Bella Mia

4.6
906 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
From the Italian Specialties to the Steaks and Chops Bella Mia is sure to put a smile on your face. That downtown feel right here in the Suburbs!
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SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic from the service to the food. We had a party of 8 for my daughter's birthday dinner and all of us enjoyed the food. Donna our server was amazing! We cannot wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for 7:00 PM but did not get seated until at least an hour later I felt like people that came after us were seated before us if it wasn’t for us complaining I’m not sure when we would’ve been seated.

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BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our confirmed reservation was for 6:45 on A Saturday evening and we got to our table at 7:20 which started our evening here on a sour note. The bar area was packed and no chance of waiting at the bar or even trying to squeeze in to grab a drink while we waited patiently for a table to open up. Several other couples wandered in and were told it would be at least 90 minutes for seating without a reservation so they quickly left. Out waitress Beth was outstanding and the bus boys were running so hard they should have been on roller skates. The wine selection was good and not outrageously marked up like many Italian restaurants like to do (Marybell Riesling 2017 was $29). Prime Rib was huge but a little bland to the point that A-1 sauce was needed. Catfish portion was small but mild and smooth. A hefty Italian guy paced the floor constantly looking at all the tables without speaking to anyone which made us feel a bit uncomfortable(Owner??). Overall the atmosphere was a bit loud for a nice restaurant with an older crowd, but I may go back if I have my Italian relatives in from out of town. 3.5 outa 5 stars

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CP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we had a reservation we still had a very long wait if at least 30 minutes. I complementary drink or hors d’oeuvres would have been appreciated.

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MS
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Ambiance is good. Bartenders and servers were very nice. The manager was awesome, stopped by a couple times to check on us. Would definitely recommend this place!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Bella Mia a few times now and we absolutely love it! My parents told me about it and once we went with our kids we loved the experience! Everything about the restaurant is perfect! We feel so comfortable. The ambiance is good. Everyone of the staff members are so kind. The service is excellent! Everyone in the restaurant is so attentive. The food is excellent. We have been spreading the word to friends and other family members to join us there!

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KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

We were 5 minutes late for my birthday reservation. We ended up waiting 40 minutes to be seated. We did not have a server come by for several minutes. Started with baked clams which wrre the size of quarters. Could not eat the cream of mushroom soup, tasted like water with flour. They were out of peppers. ? Ordered chicken marsala. It was totally dried out and did not come with the pasta as described. Best part was the live entertainment.

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t
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious. Server was great until he asked us to finish our meal at the bar. Very odd.

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OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was delicious-grilled calamari is cooked perfectly. Even my 10yo and 12yo daughters loved it! Seafood pasta also great and everyone enjoyed their various pastas. Lasagna, spaghetti bolognese were terrific. Portions are plentiful-always enough for leftovers. Patty is the best waitress ever. Getting my birthday percentage off of my entree was a nice surprise as well. Hidden gem in southwest suburbs! Don't forget to make reservations- gets crowded on Saturdays.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and had a lg group. The service was wonderful, food was great, our server Beth was the best. Thanks for a wonderful evening

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The lenten fish selection was great. The food was delicious. I have recommended Bella Mia to friends. Keep up the great work.

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q
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. Loved the addition of the garlic to add to fresh bread with oil And parmesan. We uad linguini carbonara and the Bella chicken, both very good. And surprise! The wine was reasonably priced! Our waitress Patti offered to close a door next to our table to dim the music for us. Very thoughtful.

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did not the tip for our table of 7 was included and we added an additional tip to the credit card. Our waitress was kind enough to catch it and notify us of the error. What wonderful honesty . All of us enjoyed the meal.

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RI
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. The owner is present and makes sure to stop by and talk with his customers. Three of us ordered steaks and they were large and cooked perfectly. The other person ordered meat lasagna and said it was great. We will be back here on a regular basis.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very friendly to my family. Understood and waited when my daughter was late. Stored the cake sung happy birthday to my wife. My entire family was happy with the evening.

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BP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meat sauce was fantastic.

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TF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought friends who had never been to Bella Mia. They are bringing friends and family back next week. Awesome experience for all

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d
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy ourselves at Bella Mia. Great staff. Busboys are unusually helpful & polite

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RB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Bella Mia for dinner often. We see many of the same people there so you know it is good. All staff is very attentive and we ask for Patti, our favorite server. Patti has made some great recommendations on entrees, not only to us, but to our guests that we bring along. Food is always delicious and hot no matter how crowded the restaurant may get. Wine pours are plentiful.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent friendly service. Great experience.

