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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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 £58  32% 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 £59  25% 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 £81  33% 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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La Gourmandina
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 Lamb's Conduit Street, 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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The Shogun's Harem: Life In The Women's Palace In Nineteenth Century Japan
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 7th December 2016 - 6pm-7.30pm
Ciao Bella, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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Sunday Assembly 3rd Birthday
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 11th December 2016 - 11am-12.15pm
Ciao Bella, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1R | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
The Sunday Assembly is a Secular congregation that celebrates life! Come along to sing songs, hear inspiring talks and be part of a radically inclusive community, ...More
 
 
 
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Feeding Rhe 400
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd September 2016 to 8th January 2017 - Various Times
Ciao Bella, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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34-36 Millman Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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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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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
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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
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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French's Dairy
London > Shopping > Jewellery
13 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Ciao Bella
Artist Maggie Owen took a former dairy and turned it into an Art Deco emporium dripping in achingly hip designer jewellery. And the good news is ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Neurology
London > Education > Medical Schools
Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 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
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
 
 
 
School of Pharmacy
London > Education > Medical Schools
29-39 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Ciao Bella
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Corams Fields Sports Area
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
93 Guildford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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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, Bloomsbury
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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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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Lamb
London > Nightlife > Bars
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as 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
 
 
 
Vats Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
51 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Ciao Bella
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Institute of Child Health Conference Facilities
London > Business > Venue Hire
Facilities Office, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute 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
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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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Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Dance | Until 12th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Ciao Bella

That great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on 23rd November, offering families a fun ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Ciao Bella

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Ciao Bella

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Ciao Bella

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Ciao Bella

Richard Farnes conducts two casts including singers Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in David Bosch's production ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Laine Choir Lunchtime Concert
Concerts | On 7th December 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

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Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Foodie Events | Until 11th December 2016 

21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

If you're a fan of Ferrero Rocher, you won't want to miss Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a pop-up dessert destination ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2016 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

St Martin's Courtyard, a pedestrianised, pretty shopping district in Covent Garden, reveals its new Christmas Lights on Thursday 17th November ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Ciao Bella

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
 
 
 
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