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Bella Blu

4.8
4.8
1067 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

The memorable Northern Italian Cuisine makes this Upper East Side restaurant special. The Spaghetti Lobster is the classic signature dish of this Mediterranean treasure. The Wine Spectator awarded extensive and serious wine menu is carefully selected by owner Enrico Proietti. Very often a private wine tasting is happening at the corner table
making the wine list more notable every season. The one of a kind brick oven offers a variety of dishes, exceptional pizza and foccacina rabbiola that is hard to find in this city. For something sweeter-the deserts are impressive! The atmosphere is charming in this power playing neighborhood.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 988-4624

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For Special Events please contact: Events@ProiettiGroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Event Director : (212) 802-5587

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Between 70th and 71st Streets

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available on both sides of Lexington Avenue in front of the restaurant. Also, there is a public parking lot on 70th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.

  • Public transit

    The 6 Subway stops 2 blocks away on 68th Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Insalate

  • Misticanza con Scaglie di Parmigiano$12.00

    Organic Mixed Baby Greens, Shaved Parmesan, Sherry Vinaigrette

    • Riccia con Noci Caramellate, Gorgonzola Dolce$13.00

      Frisee, Caramelized Walnuts, Gorgonzola, Sherry Vinaigrette

      • Rughetta con Finocchio, Arance, Olive Nere di Gaeta$12.00

        Arugula, Fennel, Black Olives, Orange, Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon Oil

        • Tropicale con Cuori di Palma, Avocado, Peperoni arrosto e Mais$13.00

          Hearts of Palm, Avocado, Roasted Peppers, Radish, Corn

          • Insalata di Spinaci con Uvetta, Noci e Caprino$13.00

            Baby Spinach, Raisins, Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Honey Balsamic Dressing

            • Tritato di Carciofini, Sedano, Arugola, Funghi e Parmigiano$14.00

              Chopped Baby Artichokes, Celery, Mushrooms, Arugula, Parmesan

              • Verdurine Bella Blu al forno a legna$14.00

                Brick Oven Chopped Roasted Vegetables, Red Wine Vinaigrette

                • Rape Rosse con Scalogno Riccia e Caprino$12.00

                  Roasted Red Beets, Frisee, Shallots, Endive, Goat Cheese, Red Wine vinaigrette

                  • Insalata di Cesare$12.00

                    Traditional Caesar Salad, Croutons, Parmesan

                    Antipasti

                    • Tortino Di Melanzane alla Parmigiana$15.00

                      Eggplant Parmigiana, Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce

                      • Carciofini Scottati con Pistacchio e Valeriana$16.00

                        Sautéed Baby Artichokes, Pistacchio, Mache, Parmesan

                        • Bocconcini di Bufala con Peperoni arrosto, Pomodoro e Basilico$17.00

                          Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Roasted Peppers, Tomatoes, Basil

