Belli Osteria - Brooklyn

5
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Belli Osteria is a Brooklyn staple, serving up classic Italian food in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Everything at Belli Osteria is homemade, including all of the pasta and bread. Ingredients are locally sourced and organic, and the restaurant is known for its burgers made from grass fed Angus beef in the nearby Vernon Valley Farms.

The menu at Belli Osteria includes lunch, dinner and brunch options. Diners can enjoy a specialty pizza, appetizers such as grilled polenta and entrées such as ravioli and Bolognese. Brunch includes caramelized French toast and vegetable frittata, and any meal can be complemented with a drink from the wine or beer menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 45 people are saying
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ConnerM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best pasta I’ve ever had in my life! Amazing happy hour deals.

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Orjrishudjfjcocijfjeuhe
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot in a nice location! They have bottomless brunch option with nice drink options and yummy food! Def recommend!

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Neens
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. Will definitely return again.

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MeganW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Whenever I come here either with a large group or a party of two we are treated very well. Sergio and Laura as well as the other wait staff Are always friendly and accommodating The food is delicious I believe I’ve had almost everything on the brunch menu at this point- go for the bottomless Mimosas!

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vipMoniqueS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truly enjoyable dining experience with family. Excellent food and service. We were out of town visiting Brooklyn for a funeral. It was nice to gather together to reflect and enjoy our time over a wonderful dining experience.

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KrissyS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful
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ElyseW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I’d give this place a solid C. But when you live in New York City, why come back to a place that serves “meh” food?

My boyfriend and I decided to come here on Valentine’s Day and it was kind of a mess. Our server was clearly in the weeds, which is understandable, but it took him 20 minutes just to greet us and then it took about an hour to get our food. When we said something about how long the food was taking, it was clear that the server had forgotten to put in our orders, because I saw him run to the computer to put them in right after we asked. Because of this, our food was cooked on the fly and came out really hot and a bit off. I don’t know why (probably because we drank so much while we waited for our food), but we decided to get dessert and ordered a tiramisu that was 99% cream and not much else.

The most shocking thing to us was that after all this, they didn’t really apologize or take anything off our bill when they blatantly messed up a few times. Maybe it was because we didn’t make a fuss and were patient, but not even apologizing for messing up so many times and thinking you pulled the wool over our eyes isn’t a great look.

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BrettC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the food, the service and the atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual. Highly recommend!

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TanbirI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I came here for New Year’s Eve with my siblings and forgot to write about it. The food wasn’t bad but the service was TERRIBLE.

I’m not a very high maintenance person, even really good service sometimes makes me uncomfortable. Besides doing the absolute bare minimum, however, (taking our order and bringing the food out) our server was useless. I asked if I can have a little bit of cheese on my pasta and he nodded and tended to the rest of the tables for the night. He never once asked if we need anything else, and it was impossible to get his attention. Not even a water refill. We had to wait forever for our check to come as well.

Belli Osteria - Brooklyn
Responded on March 4, 2020

Hello Tanbirl, As much as I am glad to see you loved the food and ambiance, I am sorry to hear you were not happy about the service. It was a super busy NYE and we were short of staff. George, you server, is usually on point, but that night he was trying to keep up. I hope you try us back and I can assure you your experience will be completely different. Sincerely, Andres

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vipSamanthaL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've been to Belli Osteria several times for dinner and once for brunch. This is my second NYE dinner as its one of the few nice places I can get group reservations last minute. Food is delicious and the waiter was super nice. We were seated right away, even when we arrived early. I will say that service was slow due to the business and bread & starter arrived with our entrees. Only bad thing is that it is very loud in there in the back room (every time I've sat in that room its hard to hear) . Delicious food, will continue to go back, definitely recommend, especially on an off day when it may be less crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The host was not the best. They were clearly short handed. The waiter we had was really nice but he clearly had too much on his plate.
It was a lot of noise not a good place if you are looking for a romantic date night out.

Food was amazing though.

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BrooklynCheeseSnob
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The food was not impressive. The drink I had was flat Prosecco—bad. And I think we were double charged for tips. Yuck.

Belli Osteria - Brooklyn
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hello BrooklynCheeseSnob, We are sorry to hear this. We went over the checks of Dec 10th and we didn't find a double tip charge. Please send us a copy of your bill at info@bellibrooklyncom and we will correct it immediately. Also, the champagne is the drink we sell the most during brunch hours, and it is strange you found it flat. We like to resolve the problems at the moment, so please ask your server and we will be happy to replace it. Hope to hear from you soon. Warm wishes, Andres

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JudyBrooklyn
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so fortunate to be able to walk to Belli and enjoy a delicious meal with friendly waitstaff people!

