Bello Restaurant
Bello Restaurant

Bello Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bellorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2122466788
  • 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.
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Bello Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)special occasion (31)romantic (26)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (22)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Fabulous
    Frem46
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, service, and free parking!!!!!!!! Fresh homemade pasta as a special appe or entree
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobg
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The stuffed veal was amazing and the l salad was refreshing. The Bronzino was perfectly cooked.we also loved the mussels.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TLMpegasusVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Staff, Service and Food were good. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Top Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I have been coming to Bello for over 20 years. It is a wonderful restaurant that consistently delivers terrific Northern Italian food at a good value in a calm, quiet atmosphere. The menu is not fancy and the specials tend to be largely the same, but Bello executes extremely well. It truly is a neighborhood gem that is worth the trip to Ninth Ave.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top notch
    Derm18VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A wonderful dining experience! The service, food and ambiance were all top notch. It was just a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with great ambiance.
    Mactor17VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was very good. Lots of melted cheese on the Chicken parm. The place is very nice looking and would be great for a romantic date or a group celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food- not so Reasonable prices
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I chose this restaurant because I ate here before and the prices were quite reasonable. I was shocked at how much more expensive it was - I did enjoy the meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great veal dishes
    lolstarVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Bello has the best rolled veal chop, stuffed with mozzarella and prosciutto with a mushroom sauce that is to die for. It is it's signature dish worth getting. It is a large portion so go with an appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food, service and restaurant was just great. We really enjoyed going
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Lunch
    quen
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bello isi beautiful
    Jonni
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    MaximillianVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
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  • quite lovely
    nylove4travel
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a wonderful family dinner for four on Sunday evening. The service was very attentive and the food was wonderful and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise
    RICfood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent veal !! We found the prices to be reasonable and the selection very good this is a keeper
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Staff
    LaKrupa
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bello
    Allyb
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food in relaxed setting
    prefernottoVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a late lunch (4 PM) so it was quiet and relaxed. Very good food and friendly, attentive service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Midtownneighbors
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We have never been disappointed with the food or service. Many of our guests have become frequent customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!
    foodaholic
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lovely dinner
    nycfun
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    Consutant
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service was slow for a pretty empty restaurant. I had to ask for the check 3 times.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • balletfan
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The Bello kitchen always excels. Specials are always very special, everything else is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb Italian Cuisine
    LuvNYC
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service.
    Madscout
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but ...
    LadyBrady
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food and service are wonderful but the prices are "off the charts".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Little Treasure
    ScooterVIP
    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!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Down a few notches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependably consistent
    Trapeziod
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My second time to Bello where they provids another excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure to dine ay Bello!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
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  • Family dinner
    jill
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of old world charm!
    LocalNYC
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disappointing
    justluvfood
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jannan
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was subpar. Mozzarella was anything but creamy. Main dishes were ediable. However homemade spinach raviolis were a hit!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Neighborhood Surprise
    Enigma1100VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beeje
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Been going there for close to 30 years, always excellent!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SOMETIMES IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS
    GC4DINER
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate