Bella Mia

4.6
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1055 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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RP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was great, the service was great, However, we were seated in the back room and it was incredibly hot, rather uncomfortable.

FF
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time!! Excellent service (Thanks Donna)!! Food is great!!

PC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food at an affordable price. Has a downtown feel in the suburbs. A+++

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place food and everything about it is just wonderful.

d
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ilona was a great server. Christmas decorations were lovely. The staff made it wonderful

RW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner. The place was packed but no wait to get us seated. There were a lot of group dinners, presumably for Christmas celebrations. A very nice band played a mix of Christmas songs and big-band favorites.

FF
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and a great meal! Our server Donna was excellent!!

DK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was okay but descriptions of the menu of items we ordered not the same, for example, Brushetta described with shavings of ricotta cheese on top, absolutely nothing, all this appetizer was tomatoe pieces on bread no flavor what so ever, the grilled octopus pieces were about the size of a dime not many at all , majority of the dish was onions and peppers. One dish said served over penne, showed up with angel hair, big difference. The waitress had way too many tables to maintain drinks were forgotten and the bill had items on we didn't order. It is not as great as some reviews I read prior to dining there, somewhat of a disappointment.

EK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Slow service at the bar and couldn't make
an old fashioned gave me Jim Beam on the rocks w) 2cherries. Half way through dinner an Elvis impersonator starts and is so loud you couldn't have a conversation at your table. Food was decent except for the lasagna. We won't be back.

Bella Mia
Responded on December 10, 2019

thank you for your review sorry you did not enjoy your self can you call me i like two talk two you thank you i am randy 9250239

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bella Mia is a beautiful restaurant with amazing service. They make you feel like family. Food is fresh and well-presented. Traditional Italian favorites done right.

JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love their food, the price you pay is for quality and their portions are great for the price. Servers are very nice and attentive.

CC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service was awesome and the entertainment was top notch! We love Bella Mia!!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening

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BG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bella Mia is always very busy on Saturday evenings, so I recommend a reservation. The food is excellent, the owner friendly and attentive. The servers and bus boys are efficient and respectful. My only negative is the host staff! They are scantily dressed and constantly readjusting their short, tight clothes. This is a wonderful family restaurant to have a romantic dinner or a celebration.

OT
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience as always-Jeralynn and team are beyond amazing! The mussels were tender sweet and delicious! Never lets us down.

MZ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak I ordered was overcooked a little but the waiter was very polite and very quick 2 help with anything we needed.

L
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary! Good food and wonderful friendly service!

LR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our party of 4 on a Saturday night were all happy with the food . We especially enjoyed the gentleman who entertained that evening, Jeorge Gable Holmes. Wonderful voice with a terrific variety of music.
We especially like the selections from opera and Phantom of the Opera ! We will look to see when he is returning to Bella Mia ! We thought the $7 martinis were skimpy and would rather pay a little more and have a decent size drink.

When we arrived on time, I went to the hostess desk and gave our name & time of reservations (7pm.) to the woman standing there.
After waiting almost 15 minutes, my husband went back to the desk. It turns out the woman I talked to was NOT the hostess and did nothing about my check in. Staff was very apologetic and we were seated right away.

d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Although we had a reservation, we waited 20 minutes longer.
The hostess were not attentive to the wait time and had to ask several times my name, again even though I had a reservation.
Our service once seated was excellent. The food was outstanding.
The live entertainment by George was phenomenal.
The price is reasonable. The tiramisu was delicious!

CS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth time at the restaurant. Each time the service and the food was out standing. Our waiter Nicholas took excellent care of us.

RB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Baked clams were overdone and fishy,steak was tough, almost no chicken in the Alfredo pasta and the kitchen would not correct it.
Children’s chicken fingers were not palatable to a child ( why are they red?)
The waitress was nice and did all she could.
We celebrated an early Thanksgiving get together. The Ambiance is an attraction.

MO
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place. Good food. Friendly. Close to home

d
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleasure

WK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food as always was great. Our server Beth was outstandind as always.
Ownership needs to update the on line menu as they no longer serve the escarole soup which was always a look forward to begin our meal. Bella Mia remains one of our favorite places.

d
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good good and good service. Attentive staff. Will return

BC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great overall experience will do again and recommend to others

LH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The service was slow and my meal of the scallops was quite meager, but others in my party enjoyed their meals and the entertainment was great.

JA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu is robust with options for everyone. The pasta sauces are finely seasoned and tasty.

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

JO
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dinning spot. Never a disappointment.

SG
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Bella Mia for date night is always a great experience. The food, atmosphere and service are second to none. We always enjoy going there especially on Saturday nights for date night where they always have live entertainment. Randy the owner is always there to greet you and our favorite server is Beth who is so accommodating and fun and genuine.

Bella Mia
Responded on November 4, 2019

thank you sam we always look forward to seeing you and your lovely wife

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CM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Very disappointing sadly, we came for my aunts birthday and we didn’t even get offered dessert! We were seated by a hallway that was crazily busy on way to bathroom and near kitchen, way too noisy!! We also felt pressured to leave, which may not be true but that how we felt.
We’ll never go back on a weekend again.

Bella Mia
Responded on November 4, 2019

sorry cathy sorry you were disappointed we try owe best but Saturday is a busy night and for your aunts b-day we do have a free cup cake and you shroud have gotten a special discount did you let server know it was your aunts b- day please call me randy 708-925-0239 thank you

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P
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, romantic, good for a group of friends. Menu has something for everyone. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu choices.

Bella Mia
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you Pixie for great review I appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon have a wonderful day

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TC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Highly recommended this restaurant!

Bella Mia
Responded on November 4, 2019

Ted thank you very much for recommending my restaurant repeat appreciate you letting other people know what a wonderful time here at. Bella Mia we will continue to do the great job that we have done in the past for you and hope to see you soon

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PY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I believe they overbooked so we waited well over an hour even though we had a reservation AND arrived 15 early. Two very large partys which probably put the kitchen behind. Should not allow large parties on Saturday nights when you don’t have a seperate room. Also, ran out of mist of the items I wanted to order. I have been here before so this is not the norm. Still like this restaurant

Bella Mia
Responded on November 4, 2019

Pamela thank you for sending a review I do apologize for having you wait for your table we do our very best not to overbook through open tables but sometimes people are just having such a good time that they take a little longer than allotted but thanks for understanding have a great day and thank you for your review

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SV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The wait time was to long, but the food and service was great.

Bella Mia
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for writing this review shawnee I do apologize for the long wait we are working at this problemand trying to get it right we only have this problem on Saturday night between six and eight so we have cut back on our open table bookings so we don't overbook hopefully this will solve the problem and thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to write this review have a wonderful week

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RC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, great food and great service. You can’t ask for a better waitress than Patti.

LG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Great service, great food, beautiful decor!

PL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the area! Always well satisfied. Excellent food, good service, and nice ambiance. Owner makes you feel like family!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around...great food, service and atmosphere!