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TadiaL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating and kind staff. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Four of us went for my birthday dinner. Nice local vibe atmosphere. Primo apps could use some work. Calamari was lukewarm and soggy. Arancini was good. Special fish entree was also good. By far the best were the Secondi pastas, especially the Bolognese and the Black (squid-ink) pasta with crab meat. Drinks and wine were terrific and very affordable. Definitely returning.

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Linda
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a fantastic brunch for parents weekend. Everything was great but I think our server left while we were still sitting. We asked for another coffee and the bill two times. Didn’t ruin the great food! Banana waffles were a dream and the Norwegian eggs Benedict was fantastic! Bottomless mimosas as well!

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vipThomasF
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great pasta and food

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JudyL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid food, delicious homemade pastas, good but not great cocktails, nice local vibe, friendly server and reasonable prices. Will definitely return.

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vipTomH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The server asked the kitchen to make us a special that was advertised for another night and they accommodated. Meal was awesome and at a good price. Nice neighborhood place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A FREAKING MAZING

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vipSalvadorO
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On a whole it was solid. Happy hour offerings were good. The prices made it worth while being we have better Italian in Austin.

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KelseyD
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink prices! Everything was timely and correct, and the service was excellent. Great place for our group of six!

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GENYC718
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a place close to home for my birthday dinner and found this cozy place right upstairs from the exit to the Clinton-Washington Avenue station on the C line. It was Saturday evening and although there were patrons, there was plenty of space. The staff are incredibly pleasant and the service was quick. All of the dishes were great and my party left there with very happy stomachs. And as a bonus, my mother was thrilled to see one of her favorite stars, Malik Yoba sitting right next to us another table. I am constantly amazed at how much Brooklyn has changed over the years and had this place been around several decades ago when I was in high school in the area, my friends and I would have tried everything in the book to eat here. Highly recommended.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i visited because a couple of my fav youtubers come to eat here all the time
i loved it and would highly recommend this to anyone in the area

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TanjereS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for girls night. We had a great time! Would definitely recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant, good food and service

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PeggyH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Belli Osteria bc of a Friend's Birthday. I usually do not like Italian dishes unless it is My own. I had Trout, Mash Potatoes, and Roasted Asparagus. It Was Deliciously beyond My expectations. Very Impressed... Our Server Sergio was so Patient and Very Friendly. The food Was Excellent and the Price was Right! We were Fortunate to be there at the same time as Malik Yoba (Actor) We were told Our Meal was taken care of by someone who did not want to be known. Well we figured it was Him. Eating at Belli Osteria was a Win Win For Us. Excellent Food and a bill that was paid for lol Thank You Belli Osteria and, Thank You Malik Yoba!

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MeghanG
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Belli has the BEST bottomless brunch deal I've ever found in New York. The food is incredible and wildly affordable!

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vipkayle
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cute place... good food.... Wasn't thrilled with the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a large party (8) and we really enjoyed our food. Everything was fresh and portions were thoughtful. Our server was good and we were really pleasantly surprised by all the excellent flavors. Will be back!

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Christina
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. We went for brunch. The French toast was so good we ordered an extra order for the table to share! I would absolutely recommend this place to others!

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SylvieL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good pasta, simple
Good wine and good price
Great neighborhood place

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KristenS
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belli Osteria has my friend and I’s hearts - from the service to Grandma’s Bolognaise, you’ve got a gem on your hands!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The waiters were very patient and gave us jus true right amount of space

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LindaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and outstanding service. We never leave hungry!

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Belli was, as before, fantastic. Fresh, flavorful pasta dishes, at a reasonable price. And a simple, very reasonably priced wine list. A great neighborhood place. I've now been twice in less than a month, and plan to go back again soon.

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JennieR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The service was good overall, but the fettuccini was a bit bland and very greasy. The butternut ravioli was very good

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DoubleM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My family was visiting with my nieces (4 & 2) and we dined at Belli Osteria for dinner. It was so refreshing to have space while dining, it was perfect for my nieces, we sat in a booth on one side, chairs on the other and it was perfect for us. The food is fantastic, homemade pasta, and wonderful prices. Highly recommend for dinner!

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AhmarB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was warm and the food was good. We go there often.

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Belli Osteria - Brooklyn is rated 5 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.