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About Ciao Bella
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".
Schererville, IN 46375
Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ciao Bella Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
I unfortunately do not recall our waitress's name who attendeds us , but she was very skilled and attentive to our needs. She enhanced our dining experience. That is something some restaurants do not seem to understand. A great wait staff can make or break you. We found the food to be well prepared and very enjoyable. The bottle of Sasoregale Sangiovese Maremma Toscana we shared we all agreed was very good. One of the things I appreciated most was that though there was a buzz in the dining area, we could still have an enjoyable conversation with each other without having to shout over those dining around us. To me , that is one of the key ingredients to fine dining, good food and the ability to have good conversation along with it. Otherwise you are just eating.
My wife and I rsvp’d earlier in the day and walked in around 7pm and was seated 5mins later! It was definitely a wait crowd and gets very busy here. Great service, fast and professional. The food was spectacular and affordable. It made for a nice quick date night after we left the first location! In and out, quick and easy! Definitely recommend trying out!
Appetizers of grilled calamari and the antipasto were quite good. Steak was done perfectly, eggplant parmagiana was done well. Veal entrees were overdone just a bit. They have nice bottles of house wines. Desserts were quite good. Complaint about veal was well received -- desserts were then gratis. Ran out of coffee, apparently, so end of meal was a bit truncated.
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