Italian cuisine, with its ample selection of pastas, flavour-packed antipasti, hearty casseroles and fresh main courses, is without a doubt a favourite among Londoners. A newbie on the scene, Bellina Ristorante has already become a hit in Blackheath with its charming facade, beautiful interior and excellent service, a must-visit for locals looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. No matter the occasion, Bellina Ristorante on Montpelier Vale is a lovely spot for both a family gathering and a romantic night out – book ahead to snag a table.
Old-World cuisine meets a modern atmosphere at Bellina Ristorante, a charming Italian eatery on Blackheath’s Montpelier Vale. The folks behind this fantastic dining establishment are passionate about the food they serve, which is made especially apparent by their enthusiastic attitude. The interior at Bellina Ristorante is full of light and inviting complete with plenty of artwork, flowers on every table and a unique wine shelf packed with some of the Mediterranean’s finest varietals. This is one London Italian restaurant you need to look out for.
The food at Bellina Ristorante is Italian with Mediterranean flare, with a particular focus on seafood and fish. All of the dishes they offer are made fresh to order using the best seasonal produce, freshly caught seafood and meats sourced from the best producers. Alongside your selection, enjoy a glass – or bottle – of fine wines from all across Italy and the Mediterranean, and for dessert, be sure to enjoy a slice of tiramisu or one of the several other desserts on rotation. Located just steps from Blackheath overground station, Bellina Ristorante is worth making the extra trip, just make sure to reserve a table ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
We have been going to Bellina since it opened, we enjoy real Italian food and cooking. The small size makes it more personable. Good food, cooking and service.
I loved this restaurant, starter was lovely, main was great, wine was wonderful. staff very friendly. will be returning very soon with my family and friends.
Beautiful food, friendly service, we felt very welcomed and well looked after. The food is truly Italian and absolutely delicious. So far visited twice and will be definitely coming back.
Every time we visit Bellina Risorante we invite friends along to share the lively atmosphere and fabulous food.Always reinforces our view this is a gem of a place.Amazing menu choices,friendly accommidating staff n a real feel good vibe.People chatting and interacting without being outdone by load music!
Really good food and the service was excellent. Only two other people in when we were there, which was a shame. Mind you it was Thursday lunch time. The owner/Maitre D' is easy to talk to and can be funny, if you want him to be. I had the 'special', skate wing, which was lovely. The rest of our party had the lunch time menu, which could not be faulted. Olives and bread sticks came free before we ordered and Limoncello before we left, a nice touch which makes places such as this stand out for service. I urge you to give it a try, you will not be disappointed. We will certainly be going back
We have had some lovely meals here but our last visit was disappointing. We chose sirloin steak which was tasty and cooked well but wasn't complimented very well with the sides as it came with what looked like the crinkled chips you can buy from any supermarket. When you are paying £18 for a steak you expect to have home made chips! We chose tiramisu for desert as this is a very well known Italian desert and we wanted to have something traditional. When it was brought to the table we were told that it was very fresh and that's why my portion seemed to have collapsed! My sister had a more generous portion as it was her birthday although, we both finished our desert in a few mouthfuls! I'm hoping this was just a bad night as we have had some lovely meals here!
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like very special guests, especially my 6 year old granddaughter. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the service attentive without being intrusive. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and came away feeling we had made a new friend in the manager. We shall certainly be back.
We ate here on a Saturday night and it was quite busy when we arrived. We waited quite a while for menus, drinks and for the food to come. This was despite the restaurant getting progressively quieter. I have to say the food was excellent but just a few issues with the service mean I am happier giving this a 5 out of 6 for this visit.
Great location, lovely sophisticated décor, waitress was pleasant. Lacked atmosphere. Pollo Con Polenta was too salty and polenta too soft. We chose the Bruschetta, being in an Italian restaurant but disappointingly, it was flavourless. This could have been improved upon by using better quality tomatoes, as it seemed that they may have used supermarket bought "basics" tomatoes. I have said that the meal was expensive, purely because of the quality of the food, which I felt did not justify the price. It is not a restaurant that I will rush back to.
Lively and welcoming atmosphere, traditional and a bit retro. We had a reasonably priced and decent chianti. Simple but very tasty pasta dishes. The desserts were acceptable but we had the feeling they weren't perhaps made on site. I prefer to eat in independent restaurants rather than chains and I would go again