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About Bella Mia

Bella Mia is a rustic and homey Italian restaurant on 9th Avenue in the heart of Time Square and the Theater District. We have been standard on 9th Avenue for over 20 years offering delicious home-made pastas, meat, chicken, fish, fresh breads and desserts. This is the perfect spot to dine before or even after going to the theater. We promise a very good quality dinner and if you will not feel happy with your dinner, whatever the reason is, we promise to comp your dinner!!.see you and enjoy your time:))



Come and try our brunch special on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

787 8th Ave Theater Disctrict
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: - Thursday and Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.


Dinner: - Sunday through Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am


Dinner: - Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am


Happy Hour: - 4:00pm - 12:00am everyday

Cross Street:
Corner of 48th Street and 8th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 307-9449

Catering:
Catering, take-out and delivery are available.

Parking Details:
There are two garages next to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
1, C & E Trains to 50th Street and N, R & W Trains to 49th Street.

Executive Chef:
Ciro

Private Party Facilities:
Please inquire for private party details.

Private Party Contact:
Richard: (212) 265-9471

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bella Mia Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (7)
Casual (4)
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People Watching (3)
Good for a Date (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was ok but we had to wait 40 minutes for two dishes: salmon and pasta. We were late for our 6:30 pm appointment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was an after show dinner, middle of a Sunday afternoon. Restaurant was quiet, food delicious and service friendly and responsive. Pierro is always gracious and friendly—we look forward to our visits.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very mediocre. The wine tasted watered down. The food was just edible, not very flavorful. Chose this restaurant because of its proximity to theatre. Would not go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good Italian restaurant, food was delicious and service excellent. Found on OpenTable, was in the city for the Springsteen show. Very convenient to the entire theater district. Recommend highly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a delicious meal. Weather was awful so restaurant was quiet. Enjoyed our visit as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We ate at Bella Mia after a Broadway performance. One of our favorite menu items is Nonna's lasagne. I enjoy that item so much I find it hard to order anything else. Other members of our party enjoyed their orders equally as much. The restaurant is convenient to Broadway and, for the most part, the staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely a find in a busy area.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The $$ Branzino a sad salty plate of slop.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous authentic Italian meal this evening. The wait staff was friendly, accommodating and right "off the boat". The Olive oil and Salmuni e Formaggi was to die for as were our meals (Orrechiette Pulglise and Capellini Primavera) I truly enjoyed my dinner and was extremely excited that I was able to have a conversation in Italian with real Italians!! Our only complaint is that the bread was not real Italian bread, but rather basic rolls. Oh...and the cappuccino was amazing!! Better then mine!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Welcoming staff. Good Italian food, better than home cooking. Amiable atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

bella mia was closed. we ate at cara mia instead. ..............

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The noise level was so quiet!! The service was non-existent. The food was invisible and tasteless. There was no ketchup on the tables The waitress was kind of a stiff. Oh wait.. the restaurant was out of business. So we went to Becco and that was delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Restaurant is closed gone out of business. Open table needs to make users aware of this fact.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

