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Ciao Bella

4.5
361 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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 361 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I frequently dine at Ciao Bella and it is always a great experience. The food is wonderful and the service is always prompt. I have taken family and friends alike on many occasions. Love the ambiance!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our dinner at Ciao Bella was delicious. I had the bolognese and my husband had the white fish in lemon caper sauce. Both meals were so delicious that we shared. Our server was beyond excellent and very freindly. We will be back soon.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It’s always a good experience here! If you’re in the area, you have to try!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

You can always count on a great meal, prepared perfectly!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food as always! Friendly, efficient server!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We really enjoyed Easter Brunch! The assortment of food was great! There was scrambled eggs, French toast, potatoes & sweet potato, ham, prime rib, tilapia, salmon, chicken, sausage & vegetables, pasta, pasta salads, Ceaser salad, fresh fruit and a dessert table! (I’m probably forgetting a few dishes!)
The serving staff was very tentative.
We did have to wait about 20min for a table even with our party of 4 reservation.
The room that we were sitting in was very cold.
Drinks were not included with the brunch prices.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, great ambiance

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

When I made the reservation we were seated right by the door (chilling day) while there are plenty of other table we could have sat in. Otherwise great food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a wonderful experience. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. Staff very attentive and equally attentive to our children.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food and service was great!

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a 6:30 reservation. Arrived at 6:26. We were not seated until 7:00 although other groups of 10, 6 and 2 were seated prior to us even though some of their reservations were at 6:45. Way overbooked tonight. Table we finally were given was against the windows and set up like a head table at a wedding. Very uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

WOW! Excellent as always. The service, food, and atmosphere was outstanding.
I wish more restaurants would run like yours. I hope you keep expanding.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always an excellent experience

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Attentive, quick but most of all flavorful.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great, even though it was a limited menu for New Year's Eve. Service was fantastic!!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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