Bella Italiana at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

4.2
319 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Settle in, relax and feel the warmth and comfort of being surrounded by friends and family, all while enjoying the familiar flavors of Italy, or try something a little different, maybe even slightly wild.

At Potawatomi Bingo Casino, located on the third floor right off the sky walk, Bella Italiana offers guests a polished yet casual dining experience featuring a menu of traditional Italian favorites, as well as re-invented classics with bold new flavors, all inspired by the many regions of Italy.
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.2
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RonaldD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to Bella. We had great food at a reasonable price. Our waitress for so nice and attentive to our needs.

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best kept secrets in the area! Always excellent food, service & a really good value!

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viplovewhensomeonecooksforme
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AMAZING! Very personable and sweet! We cannot wait to come back! Food and service were excellent!!!!

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vipLuv2eatinmilw
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Every time we eat at Bella’s it’s always great service and food
When greeted by the hostess she greeted me by my name, and our server was outstanding. She mentioned the specials, which sounded delicious, but we went with Chicken Marsala, and the dinner special of clam chowder, spaghetti meat balls, and gelato duo. All was delicious. Will be back again.

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EllenW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We've eaten there before and it was always perfect. This time the ribeye steak I had was extremely tough. I could hardly cut it. Everything else was great. The server could have been a little more attentive but otherwise nice.

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AndyR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good & service was outstanding! Will go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner before a show

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JeffC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was very good, food was very tasty, although portions could of been just a little bit more, dessert was very good as well, my wife would like to come back and try your steak house in the near future.
Thank you, very much for a very nice evening.

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Kerbear
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

All was good except our friends meals were not. One entree came cold and the other was a steak and cooked horribly. Otherwise, the rest was fine.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal and they take food allergies very seriously

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BellaC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was dry, shriveled, small portions, freezer burned, under and over cooked, microwaved, took over an hour to receive when it wasn't even busy, presentation was awful, and simply not decent on any level. We ordered appetizers and pasta. Spoke to the manager who was kind enough to cover the bill but she had to based on how poorly everything was prepared and presented. Very disappointed after I was told they had fantastic food. The host even said to us and I quote when we asked him how he was doin, "Oh living the dream having to be here everyday." Many red flags from start to finish. The casino should be ashamed to have this restaurant up and running. I can't even imagine how the kitchen looks with cleanliness, FIFO process and so on. The manager mentioned they didn't microwave their food but it had the look and smell of it. Not rocket science. After 1 1/2 hours of the manager redoing our food and the same result we left. We actually went to Rubyi, another restuarant in the casino. Which I would highly recommend to anyone, absolutely fantastic.

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GracyKay
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. There were 6 of us. We all had a great dining experience. We will definately eat there again!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our dinner and had GREAT service! Only complaint was the light over our table was extremely bright, like we were eating under a spotlight. But other than that we were very satisfied

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vipDinerK
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good Italian dinner with excellent attentive service! Great price point for dinner special - three courses for $18. Reservation was during happy hour, so drinks were only $3. Win win!

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MarieH
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic! It was quiet, relaxing, and very nice. The staff from checking in to eat to service at our table was exceptional. Food was great for the price. We will be back again very soon. Keep up the awesome experience.

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chonie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a large group of 10...table ready, service was very efficient. Everyone’s entrees looked delicious! Not my first time there, haven’t been disappointed yet!

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Calenthia
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We passed by plenty of times. The food was great. The server was great with offering suggestions.

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GianT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great the server was very respectful and kind the food was very good and we will come back again for sure

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Coach
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely the most perfect start to our Valentines Day evening. we will return!

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SusieQ
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful, alternative service at Bella's! Our Party of Three all decided on chicken parmesan with linguine. In my opinion, Bella's red sauce is the best in town! I subbed out the vegetable for the roasted cauliflower which was excellent. We like the fact that we can substitute the veg or the starch on most entrees. It gives you the chance to try something new. The only thing I would change on the chicken parmesan. Is to pound the thick part of the chicken breast a little bit so that it is not so much thicker than the tail end. That would give a better ratio of meat to coating on the entire piece. We love Bella's and will be back again soon!