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RA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome customer service! We will definitely be coming back.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, old fashioned very Italian like in movies

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MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Mia is one of my favorite places to go. Good food and a fun atmosphere . Have met some really nice people there.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

It was very loud voice started to hurt trying to talk to my date. food was ok and pretty

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience but we were by another party that didn’t realize other people where in the room we couldn’t even hear each other talk.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and are NEVER disappointed! Food, wine, dirty martinis are excellent. The owner is always there, greeting customers and checking that all is well. I highly recommend this hidden gem.

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LN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place. Food very well prepared and presented. Live music a little loud at times. Good experience overall.

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BE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We received a recommendation to try Bella Mia from 2 different couples. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and will definitely return. It is a nice to meet the manager when he came to our table to talk to us. Thank you for a nice evening.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

With good food and service, this is a great option if you're looking for a viable option for Italian dining in Chicago's south suburbs.

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ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only thing didn’t like is singer going up to dinner tables while people were eating. Nobody wants some yahoo in their face while trying to chew

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Valentine’s Day so i understand the busy part. Food was excellent service was excellent. Had the surf & turf Excellent. All in all. Love it

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DF
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Changed the table size for Valentine’s Day. Tables were WAY TOO SMALL. Was told it was just for that day..Food was great as usual but just to congested with all the small tables.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

Our reservations were at 7:15pm. We were running a few minutes late, so called to confirm. Was told, no problem. Arrived at 7:24pm and told there was a 20-30 minute wait. When I questioned, "with reservations?" was told that "everyone has reservations." The lobby was packed, seats all taken, standing room only. Bar was packed. Band started playing and while good, extremely loud, causing everyone to speak more loudly. Hard to carry on a conversation. We were seated about 8:20pm (after checking status a couple of times). That was over an hour after our reservation and almost an hour after we arrived and were told 20-30 minutes. Waited for a bit and finally a server came. Asked if we were helped, and after saying no, went to see if he was to handle out table, and came back to let us know his name, etc. He apologized and was going to make it right, but of course, was so busy, service was awful. The owner came to say hi and after explaining the situation, gave excuses of people staying later than anticipated. Even asked if we had made reservations on Open Table and blamed that as a reason. If you are in the business, should know how to manage reservations, even on a Saturday night. Did not even offer a comp drink or dessert. The bus boys were amazing and very on top of things. Thanks to them, we were able to get butter and more bread as our server did not check in often. One of the hostesses was dressed in a skimpy dress, chest hanging out, very inappropriate. Dinner was delicious. Bus boys wrapped leftovers. Tracked down server for check. As we were finishing dinner, the staff took down a couple of rectangle tables and literally moved them out of the restaurant and rolled (yes rolled) in round tables to set up. Fortunately, we were not eating right next to that area of disruption. We were there to celebrate a special occasion and were extremely disappointed. My parents have been there 4 other times and would hesitate in returning.

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LL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great entertainment and wonderful wait staff.

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Jeralynn's service as always. She's personable and friendly without being intrusive-love her. Relaxed over cocktails before having mashed roasted garlic and grilled calamari which is excellent. Perfectly spaced until the entree was ordered and served. Had the chicken limone and seafood portofino which has three servings-cooked well and nicely spiced. Very busy and loud by the time we left, but as we had a 5:30 Saturday reservation we enjoyed great service and nice atmosphere. Always a favorite and we'll be back!

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our special celebration dining place. Staff is top rate. Bus Boys are very polite and quick to respond to needs. Patti, our waitress, was wonderful this past visit. The food is always the BEST. Can't be compaired to anywhere else. Love, love, love it!

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TI
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our dinner... ambiance was awesome. Beth is so fun and was entertaining as well as helpful with choices. We had the pleasure of meeting Randy the owner. The food was delicious and we could tell it was fresh and made for us!! We will be back ! I think we found our new “go to” for local Italian!!! Thanks

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say Bella Mia is the best!! There were 10 of us for dinner that Saturday night the food was delivered in a timely manner it was hot and it was excellent . I requested Patti our favorite waitress, she is always attentive and has a smile on her face . The entertainment was also wonderful Jimmy LIbera wa playing that night, he is one of the best entertainers I have ever heard at a restaurant or otherwise . If you’re thinking about Bella Mia, don’t hesitate it’s the best and that’s why I keep going back!!

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D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had. 6:15 reservation, we were seated at 7:45. I do not know why they took our reservation if they were that busy. We have gone before and love the food but will never go on a Saturday night again.

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BU
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. The waiters are all attentive. They don't rush you out so you can enjoy your meal at your pace.

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