Ciao Bella

 
 
ADDRESS
86-90 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3LZ 
 
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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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Opening and closing times for Ciao Bella

Today (Monday) Ciao Bella closes at 23.30

Monday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Saturday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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22.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - Ciao Bella Location Map

 
 
 
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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Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £50  30% off
Southampton Row, WC1B | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £55  41% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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La Porchetta
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33 Boswell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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9 Cosmo Place, Southampton Row, Holborn, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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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, 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, WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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The Pajama Game
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd May to 13th September 2014
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 11 minutes from Ciao Bella
Chichester Festival Theatre has a happy knack of bringing first class musical revivals to the West End - with 'Singin' in the Rain', 'Sweeney ...More
 
 
 
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Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th May 2014
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 14 minutes from Ciao Bella
Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor transfers Prokofiev's rousing score to a war-ravaged Italian metropolis in the 20th century. The production is viewed as one of the Scottish Ballet's ...More
 
 
 
Olivier Dubois Company: Tragedie
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th May 2014
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 14 minutes from Ciao Bella
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Renoir Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
Almost invisible in the ridiculous 1960s sci-fi architecture of the Brunswick Centre, the two-screen arthouse Renoir Cinema is a firm favourite with London's film buffs. It ... 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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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 10 minutes from Ciao Bella
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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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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Ben Pentreath Ltd
London > Shopping > House and Garden
17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
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French's Dairy
London > Shopping > Jewellery
13 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
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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
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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
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from Ciao Bella
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 7 minutes from Ciao Bella
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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Ciao Bella
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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
... More
 
 
 
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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, 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
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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
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Boxercise
Sporting Events | Until 26th May 2014 

Coram's Fields 1 minute walk from Ciao Bella

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Re-staging Revolutions: Alternative Theatre In Lambeth, Camden 1968-88
Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2014 

Holborn Library 4 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

Photographs, documents and artefacts exploring the alternative theatre movement of the 1960s, 70s and 80s....More

By George! Handel's Music for Royal Occasions
By George! Handel's Music for Royal Occasions
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

On the 300th anniversary of the coronation of George I, the first king from the House of Hanover, By George! ...More

 
Mail Rail: An Exhibition Of Photographs
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

British Postal Museum & Archive 5 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

Photographs taken throughout the Mail Rail network by Bradley Photography, Northumberland, documenting postal and transport history....More

Art Class
Exhibitions | Until 26th May 2014 

Guildhall Art Gallery 6 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

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Walls: Contemporary Artists On Cultural Identity
Exhibitions | Until 25th April 2014 

Pushkin House 7 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

Works in various media exploring the theme of cultural and national identity, by artists including Tatiana Baskakova, Olga Bojko, Taus ...More

Photographs From Rwanda
Exhibitions | Until 4th June 2014 

The Wiener Library 8 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

This photographic exhibition at The Wiener Library features photographer David Graham's portraits of survivors of the Rwandan genocide to mark ...More

Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess
Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

Sir John Soane's Museum 8 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

Sir John Soane's Museum has one of the richest holdings of graphic work by Italian artist Giovanni Piranesi and this ...More

 
A Middle East Menagerie: Favourite Works Selected By Curatorial Assistants
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

A selection of works from the Islamic collections, highlighting the theme of animals in Islamic art....More

Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

Featuring over 90 works by some of the leading names in contemporary art, this exhibition of post-1945 prints and drawings ...More

 
 
 
 
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