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Bella Mia
Bella Mia

Bella Mia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (708) 925-0239
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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Diner Reviews
  • "Nice little neighborhood restaurant with great service. Food is good, with a nice variety and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Best mussels I've had since visiting Italy. Excellent service!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The staff always sees to our need and food are great!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "There is not to many good Italian restaurants on he south side but Bella Mia is a hidden gem. The food was awesome and the staff was great. I took my family there for my daughters 23rd birthday, I made the reservation on OpenTable and added the note of this being a birthday and when we arrived it was like everyone knew it was her birthday. A number of staff members wished her happy birthday. Great food, Great staff, not to pricy for what you receive. I had the Chicken Bella Mia and it was outstanding. Good taste and a good portion. I would truly recommend this restaurant, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We hosted my in-laws 50th there. They seated all of us together at a long table in "the library", a semi private room that was very nice. Everyone had a great meal, and our server "Meg" was very attentive. Alissa, the hostess made an extra effort by bringing candles to enhance the cake table they provided for the special cake. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Personally, I appreciated the wine portions when ordering by the glass. Other restaurants will give you a micro sized portion for the same price and you feel guilty for even ordering. Bella Mia offers a great value on the other hand. Do not let the surrounding storefronts deter you from trying this gem. Once inside, you will feel like you walked into another world."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Bella Mia is a great restaurant. It's placed in a spot where I never even noticed it before and I drive past almost every day. Food was great. Staff was very friendly. I'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Bella Mia is our favorite Italian/Steak/Seafood place. Everything on the menu is excellent. The Waitstaff is attentive and personable, I have the highest respect for them. Randy the owner approaches each table to make sure everything is perfect, other restaurant owners could learn from him. Bella Mia's defines ambience, elegant tastefully decorated. I almost declined to review, because I am fearful the place will become too popular."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is decorated nicely The service is very attentive. The bus boys are very efficient without being intrusive. Food is prepared as ordered so be patient. Bread is nice and crusty we ordered the baked clams for an appetizer and while they tasted good and had a delicious sauce to dip the bread in they were quite small. We should have ordered 12 instead of 6. The Italian pork chops are juicy and delicious. You can never go wrong with them. I had a scallop special which I would not order again because it was too spicy for my taste.They were a decent size not those tiny ones and the pasta that they were served on had a sweet basil flavor. The owner always stops by to see if everything is alright and thanks us for coming in."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Bella Mia could be downtown. Service was very good. We will be back again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I went to Bella Mia with a group of 6 and everyone had a different dish and raved about their meal. Portions are generous, decor is beautiful, and wait staff is attentive but don't hover or interrupt the meal. I highly recommend and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Love Bella Mia. I had salmon sauted in white wine butter sauce with sauted spinach. Hubby had the steak special. Food was excellent. Service was awesome. Our server recommended an excellent bottle of Shiraz in lieu of the red blend we ordered that was out of stock. The wine was a perfect alternative and was $22 a bottle. The acoustic guitar and singer was an extra plus. After dinner, our server walked us next door to Sullivans to hear a live band. Just a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We chose Bella Mia for birthday dinner for Sandy's Mom and our Sean. The restaurant decor is outstanding. The atmosphere is relaxing. The food was top notch. We enjoyed chatting with owner Randy on how he designed and built his restaurant. I highly recommend Bella Mia. You will enjoy a memorable evening. Bill Forrest"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have been to Bella Mia several times and have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. There were 4 people in our party and 3 of us were very satisfied with our entrees. My linguini with calamari dish was too salty for my taste and I am a salt user. The staff was friendly and the bar tender made my Old Fashion cocktail was made from scratch: the old fashioned way. I heartily recommend Bella Mia and will return again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Service was spectacular with Patty Not very crowded because of graduations and people Traveling over holiday weekend. Owner checked on us frequently Food was exceptional "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Everything was above and beyond what I expected. The only thing I would say is we got there a little early and they sat us, and someone said go get our food, and it wasn't ready. I felt you should seat people till everything is done. Other than that it was very good and will be back for sure! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is second time ive been there and really disappointed. First time music was good. Service excellent. This time it felt like u were at a wedding. Music was loud and singer was going from table to table singing wedding music. I was there for my wedding anniversary. Waited 30 minutes to get a drink.food was good though. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great Italian food, drinks and even the Vito Zatto show."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As the latest visit was exceptional. Wait staff, was also exceptional. I would recommend you pork chops were a little overcooked leaving them a little on the tough side. Either watch your cooking time or change the breed of pork you use"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "What a great restaurant!! My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the lovely ambience of the place and the friendliness of the staff. The food was delicious, substantial and very good quality. Highly recommend a visit to this neighborhood gem!