Want more than Olive Garden?
In old downtown Lee's Summit. Decor goes great with train depot and 'old downtown' atmosphere. Good food and service. Great hot bread/butter.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Town
This is not the first time friends and I have enjoyed Ciao Bella. There is really nothing not to like. Recently an internet date expressed interest in taking me somewhere in Lee's Summit, but he did not know the area. I recommended, and we went to, Ciao Bella. The atmosphere is great, food excellent and prices reasonable.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first time to Ciao Bella.
Our first time to Ciao Bella. The food was excellent. Service was very good. We will definitely be back!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found the food to be very
We found the food to be very good, thought a touch too salty for our individual tastes. The service was very good. Very friendly and upbeat. The only negative for us and others was that the evening was cool and every time someone came through the door a blast of cool air swept into the restaurant. Some kind of buffer would be a big plus. Nevertheless, we will go again!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ciao Bella's is always a very good experience. Saturday evening was a bit busier than we like and our waitress was also taking care of a large dinner party, so our service was not as good as usual. But we enjoy the atmosphere and will be back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good But Not Perfect
Tomato basil soup was extremely thick--more like tomato paste. The menu did not do a good job of describing the food, but for the most part the food was pretty good. The place was noisy even though it wasn't packed--likely the accoustics.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day 2013
I asked for a quiet table because my mother is 92 and noise bothers hers. They gave us the best table away from the noise that the restaurant has because the walls are brick and the flloor wood. Our table for five or six was in the corner and we had a great time celebrating because my mother and her granddaughter joined us for lunch!!! The servide and meal was just what we were looking for to celebrate a special day with mother, daughter, and granddaughter!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Red Sauce
We all had senior portions which were appropriate for a single person. All contained a tremendously good red sauce.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ciao Bella Great Experience
My wife and I are new to the LS area and we wanted to try something downtown and we loved Ciao Bella we will be going back. Very quiet not too busy great place for a couple and the food was great.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girlfriends and I had reservations for 6:00 pm and our table was ready when we arrived. We were promptly offered a wine list and drink orders were taken. We also ordered the Bruschetta and the crab dip - both were delicious. Ciao Bella has a nice variety on the menu and we all tried something different. I had the Chicken Glorioso and it was delicious. Friends enjoyed the spiedini, pizza, calzone and appetizer order of toasted ravioli. It was all great. Glorioso and Spiedini dishes were very garlicky and one friend thought it was too much. Entrees were served with a house salad or Caesar salad. Bread served with salad was yummy, too! I would recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Ciao Bellas every
We go to Ciao Bellas every so often! The food is always great! The atmosphere is so nice and calm.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant
Ciao Bella is a quaint little Italian restaurant with wonderful food. The people are friendly and attentive and the service is great. The food portions are large! We have tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. It is located in downtown Less Summit and has a real neighborhood feel.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thurman gave us great service even after the bill was settled.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ciao Bella Excellent
Everything about our lunch was perfect. Just enough attention from staff without being intrusive. No pressure to finish and leave so they could have the table. Food was great.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ciao Bella is always wonderful
I could probably check more boxes under "recommendations", but I don't know enough about wine to rate their selection, I can't make it for their lunch special and I don't do late-night. When I do go, however, it is always a wonderful experience in good dining.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious little find
Actually found this place by looking for a place in Lee's Summit on opentable where I could make a weekend reservation. Very happy! Lovely little restaurant with absolutely delicious food, bursting with flavor...no jarred sauce here! Big portions, genuine smiles.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time We've Had a Problem
Ciao Bella's is always great, but we learned this time that they do not handle a crowd at the wine bar very well for people who are seated near the front windows (to be able to talk).
We always enjoy Ciao Bella's, but this time there were some problems. We usually request a table upfront near the windows because we like to talk. This time three people came in for wine and sat on the bar stools, others kept joining them until there was a crowd and they were not courteous -- bumping up against my friend's chair and hardly apologizing when we commented on it.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I tried this place on the word of my coworker. It was a nice and pleasant place to eat. The price range was around 15.00 on average. Service was good. It was a week night, and it is hard to staff for those. The wait staff was very aatentive. Portion sizes were great. It was enough for one, but they did not give you so much that you were overstuffed, or had a bunch of leftovers. I took my girlfriend there and she enjoyed the dinner. She said it was amazing. It was a win for me. Try it if you are in the Lees Summit area.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Lee's Summit Gem
If you like Italian food and spending an evening in Downtown Lee's Summit, begin or finish the evening at Ciao Bella. Located right across the historic train depot and on the same street as some of Lee's Summit's great stores, you'll feel like you've landed in a Norman Rockwell portrait; especially during the holidays.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a delightful restaurant in the heart of Lee's Summit. The food is wonderful, ambience marvelous, and a wonderful excuse to eat out!!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I happened upon Ciao Bella in the spring, for lunch, and we returned for dinner on our anniversary. First, outstanding food, my Chicken Parmesan was incredible. Great service. Nice ambience. Great value. We tell friends about it.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back
We ate at Ciao Bella on this past Saturday and we were pleasantly surprised! The food was really good, especially the special that night, It was Chicken something over polenta with Fresh Mozzarella. We had a few little kids with us so we didn't get to try dessert or really even notice much of the atmosphere. But we will be back with out the kids hopefully soon.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM