Great for business!
It's not noisy, the food is good, portions are pretty big. I would return for business lunches or dinners.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I liked the restaurant overall.
I liked the restaurant overall. Great food, good prices and best of all sevice was exceptional. This is based on a luncheon we had.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rated only for Lunch - nice
Rated only for Lunch - nice ambiance. Everyone was polite and professional and service was real good.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Mdtown Find
This place is great before the theater or Lincoln Center, nearby but not a frenzied tourist trap. Here are some positives, good $30 bottles of wine, attentive service, good (not great) food, quiet enough for a private conversation without having the tables crammed together, an interesting menu with plenty of choices for everyone.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good quality, authentic Italian food. The fish was fresh, not frozen, and prepared perfectly. Pasta and sauce were perfect. The wait staff is attentive, yet not intrusive. We had 4 people in our party and we were able to hear each other without shouting. . . hard to find these days.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food and service
excellent food and service
a bit noisy in the back dining room due to several large groups
front area was quieter and had a nice view of the street -- would request that in the future
we will be back
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bello is bello!
Que bello! Warm, inviting ambiance, good and generous traditional tried and true Italian dishes, efficient service, what else might one want? Just a WiFi that doesn't get disconnected every few minutes.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time dining
We had a great time dining at Bello. I would highly recommend it for great food, fine service, generous portions and pleasant ambience.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good find
Good service and food with reasonable prices. There is a reason they have been in business for 28 years.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT,
FOOD IS MADE TO ORDER, FRIENDLY SERVICE, LINENS ON TABLES, TABLE RESERVATIONS ALWAYS HONORED, STAFF IS ALWAYS WELCOMING,
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best seat in the house but
Best seat in the house but I won't say where so it will always be available for me. I had the special, filet of sole. It was outstanding. My partner had the double cut veal chop, like always and he was not dissappointment. Always look forward to Bello.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
very genuine northern italian
Love this place. Left neighborhood over 10 years ago and realized how much we missed this genuine, elegant, not pretentious, but good for any occasion experience of excellent food, real old world service. Will go out of our way to come back often.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Steady Eddy"-Consistently Good!
Service very attentive. Food delicious. Hot fresh potato chips brought to the table M-F. Free parking for up to 3 hours. A nice place to dine. Have been going to "Bello" many years including change of ownership but still the same chef. Worth a visit.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Meal, Very Good Service
Visiting for the weekend, and looking for local Italian food before the theater. The food was just what we were looking for and the service was friendly and accommodating. We had veal, branzino, and a pasta, and everyone enjoyed their meal. This was a comfortable, moderately priced restaurant and a great value in that segment.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and good service
Bello is a wonderful place to go for a delicious meal in a comfortable atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed out dinner and will definitely be returning!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bello anniversary dinner
Great service in an intimate setting. Food was very very good!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bello is an attractive, friendly, restaurant serving very tasty typical Italian dishes. We had delicious clams possilipo, nice size clams, garlicky light red sauce perfect for dipping the crusty table bread. A tricolor salad was also delicious, perfectly dressed, not drenched but tasty. Fettuccine Alfredo was very good, we asked for cheese on the side and added plenty, that's how we like it. Linguini, al dente, with white clam sauce was also delicious, garlicky without overpowering, fresh clams cut into peices, cooked tender. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, pleasant service, and good food; we will return.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bello was Great!
Fabulous Italian restaurant near the Theater District. Three generations (Grandmother, Mother, daughter all enjoyed 3 different entrees. Prices were very fair.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a super spot - the
This is a super spot - the food is outstanding and the service superb. We entertained relatives from England and all of us were enthralled. Great place to eat! Smell the garlic when you arrive!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent again and again
This is our 6th visit to Bello and we will be there again in the future. Excellent professional wait staff matched by delicious Italian food can't be beat. It is our place to meet others in the city since we travel from NJ. The free parking makes the evening so much easier.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another splendid dining experience!
Looking forward to our next most enjoyable visit to another positive experience at Bello. My wife and I have had nothing but positive words after our most recent dining engagement at 56th & 9thAv. In NYC. Please don't change anything until we dine again soon at Bello!
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Classic Italian Restaurant
Bello has been here for 30 years and I just discovered it. You walk in the door and immediately understand that this is a professionally run restaurant. The waiter was immediately attentive and provided good advise on their reasonably priced and delicious wine selections. The seafood salad special was perfectly prepared. The stuffed veal chop special was perfectly cooked. I can't wait to go back.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellant place for a meal pre or post Broadway show. Th walk was a little long but worth the execise.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good to catch up with old friends
I take friend that I haven't seen in a long time there. It is quiet and simply great.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been to bello many times over
Been to bello many times over the years. Food quality has remained very high. The decor seems to have changed a little. Warmer hue now which I like. Will be back again
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Northern Italian
This is type of restaurant that makes New York special: it's a reasonably typical very good, very reliable, local restaurant that in most smaller cities would be one of the best Italian restaurants in town.
It is a classy place, white table cloths, subdued noise, professional wait-staff. Not a hipster place. Good for clients or parents or in laws.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oldie but Goodie
Bello has been around for many years and by the quality of the food and service you can see why.If your looking for excellent food and great service at moderate prices in NYC this is it ..Will be back!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for pre-theater dinner
Met with unexpected out of town guest for pleasant dinner. Service was excellent but unobtrusive enough to permit us great conversation. Food was well prepared and well presented. Would repeat.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bello is Bello!
If you want an elegant, high-quality Italian restaurant, look no further than Ninth and 56th making it conveniently located to the West Side Highway. As a bonus, 3 hours of parking at a lot next door is included!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful old school Italian...
I just love this place, great ambience where you feel like family plus outstanding service and food. The stuffed veal chop is incredible plus they have a decent wine list that hasn't been marked up 1000% like so many places in large cities. The other thing I like about this place is it's a nice walk from the major hotels across from Central Park South, just far enough out that it's not over whelmed with tourist. I highly recommend Bello as a place for fine Italian food.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant has a great relaxed atsmophere but elegant. The veal orsobucca was very good and was more than enough. The service was excellent but not over powering. We were three couples and all but one was very satisfied. They have parking behind the restaurant. This is unheard of in manhattan. The prices are reasonable. We would definetly come back to Bello's.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
not on the menu, but OMG...the best veal I have every had, period! A MUST try
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bello is consistent
One of the many things that we love about Bello is that the food is consistent. When we order a dish that we've had before, we can always count on the way it's made. Nothing changes, which is perfect.The food is always wonderful,very fresh fish. My husband loves the veal chop, the soft shell crabs are fabulous (in season).The manager,John,is wonderful to us.We bring all of our friends and also dine alone. It's a perfect neighborhood restaurant.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. They were busy and we had a momentary lapse of service but they recovered. The food was great and very fresh. We shared the mozzarella/tomato/basil salad ( great but maybe a bit more basil), portobello mushroom soup & calamarie that we shared, & 1 chicken dish 1 seafood pasta special, the latter was fantastic. It is worth a visit. We would eat here again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall 4 out of 5
Food was outstanding and moderately priced. They had a liver special that two people ordered and they said it was the best they ever had. Wine list was not extensive and wine by the glass was limited in choice.Only blight was our server seemed distracted and forgot requests. Not sure if he was having a bad night or too many tables but it was obvious to us. Other staff were attentive. Would definitely go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific all around
Food was amazing. We and another couple had the special a veal shank with mozzarella and prosciutto stuffed that was to die for. Both myself and other couples wife had this and my wife and others husband both had zupe de pece and there plates were clean. Calamari appys were properly cooked and service and atmosphere was spot on.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved our meal. Everything was delicious and the service was the same.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a visit
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. They have delicious specials, great salads and soups, and the desserts were worth the calories. We ate here twice during our visit to Manhattan and was well worth it. We like to try new places but after two 'misses' we wanted to end our trip on a reliable restaurant and this was it. The service is good but not over the top and we had a few slow moments but nothing that would keep me from returning. They have been in business for 29 years, and with the turnover with restaurants, that speaks volumes.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Restaurant
I has the Veal Piccata my guest had Veal Marsala. Each dish was prepared to perfection. Also the Spaghetti Seafood dish was exceptional. I suggest that anyone visiting NYC put this restaurant on their to eat list.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new decor is very warm
The new decor is very warm and inviting. We sat down at a table that wasn't set, even though we waited a few minutes prior to being seated. The service was great, although I was somewhat disappointed that they failed to even acknowledge the fact that we were there for a special occasion; our 17th wedding anniversary. I had specifically stated that when the reservation was made. I was expecting at least some acknowledgment. The food has remained consistently good. However, they could be a little more generous with the vegetable sides; the amount that they serve for 2 people to share is abysmal
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upon entry interior wa a very pleasant surprise, only to be followed by wonderful greeting and service by the wait staff, and a delightful menu. The food was well presented and tasted extremely great. Northern Italian is a taste i had may times while young, but rarely in the past 20 years. The meal was even better than my old memories of delicious, light Italian dishes.
A truly great neighborhood find. We were happy to proclaim our enjoyment and worthiness of Bello to a couple viewing the menu outside as we left. We conviced them to enter, hoepfully they were as pleasantly surprised as we were.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Liked the homemade potato
Liked the homemade potato chips that appear on the table as you're looking at the menu. The food is really great. The veal is great. We liked the fettuccini alfredo, too. Chicken marsala very good. There are crisp linens in red and white and great light from big windows.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A go to spot!
Very good food and great service. Definitely a great place for lunch or dinner.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always a very enjoyable experience . The food was delicious and the service attentive
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh and tasty!
Very nice food and excellent service.
A real delight.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great First Date
This was my first visit to Bello and I was impressed. The food was very good, the staff was attentive and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. I'll be back again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice, romantic little place
Nice, romantic little place not far from Theatres. Took our 2 children with us. Older kids are fine, not sure how little ones would work out. Dinner was great, everyone enjoyed it. Friendly staff.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, service was
Food was great, service was excellent, very attentive and properly served each course after the previous one was finished... very nice décor; overall, very enjoyable experience. Would recommend and will be going back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spot for Romance or Business
Staff was precise and attentive. Needed a solid spot for a business dinner and they nailed it. Also looks like a great spot for a romantic dinner. Maitre D' had a winning smile and was extremely helpful. Food was excellent. Thanks so much.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again opentable turned me on to a great restaurant. Classic Italian fare at very affordable prices.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM