Bella Ciao

3.6
49 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rock & roll meets old-school Italian in the best new Little Italy spot. Join us for a Capri-inspired meal, or book our venue space for a killer party.
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Jasmine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing !!

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waited over 90 minutes and then the wrong food came out. Just ate what we got and left as soon as possible

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

food wasn’t great, but the servers were nice. definitely don’t go here if you’re looking for the gluten free pasta. the pasta was undercooked and the sauces could’ve used more seasoning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the better restaurants in Little Italy. The food was amazing, the music and ambience was exactly what I was looking for, and my waiter Caesar was one of the nicest waiters I've had in my entire dining experience. I Definitely recommend this place if you're in Little Italy

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shayz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for authentic Italian experience this is definitely the place to go.
Definitely one of the best pizzas I've ever had

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome place to grab a late night bite to eat

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vipTK719
New York Area
321 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch at Bella Ciao. My salad was great, and the gnocchi and pistachio tartufo were amazing. Beautiful room, too. An awesome choice in Little Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We went on a day when there was an Italian soccer game going on so the idea of having a quiet dinner went out the window. Constant yelling and cheering. Service was terrible. Food wasn’t worth what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 3 hours to get undercooked food. Also the drinks we got were incorrect and we had to go out of our way to place the drink order/get refills.

Worst service I’ve ever had.

Food was below average.

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Mary
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are so many reasons why we loved our experience at this gorgeous restaurant. First of all was the welcoming staff, from the gracious italian host/manager to the attentive waiter and friendly Busser that kept our water glasses and bread basket full trough the all dinner. The special linguine with lobster was the most delicious we ever had in our entire life! No kidding! The sauce was perfectly reduced and the portion was generous and satisfying! (My husband is a chef and an usually difficult customer when eating at restaurants and he was really impressed by the quality of work that they put on the dish!). We will be back every time we’re in the area and we will recommend to all our friends and family! Bravissimi!!!

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vipKashBalabh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

They called us in say us down and forgot about us. I don’t know now the chef became a chef, the food was absolutely tasteless

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vipSharonG
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was very good, we enjoyed sitting at an outside table watching the activity on Mulberry Street but we had the worst waiter ever… He was very rude . He brought us a wrong cocktail and got angry when we pointed out the mistake. He took 3 out of 4 of our food orders but walked away before taking our fourth friend’s order. When we called him back to take her order , he snapped his fingers and said “Rapido” (in other words - hurry up & tell me your order). Luckily the owner was there and very attentive and when we explained the rudeness of our waiter, he said he is short handed & can’t get anyone else to work right now . We enjoyed our food so we would return as long as we have a different waiter …Hopefully they replace him soon (the table across from us had the same guy & were also treated poorly) We didn’t let it ruin our night since the other employees were very friendly and helpful and we asked them when we needed things knowing that our waiter was obviously having a very bad night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We went for a graduation dinner with a voucher from Pulsd, we made the reservation and the owner proceeded to literally curse us out when we mentioned we had it. The server also had the worst attitude. The food was mediocre at best. Will never return.

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vipDanielleC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was terrible. Typical tourist trap

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!!! Great as always! 💪 good food & amazing service 👍❤️ satisfied 100%
Carbonara is a winner 😍

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SteveM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very nice service! Extremely friendly.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was so so. Waiter very friendly

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BethanyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time coming here and I loved it. Our server was super friendly and attentive. Our pastas were great, all of my friends were very happy with their meals.

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Mary
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am astonished on how this place didn’t have a mile of customers outside. The food/ambiance/service is simply impeccable! The meatballs here are a stunning example of perfection and balance of flavor. I tasted Italy in every dish!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best dinner I ever had. the food it's impressive, awesome staff and beautiful ambience. the bruschetta Pomodoro was crunchy and full of flavor in full Italian style. the pizza oh my god the best in Little Italy. the Gnocchi was incredible, the sauce had so much flavor on it, reminds me my grandma. the staff was fun and very nice, very good service, they will take care of you with the gorgeous homemade focaccia they gave at the start of the dinner. I will definitely come back here ♥♥

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vipReilly
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like you were in Italy, everything was very authentic and it was a perfect date night in Little Italy :)

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BethanyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all the drinks were perfect! I got the sangria that was so fruity and delicious! I got a great meal excited to come again!

