Great Italian Food
Food was great - service was excellent, will return !
2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress, Danielle, was
Our waitress, Danielle, was outstanding. We have enjoyed several items on their menu and often order the specials, particularly their soup and salad specials. Their salads especially are all delicious and we favor their chicken entrees and pasta entrees. The pizzas are also very delicious.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Italian restaraunt in
Best Italian restaraunt in NWI. Broad menu. Priced well. Fig and goat cheese pizza wonderful. Others in party had filet mignon, pasta and whitefish. Everyone was pleased with meal.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love this place. Their
We love this place. Their dinner specials are always interesting
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Huge portions.
Excellent food. Huge portions. Everything is fresh.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only thing I didn't like
The only thing I didn't like was how close the tables were.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Little two loud especially
Little two loud especially with tables so close. Nice bar for a glass of wine and hanging out without the 20 something's boozy noise. Foods always good especially the seasonal specials
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent salad, bread, oil,
Excellent salad, bread, oil, nice house wines, outstanding bolognese. Friendly, knowledgeable waiter and personable owner.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, service
The food was excellent, service was great, and the space is nice. What else is there?
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food-Extensive Wine List
Located in a strip mall, but when you walk in the ambience is what you would expect in downtown Chicago. While I do not consider myself an epicurean, I am Italian and dine out 3-4 times a week so my expectations are high. They were met! This is an experience worth the travel. Fortunately, it is close to my business and I will be able to make it a frequently.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made a reservation for dinner
I made a reservation for dinner 3 days before we ate there, when we checked-in with the host she was scrambling to find a table for us, even though we could see at least 10 open tables of 2 and/or 4 seats at each. Then the hostess asks if we could sit outside (it was a heat index of 105 and humid...are you kidding?!) They sat us at the smallest table smashed between 2 other small tables in the hallway. Two people arrived after us without a reservation and they were seated at a 4 person table that had way more room. We got over that, ordered, had a very good meal, but there was just no room to put everything. When we left there were still 4 empty tables that werent being used. Food was good, the hostess was terrible.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice find for Date Night
Looking for an alternative to our typical Chicago or South Suburbs for dinner and a show, we trekked over to Schererville...
When we arrived (8:30 on Fri night), we were seated immediately. I had the shrimp/calamari app, wife had salad and minestrone. Oh yeah, my wife love her starters.
For the meal, I sub whitefish for the seared ahi tuna (not a fan of less than cooked fish) entree on spinach and asparagus with fried artichoke. I loved it. My wife went traditional and ordered penne pasta with a spicy meat sauce and she loved it...so much that she put in another order to supplement her leftovers.
In a nutshell, we had a great experience--against a backdrop of live music playing in the bar area.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was absolutely perfect. The evening couldn't have been more perfect. The flowers I had ordered were sitting on our table, even though we had arrived about 10 minutes early. The food was superb and served in a timely fashion. not too fast, not too slow. The tiramisu was absolutely the best my wife and I have ever had. Just can't wait to go back again.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
I've been here quite a few times and I'm never disappointed! Love it! It's my neighborhood gem!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well run restaurant
You will enjoy a visit to Ciao Bella; good food, good wine list, good service, knowledgeable wait staff. This was a nice First Date restaurant. She enjoyed it as much as I did.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for Romantic Dates
This restaurant was awesome. We very arrived early and were still seated immediately. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals as well as the wine selection.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Again Ciao Bella exceeded my expectations. Their problem is that I don't know how you can exceed GREAT.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time here and the food was fresh and good both times. My portion of pasta was on the smaller side (I ordered the ravioli). I've ordered the chicken parmigiana last time and it was very good. 2 breast, and I wound up taking leftovers home. The bread is good with olive oil as an appetizer! Be careful not to fill up!
Also, keep in mind, this restaurant only serves wine. We did not know that until my bf asked what beer was on tap... and nothing was the answer. Not a big deal; we just ordered a bottle of wine instead. So expect that!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
wish i found sooner
I'm going to keep this short. The food was awesome and the service was beyond expectations. Great for dates.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM