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Bello Restaurant
Bello Restaurant

Bello Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bellorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 246-6788
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 56th Street
  • Public Transit: Columbus Circle A, B, C, D & 1 trains.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Parking with Lunch and Dinner--Not Combinable with Other Offers.
A word from Bello Restaurant
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Was nice to have a great relaxing dinner. Very clean and friendly."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The food was -once more- excellent. Service is a bit late but definitely improved compared to previous visits."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Perfect place to bring friends. Food good, ambiance warm and friendly, and you can hear each other. The homemade potato chips are wonderful."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Bello is consistently good, with classic Northern Italian cuisine and excellent attentive service. The food is not the most inventive and won't blow you away but they do a very nice job with classic dishes, particularly their veal. Always reliable and a great place for a special occasion. They also have a nice room fort private parties."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Juan and his team are courteous, thoughtful, and patient. This was our second time here, and both times were truly exceptional. The salmon and sole dishes were perfect. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I haven't had one thing off the menu that I didn't absolutely love! Definitely try the mussels, clams oreganato and my absolute favorite, the stuffed veal chop with Proscuitto and mozzarella topped with a mushroom marsala sauce. Too good to be true."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Took a group of seven for lunch, they made everyone very comfortable and took care of us throughout the meal. Attentive but understated."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The atmosphere is really nice, however the menu is nothing special, standard Italian fare. We ordered fried zucchini as an app, don't bother, small portion, very oily, no sauce to dip. No salad, bread was warm and good, had to ask for olive oil. Main course was tasty, dessert too. Could not get our waiter to bring our check, they were all too busy eating their dinners. Stood up and went to door finally got their attention then! Probably won't go back, to many other places to try!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Comfortable restaurant with friendly staff. My husband ordered Linguini in white clam sauce and I ordered the suffed veal chop special. The entrees were so heavliy salted that you could not taste the flavors of the food. Was it done intentionally? Do not go if you have hypertension or are just watching your sodium intake."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Delicious, authentic Italian food, hearty portions, and attentive service I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will return when in the neighborhood - very convenient to NY CIty Center theater and other Broadway houses."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Definitely recommended as an all around good place."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Let me state it was just me and just for lunch and all I had was Calamari Fra Diavolo on Linquini, so I don't have much to go by. The bread was great. The pasta was very al dente, which is nice, and the calamari was very abundant (but just a little tough), with lots of sliced garlic but an almost bland "creamy" tomato sauce. I guess it just wasn't the rich red kind of sauce I was expecting for Fra Diavolo. I asked for dried red peppers and I added that which helped the blandness. Good, just far from the best fra diavolo I've had. I'll be back. It's a nice place and the service was very good (although admittedly I was pretty early and the place was quite empty, just filling up when I left."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I have been to Bello several times. It has reliably good, and moderate priced food near Carnegie Hall, City Center and Lincoln Center. The staff is very professional and will get you out on time if you have a curtain. While the ambiance is understated one can carry out a conversation during dinner easily. The menu is classic Italian with a good variey of specials."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I waited for the last minute to make a reservation for Saturday night so I wasnt expecting much... But Bello was a great experience. It was a yummy, perfect place to meet friends for dinner. Great, attentive service and really delicious food. The restaurant was packed but we could easily hear each other and had a comfortable, wonderful time!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "There is nothing not to enjoy about Bello. True Italian food that is as good as your Italian grandmother made. The simpler the dish the better here. Fresh ingredients jump out in every dish."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Total lack of attention from wait staff overwhelmed the good food and pleasant atmosphere. If you go try the baked clams and any veal entree - we had four different ones and all were good."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My husband and I have been here over the years a few times a year. We have always enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Old style Italian food with very fresh ingredients. They are not reinventing the wheel with flavors....but everything we tried was very good. The fact that there was not an empty table speaks for itself!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We ordered ceasar salad which had some wilted lettuce. For my main dish I ordered filet of sole and requested that it be prepared with no butter or salt. The dish arrived swimming in butter and tasted of too much salt. I also think that it was not sole since it was too thick to be sole. The waiter was friendly but obviously, my request was ignored. It is a shame since the restaurant is so convenient to where we live but I doubt we will go back."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This is a good place for people-on-the-go. Service is crisp but unconcerned, that is not bad! Our gluten-free pasts were cooked well. The wine list is rather mundane with above average pricing. There are so many Choices for Italian food in Manhattan that this stop could go unrecognized. It was worth the try."