                          • Portobello alla Griglia con Zucchini e Scamorza$18.00

                            Grilled Portobello, Zucchini, Smoked Mozzarella

                            • Brodetto di Cozze e Vongole$16.00

                              New Zealand Mussels, Manila Clams, White Wine, Mild Spicy Tomato Sauce

                              • Carpaccio di Tonno alle Erbe con Arance, Indivia e Pepe Rosa$16.00

                                Herbed Crusted Tuna Carpaccio, Orange, Endive, Pink Peppercorn

                                • Tortino di Calamari e Carciofini con Valeriana$17.00

                                  Squid & Baby Artichokes Cake, Mache, Lemon Dressing

                                  • Calamaretti al Forno con Piselli e Crostino all'Aglio$17.00

                                    Brick Oven Baked Calamari, Peas, Tomato, Garlic Crostino

                                    • Vitello Tonnato$18.00

                                      Cold Thinly Sliced Roasted Veal, Tuna Sauce, Capers

                                      • Carpaccio di Manzo con Rughetta, Cremini e Pecorino Romano$18.00

                                        Raw Filet Mignon Carpaccio, Arugula, Cremini Mushrooms, Pecorino Cheese

                                        Featured Items

                                        • Spinaci Saltati$9.00

                                          Sautéed Spinach

                                          • Asparagi al Forno$9.00

                                            Oven Roasted Asparagus

                                            • Patate Arrosto$8.00

                                              Roasted Potatoes

                                              • Rapini$9.00

                                                Broccoli Rabe

                                                • Fagiolini$9.00

                                                  Lemon & Oil String Beans

                                                  • Bietole Saltate$9.00

                                                    Garlic & Oil Swiss Chard

                                                    Primi

                                                    Inquire about our gluten free pastas

                                                    • Spaghetti alla Chitarra, Pomodoro Fresco e Basilico$20.00

                                                      Spaghetti Chitarra, Fresh Tomato and Basil

                                                      • Gnocchi con Pesto e Fagiolini$21.00

                                                        Gnocchi, Pesto, String Beans

                                                        • Pappardelle Integrali con vegetali organici$20.00

                                                          Organic Whole Wheat Ribbon Shaped Pasta, Organic Baby Vegetables

                                                          • Orecchiette con Salsiccia, Rapini e Peperoncino$22.00

                                                            Orecchiette, Sweet Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Red Pepper flakes

                                                            • Casoncelli alla Bergamasca con Guanciale, Burro e Salvia$21.00

                                                              Veal and Raisin Ravioli, Guanciale, Sage and Butter Sauce

                                                              • Bucatini all`Amatriciana$21.00

                                                                Bucatini, Guanciale, Onions, Tomato, Pecorino Romano

                                                                • Mezzelune di Ricotta e Spinaci alla crema di Tartufo$22.00

                                                                  Ricotta & Spinach ravioli, Black Truffle Cream Sauce

                                                                  • Ravioli di Carciofi con Pistacchi, Burro e Parmigiano$22.00

                                                                    Artichoke Ravioli, Pistacchios, Butter and Parmesan

                                                                    • Paccheri con Ragú di vitello al profumo di Limone e Rosmarino$22.00

                                                                      Paccheri, Veal Ragú, Lemon Rosemary Scent

                                                                      • Penne al Tonno con Capperi, Origano, Olive di Gaeta e Pomodoro$21.00

                                                                        Penne with Fresh Tuna, Capers, Oregano, Gaeta Olives, Tomato Sauce

                                                                        • Linguine alle Vongole$22.00

                                                                          Manila Clams, White Wine Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes

                                                                          Secondi

                                                                          • Battuta di Pollo con Misticanza, Mais, Fagiolini e Caprino$24.00

                                                                            Pan Seared Chicken Paillard, Baby Greens, Corn, String Beans, Goat Cheese

                                                                            • Petto di Pollo alla Milanese$25.00

                                                                              Pounded & Breaded Organic Chicken Breast, Hearts of Palm, Mixed Greens

                                                                              • Saltimbocca alla Romana$26.00

                                                                                Pounded Veal Loin, Prosciutto, Sage Asparagus, Roasted Potatoes

                                                                                • Galletto al Forno in Salsa di Senape con Patate arrosto e Rapini$27.00

                                                                                  Pan Seared Free-Range Baby Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe, Mustard Sauce

                                                                                  • Bistecca di Manzo alla Griglia con Rughetta e Cipolla caramellata$32.00

                                                                                    Grilled Prime Black Angus Steak over toasted Garlic bread, Caramelized Onions

                                                                                    • Salmone alla Griglia con Verdure saltate in salsa di agrumi$27.00

                                                                                      Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Sautéed Baby Vegetables, Citrus Sauce

                                                                                      • Gamberoni con Insalata di Rucola e Mango$29.00

                                                                                        Pan Fried Hawaiian King Prawns, Arugula, Mango

                                                                                        • Tonno ai semi di papavero con Carciofi, Fagiolini in salsa di Soya e Zenzero$29.00

                                                                                          Poppy Seed Tuna, Artichokes, String Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Soy Ginger Dressing

                                                                                          • Filetto di Ippoglosso al Forno con Ragú di Funghi$32.00

                                                                                            Pan-seared Halibut, Butternut Squash Sauce, Wild Mushroom

                                                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                            What 1,067 people are saying

                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                            4.8
                                                                                            4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                            • 4.7Food
                                                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                            • 4.3Value

                                                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                                                            • New York / Tri-State Area

                                                                                              Neighborhood Gem

                                                                                            • Manhattan

                                                                                              Kid Friendly

                                                                                            • Manhattan

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                                                                                              BigL55555

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Simply the best pizza, by far, in the UES. Pasta, Fish, Meat ... all the rest amazing as well.

                                                                                            2. M

                                                                                              Margo

                                                                                              Denver

                                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Always a pleasure to dine here

                                                                                            3. NN

                                                                                              NativeNewYorker

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              Always delicious. The service is great. Very loud and hard to hear - but a great spot.

