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About Permanently Closed - Bello Restaurant
This restaurant is permanently closed. Specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine, Bello’s original chef and personable staff have been serving generous portions of consistent old fashion home cooking at fair prices since 1985. Over the years, our straightforward menu which features a variety of traditional favorites, have made us the perfect place for lunch and dinner for either business or pleasure.
New York, NY 10019
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Parking with Lunch and Dinner--Not Combinable with Other Offers.
Columbus Circle A, B, C, D & 1 trains.
Private Party Facilities:
Bello Restaurant provides an intimate and private setting for any event. Let our friendly staff create a memorable and festive occasion for you. From family celebrations, birthdays, or corporate functions, we are able to accommodate events of all varieties.
Private Party Contact:
Theo Delasheras: (888) 924-2087
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bello Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
A top-notch traditional dining experience. Tablecloths, well dressed waiters, soft lighting, and excellent food and service. Our house specialty veal chop was superb, as was the baked branzino, beautifully prepared at the table. We will be going there again.
Well, where should I start. I have been eating at Bello's for years. What a disappointment. We were a party of six. To start, we waited for bread, butter and potato chips (that we requested several times). The busboy, brought us only enough of each for a party of two. We noticed that immediately. No thought went into that by either the busboy or waiter. Our order was taken incorrectly. The waiter did not order the correct amount of soup. So my friend, received his soup after we we finished ours. I ordered, Veal Piccata, which was not ordered and had to be re-ordered and it came out after everyone was finished! To make things even worse, they brought out Veal Marsala. The took it off the check. They did offer us after dinner drinks, but, they knew, we had to make a 7:00 Broadway show, so we declined. ....................................
I have been coming to Bello for 25 years. It never disappoints. In all that time, I have never had a bad meal or bad experience. On our most recent visit, our party of 4 ordered a range of entrees. All were generously portioned and delicious. The service was attentive but not overbearing. I regularly and confidently recommend Bello to family and friends.
25 or so years ago, I enjoyed this restaurant immensely. I even used that visit as a backdrop to several Trattoria's that I built in the last several years. The feel of being home, in someones house with a staff that catered to you as you dined. Flash forward to this past Saturday evening.... special, romantic dinner post Wicked on Broadway....wioth someone that had never been to Bello.... I requested to sit toward the front with a window...... was set at the last table as far back a possible...right next to the kitchen. It was noisy and we never had an opportunity to talk privately because there was always someone coming or going and taking over us.
Calamari... $13.95 for a 4oz portion... nothing special, no special garnish only a lemon slice and parsley.... not worth the money.... and very small portion on the plate it was served on. The red sauce..... I give that a thumbs up...
The Dover Sole...... I will put money on it...was not DOVER sole.... for almost $40 dollars.... a flat piece of fish with a very very lemony flavored sauce over it that killed the flavor of what the fish was supposed to be.
I ordered the filet for $40 dollars.... lets say....very bland, cooked blue inside for medium rare... nothing special except for a very bland and flavorless Chunk of meat on the plate. The steak was grilled on one side with marks and nothing on the other.
This was very anticlimactic to my expectation of a place, once revered.
The service was mediocre at best.... waiting for refills, cold sliced bread, and 6 or 7 servers chatting and not paying attention.
I feel that I totally wasted $150 on a dinner that I could get anywhere... I have had better steaks at Long Horn.... explain that, please.
For someone who loved the ideas of what Bello used to be.... I am ashamed that I took my date for her very first visit.
Enjoyed a lovely dinner at Bello with my 3 adult children, pre-Lincoln Center performance. Old world, comfortable, quiet, guests on the older side, attentive and professional service. Standard Italian menu, everything well-prepared. House wines were good. Not trendy, but a good place for a relaxing meal where you can actually hear each other. Will definitely go back.
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