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "When we arrived we were disappointed to find an overpriced brunch with the inability to order off the menu. We had made the reservation at Bella Mia but were put in the Sport's Bar, Sullivan's next door. Not the atmosphere we were looking for for Easter Sunday with children. The brunch was standard fare, nothing special. I will not go there again...though we did voice our disappointment."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It's was o-k for Easter Bruch, if that is what you are looking for. We wanted a nice meal, made reservations based on the menu and when we arrived were told Brunch only. That was not indicated when made reservation via Open Table, otherwise we would not have chosen Belle Mia. Being told 'brunch only' upon arrival was too late to try somewhere else on a Holiday, without reservations. I am vegetarian, so $30.00 for sautéed spinach and salad is quite unreasonable. (Even the green beans had bacon in them) oops; I forgot there was thin crust cheese pizza, but when I went to try a piece it was gone - which I guess was o-k because it really wasn't my choice for Easter dinner. : ( "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went with two girlfriends who have never been here before. They loved it! Great food, wine and service. Will continue to spread the word about this fantastic restaurant."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I live in this neighborhood and was quite impressed when I walked into Bella Mia,Went there with two of my friends and they enjoyed it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday here. Ordered fettucini alfredo w chicken. It was fantastic and not overcooked. Served warm bread with cheese & olive oil. Also had $5 martinis and the owner let me choose a dessert for my birthday. Great ambiance and bonus that there was live entertainment that evening! Will definitely recommend and will be back!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A couple of my girlfriends took me out for my birthday and I suggested we try this. I was hoping for a great experience since there are so few good restaurants in the area. The place is really beautiful. It was pretty quiet on the Wednesday we dined. Scott, the bartender was super nice & attentive and the GM was checking in with us frequently and made a nice recommendation on a bottle of wine. Interesting wine list. Warm bread was fabulous and tried the fried calamari which was really good. We had eggplant parm, baked mostaccoli and chicken limone. Everyone really liked the food .. tons leftover to take home. My friends had the tiramasu and said it was really good. Nice place and hope they do well in this spot. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This restaurant is a gem -- great ambience, wonderful food, and excellent service. The menu is extensive, but reasonable in price. From the outside, the parking lot and surroundings are a "turn-off." However, don't turn away. The inside of the restaurant will wow you. It is beautiful, with low lighting, lovely table settings, and gorgeous paintings and woodwork. The food is delectable and the drinks are good, too. Put it on your list of places to go.You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food and great service, and the interior is beautiful."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "First, the restaurant is set back in a strip mall, so it's hard to find when you're driving. When I arrived, no one was at the host stand, and I waited a good 5 minutes to even be acknowledged by someone. There was a table of 4 and an table of 2, so the restaurant was pretty empty when I dined at 5 pm on a Tuesday. The escarole soup tasted like lemon juice, partly because there was a lemon in the bowl when they served it, which left lemon seeds in my soup. They brought out salad with blue cheese on the side to make up for the soup. The salad was wet so the dressing didn't stick to it. The chicken parmesan was juicy but bland and the baked potato was good, cooked all the way through and a good portion."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "On a whole, the food was very good. Pork chops were a little tough but very tasty. Very crowded so the service was slow."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fabulous restaurant. Don't let the location fool you. Great Italian food within a beautiful restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was amazing. I had the steak vesuvio and shrimp dejonge. Both were great. The only bad part was our wait for drinks. 25 minutes is a bit long. We were given very good bread and some water when we sat down so we didn't argue."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My wife and I went on a weekday date night. We read the reviews online and decided to give this place a try. We were looking for something romantic & classy but still reasonably priced. Bella Mia was this exactly. The ambience was very nice. It wasn't as quiet as I thought but inspite of others, we were still able to talk & hear one another clearly. I do have to say it took a little longer for service because our server was very busy. However, another server & the manager step in to start us off with drinks. Once our main server came to get our appetizer order we had no other problems. Food service was fast and very good. No real wait. As I stated before we went on a weekday so it was must likely less busy than the weekend. Enjoyed it."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Once again, Bella Mia lived up to my expectations to provide great food and great service. The food wasexcellent and our server was very accomodating and made good recommendations to our table. I would go there just for the escarole soup!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Great entertainment. Already made a reservation for next month."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Disappointed we had 4 people in our party. Four apps. we had fried calamari, black musselswhich were bland. Also the sasuage and peppers were too salty. For dinner two people had the chicken cacciatore which was very sour I,m thinking it due to the wine they used. One order of eggplant parmesean which was tasteless and very oiley. One order of shrimp alfredo which was lacking taste."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was great the entertainment was fantastic and the prices are fair Could use another bar tender took a while to get a drink"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding. The food might be the best Italian I have had. A bit too noisy however."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was delicious with generous portions and the service was outstanding. Who knew this little piece of heaven was just a few blocks away from us."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Food is always good, was just there Thursday and am going back tonight on Saturday. Wait staff is pleasant and courteous. Have not sat at the bar yet but hope to do that one of these nights."
    Dined on 2/20/2014