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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
7:00 PM
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Ciao Bella

4.4
347 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays (13)
Ciao Bella (which translates to "hello, beautiful") is a reminder that Italian food can be much more than lasagna, ravioli and spaghetti. "The Mediterranean diet is one of the best in the world". "Just good, authentic food made with love and passion. Pair with a beautiful wine and it's wonderful".
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(219) 322-6800
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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What 347 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesH 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant is very noisy. The music is loud and it made it hard to hold a conversation. The tables are crammed into the dining space. The young couple at the table next to us had the same problem with it being too noisy. The food is good, service is good. We might go back, but I doubt it.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service and food. The waiter was very patient with us. We had dinner with a couple we had not seen in 10 years. Very highly recommended

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Babs (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a wonderful birthday dinner here for my hubby and BFF. Great service, food and ambience. Our server was knowledgeable, efficient and personable as was the rest of the waitstaff. Had 2 daily specials and 2 menu items that are Ciao favorites-all were served very hot and very tasteful, portions adequate. Will definitely return and recommend to others!

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DanMan (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Best lunch buffet in NW Indiana. For $10, chicken, pasta, spuds, salad, & meat balls. Very, very good!,

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Paddy (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I/we go there for their grilled salmon. Loved the special octopus appetizer for Valentine's Day, the salmon always good, and the pistachio gelato. Good cappucino. Sam was excellent. Happy that they had a bottle of Eruption available because so popular always LOW availability.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As usual, we had a great time and a great meal for Valentines Day. Calamari and salads were superb. Chilean Sea Bass was presented perfectly. We'll be back. Sam was great and knowledgeable on both food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The place was great. Loved the vibe. Very comfortable. The hostess could have been a little nicer. But we only had to deal with her for a few minutes. Our server was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Was there with wife and another couple. Our ordered appetizer came after our dinners were finished. They did remove the appetizer from the bill, but highly disappointing. Also, food was only fair. Definitely not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent DInner...Sam was a great waiter and didn't rush the girls who wanted to relax and take our time!! Food was great and wine was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always an excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

As Always the food was very good, the ambience was nice and the monthly food coupon is great as well as the service. We'll be back within the next month or two.

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DoctorFry68 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Attentive, quick but most of all flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a pleasant & vibrant dining experience. The ambience was definitely geared toward Valentine’s Day. Our reservations were for 6:15pm & our wait for a table was 30-35 minutes. A more engaged & customer friendly Hostess Staff would have added more to our dining experience. The several times I checked with the same Hostess during our wait, it was always the same response. “Several tables are now available & being cleared for the next round of diners”. Projecting a level of responsibIlity & accountability was limited on getting us seated within a reasonable amount of time. It was a rather depersonalized set of circumstances on that portion of our visit to your restaurant. Overall, it was a good dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Cramped table in the corner. Very noisy. Waiter was attentive and friendly. Pasta was very good, fish special was bland and the sauce was more like a broth. Dessert was delicious.

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vipDiner88 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner was excellant, service was good, food came out quickly. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

As always, superlative food and service. We both had the swordfish and it was prepared wonderfully. Excellent service by Sylvia. A nice birthday celebration night.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Jeff our waiter it was fabulous. Very knowledgeable about the meals we asked about. Service was excellent and the food was fabulous.

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Daisy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Ciao Bella does not disappoint. Food, service & ambiance is always great.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Attentive staff, delicious dishes, accommodating with our request for 'food sharing', splitting our entrees so we could enjoy more!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and service was fantastic....Would go back for sure!

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vipSBXlady (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

We love having Rossi wait on us. She makes great suggestions and is very attentive throughout out meal. We each ordered a variation on white fish. Both were good, but my husband's was the better prepared special. They brought out ice cream for his birthday.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Our server was excellent but a little slow. The receptionist and hostess were off-putting. They did not smile or greet us. The food was very good but not anything out of the ordinary.

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PandR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner. We were seated immediately at our reservation time and our dinner was fabulous. The service was top-notch and we were allowed to savor our experience without being rushed.

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vipJoyL (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Our new year's eve dining experience was great. Unfortunately, they did not have one of the standard wines that I love. Service was a little slow; however, the food was worth the wait. Everything came out hot and perfectly prepared. Everyone at the table had a different dish and was happy. If you go, you have to try the pappardelle pasta.

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msgsabres36 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great.... Except the Knuckle-Heads from Open Table NEVER Sent my Reservation to the Restaurant and I almost wasn't Seated...From now on I will Call the Restaurant instead of depending on Open Table...Thx Guy's....Food and Wine was great....

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vipSBXlady (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server was excellent. The food was excellent. We each chose different entrees and all of us loved the food. My Dover Sole was delicious. We also enjoyed our salads and tiramisu dessert. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We brought our friends here for dinner and we all loved it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

I really like this place. However I must say the food isn't always consistent. I've had a certain special that was fabulous but ordered it again and not so much. Disappointing. Did love Frank Rossi though.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

We had 16 that d ay and we all commented on the great quality of the food both off the menu and at the buffet . We definitely will be back. We all swim at Fitness point and get together with mates to celebrate various things--the next being that one couple will be turning 90.
Rosie did a super job with our big gang all wanting separate checks which make paying easier for us but more work for her. she was so gracious. THANK YOU

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

My parents had recommended this spot and I was sorry they did. We were seated in the back room which had no ambiance and felt quite depressing. There is no natural light, the walls are dirty and the service while kind was incredibly slow. I felt like we were second fiddle to the guests seated in the main dining room. The food was also not great, the lasagna had almost no noddles, the lobster ravioli were meh, and the chicken was not great. The tiramisu left a oily feel in the mouth, real whipped cream was not used in that dessert.

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