Bello Restaurant
Bello Restaurant

Bello Restaurant

  • 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.
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Bello Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (57)romantic (28)fit for foodies (27)good for groups (25)special occasion (24)great for lunch (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • great place for a good meal.
    Rippedpotatoegirl
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Service was good. Bartender Fernando is excellent. Once we were seated, he came over to the table a few times to make sure everything was good. I have gone back to Bellos because of him. Thinking next time to sit at the bar and have a meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely dining experience.
    ElizabethRB
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Each of us ordered something different and for the first time in a long time no one offered to share a bite, that's how good it was. The service was perfectly attentive. Best of all, though there was a large party at the next table having a good time, it was quiet we could have a ice conversation and hear each other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food - beautiful space
    photogalVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    It is a wonderful find. We enjoyed our meal and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Thearter Dinner
    theatertime
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This restaurant is always above standards. Glad to see the fresh potato chips are back. Food was so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good was good. Service was great. Last minute choice we where very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Third Return Visit
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Bello did not disappoint on this, our third visit. I especially loved sitting up front for the first time. Wonderful food choices; good service, and the perfect distance from our timeshare at The Manhattan Club. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great find near our condo. Great food and attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • solid
    diningloverVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    very pleasant dining experience. excellent service and the steak and veal chop were just right
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasantly surprised
    Rhea58VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I go to the theatre quite often & somehow missed this place. My veal sorrentino was outstanding - done just right w/o a glop of brown gravy. Only problem was with their credit card machine
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice afternoon
    mdjnyc
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I went to this standby for a neighborhood business lunch, very reliable food and service. They began a lamb shank special for fall, and it was outstanding. Brig an appetite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always come back
    RichD
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    No matter how many times I travel to NYC I always have dinner at Bello. If I stay for a longer period of time I will always eat at Bello at least twice. The food is REAL Italian not the the normal high end Italian food that isn't what you would find in Italy. The price is great and the staff is outstanding..you really can't ask for anything else. Enjoy the food it is REAL Italian!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lack of accommodation
    gooddealVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We asked before we ordered for separate checks and were told that it would "take a very long time" and subsequently that they were only allowed to give one check per table. This makes it awkward for your guests who order very different meals and don't want to seem ungenerous. It was the first time we have had such an experience and seems a terrible mistake for a restaurant whose clientele are older adults.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best italian
    theatregirlVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great service, top of the line for great prices. Food is excellent. Great quality without killing your wallet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sjerseygirl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great service and great food. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    WE have been going to Bello's for many years - love the food and atmosphere. Howver, we had a waiter that had no command of the English language. Could not understand the specials and he couldn't understand what we wanted. Lucily another seasoned weaiter came over and asked if we needed the special repeated! We said "yes please"!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Place
    OlgaZVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Loved everything about this place. Delish food, prices are very moderate. Ideal for a special occasion. Offers free 3 hours parking for guests. Special signature veal entree was fantastic. The only point to improve is service: slow and can be more friendly sometimes. Will come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Juan handles everything
    sebanp
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Juan is a great host. He comes to your table and recomends you the day specialities, a good italian wine and desert in any of three languages: spanish, italian or english. So from then on everything stars to flow, so you can enjoy your staying there. Great people makes great place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Cas9VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We booked this restaurant for a family birthday celebration. Every part of this experience was terrific. This was from booking the table, arranging for a special dessert, to the food, to the service. Every person who was working that day really went above and beyond to make sure that this family celebration was a memorable one. Thank you, Bello Restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good solid Italian cuisine
    JimP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Bello offers a nice mix of northern and southern Italian cuisine. The veal osso bucco was excellent, and the pasta on the side was cooked perfectly al dente. It's a bustling place, with lots of big groups talking and laughing. Great for a family meal. The portions were generous but not overly large. Enough to share so everyone gets a taste of everything, but you still get to enjoy your own meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor seating arrangement
    Chris
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This restaurant is within walking distance of the Broadway theatres. The restaurant had only a few patrons when we got there and plenty of open tables; however, we were seated right next to another occupied table for two. When we requested to be moved to another table, our request was denied. It made us and the other couple uncomfortable since the rest of the restaurant was almost empty! For this reason, I will only give one star for "Service". Fortunately, our meals made up for this inconvenience. My husband said his Branzino was one of the best he ever had, and my chicken parmesan was delicious. We will probably return to this restaurant but make sure our seating arrangement is acceptable to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice neighborhood dining.
    grod
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Friends came in from out of town and we were looking for a quiet place to enjoy a great dinner and catch up. Well Bello's hit the mark! The place was elegant, music was low, food was delicious and the price was reasonable. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find!
    goodstuff
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my second visit to Bellos and I was not disappointed either time. The restaurant is classy with a good vibe. The waiters are attentive and not pushy and helpful in making decisions. The food was delicious we enjoyed the veal special of the night which was outstanding and also the seafood pasta. Completed the meal with a good chocolate dessert. Everyone is very friendly and out to please. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, fair prices
    nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    One of our favorites, best chicken parm in the city, and I have gone out for dinner 3 or 4 times a week for over 10 years. The food is great, they pay for your parking, and the service is amazing. The décor is a little old, as its been there for at least 40 years, but its as reliable as they come and you can always get a great Italian meal. We go at least 1 or 2 times a month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 434 reviews are from the Bello Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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