They closed their doors permanently. The place is becoming a different restaurant.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I made a reservation at this restaurant about a month ago. It has always been our favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. We went the night of our reservation and were amazed to find that the restaurant was closed and was being turned into a Cuban restaurant. I received no call or email to let me know this. Thankfully, we were able to find another place around the corner that had a table available since we were pressed for time having a show to attend that night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I didn't like the wine choices and felt that the place was very outdated and the prices were too pricey. It was also a hot day and the air conditioner wasn't on.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Had the Fettuccine Verdi ~ delicious!! We'll definitely be back on our next trip to NYC!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Pietrasanta is a wonderful restaurant, due in part to its delicious food, and in part to its personalized service. The menu is diversified, with homemade pasta, and many other great choices. They have an excellent prix fixe menu for both lunch and dinner. The wait staff are pleasant and knowledgeable, and the owner, Pietro, is a delightfully charming man who makes the rounds, stopping by each table to make certain every customer is pleased with their meal. They are moving to larger quarters in May 2017, close by, with the same access to the Broadway theaters. Check it out. You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and went post theatre. We pretty much had restaurant to ourselves . The food and service was excellent . From appetizers to desserts! The staff was attentive and nice . Would definitely go back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Good service and recommendations off the menu. Reasonable price for ala carte and price fix menu. Would go again before theater.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Pre-theater dinner and restaurant looked like it had potential but fell short of my expectations. Started with sautéed artichoke hearts which sounded good on the menu but were breaded and soggy. Opted to have pasta since the menu says it's made fresh in house. Really didn't taste like fresh pasta to me but it was ok. Some of the clams served with it were loaded with grit /sand and were inedible. Service was ok. Probably won't go back.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Pietrasanta is easy to walk by, but is a great place for dinner or a weekend afternoon. The wine list is affordable and the food is consistently good. The salmon and the seafood risotto were excellent with sizable portions. It's in a relatively odd stretch of Ninth Avenue, where there are mostly bars, but I recommend the visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

I was looking for a new restaurant for pre-theater dining a little out of all the hustle and bustle. The restaurant was comfortable, service was excellent, very friendly and the food was great. Gnocchi was deliciousness my husband loved the Bronzino.
I would recommend!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great food, good atmosphere, excellent service. Enjoyed good Italian food without the crowds and the hype. So glad to have another great restaurant find by using open table.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great good, credible wine, friendly service. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

We have been going to Pietrasanta for many years, the food is consistently good, the staff is always friendly and helpful, the cost is reasonable for a quality NYC theater district dining experience. I guess that is why they have been there for several decades. We'll be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and were able to seat us. The chicken Parmesan was amazing, everything just tasted so fresh!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great food and service, perfect for a pre theatre meal. We were asked as soon as we were seated if we were going to a show and what time. Authentic Italian, pasta was excellent. Tables very close together so would not recommend this place for an intimate evening!

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The best Italian food I have ever had! No doubt about it. Convenient location in Hell's Kitchen- we went after we did a circle line boat tour and it was perfect! No complaints!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Small restaurant with phenomenal food and excellent service. On a corner and in excellent location for theater district.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Amazing food. The lightest and fluffiest gnocchi I have ever tasted. Minestrone soup was the perfect start to a meal on a cold winter day. Cannolis were outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great place. Took my picky 8 eight year old before a play and she loved the gnocchi. The owner stopped by and gave us a bit of the history. Would definitely go back with the entire family!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

It was nice, but nothing to write home about. Staff was very accommodating and pleasant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Went for a midweek pre theater dinner. The service was excellent. We had the calermari appetisor which was perfectly prepared. For the main course I had the fra diablo seafood pasta. All the seafood was fresh and cooked properly. I would recommend this restaurant

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We went to NYC to see a play. Checked OpenTable for dining options. Saw the write up. It did not disappoint. Food was delicious and the staff were wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Homemade pasta and bread was very good!pretheatre meal wasnt crowded,only complaint was clams i ordered could have been a dozen rather than eight,they were also good!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Delicious and authentic Italian food with lots of good choices. Will return.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Pietrasanta never disappoints! We've been there many times, this time to celebrate my daughter's Sweet 16th birthday before we saw a show. The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was,as always, very delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The restaurant was overall very good. The manager was very attentive and the service was good. My meal was spicier than I expected but everyone else seemed to like their dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Pretty good. The pasta was delicious and homemade. Typical menu but a solid choice. Didn't feel rushed and the house wine by the glass was a good value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Pietrasanta was a good restaurant to dine at because of its high ratings. That's the main reason I went to Pietrasanta for the first time, and I have to say, the food was very good, just how I thought it would be. The restaurant was a little small, something I expected since we were in the city, but that was okay. The service was good, and even the owner came to our table and greeted us, something you rarely see. The prices were very reasonable, so we didn't spend a lot for quality food, so we were happy in all aspects. I'd definitely recommend Pietrasanta.

Tags: Cozy, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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