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Ciao Bella - Baltimore

3.9
829 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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Offering up classic Italian fare in the Little Italy section of the city, Ciao Bella in Baltimore, MD is a must try destination. Operating for more than 20 years, it is family owned and operated, and emphasizes Southern Italian specialties.

The most popular items on the menu at Ciao Bella in Baltimore are the penne carbonara and the Bolognese. The chicken parmigiana is a huge hit, and the gnocchi alla vodka is a long-standing customer favorite. Of course, diners at Ciao Bella in Baltimore can enjoy traditional appetizers, large salads, seafood and meat dishes, and there is even a great kid's menu to make for the perfect family night out.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 685-7733
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Stiles St and Fawn Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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biztraveler (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 7, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Ciao Bella. Love the fact that they have gluten free pasta since my wife cannot have gluten. Food was fresh, delicious, and abundant portion. Staff was friendly and our server could not have been more cordial and engaging.

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vipSkivault (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

My wife and I went to Ciao Bella to celebrate being back in Charm City. It was exactly how we remembered it. The Gambino family still runs a great restaurant. Our server, Chris was outstanding and the stuffed flounder was outstanding. next time we're in Baltimore, we'll be back.

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broadeningtastes (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

Ciao Bella is a nice, quiet restaurant in Little Italy. We went there for a quiet date night. While ambience and service was great, the food was just average. Our portion of lasagna and chicken parmigiana were big but there was nothing that stood out as far as the taste.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our lunch date. The ambiance was great and so was service and food.

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TonyK (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Delicious, satisfying food at a fair price. Service above and beyond expectations, even for the large group we had. Mr. Gambino the owner takes time to visit the table. My favorite restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy.

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Hoodlum95 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2016

We go for our wedding anniversary every year. Always great food! The place is fantastic!

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BELA (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2016

Nice, casual Italian restaurant with large menu. Friendly servers.

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ScottS (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Hats off to the staff!! The owner and his staff outdid themselves! We are longtime residents of the Baltimore area and have eaten at several of the Little Italy restaurants, but Ciao Bella was still on our to do list and we're sorry we waited so long. We had 10 pm Saturday reservations after a show and were running late. We called the restaurant and they told us not to worry as they still served until 10:45.

When we arrived we were the only table there except one other that was finishing up. Tony Gambino, the owner greeted us at the door and allowed us to choose our table. He welcomed us and chatted awhile about his restaurant and the family business. The wait staff was very prompt and very friendly. Tony's big question was why we waited so long to try his food!

I already knew what I wanted, Tortellini with meat, which was excellent. My husband wanted a veal dish but hadn't decided yet. Tony asked him what flavors he liked and to allow him to create something not on the menu, promising it would knock his socks off. Once again, Tony did not disappoint. The food was excellent down to the bread that was to die for.

Overall, we had a great time and will definitely be back without a doubt. The food is very reasonably priced and very ample portions.

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jamsr2112 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

Food and service was very good. Facility was clean, and comfortable.
Serving size was just right.
Would definitely recommend to friends.
We will definitely visit again.

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classiclincoln (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Have been there many times in the past and as usual, had another great meal. I had the Tilapia special and my wife had the Chicken Marsala. Both were excellent, as was the service. Our favorite place in Baltimore.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on May 1, 2016

I enjoyed every aspect. The food and customer service was outstanding. I will return soon.

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Tony (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on April 17, 2016

This was my fourth time eating there. The quality of the food has seem to go down.

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Karen (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2016

Lovley dinner with my brother and parents.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on March 31, 2016

This place is phenomenal. I was recommended by a friend to go there for a birthday dinner. Was greeted first when we entered by the owner extremely nice guy it had rained and he gave me his sports coat while mine dried off.
Food:
They gave us bread and olive oil. Olive oil was great. And the bread was warm and cooked perfectly. 5/5

Bruschetta appetizer was great. Exactly how I expected it to be 5/5

For entree we had the fettuccine Alfredo which was by far the best Alfredo sauce I had scene tasted. I had a bite of it and think I couldn't enjoy the rest of the meal as good cause all I wanted to do was eat my girlfriends food 6/5

I had the penne bolognese which was good as well love the meat in the sauce. 4.5/5

Overall couldn't ask for a better gem in Little Italy

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Hainesta (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on March 21, 2016

Food was really good and the cannolis were excellent. The waiter was very personable and funny. Even the owner came out to talk to us and was really nice and funny too.

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