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The restaurant was comfortable decorated quite nice. We asked to be seated to have a drink before dinner. The server asked us several times if we were ready. When we indicated that we had some questions regarding the menus and specials. He wrote down our questions regarding some dishes and got the orders wrong. They delivered the appetizers before we had our bottle of wine delivered. Whole meal was rushed. Fried calamari was ok, chicken dish ok nothing special. Food was ok nothing special, but my wife thought the veal was very good and extremely tender. I don't think I would go back."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We've been to Bello a few times and I really enjoy the food and ambience. Usually it is very noisy but when we went early it was nice and quiet. Don't tell anyone!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was a very formal, business oriented restaurant. Lots of 'suits' having lunch! A little too formal for us for lunch unless you were taking a business meeting! Great food/service. I should have researched it better since we were looking for a good, casual lunch before a show."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Everything about Bello has made it our favorite place for dinner. We live a few blocks away and even if we didn't, we'd dine here as often as we do. When we order a dish here, we can depend on the fact that it will be as consistently delicious as it always is. No surprises. Top quality in every area. John, the manager, is wonderful and always extremely welcoming and accommodating. The waiters are as excellent and professional as they come. We love it here. We always bring our friends and we get the same reaction. Their deal with parking is just the icing on the cake."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We thought the food was fine but our waiter had a bit of an attitude. When he gave us the specials we asked for the prices which we are entitled to know. He told us what the specials were without describing anything and the rest of the night he was not very pleasant. There are a lot of restaurants to go to and get good service so I am not sure I would rush back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Always a most pleasant dining experience. We have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My last experience at Bello was very disappointing, regarding service, but this time everything was great. The service was outstanding and food delicious. It has a charming ambience and with its good acoustics, lunch was a delight in every way."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I love this restaurant!! The food is fantastic and the Service is great. I have been her 4-5 times and have never been disappointed. The Stuffed Veal Chop Special is the Best!!! Added Benefit 3 hours free parking Best deal in NYC!!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Good food, excellent service . T to come backCan't wait"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner. Food was great all around and service was very good. We rushed them a bit to make the fireworks in Central Park and they were very accommodating."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A solid, if not spectacular, place to grab a bite to eat before a show. Offers the traditional Italian dishes that you find in Italian-American restaurants. Comfort food."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Bello has consistently good food and accommodating staff. Most of the wait staff has been there for years and all are very attentive. We have also had parties in a private dining area there and it was very enjoyable."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We were seated immediately with our reservation for seven. Service was speedy and attentive. Homemade chips were perfect snack while we waited for our meals. Our food delicious. I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My wife and I had dinner with friends from Michigan. The food was excellent and the ambiance had a very comfortable feeling to it. The location is great in terms of accessing parking and public transportation. The workers were friendly and very attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The restaurant's food was of very good quality, the atmosphere was pleasant and cozy! There was one down side to the restaurant, and that is the portion size of there meals. I was still hungry when I left the place! I would recommend this place to a fat friend who would like to lose some weight , or to some who had gastric bypass surgery."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Food was delectable, fair amount of food choices. I was meeting old friends, so we stayed and chatted, but there was no pressure from the wait staff or management to get us out even though the place was crowded. Will definitely come back, and recommend to anyone seeking fine italian food."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "When Bello was recommended by a friend I checked the reviews and it had a good rating. I could not have been more disappointed on the food served at Bello. I guess the free parking to lure people in should have a hint. I ordered the special fish dish of the day. The waiter did not describe it's preparation correctly. Given that we were with a group of people and had limited time, I did not send it back. My husband had a fish stew which he did not enjoy. The problem with both dishes was the excess amount of salt used. This restaurant did not even serve good basic Italian food, especially given the price. This food could gave been served in a neighborhood diner."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "the food is always very good. Have been there several times and the food is consistent. The home made potato chips are a special treat."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Spent the weekend in NYC near the park & wanted Italian before heading to a play. The service was great, friendly hostess & wait staff. Portabello mushroomsoup was wonderful, ravilli & chicken Picatta very good & a very nice bottle of Italian made for a perfect pre show dinner."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We couldn't have found a better restaurant! The food was excellent the service superb! Will definitely return when we go back into the City"
    Dined on 12/6/2013