Bella Mia

4.7
1286 Reviews
$30 and under
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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PatrickS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoy Bella Mia. The food is excellent and it is an outstanding value. Nothing is overpriced.

We also love the service. Jill our server is knows exactly when to see how we are doing.

Best filet in Chicago!

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BruceB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The surrounding area really is a throw off, don't be discouraged. Once the wife and I walked through the doors, it was as if we stepped into another world. The decor, is nothing less than stellar. The customer service is beyond excellent. The owner is engaging and friendly. Last but not least.....the food is fresh and flavorful. This is truly a hidden gem in Midlothian. We enjoyed our wedding anniversary and the staff as well as the owner made our day extra special. Thank you Bella Mia, we will be back to enjoy more of the delicious meals you offer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Pasta’s salt level was terrible

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AMANDAC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we visited this restaurant. We love trying new restaurants but this place was a gem! Outstanding service service from the very beginning. Hostess was kind and seated as promptly. Jill was our waitress and she was fantastic. We have menu restrictions so she made sure to double check that our menu choices were safe. When we go out to eat, often we'll find certain parts of our meal that we enjoy but at Bella Mia everything that we tried from the appetizers, to the soup, to the salad, to the main meal, and to the dessert was outstanding and delicious. We were constantly greeted throughout the night by different wait staff and managers to make sure that everything that we needed was satisfied. We definitely will be back again and it's worth the half an hour trip from our house.

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VODs
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 3. Appetizer, Drinks, Entrees, Dessert & Service exceptional.
Wine recommendation was on point. Calamari was one of the best we had.
We each had a different chicken dish and each one was better than the next.
Our desserts were decadent - Carrot cake & Tiramisu.
Our servers Joe, only 2 days on the job {in training} was under great supervision by
Jill, they were both welcoming, professional, friendly and made our evening out spectacular.
We will definitely be back!

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vipDesmondL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aldous was amazing, the food was spectacular, and it was $50 less than the same dinner in the city. Absolute hidden gem.

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ElizabethC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the south suburban area. Excellent appetizers to the main menu . You will never be disappointed . Very classy ambiance . Highly recommended to friends and family . Appropriate for all occasions . Reservations highly recommended . Patience needed since all food are freshly prepared per order . Good customer service .

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baseball4
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Our servers was overwhelmed and we were seated for 54 minutes with no menus or chance to order appetizers. He was apologetic but still not the amazing attentive service we are familiar with over the last 5 years. Randy was on vacation and we definitely noticed the difference. We will be back but will request another servers. This was the 2nd time we had him and both experiences were the same slow service.

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NLFis
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Wait time for drink order and dinner lengthy waitress seemed overworked

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vipMo52
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The entertainment, James Libera, was fabulous. That’s why we went there.

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LoriB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We were seated promptly they weren’t busy. After being seated the owner came over and chatted with us.
We were a party of 7. The waitress recognized that I am there often. I ordered the center cut Vesuvio pork chops for my dinner and received bone in chops that were smothered in green peas!! Gravy like sauce with overload of peas. NOT what I expected!! I didn’t say anything and ate part of it. I would not order that again, was super disappointed. Everything else we ordered was great as usual.
Food was timely and tasted good.
Will go back.

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vipRolie
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Used to be a decent place now it's just a joke. I'm so disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional place and the owner is friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough how great this place is we love it!!

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EKOL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bella Mia! We had a party of 8 for my father’s 90th birthday and all staff wished him a happy birthday. The owner stopped by our table for a fun chat, as well. Such wonderful people. Food was spectacular, as usual!! Service, on point! We had a great time. Thank you, Bella Mia!

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NancyF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Meal was good - fresh and plenty big for leftovers!!!

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MikeB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't believe how nice this hidden gem was all around. You would never be able to tell by driving by because its it a strip mall with grocery store. Once inside you are in another world and there wasn't a disappointment.

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DeniseM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Appetizer and coconut cake good. Disappointed with main dishes. Pork chop dry with charred taste. Meat sauce with eggplant parmesan bland and off a little. Wait staff and decor good. Maybe we chose poorly.

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vipGratefulFoodie
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th visit. Has become a favorite. There are more expensive places but, I haven't found any better for traditional Italian fare.

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vipcmb1018
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is fantastic and the setting of the restaurant is great.

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vipDonnaM
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service!

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JanetB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

We had 6:30 dinner reservations. We sat at the bar until 7:30, when a table was finally available. We both ordered a chicken dish, no spumoni, in fact, no ice cream at all. Freezer was broken. Our waitress was scattered all over the place, & it took forever for her to get back to our table each time. Granted, there was entertainment that evening, but I just feel things could have been better planned. To end on a positive note, our meals were delicious!

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BrianC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and the restaurant kept the music low so we could still talk.....

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KSL5
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very nice restaurant. I recommend the filet mignon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was great with Donna

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Girlfriends celebrating our 65th birthdays!

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NancyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, food was beyond delicious! Would definitely be back

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MichaelG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were excellent both food and service place was very clean

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DonS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Waiter was extremely helpful & courteous. Appreciated manager coming around to tables to assure customer satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Superb and the service was Excellent!

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BillWTZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Covid has taken a toll on all of us. The service was a bit hectic but all in all a great place for a great Italian meal.

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ElaineB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from the minute we walked in!

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MichelleP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was scrumptious, the atmosphere was quaint and cozy, the service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and live entertainment on Saturdays. The house wine is delicious. I highly recommend this place for a romantic date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very friendly staff. Eager to ensure you enjoy your visit.

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FergLi
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best choice for a dinner out. Delicious food, gracious staff, decor very nice, quiet and elegant. This was our choice for first sit-down dinner post pandemic. Excellent.

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Eldee
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD IS GREAT AND DONNA WILL SERVE YOU WELL WITH EVERYTHING WITHIN HER MEANS. THANKS

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ChrisP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Reservation for 645. Didn't get seated until 745. Several tables seated before us.

Had to ask repeatedly for refills of drinks (which didn't come), other tables got our bread, sweetener for iced tea...

Decent food but lousy operation.

Noise was loud, with two lounge singers drowning out conversations.

Will not go back.

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Sonjim
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is what a GEM of a place! I LOVE the food its amazing and I've tried many dishes!!!!!! I've been here a couple of times and I tell ya the owner and he's such a nice guy with a wonderful personality he always make you feel right at home!

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Bella Mia is rated 4.7 stars by 1286 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.