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BrahimG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice dinner and the staff was very friendly

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Mary
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning restaurant! Outstanding dining experience for all of my party. The venue is grand, majestic and lively. The atmosphere is simply impeccable. Huge beautiful plants all over the floor and the patio, yet the candle lit room is super cozy. From the get go we felt the right energy. The music selection is positive and non commercial or cheesy like many of the Italian restaurants in mulberry street. But they really shine when it comes to their attentive service and delicious generous food. We tried an assortment of classic italian antipasti and besides the perfectly cooked mix fried of calamari, shrimp and salmon we had the most delicious meatballs. The chef knows how to perfectly balance the ingredients (meat/bread/garlic/cheese) and their tomato sauce has no rivals in NYC. We also had their NY strip steak (they use only Meats from Pat La Frieda) and a couple of the fresh pasta on the specials of the day; black squid ink linguine and pappardelle with imported porcini mushrooms (I will be there more often just because the porcini mushrooms sauce tasted exactly like the one I had a couple of years ago on my trip to Tuscany). Their desserts selection was also interesting, but we only had a pistachio truffle to share since we were full. We Will be back next week for the sunday brunch, since they also have live entertainment. Our server Joselito was adorable, if I could give him 10 stars I would be very happy. Please go and see with your own eyes, they will give you a unique experience. Belissima Bella Ciao!!

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JohnJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is recommended by my friend and I feel it is one of the best Italian restaurant I have ever tried in NY. The Caprese is simple but the cheese is really soft, better than those I bought from supermarket. My friend ordered the pasta and there is a lot of seafood on the top and the taste is delicious as well. During COVID they have established an outdoor space for dining, highly recommend it and will definitely try later for Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Absolutely amazing! We had so much fun ! Food is great, stuff is so cool , amazing atmosphere ! The best tiramisu I ever had by the way 😍 I wish I knew about this place before!!!!

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TANZANIAJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time dining with friends for an event. We truly felt the New York City dining experience resurrect that night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Bella Ciao! I was there on a night where their downstairs venue, The Producer Table, held a special event with a 5 course meal and live entertainment! Such a treat. The food and service was amazing. I have also been a patron of the upstairs venue for dinner and the food never disappoints. Looking forward to dining here again.

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PhillipR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating and location! They have gluten free pasta option.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the courses we had in this dinner. Very well portioned and taste great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting NYC and stopped by Bella Ciao for dinner.
I love the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant and the staff was extremely friendly.

The food very authentic Italian and very delicious.

I highly recommend this restaurant and can’t wait to go back on my next visit to NYC.

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BethanyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!! The food was fresh and prepared beautifully! Me and my friends enjoyed the atmosphere. The staff was so sweet and brouht our orders out right away! I cannot wait to go again!

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JohnJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out fast, hot, and super delicious! Everyone enjoyed everything and the noodles for the pasta itself were so delicious and perfectly made! I recommend the fettuccini Alfredo which I ordered, and after tasting everyone else's I found this to be the best! Very delicious would definitely eat at again if I were in NYC!

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JohnJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is outstanding, it made our experience !! The food was good, definitely homemade pasta, but the service was what would bring me back.

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JohnJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a perfectly lovely dinner here tonight replete with salad, wine, pasta & dessert for affordable-ish prices for NYC. I'm sure it was full of tourists but it didn't feel touristy. Warm and intimate upstairs dining room & a livelier and larger downstairs dining room. The caprese salad was especially delicious with the freshest mozzarella cheese I've eaten in a while. My veggie ravioli was tasty and light. Decaf affogato for dessert topped off a nice dinner. Great service. Go.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10 can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ten out of ten. Just can’t get enough of how much culture and great food this place has. Also a great drink menu! I can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue, great food, great experience, Comedy show was amazing. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food along with a great show in their awesome space! Can’t wait to go back again

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Bella Ciao is rated 3.6 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.