Bella Mia

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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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4.7
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4.7
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BC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great overall experience will do again and recommend to others

LH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
10 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
20 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!

SL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was outstanding. Impeccable service, our entrees were fabulous. This was our first time there and we will definitely go back.

CZ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The service is really good and the food is amazing. We always have a great experience. This resturant is a hidden gem.

Bella Mia
Responded on October 8, 2019

I'd like to thank you for your wonderful review I appreciate you taking time out in your busy schedule I'm happy myself and my staff was able to give you a five-star experience once again thank you and have a wonderful day sincerely yours Randy

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When we made the reservation for Bella Mia,we were asked if it was a special occasion,which it was ( our 40th wedding anniversary). I wrote that it was and could special be done. When we arrived, we were seated,served,and dined,but nothing was mentioned about a "special occasion". Why included that in the reservation process,when it apparently means nothing? My wife and I enjoy Bella Mia,have dined there at least six or seven times and will go back,but we were a little disappointed that on our anniversary, someone dropped the "special occasion" ball. Thank you William Seifert

Bella Mia
Responded on October 8, 2019

Bill first of all I would like to apologize for not recognizing your anniversary this restaurant is an occasional restaurant as I try to tell my help to always recognize special occasions like this I'm very sorry I disappointed you please accept my apology and I hope your wife and yourself had a wonderful meal here at Bella Mia can you please call me because I'd like to talk a little bit more about this 708-925-0239 my name is Randy thank you Bill

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PP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We eat here frequently. We had a new waitress and our meal felt a little rushed this time. But overall it was great as usual. The quality of the food is excellent the atmosphere is nice and the wine pours are generous!

Bella Mia
Responded on October 8, 2019

Good afternoon Penny and thank you for your review Penny I'm sorry you felt rushed please do next time you come in just tell your server your here for wonderful evening and you'd like to take your time to have the iPads so they can store your meal down or you can just ask for me once again I do apologize for your experience have a wonderful evening sincerely yours Randy

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and atmosphere. The owner knows how to run the business and train his delightful staff.

Bella Mia
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review I'm sure glad myself and my staff was able to accommodate you for a wonderful dinner we do appreciate you taking a timeout and writing a review once again thank you and also thank you for your patronage have a wonderful week and hope to see you soon yours truly Randy

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d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Allways good food friendly staff and nice atmosphere very nice experience

Bella Mia
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you Doll for taking the time to give a Wonderful review with your help we have been able to build a fantastic restaurant and a wonderful dining experience so thanks again have a wonderful day sincerely yours Randy

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DD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I have ever had. ………………………………………...

Bella Mia
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you lots of DDDDD for your fantastic review they really makes me feel good when my staff and chefs do a wonderful job and it looks like I have achieved this with you which made my day thank you very much please tell your friends and thanks for your support sincerely yours Randy

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RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely ambiance noise was moderate. My friend and I could hear each other most of the time and we're both hard of hearing.

RS
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beth was an excellent server. She had great recommendations. One of our favorite places. Manager, owner, hostess comes around to check on you, too. Great food.

Bella Mia
Responded on October 2, 2019

Rena thank you for your wonderful five-star review yes I do agree Beth is an excellent server she really puts her heart into what she does as we all do here at Bella Mia with your support we will continue to get these five stars because I know my staff and I really achieve our goal when we get this five-star rating and I just like to say thank you. Sincerely yours Randy

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D
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. Bella Mia never disappoints. Thank you.

Bella Mia
Responded on October 2, 2019

While that's a wonderful name I'm certainly happy I wasn't able to live up to that is not in my vocabulary I work six days a week 15 hours a day and as I can see with your review you were not disappointed all joking aside I appreciate your review have a wonderful day sincerely yours Randy

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Service was outstanding. Food is always perfect.

OT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. They were short staff so service was on the slow side. Even on the slow side, still great value.

Bella Mia
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you anonymous for your fantastic review I'm assuming the day in question we were shorthanded we were short busters and hosts because it was homecoming and they were at the homecoming dance I'm not making excuses but I would like to let you know the reasoning for it in a good friend once said to me please don't make your problems mine I pay very good money and I expect nothing but the best from you and that's what i deserve and he was right so please accept my apology have a wonderful day

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LA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good although one of the 4 got cheese ravioli and had ordered meat. The waitress was very nice and corrected the mistake and brought a beer on the house. I loved Jeorge Holmes but it is just so loud and there was some crazy lady that had too many cocktails and thought she was an opera singer that kept singing from her table. All in all it was a nice time and good food!!

MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Beth as your server. She is outstanding with a great sense of humor.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great wait staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful at Bella Mia! Our waitress Illona was a gem. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and also had plenty of incredible suggestions. All of the staff was very attentive and the food was beyond fantastic. We will definitely be coming back

SG
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Mia is a Southside classic where you are treated well, the food is excellent, and weekend entertainment is top shelf! I highly recommend this "Jewel" of the South Suburbs.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside is deceiving so go in and enjoy. The atmosphere is beautiful. the food is great and the service was exceptional. We love it here and can't wait to go again.

j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with service, food, and atmosphere.

D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beth, our server was wonderful, as well as the other staff. The food was well prepared and delicious. Definitely a keeper and a good find.

OT
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food! Enjoyed the Chicken Francese-tangy, lemony, capallini pasta and Chicken Bella Mia-add the capers-was delicious! The grilled calamari was amazing as usual! Also got to see the back patio which was intimate and charming!! Hoping it's offered soon as a seating option! Patti is delightful as always as a server! A great weekend date night or an impromptu week night option.

VJ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Mia bills itself as fine dining, and that it is. It's this hidden gem in Midlothian, with a lovely ambiance. We were greeted and seated promptly upon arriving. Service was good; the food excellent. Between Stuffed Rolled Eggplant for an appetizer, Cream of Mushroom Soup, to the Lasagna, Ravioli, and Fettuccini Alfredo entrees, no one at the table had a single complaint. The wine was also quite good and complimented our meals nicely.
Only thing that became quite apparent to the gentlemen of my party, who dressed (as suggested) suit coat or business-casual, was how many people were not dressed as suggested. There was an abundance of extremely casually-dressed diners that evening, but their loss. They missed the experience of a special, lovely evening out for dinner. Would not hesitate to recommend Bella Mia for a wonderful dining experience.

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was outstanding. We started with the mushroom appetizer. They were to die for. My son hog the artichoke dip and that was very good as well. The soups came and my son got the minestrone soup sand we got the cream of mushroom soup. My son said I was the best he ever had. I tried it and he was right. The mushroom soup was delicious as well. Our main course was great. My boyfriend got the pork chop he loved it I got the veal MarsLa it was the best and my son got veal with lemon. It was all outstanding. I highly recommend this pace. We will be back

P
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and all of the staff are very friendly and competent

KD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! Sevice is great, very friendly and accommodating. They come back to your table often and explain and answer any questions you might have. We have been there many times and have never had a bad meal or bad service. It's more like a downtown restaurant except with a more casual atmosphere. Try it, you'll like it.