                                                                                            4. n

                                                                                              nina

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              277 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              277 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              Busy busy Thursday evening! Great weather. Love the care in the outside area - white tablecloths, very comfortable. Sharp waiter and staff. Delicious pasta/tuna and veal milanaise, enough for 2, was outstanding! Love their pizzas also. Great for special lunch/groups.

                                                                                            5. c

                                                                                              christinea

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Every app and main course was Excellent!! Will be back to enjoy another meal here soon!

                                                                                            6. g

                                                                                              greggs

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Excellent service at the bar and the table. Wine recommendations were excellent. We will definitely be back

                                                                                            7. GJ

                                                                                              GloryJ

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 14, 2020

                                                                                              overall1food4service4ambience1

                                                                                              I visited Bella Bleu last Saturday at a time when the 50% occupancy rule was in effect as a result of the coronavirus . The restaurant was packed to 90% capacity. I spoke to the manager and asked why they were not complying with the 50% rule and he told me “it was an economic decision” not to comply. Shocking that they risked the health and well-being of their patrons and staff to satisfy their greed. Will never return.

                                                                                            8. SW

                                                                                              SusanW

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              A true neighborhood gem that consistently makes you feel like family and never disappoints with everything on the menu from the sautéed artichokes, the home made pasta to the tiramiso and all in between!

                                                                                            9. m

                                                                                              mikeyclimb

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              156 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              156 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                              a strictly neighborhood gem. decent pizza and pastas, good wine list but overpriced as one would expect for the neighborhood. meatball so so. can't compare with Carbone pizza ok but not great, pasta was quite good (fettuccini with a duck ragu) this was our second visit. -in an upscale neighborhood full of moderately priced (for the area!) Italians this is in the middle

                                                                                            10. L

                                                                                              Loulegal

                                                                                              Salt Lake City

                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Great meal can’t beat the hospitality and atmosphere. The veal p,pasta and fish all were great. The wine was perfectly matched and our large group had an excellent experience will be back soon!

                                                                                            11. TG

                                                                                              TerryG

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              No need to go to Italy.Italy comes to the UES. It is lively and a choice for any taste.

                                                                                            12. E

                                                                                              Eileenandsteve

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Delicious pasta perfectly cooked with mushrooms branzino. The appetizers with artichoke are spectacular. Warm lovely atmosphere. Service is wobderful

                                                                                            13. MJ

                                                                                              MichaelJ

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              I have only been to Bella Blu for lunch meetings. Excellent food and service, great environment.

                                                                                            14. BF

                                                                                              BFues

                                                                                              Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                              34 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              34 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                              Great value and excellent service and food!!

                                                                                            15. l

                                                                                              lucky

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Always wonderful for lunch and dinner

                                                                                            16. L

                                                                                              Lloydn

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Great time. Marcelo was an excellent waiter. Will come back just to have him wait on us

                                                                                            17. AL

                                                                                              ALHL

                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                              155 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              155 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 2, 2020

                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                              It’s our go-to restaurant on our arrival to New York!!

                                                                                            18. GA

                                                                                              GreenAlligators

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              138 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              138 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Excellent meal. Huge menu full of so many great choices. We had the frisée and Gorgonzola salad, artichoke ravioli and veal ravioli.

                                                                                            19. AK

                                                                                              AndKar

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Loved it! Food incredible staff excellent service!

                                                                                            20. c

                                                                                              candyl7

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 26, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Service is great. Menu is amazing. Food is fab. Love this place. Tables are very tight though so be prepared to be tempted by dining neighbors food when it comes out before yours!

                                                                                            21. r

                                                                                              rere

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 25, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Great food greAt service greAt atmosphere! Will definitely go again!

                                                                                            22. DM

                                                                                              DorianM

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              I was looking for a place to meet a friend for lunch that was midway between our work locations. We are both walking distance to Bella Blu and decided to give it a try after hearing rave reviews from many other friends. Fabulous food, stellar service...so glad we tried it. We both had the beet salad and a Quattro Stagioni pizza...both were superb. Can wait to back and try other menu selections. Great place, eat there!

                                                                                            23. P

                                                                                              Pacer

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              65 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              65 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                              overall3food5service4ambience2

                                                                                              Bella blu has been a favorite for many years. Still a most popular restaurant at all hours. I guess that’s why they’ve added so many two tops in the aisle. Difficult to get around and increased noise levels. Not their fault, but because tables are so close, rude customers are even more annoying. We couldn’t get away from woman who kept lifting her long hair over our table. Food remains delicious, interesting and plentiful. Food also came as requested. Definite difference between rare and medium rare salmon. I do miss the chopped salad of yore. We had a 5:45 reservation and place was packed. When we left at 7:30, crowds were out the door. Speaks well of this old stand by.

