Bello

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863 9th Ave
New York, NY 10019

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(212) 246-6773
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Best

I always enjoy eating at Bello. The decor and service you receive surpasses anything you will find along 9th avenue. This place has been in business a while and has consistently d...

Worst

i didnt like the food or the atmosphere. well, the food was alright. too snooty and expensive for what it is. the wine list is almost too extensive...it seems to be trying too ...

Not Good.. 9/24/2008

i didnt like the food or the atmosphere. well, the food was alright. too snooty and expensive for what it is. the wine list is almost too extensive...it seems to be trying too hard. any way the wait staff was nice. more

Good place! 2/25/2008

I've been going to Bello since 1989. That''s when it was one of the only good restaurants in Hell's Kitchen. If you like veal you must try the stuffed veal. It's not on the menu but it's the nightly special every night. Go hungry because this dish is enough for two people. Some foodies say that you can tell a good Italian restaurant by it's Chicken Parm. Well the chicken and Veal parm is off the hook! Bello definitely caters to the older money crowd. But all-ages come here...and so should you! Pros: The food- Stuffed Veal Chop Cons: I can't think of one.. more

Fine Italian Food 9/2/2007

The food at Bello's was fantastic. I went with a group of people and there were no complaints. Chicken parmesean, alfredo and chicken were great. Pros: food, service more

Pretty good, not great. Family style atmosphere. 4/18/2007

I'm from the provinces, so any restaurant in Manhattan that you can get a main course for under 20 is attractive. I had the mussels, they were tasty, but for the same price I get 3x better in my town (Houston). The side vegetables were inedible. Pros: Good value, very sweet, sincere staff Cons: the house wine is bad and overpriced more

Great neighborhood Italian 7/27/2006

I always enjoy eating at Bello. The decor and service you receive surpasses anything you will find along 9th avenue. This place has been in business a while and has consistently delivers on quality. I also used their private party room- which everyone seemed to enjoy. Pros: decor, free parking with dinner, menu more

User review by tbolkart 2/18/2006

Terrible experience. The food was wonderful, however... My husband doesn't like vegetables and made a point to ask the waiter if he could have a side of pasta instead. The waiter said ""sure"". When the bill came, the side of pasta cost us almost $10. When my husband spoke to the manager, the manager apologized that the waiter changed $1.50 too much. Shouldn't the waiter tell us beforehand that there would be a charge? If we bring the matter to the manager, shouldn't he do something other than reduce the charge? Honestly, adding $8.50 for a side of pasta with tomato sauce was a rip off. Don't go. There are a lot of really cute restaurants right across the street! Pros: food Cons: service, cost more

Wonderful place 7/12/2005

Have been going here for 12 years, haven't had a bad meal yet. Sometimes service is a little slow and you may have to wait for a table. The waiters are always accomdating and the food is anything but bland. Pasta and veal dishes are exceptional . Salads, even the bread is wonderful. I would highly recommend it. As far as having inconsiderate people at the next table, that can happen at any restaurant in NY Pros: tasty food, free parking, waiters helpful Cons: slow to be seated more

a fine place 6/22/2004

went there for an early business dinner midweek. seated promptly. tables well spaced. air conditioning working- fine air circulation. service almost personalized. waiter's accent was a tad thick. wine served promptly at proper temperature. ordered off the menu- caesar salad was exceptional, pasta and chicken dishes were served quickly at the proper temperature and were fine. coffee below par. prices are wonderful. a very solid place. Pros: price, service, facility Cons: , coffee more

Nice Place horrible atmosphere 11/11/2003

I went there last night expecting a nice dinner and I did get that. However while I was sitting there eating my dinner, I had 5 girls at the next table screaming, swearing, and just talking about having sex with the manager. And the funniest thing the manager was sitting right there and did nothing. I would recommend the food, but not the restaurant. Worst place I ever ate. more

Great first visit 6/7/2003

We went with my wife's parents and our reservations were honoured without hassle. Service was a bit slow as our waiter could never be found. Food was great, lots of daily specials to choose from. My wife loved her vongole bianco which was loaded with un-shelled clams. Not the most romantic but a good place to take visiting parents. We'll definitely go back. Pros: great food, relaxed atmosphere Cons: service a bit slow more

Terrific 4/1/2003

We have been to Bello's on about 8 occasions and have never been disappointed. They have always honored resevervations,food & service can't be beat. Price is right. Pros: good drinks, large or small group Cons: crowded more

Why Bello Sucks 11/7/2002

The two people who wrote in below are obviously regulars. Regulars (average age 60-to-dead) are treated well and dont seem to mind the terrible food. I can understand why this place was so badly reviewed. If you are not a regular you are treated with contempt beyond belief. My family had a reservation at 8:00 and we waited at the bar for 30 minutes even though we arrived on time. Another party of four, obviously well loved regulars, arrived without a reservation and was seated immediately. When I complained to the manager and then the owner, I was rudely told to go elsewhere if I didnt like it. The owners breath smelled of wine. My family didnt want trouble so we stayed to taste the terrible, bland food. There are so many Italian restaurants in the neighborhood (two others on the same intersection!) go to any of them over Bello. Pros: Free Parking Cons: Everything Else more

A Good Bang for Your Buck 7/30/2002

I have eaten at Bello for years. Never had a bad meal. Don't know why anyone would not like it. Courteous staff, fresh hot food for a reasonable price and never a problem with a reservation before 6:30 pm any weekend. Have had numerous parties and gatherings and they have always been great. Very underrated place and the free parking for the theater afterwards can't be beat! Pros: Parking for free, Service is good Cons: Small interior more
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  • Specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine, Bello's original chef and personable staff have been serving generous portions of consistent old fashion home cooking at fair prices since 1985. Over the years, our straightforward menu which features a variety of traditional favorites, have made us the perfect place for lunch and dinner for either business or pleasure.

    We are conveniently located at the corner of 9th Avenue and 56th Street, only a few minutes walk to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Theater District and the new AOL-Time Warner Center. In addition to our magnificent food and proximity to the Big Apple's greatest attractions, for those driving into Manhattan Bello has another asset, free parking with dinner after 5:00 p.m.

Editorial
  • Serving Northern Italian cuisine including avocado salad, fresh mozzarella with tomatoes, porobello mushrooms, egg plant rolatini, tortellini pasticho and more.

  • 11/22/2006 Provided by Citysearch
Additional information
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-11pm lunch & dinner Fri 11am-12pm lunch Sat 3pm-12am
  • Payments: Diner's Club, American Express, Master Card, Visa, Discover
  • Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
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