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About Bella Mia

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!

4648 147th St
Midlothian, IL 60445
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 4pm-9pm
Sunday: 3pm-8pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 925-0239

Website:
http://www.bellamiafinedining.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bella Mia Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (36)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Cozy (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Casual (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Authentic (19)
Romantic (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (8)
Live Music (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Had my birthday dinner there had the cowboy steak excellent

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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

By far, the best Chicken Cacciatore in the Chicagoland area. Nice atmosphere and always friendly and attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Italian pork chops are outstanding and the bread is excellent. I have never had a disappointing meal at Bella Mia's.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I visited for the first time. Our waitress was friendly and gave us her suggestions for meals. The room was noisy when the entertainment began, such that my wife and I had to constantly lean in towards each other to talk. But then we were sitting near the front where the entertainment was stationed. So not sure how the volume was through out the rest of the room.

The meals (Lasagna and Chicken Bella Mia over angel hair pasta) were just ok. We both said there was something missing in flavor. I compared the Lasagna to On-Cor and the chicken dish was bland - could have used more kick to it - maybe some pine nuts.
The price was reasonable. Tip: ask for the house wine, almost $2/glass cheaper than the wine list.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was our first time at Bella Mia and it won't be our last. This is a quirky, fun, neighborhood gem of an Italian restaurant, complete with the family feel and the good old neighborhood atmosphere. The food was very good and the servers were definitely in the neighborhood mode... a lot of chatter and hustle and bustle... like being part of the family. Went here for a birthday celebration and we will return! We decided to take dessert home with us and they were disappointed that they couldn't put a candle in it and sing!!! That's like being part of the family!!! Mangia!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was great, thanks to Patti.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This restaurant is always an excellent choice and most satisfying. However, note to Open Table: please consider changing the descriptive word for rating. I would have given maximum stars but the word OUTSTANDING is much too strong for any review and seems just too much. I could definitely go with EXCELLENT and have no trouble if it was the 5th star. It is an ultimate superlative without being over reaching.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great birthday meal at Bella Mia. Food and service were both very good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

They do not respect Open Table ....We had 7:15 reservation checked in at 7 and was seated at 8:45. All the walk-ins were taken ahead of us.We were leaving when they called us. They told us not to use open table!!!!!!

Tags: Casual
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food3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Really like this restaurant. Very few good restaurants in this area. This is really nice to have close to home and food, and service is outstanding. Prices are good too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Been coming here for years. Never disappointed. A unique treat was having Randy as our server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We drove close to an hour for our wedding anniversary and order two appetizers, they were out of mussels, tried to order a seafood dish they did not have the seafood that the dish was made with. My husband order a steak they were out of porterhouse, proceeded to order a strip steak out of that, keep in mind each time we ordered or changed our order it took at least 10 minutes for the waitress Roseanne to come back and inform us that nothing we choose was available. we were there 45 minutes and ate two appetizers only to leave and the waitress charged us for the appetizers and never offered to give us a discount a future coupon or even contact a manager. If a waitress knows what food is available or not available we could have made differrent choices, not being familiar with the area we went home only stopping for an ice cream cone so disappointing on our wedding anniversary.

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food3
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Atmosphere was great, service was awesome & food was excellent! Very satisfying (:

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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food5
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I think it has to be hands-down one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to I can’t even describe to you how good the Food is in the atmosphere is amazing I mean honestly if you’re looking for a wonderful Italian restaurant you can’t find a better one

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Chicken Vesuvio, a relatively easy recipe, was salty beyond being palatable. Our group was simply not impressed with anything. Service and atmosphere was fine. This was my third and final visit. Sad because we try to support our local businesses.