                                                                                            24. M

                                                                                              Margot

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                                                              overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                              Too cramped. Too noisy. Too expensive. (e.g., we asked for some garlic bread and received 4 thin, tiny ovals of bread dusted with garlic, for which we were charged $10)

                                                                                            25. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Great! Would recommend

                                                                                            26. L

                                                                                              Ladydi

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                              Just ok. Food was undercooked

                                                                                            27. JO

                                                                                              JOSE

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                              Wonderful!!!! Life is Chula!!!! #lifeischula

                                                                                            28. SJ

                                                                                              SJKMc

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              Title of review... DON'T GO TO BELLA BLU ON A HOLIDAY. My husband and I went for lunch to Bella Blu on Valentine's Day, one of our favorite restaurants when we go to the museums nearby. We were looking forward to their pizzas, which are always delicious and we were told that they were not making them that day. We overheard a conversation at a nearby table between a waiter and a customer (who was also looking forward to the pizza and was disappointed when told there would be none) where the waiter pretty much indicated that on holidays they don't offer the pizza. Lunch cost us $187 (including a bottle of wine), so I gather this is the reason behind the "no pizza on holiday" rule.. customers will spend more money if the pizza is unavailable. I am going to think twice about lunch at Bella Blu again. Too expensive!

                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Manitoba

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Outstanding service, amazing food, great wine section!

                                                                                            30. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              My husband’s birthday.

                                                                                            31. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Always good!

                                                                                            32. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 4, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                              I love Bela Blue. It’s a spot that never disappoints - there is good energy and the food is authentic. Love the murals

                                                                                            33. MS

                                                                                              MarkS

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                              $25 a glass of wine. I assume they made a mistake on the bill. Fish was terrible- should have been sent back. Otherwise fine meal

                                                                                            34. TI

                                                                                              TIMK

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                              overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                                              Bella Blu was more like Bella Blaaah. While the staff were very accommodating, the digs are fun and the food is passable, it would be a fair value if it were half the price. For a price point $130 for 2 people: 2 simple salad appetizers, a mushroom fettuccine, a single size pizza and 2 beers, I expect a whole lot more. The ingredients were standard fare, the execution nothing special. They need to kick up the food significantly if they're expecting people to shell out $33 for a mushroom pasta. We have a pick of Italian restaurants with far better food for half the price. That said, the service is notch higher than places for half the price, but after all we didn't go to eat the service! This one's a pretender rather than the real deal.

                                                                                            35. JE

                                                                                              JillE

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                              While Bella Blu is usually a dependable and delicious choice in my neighborhood, I found the service and noise level quite unpleasant this time. Not up to par unfortunately

                                                                                            36. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on January 28, 2020

                                                                                              overall3food1service3ambience3

                                                                                              The chicken Paul lard was rubbery

                                                                                            37. DS

                                                                                              DianaS

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              A reunion with a high school friend was made so pleasurable—the pasta was perfect and service attentive and kind. A great luncheon!

                                                                                            38. LM

                                                                                              LoriM

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                                                              overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                              The waiter kept coming over to have us pay the bill and we felt we were being rushed out

                                                                                            39. j

                                                                                              jewele

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on January 24, 2020

                                                                                              overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                              They are so rude. Always make you feel unwelcome always make you wait after they’ve made you guarantee with a credit card. Better values in the neighborhood

                                                                                            40. CR

                                                                                              CamR

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on January 23, 2020

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              Fabulous meal, excellent service, great location

                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                            Bella Blu does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates.

                                                                                            Bella Blu is rated 4.8 stars by 1067 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                            Booked 18 times today

                                                                                            Order delivery or takeout

                                                                                            Delivery

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                                                                                            Google Map for Bella Blu

                                                                                            967 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10021

                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                              Between 70th and 71st Streets

                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                              Upper East Side

                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                              Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                              Italian

                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                              Smart Casual

                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                              Street parking is available on both sides of Lexington Avenue in front of the restaurant. Also, there is a public parking lot on 70th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.

                                                                                            • Public transit

                                                                                              The 6 Subway stops 2 blocks away on 68th Street.

                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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