Bella Mia
Bella Mia

Bella Mia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 7089250239
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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bella Mia reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)special occasion (36)romantic (30)good for groups (26)fit for foodies (15)great for outdoor dining (10)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Bella Mia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The entire experience was Great. From the time we entered, until we left, we were treated very well. The service and food were excellent. The staff worked very well together.......It was our 1st visit, but we will return. We will also tell our family and friends..........
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner
    Wayneboy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time visit. Thought that the food was excellent (our party had chicken marsala, chicken bella mia, eggplant parmesan, and raveoli). The wine list was more than adequate and the service was very good. Will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back.
    1vacation
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent food. We tried the baked clam appetizer and it was very delicious. Had a great sauce to dip your bread in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TheMels
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my third time there. I liked it so much that I got 5 other family members to join me there for dinner. The food was great, the service was wonderful! Alona was exceptional as our server! Cute idea to write her name right on our table top! The ambiance was great! The prices were reasonable. We had a great family get together with alot of laughing and we will return soon! The best part was picking up the tab for 6 people without a well-loved relative (who always pays) knowing it and finding out that it didn't cost my whole week's paycheck! Kudos to the restaurant owner and the staff for making an exceptional evening for my family! I made online reservations for 5 (which I have never done before and it was quick and easy).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not to be missed!
    Steve
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have brought several friends here for dinner and none have been disappointed. The ambiance, food, and service have always met our expectations. It's one of few establishments where the owner visits each table to assure guests that their every need is met.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lovely restaurant but they could improve restrooms. Food was good for the three others I was with but my waitress did not describe the soups properly and I ordered linguine w/calamari and wanted to have clams instead, they left out the olives but did bring them after at my request, so WATCH it when you ask for substitutions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KitchenClosed
    KitchenClosedVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely one of the best restaurants in the south suburbs. Best Italian food in the area and energetic waitstaff. Decorating is old style Italian - a bit dark and heavy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful restaurant
    MBR1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious our server was very attentive. Entertainment on Thursday evenings is a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    RichandMargie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A surprisingly beautiful restaurant despite being in a strip mall. Love the ambiance . We have eaten here 4 times and have never been disappointed. The italian pork chops are juicy and delicious. There are a lot of good wine choices too. Service here is always outstanding. This time we went on a Thursday and there was entertainment. Seems like its a local hot spot now.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant with tood food
    Denise
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We always enjoy our meal at Bella Mia. It really is a hidden gem. It is in a shopping center which is not fully occupied. The place looks nice from the outside but is truly beautiful inside. The food is excellent at a reasonable price. It is normally crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait Staff
    mssgd
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our waitress was excellent except the service was slow. And I have experienced the slow service every time I have visited. We think that they do not have enough wait staff to cover the amount of tables. Otherwise we love Bella Mia, the food is fabulous, love the ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were there on a Saturday night and the thumping music from the restaurant next door was annoying at first, but then we got used to it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've been here a few times before and of some reason this time the waiters seemed rushed and moving quickly through the restaurant. It made me feel uneasy. Not sure if they were shorthanded. The waiter never introduced himself and once we got our food he got busy with other tables and took long time to check on us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    beegee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food is delicious. Unfortunately, they were so busy that we elt rushed and the dinner arived before the salads were even finished.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iwilltryagain
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great restaurant for a group. The service could have been a little faster though. The food was excellant but a couple items were not available including the fish special for the evening and bake potatoes. Had a romantic tone with low noise level so we were able to talk. Outside seating was available but we decided to stay inside. The grilled calimari and italian sausage gumbo was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GJB
    Gjb5639
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here on Friday August 8th. The food was very good. The service was good, with an appreciation that they could do better and were trying to achieve the same. Very pretty room. The guests were dressed more for a bar or fast food than a serious dining experience. The owner, Randy, was engaging an interested in how to make the dining experience better. We will be going back. It is a very good establishment. The south suburbs could use more Bella Mia's. GJB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MiaDVC
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    our food was excellent, it is a great restaurant for a nice dinner out. The decor is fabulous, its definetly a hidden gem
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good
    Gail
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everyone concluded the food was very salty !!!! Portions of some of the entrees including chicken limone were small !!!!! Pricey for the area for what you get !!!! Service was slow 3 hours for dinner noticed other peoe looking around for their waitress to get their checks also !!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Midlo. Gem
    LoriJimW
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Such a pretty restaurant and delicious Italian food! Have never had a bad meal there! Very friendly staff and easy to find! Go there, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been going to his restaurant since it opened and are treated like family. The food is excellent, service friendly, and the owner is always present to greet and accommodate your needs, he doesn't want you only as a customer but as a friend. Everyone we have ever taken here have become regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    TFSLH
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    July 26th First time here and what a wonderful suprise! Comfortable seating, delicious food, good portions, friendly service from everyone, attractive bar, and the individual who decorated certainly has excellent taste. And, the entertainment for the evening, the singer, not only had a beautiful voice, but was not too loud as to disturb conversation. Bella Mia, we will be back!! Tim and Sharon from Chicago
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Ccpkn
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Nice little neighborhood restaurant with great service. Food is good, with a nice variety and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent hidden gem
    Love2eat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Best mussels I've had since visiting Italy. Excellent service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinning
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The staff always sees to our need and food are great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    Phil
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner for 15 people.
    Blusfan87
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    bka10
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella Mia outstanding dining
    diningdude
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RichandMargie
    RichandMargie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    WayShar
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was excellent. Bella Mia could be downtown. Service was very good. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food!
    B4UNoIt
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as always
    Irishdancemom
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I highly recommend Bela Mia
    bill
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A South Suburban Gem
    southsidegem
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 196 reviews are from the Bella Mia reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not happy
    danny
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Entertainment, Vito
    tvnurseVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great Italian food, drinks and even the Vito Zatto show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my latest visit to Bella Mia
    rodeepee
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Gem!
    Wraptor
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.