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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
  • "Food, service and restaurant was just great. We really enjoyed going"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Bello has a lovely dining room. We came for lunch and were surprised that room never filled up. On our visit it was quiet. The food was very good (tricolore salad, grilled mushrooms, soft-shell crab special, fruit platters, chocolate cake-all yummy) and the service was correct and attentive. We will return!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Since it first opened back in the 80s, Bello has been one of my favorite restaurants. The quality of the food, its deliciousness, the warmth of the staff, all conspire to make this a special place."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Been to Bello many times and it's always good. Simple southern (and some northern) Italian cuisine, very reasonably priced. Service is very attentive and the menu is not too ambitious. The design renovation a few years ago feels like you're somewhere in the middle of Ohio, but the food is definitely midtown New York."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a wonderful family dinner for four on Sunday evening. The service was very attentive and the food was wonderful and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Excellent veal !! We found the prices to be reasonable and the selection very good this is a keeper"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My daughter and I went to dinner at Bello. We found the staff to be very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was great! I would absolutely go to Bello when I return to New York and will recommend it to all of my friends traveling there."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • " Food was good. I had the veal, the portion was large, and done just right. Service was very attentive. Didnt realize that Bello closed at 11pm.The staff were stacking chairs etc, as we finished our wine. This is NY folks, not the boonies!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a late lunch (4 PM) so it was quiet and relaxed. Very good food and friendly, attentive service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed with the food or service. Many of our guests have become frequent customers."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We chose to go to Bello Restaurant before a show. It had great reviews on open table so we decided to give it a try. It was delicious and everyone really enjoyed their meal. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "we visited nyc for a long weekend and enjoyed a lovely dinner out with three elementary school aged kids. the service was great and the food was delicious. two different pasta dishes and a chicken dish for the kids hit the spot. the chilled salmon was fantastic. desserts alone were worth the walk. it is a "white table cloth" restaurant so while the kids thought it was fancy, we were dressed in casual clothes and made to feel welome."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Service was slow for a pretty empty restaurant. I had to ask for the check 3 times."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very close to Lincoln Center Festival venues. Quiet on a Wed evening. Food good, though could have had much less oil in oil and garlic sauce."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Took my family to see a show and Bello was a perfect way to start. Walking distance to the theater. Good menu, atmosphere, and staff. Timing worked well with early seating. My kids age range is 11 to 21 and they were welcome by the staff."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The Bello kitchen always excels. Specials are always very special, everything else is always excellent."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was a fantastic find for my teenage granddaughter and me on our first trip to NYC together. Superb Italian cuisine. Service was outstanding and ambience lovely. We won't soon forget the experience. Loved everything about Bello."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very happy with the food and service. Would recommend it to friends. My husband ordered the special 'stuffed veal chop' $37.95. I had the angel hair pasta primevera $19.95. Both were excellent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and service are wonderful but the prices are "off the charts"."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Talk about an Italian restaurant in NYC that knocks it off the charts at reasonable prices!!!!! This restaurant always does such a great job. Such items not to be missed are: garlic bread, the veal chop special, and chicken parmesan. Just to make sure they are over the top they also make home made potato chips!!! Very reasonable priced and beautiful atmosphere, what else could you ask for????? One of our favorites for over 20 years, BRAVO!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This restaurant was my go to restaurant every time I had to come to NYC to meet someone for dinner. After my last experience I will be going elsewhere. The service was not what it used to be and the portions were smaller from salad portion to wine portion. I don't need to ask multiple times for water, my check and food items delivered wrong."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My second time to Bello where they provids another excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I often go to bello with my husband, and when my family gets together it's always our first choice. It is our favorite Italian restaurant in our neighborhood. Staff is amazing. Food is consistently great."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I enjoyed this restaurant for several reasons. I am a vegetarian. I ordered the portobello mushroom appetizer and the pasta primavera. They were both excellent and I would be happy to go back and order them again. The atmosphere was very nice - and I love that they have white tablecloths. The tables are well spaced and the restaurant, although busy, was quiet. The service was very attentive. I think they could do a better job of offering wines by the glass with descriptions and information about the wines offered. Last, but not least, they have a deal with the parking lot behind the restaurant that gives you 3 hours of free parking! Amazing! I am looking forward to going back there and would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Met my kids , niece and their boyfriend/ girl friend had a lovely family dinner Here. WAit staffie was friendly and we would definitely come back"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The authentic delicious menu is truly enhanced by the gracious, knowledgeable and efficient staff. The extra effort is always appreciated!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in NYC! Besides the great food - the staff is genuinely friendly and always attentive. Their Special "stuffed veal chop" is incredible. I'm not a big seafood person but their special Sword fish and Branzino are the best I 've ever had."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service was wonderful, the food was disappointing despite all the positive reviews I read. The chicken parm was dry, the sauce too creamy. The couple behind us were having a loud verbal disagreement - with much foul language used."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was subpar. Mozzarella was anything but creamy. Main dishes were ediable. However homemade spinach raviolis were a hit!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I know Bello has been there for a long time, but this was our first opportunity to eat there. All I can say is YUM! Great service too! It's now wonder that all the tables were taken."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Been going there for close to 30 years, always excellent!!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I was at Bello on Saturday night for dinner with three friends. The service was very good and the food was great. The problem came when I left. The restaurant advertises free parking for three hours at lunch or dinner. They neglect to say that if you drive an SUV there is a $5 charge. I know that this sounds silly but we had just spent $300 on dinner. That $5 charge annoyed me and left a bad taste in my mouth especially since I had checked with the receptionist on my way out of the restaurant and she assured me there was no charge for parking."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Arrived for dinner, I would definitely make reservations. I has the stuffed clams (very good) and the chicken marsala, my sister had the veal marsala both were excellent. The service was wonderful and our waiter (can't recall his name) was fantastic. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and would definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent. I recommend it for its food, service, and elegant ambiance.."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Tried to seat us way in the back in a dark corner then moved us by the door. Finally let us choose a nicer table.Waiter was for from attentive. Brought the wrong wine twice,never brought olive oil that was requested several times.The veal Picatta was tasteless and the meat was pounded. Meager vegetables and one half of a small potato for 2 people. We had to request a refill of coffee. Finally overcharged us by $10.00 on our bill. Definitely would not recommend this or ever return."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This was a great neighborhood restaurant. Everyone working there was pleasant and helpful. The food, both in presentation and taste, was excellent."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This corner used to have 3 Italian restaurants, now with the closing of Puttanesca, Bello is the only one left. I used to enjoy Ralph's, but that closed almost 2 years ago. There are a few other Italian restaurants in the neighborhood, but no reason to go anywhere else, Bello is really first-rate. Tends to be an older crowd, but I'm getting older too!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Bello has consistently good food and attentive service. They really know how to cook fish. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food at Bello is consistently excellent. Service is attentive. Ambiance is cozy and elegant. And.....it is quiet so that one can have a conversation. This is my choice for business entertainment in mid-town."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I was excited to visit Bello after reading positive reviews on the food however when I got there the food left much to be desired. I ordered a ceasar salad (I've made better at home) and the fettuccini Alfredo which had a loose and runny sauce. The service was good and the prices were reasonable but this is an Italian restaurant that messed up a basic dish like fettuccini Alfredo! Not good at all "
    Dined on 4/25/2014