive, professional and caring, without making us feel rushed. I will definitely go back here when I visit Berkeley next. Thank you Belli Osteria.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank 967Killaloe
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English first
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great starters”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My partner started with the grilled sardines and we shared a delicious Caesar salad. However, the two pastas we tried just didn't quite make it -- both could of used some more seasoning. I had a seafood pasta and he had raviolis with pork. I loved the salad and next time maybe I will just have salad and dessert. The service was sort of sloppy maybe because it was Easter Sunday. The atmosphere is great.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank SFGAL8
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Berkeley
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Absolutely top notch”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We were on our way to Berkeley Rep and made a reservation for an early dinner on Sunday evening.
We read the yelp reviews and some of them are wrong, wrong, wrong.
This was a great meal!
It was supposed to be a pasta shop with a few secondi courses. Thus the limited menu just - a fish, a game, a pork and a beef. That's it. The folks at the other table had the beef and it looked enormous.
We started with the tapenade and the grilled sardines. Topenade was very good. You need to like grilled sardines. I do, my wife doesn't.
In Italy we had squid ink pasta with clams. I think Belli Osteria was as good or better.
My wild boar meatballs were a very generous serving and flavorful. Not gamy at all.
Dessert was the big surprise - olive oil thyme gelato. You need to try this.
There was complaint that the service was sub par. These people were all over us with fresh silver, taking away clam shells twice during the meal, how is everything, etc, etc. Good training shows.
All in all I can't wait to go back. Oh and we got a discount because we were going to the theater .

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank oldjgw
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Ann Arbor MI
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Excellent pasta”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

The menu is limited, the fresh pasta was excellent, as was the house-made burrata. I sat at the bar. The service was friendly and efficient.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank TokyoVisitor
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Oakland, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“terrific meal!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Just had a terrific dinner at Belli Osteria in Berkeley. Braised beef and cabbage on creamy polenta was absolutely perfect -- mustard greens salad was unusual and delightful. Service friendly, fast and very attentive. Will definitely go back again and recommend to friends!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Kathy D
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