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NicoleS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of 6 ladies, all had separate dishes, all great! Friendly, attentive staff!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Reyna was great, too! Next time I will try an appetizer as well!

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vipBrianC
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Bella Italiana could not be more engaging or friendly. We were seated about 15 mins prior to our reservation without a problem and our host made sure we were comfortable with our table choice. Of course we immediately ordered a delicious Cabernet from Lauren our server. We selected the Artichoke Dip appetizer knowing we were going to “go heavier” with our main entree choices. Light Italian music played in the background and subdued lighting created the perfect ambiance.

For dinner we selected the Pasta Carbonara (creamy delight with superb flavor) and the Chicken Marsala (tender with the beautiful hint of lemon and sautéed mushrooms.). For dessert I had an espresso since we left no room for the fantastic cake & tiramisu options offered.

This restaurant is in the Potawatomi Casino, but don’t let that fool you. The taste, service, and ambiance rival a more expensive Italian offering downtown. Definitely will come back again!

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AdamC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pretty good food. Usually don't have to wait like other restaurants at the casino

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food, as always.

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JimV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall the restaurant was good and the service was great. It got a little noisy at time. As for the food I had the Veal Saltimbocca. The veal was a little over cooked and dry and lacked flavor, probably from being over cooked. My wife had the lemon chicken which she said was fine.

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Roygyp
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always receive great service here. Staff friendly from the front desk to wait staff. Food is excellent with many choices. This was a birthday celebration and the tiramisu w/a candle was a nice touch.
The only comment regarding the food that I’d recommend is serving the bread warm. That would make it perfect!

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Bumblebee
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect. The food amazing and the service top notch.

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RonaldD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Lindell was fantastic, his smile and attentivness were great! His timing was perfect, we never felt that we waited for him or that he was over attentive. Great food! And so reasonable in price! We will go back!

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JudyB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

service is very slow, menu is not very diversified

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vipLuv2eatinmilw
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a great place to go to when your at the casino and looking for a good place to eat.
Nice service and food great location-upstairs away from the casino making it quiet and non smoking.
We’ll be back again and again!

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TOMC
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Started out with crab cakes and fried shrimp appetizers. Both were very good. Had the Delmonico steak, also very good, with mash potatoes, and cauliflower. Service was on the spot, never had to ask for anything.

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Jwenner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was okay...the drinks were awful...ordered a Captain Morgan and coke and it was some kind of spiced rum but there is no way it was Captain Morgan...was a cheap take-off...which we should have been told. Wine ordered was a Lambrusco...again; no way this was what was ordered...was a Merlot or something of this nature...was bitter, had a vinegar taste to it...a Lambrusco needs to be served chilled and has a sweet flavor.
The bread was cold...not warm, not cool, but cold. The service was very good...shame though...the place has potential...if the food and cocktails matched the service would be a good place to dine...

Nope; won't ever be back and won't recommend either.

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JoeR
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

WE HAVE BEEN THERE 3 OR 4 TIMES AND IT HAS BEEN GREAT EVERY TIME. WE WILL BE BACK. THANK YOU

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LisaG
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter was fine, but not great. I had put “birthday into our reservation. He never mentioned it or asked who was celebrating. He brought our check before asking if we wanted dessert or coffee (which we did).

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Popeye
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Over all I would recommend this restaurant the food was good quality,nice portions very clean

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vipTrudy
Milwaukee
159 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fabulous, but service was a little bit slow. I think our server had too many tables and it probably would’ve helped to have another server that night. She was very pleasant though!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved flat breads !!!!
Excellent service!!!

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JudyB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food didn't live up to the price, server was nice but acted as if it was her first day.

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LawrenceL
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and overall very comfortable setting. We had a new waiter who tried hard but was in the learning phase. Overall, I’d go back for a great meal at a very good price.

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Bella Italiana at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino is rated 4.2 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

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