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food2
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My friends and I meet at Bella Mia monthly for a get together. We are never disappointed with the food or service.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful as always. If you dont visit Bella Mia, you are missing out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This was a great spot for good food, good service and a good time for friends getting together. We were treated with respect providing a wonderful evening and a delicious dinner!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another great dinner. My party order three different dinners. Two different veal dishes and the special prime rib. All three dinners where excellently done.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been there many times, and have never been disappointed. The food is terrific. The wait staff is friendly, fun, efficient, and knowledgeable. Randy, the owner, is a gracious and friendly host. It has become our favorite local spot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It’s all good . Will be going back many times. Highly recommended!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Have been to this restaurant many times and have always had both great meals and service coupled with reasonable prices! Just Love it!!!!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Patty our server, is wonderful, the food is always delicious, the hot loaves of bread are addictive!!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

First time dining experience. It was fantastic. Would definitely return and refer to friends. The menu was extensive with Italian cuisine. No much offered for gluten free. Bella Mia is a hidden gem.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, friendly staff and just a fantastic night out ! We will definitely be back again soon !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The ambience is wonderful. Service was good. Meal was superb!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The veal Marsala was AWESOME! Wine prices very fair. We also enjoyed the grilled octopus appetizer. Overall a great find!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Had dinner here with daughter, son and DIL to celebrate DIL's birthday. Mixed reviews but I seemed to be the only one disappointed with the meal. We started with a dozen baked clams which were very good but VERY small. Tasty but not much to eat for $14. Meal comes with soup or salad; the cream of chicken soup was excellent. Also excellent was the hot bread loaf. No problem getting additional loaves.

I had the chicken parm, which comes with meat sauce. Not much meat in that sauce and there was a disappointingly small amount of cheese. The sauce wasn't very good and I'd only give 2-3 stars for that meal. Daughter had Pasta Valencia which has an abundant amount of seafood over linguine in a spicy white wine sauce. Very large portion and she loved it. Son had a veal dish and DIL had the lasagna and they both gave their meals 4 stars.

We each had dessert, the coconut cake, chocolate cake and tiramisu were very good, the cannoli not so much (no chocolate chips or pistachios; very bland). Throw in two glasses of wine, a soft drink and one cocktail and the prices sure added up.

Total cost of the meal without tip was around $200. Biggest problems I had were that they charged for one soft drink refill and even though we were there for a birthday, they didn't even give DIL her dessert for free. That struck me as quite unusual and when we were leaving we saw a big banner outside that touted a discount for your birthday. Really? I don't plan on returning as there are many other options for Italian food in the SW burbs.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food is always good, service is done with a smile and the decor is beautiful. Highly recommend this place to any Italian food lover.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This had to be some of the best Pasta ever. I loved the Veal Limone with Fettucini. The service was great Donna and Bill so nice. The only draw back no bourbon or rye whiskey in the place. This was disappointing for us. We ended up having a vodka martini not out first choice but it was good . Please keep some makers mark and templeton rye in house.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had a taste for lake perch , my husband looked at the menu on line and Bella Mia offered a lake perch dinner as a special on Fridays, I made the reservation. When we arrived we found that it wasn't the special but we were told it was fresh. We both ordered it. Nicolas our waiter was great, he was friendly and acknowledgeable, let us take our time and never rushed the meal. Perch was plentiful and good. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Always can depend on an excellen meal. Feel like family here.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Decided to try this Italian place for dinner. Based on OpenTable recommendations. The Italian food is excellent. The veal marsala which was perfectly prepared. Sausage and peppers is recommended. Linguine with seafood was a hit. Service was excellent. The restaurant is in a strip mall. The only real complaint was the carrot cake was slightly dry. Chocolate cake was enough for two.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was delicious, ambiance was nice, and service was friendly and fast

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 31, 2017

After hearing good things about Bella Mia from friends we decided t travel to Midlothian to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The food, service and friendly atmosphere could not have been better. The chicken parmigiana, chicken Bella Mia, and lasagna were all outstanding. It was well worth the 45 minute trip from the western suburbs. We will be back.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

This was my fourth time there, each time celebrating a birthday. To me it was like experiencing fine dining that you would get in downtown Chicago. SO glad this is located in the south suburbs where there is such a lack of establishments like this. Look forward to going back again and again. Also, the complimentary dessert when celebrating a birthday is SO appreciated. Thank you again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Cozy, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food great service and just love the owner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My wife and I had date night Friday at Bella Mia. We had excellent service and delicious food. Nicholas was our server and he took fabulous care of us. I requested a meal that wasn't on the menu(shrimp francese), and the chef had no issue making it. The flavor and portion size were perfect. My wife had the Italian pork chops and loved them. The place was buzzing and had a great ambiance. Unfortunately, it is about a 40 minute drive but we will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Beth was the best

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Everything was great

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