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Ciao Bella

4.6
4.6
887 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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".

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–7:45 pm Dinner Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (219) 322-6800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 887 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Indiana

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northwest Indiana

    Good for Groups

  • Northwest Indiana

    Great for Lunch

  • Northwest Indiana

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northwest Indiana

    Outdoor Dining

  • Northwest Indiana

    Romantic

  • Northwest Indiana

    Special Occasion

  • Northwest Indiana

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. d

    dennisp

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good dirty martini. I ordered the Oso bucco from the special menu and it was superb. Antipasto plate is also well worth ordering. Waiter was very good. Well informed and non intrusive. Tairamisu was some of the best I've had. We had a great evening. We will return.
  2. MF

    MaryannF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Meal was cold, the veal Parmesan was burnt, the sauce on chicken limon was not warm at all. Bread was the best thing on the meal. Very disappointed. It was a birthday and they never even brought out a cake or dessert !!!
  3. AL

    ALB1000

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was mediocre at best. Cesar salad was very salty, other food had very minimal flavor.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great daily specials to choose from. Knowledgeable staff to help guide you to watch out for allergies.
  5. D

    Dirty

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and atmosphere
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my son and daughter in law there last night and Rose was singing. I was lovely. We got up and danced The food was great.
  7. KT

    KimT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at Ciao Bella. The waiter was excellent, and the food was absolutely delicious! This was not my first time at this restaurant and it’s the same each time I go. You guys never disappoint!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Well worth a trip.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly knowledgeable service staff. Excellent specials good wine selections.
  10. LH

    LindsayH

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was good. Took a bit for the food to come out even though it wasn’t busy. Loved the live music they had in the bar.
  11. BG

    BobbyG

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that we’ve had from the menu has been excellent. Our server Derek was just great. Very nice and attentive.
  12. AM

    AudreyM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The calamari was excellent. The Chianti was divine. The whitefish was superb and the cannoli is the best. A great dining experience. Service was great and always a enjoyable relaxed dining experience. The best Italian food in NWI.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food. Daily specials were tasty. Knowledgeable waiter answered all our questions quickly.
  14. DN

    DeanN

    Phoenix

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good as always 👍
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went there for Father's Day and everything was wonderful. Seated right away and food was incredible. Love the oil, cheese and bread.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal. Our server was attentive and friendly. Great experience . I booked reservation through Open Table and received email saying we did not show up. I don’t understand how that happened. When we checked in I did say we had a reservation but I don’t thing the hostess asked for our name. It was a little hectic as several people were entering at the same time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always.
  18. CV

    CarolynV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was barely warm and sent back to the kitchen. Wine received was not what was ordered.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great Italian restaurant
  20. SW

    SimeonW

    Indiana

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good
  21. KH

    KathyH

    Milwaukee

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to Ciao Bella to hear the music of the incomparable Frank Rossi. My favorite is the pasta e fagiole, followed by the arugula salad with artichokes, fresh Mozzarella and grape tomatoes with a tangy lemon vinaigrette, superb!
  22. GJ

    GregJ

    Hawaii

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside, enjoyed Caesar salad with salmon. Staff was patient and friendly.
  23. TJ

    ThomasJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Found a inch and half hair in the mushroom risotto, did not mention it because it was a birthday and did not want to spoil the mood. It was to busy for the amount of tables per waitress which is understandable since no one want to work these days. Waitress was nice and on point , just to busy. Probably won’t be returning.
  24. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entertainment was really good. Tje food was excellent!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We had a reservation for 5:45 and we weren’t seated until 6:35. That is understandable on a day like Mother’s Day, but what was ridiculous as how cold it was inside. It was like they were trying to chase people out ASAP. Only problem with that strategy is that you have to actually serve people the food they ordered before you can chase them out. Our server apparently forgot to bring our orders out once they were ready…twice. It took my mother & me 35mins to get a bowl of minestrone soup, a garden salad and a grilled calamari appetizer. Then another 30 mins for my son to get his chicken fingers.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    What’s the point of having a reservation when I waited an hour to be seated, then almost another 45 minutes for pasta that needed to cook longer, wasn’t happy at all
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Mother’s Day at Ciao Bella was probably my worst experience in dining out in recent months. I knew it was going to go south when our reservation was running “a half hour late”. Well, an hour later we were seated. Took another 20 minutes for us to just get water. Another 10 for bread. Eventually the waitress came and took our order. Well. Took about 30 minutes to get our apps. No one was clearing plates. We had STACKS of them at our table. Eventually they came to tell us half of our entrees were out. We gave up and asked for the bill. Everyone in our section was being treated poorly. No service, late food, messed up tickets, checks calculated wrong. This was a horrific dinner and I won’t be back.
  28. FD

    FeelinggratefulDec2020

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This is the first time that I went to Cia Bella on Mother’s Day. I usually have a great experience every time I go but this time was just ok. My filet didn’t have a lot of flavor. Seating for our reservations was 30 - 40 minutes behind. We were packed in where servers kept hitting our table or chair.
  29. PM

    PamelaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall it was a good experience. The food was good and very hot. I get the serving sizes were small for an Italian restaurant. Typically the portions are a bit larger. The waiter was attentive and friendly. The decor was nice. The bartender while we waited however was not very attentive, slow to serve us and knew they ran out of a beer she was serving my husband and never came to tell us until a manger saw my husband didn’t have a drink and helped him.
  30. AM

    AngieM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Food was bland and tasteless. We waited over an hour for our food after we ordered. And we waited a half hour to be seated even though we had a reservation. Very disappointing for how high the prices are.
  31. A

    Asoxnut

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Waited 20 mins to be seated with a reservation. Waited 2 hours for entrees. Hostesses were very very rude
  32. HG

    HungryGirl

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Sadly, it wasn’t great. Took so long to receive our food. Had to ask when it would be coming. It was bland. Took home the leftovers-spaghetti for my kids and doctored it up. Disappointing Mother’s Day meal.
  33. MF

    MichaelF

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined on Mother's day. Despite it being very busy, the food was delicious, served hot, and the wait staff was attentive. I am never disappointed dining here; always a favorite spot for a special occasion.
  34. GP

    GeePattCoop

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Restaurant is not suitable for the handicap. Ran out of food items (limited menu) before 4 pm. Received food 45 minutes and was cold. I would not recommend this restaurant
  35. DC

    DanielC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Sat @ 1:05 pm didn’t receive our entree until after 3pm. Watched 2 parties get seated ,eat, and pay they’re bill before we received our food. Terrible service.
  36. RF

    RickF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We left after an hour and half because our food never came
  37. p

    panfilfamily

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    delicious food, very noisey because there was an acoustic guitar player
  38. MP

    MalaquiasP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day. Service and food were both great.
  39. JW

    JoshuaW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as always. Service was outstanding!
  40. DD

    DebbieD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great staff(Jaime). Definitely will be back.

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Ciao Bella is rated 4.6 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Ciao Bella

1514 US 41, Schererville, IN 46375

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Schererville, IN

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–7:45 pm Dinner Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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