Cha Bella

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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Cha Bella is a unique restaurant in Savannah. Almost all our of our menu is sourced from within driving distance of our restaurant. We are proud to partner with local farmers and fishermen to bring you wild caught local seafood and organic farm-raised beef, poultry, vegetables, fruits, eggs and cheese. We use these amazing ingredients when we create our seasonal dishes, homemade pasta and fresh-baked breads. We also offer world-class wines, craft beers, unique cocktails.

Our menu features the culinary creations of Chef Michael Lacy who focuses on an American menu with ingredients from the best local purveyors brought directly to your table. In addition to our menu, we offer seasonal specials to highlight seasonally available ingredients.

Enjoy local, seasonal fare outdoors on our romantic patio. We provide a more casual atmosphere on our patio — projecting movies on our wall paired with music from our favorite playlists.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Bring your family to join our family to celebrate Thanksgiving! We are offering an all your can eat culinary experience! Offering Reservations at 1, 3, & 5 PM. Prices are $45 for adults and $15 for children. If you would like to see a copy of the menu email: chabellacatering@gmail.com

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Offering Reservations from 5 to 8 PM. Our normal menu will be available and we will have a special family style dinner offered that will be a twist on some fantastic Christmas staples!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come celebrate the coming of the new year with us! Special prix fixe menu of 3 courses for $65. There will be items for any with dietary restrictions!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 357 People Are Saying
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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner for six. We had great wine selections to match our apps and entrees. Service was perfect. We were moving slowly and our server respected that pace. We had a wonderful time and everyone loved the flavors. Flat bread bruschetta was great. Shrimp risotto amazing. Fettuccine del mare
Was highly recommended. We will definitely be back.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food (particularly the mushroom ricotta ravioli) and the service was excellent.

L
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is very disheartening to walk into a restaurant, in which most of the tables are empty, especially when your first choice was completely booked.
There is simply no reason for this restaurant to be empty, except that it’s location is a little off the beaten track.
Our dining experience was excellent.
Our server, Rochelle, was warm, friendly, attentive and professional.
Then the food came. Fresh baked bread served with a tapenade of black and green olives and olive oil. Outstanding!
We shared a beet carpaccio appetizer. Really good.
Main course: grouper.
Dessert: pumpkin flavored creme brûlée.
Both really good. I highly recommend this place.

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We had a terrible experience here! We reserved an outdoor table and were seated inside. Our mussels appetizer took over a half hour to show up. My wine order took forever to show up. When dinner finally arrived, my husband’s risotto had no flavor. This was the worst recommendation we’ve ever received! We hope that Savannah is better than this!!!!!

F
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful selection of dishes! Service was amazing. LOved it!!!!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was ok but nothing special. Took one hour for our food to arrive after ordering and the place was empty Water glasses not refilled. Server disappeared for a while

DW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and while it took quite a while for the food to come out was worth the wait!

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary at Cha Bella and couldn’t be happier. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The food was fantastic from start to finish. We shared the beef tenderloin Carpaccio to start; it was unlike anything we’d ever had before and amazing! The waitress suggested I add shrimp to my ravioli dish and it was wonderful. Vanilla creme brûlée and adult beverages, all fresh and delicious. Grazie, Cha Bella!

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dinner. Everything is made to order when you order it so you food is made perfectly and tastes so great. Not to mention their craft cocktails made from fresh ingredients juices ingredients, just to die for. Highly recommend this place for a great time out with friends.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We chose outdoor seating and were a little surprised how unfinished the space was compared to the inside of the restaurant. The food was very good. Definitely very fresh as advertised. The service was odd. Our waiter seemed distracted or preoccupied with something.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to eat here, we loved it. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful in helping us decide what would be good choices to eat and drink. They made a handmade card for my wife’s birthday and made her feel very important.
The food was great, very well cooked and plated. Would definitely suggest to anyone looking for a fine dining spot.

TD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing treasure we found while in Savannah for a work conference! The food was so fresh and the portion size very filling! Would recommend the mussels and flatbread for appetizers followed by the tenderloin. It was the perfect setting to debrief with other professionals after a day of conference sessions.

EM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and creative food combinations. Perfect stop on our trip to Savannah! Highly recommend.

R
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Not sure what happened in the kitchen but my husband and I waited 1.5 hours for our food. The chef apologized and said he got caught up with the big tables (which must have been outside, there were only a couple small tables inside. He brought us 2 glasses of champagne as an apology. The food was good, I would recommend.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, service was excellent, drinks were okay! Will be back!

JB
New England
31 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Off the beaten path but worth the trip

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was quiet but we found it odd it was empty on a Friday night. The service was subpar with waters left empty and wine glasses empty. The food was great though!

e
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly. My wife & I both had the roasted melon salad. Quite tasty. She followed with carpaccio, which she rated as standard. I had the snapper, which was excellent. It came on a bed of faro & water chestnuts in a pestoy sauce which was unusual. Seems like a laudable attempt to incorporate seasonal ingredients.

C
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Risotto was good but crab was terrible. Lots of pepper in the seasonings, food could have been better,

ZK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab toast was phenomenal. Great service, lovely sunset lit dining room. Everything was delicious — especially the pecan crusted snapper over a crazy good hash and a pan sauce. Chicken was great, the famous Cha Bella shrimp risotto didn’t disappoint. Add crab. The Steak was cooked perfectly. One of the tastiest meals out in savannah we have had in a while.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding and the service great. Thank you for a lovely evening.

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled upon this gem while visiting Savannah last weekend. What a wonderful spot! Food was perfection- fresh and delicious. Would definitely recommend and return if in town again.

G
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went before a Savannah Voice Festival concert. Our waitress was terrific and the food was delicious. And with our 5:30 Rez, we were able to make the 7pm show easily. A great dinner!!

MB
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden treasure! Very nice outdoor space. Excellent service and food. Off the main thoroughfare but you will not be disappointed.

KG
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The dinners were terrible. The fish was supposed to have succotash but instead came with like a soup. The black eyed peas were not cooked and everything only tasted of peppers. Service was so slow and did not keep refilling drinks even though they weren’t busy. You would think they would want to sell more drinks/alcohol.

TC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. This is always my first choice when I'm in Savannah and want to entertain.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed this restaurant! The food was incredible and the experience was worth it for sure

m
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

If this place had much better front of house management, it would be packed. The food was phenomenal, but the service was terrible. All of the servers and staff hid in the back almost the entire time we were there and it took a really long time to get anything. However, our hostess and server were really sweet! We went on the day that they rolled out their new menu and both the risotto and grouper were incredible.

MM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it was adorable! Service was great, food was great!! Definitely recommend.

MT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful patio and dining experience. The food was tremendous with wonderful fresh flavors.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, Edmund our server very gracious and professional.

TC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a quiet relaxing dinner with friends. Will be back often.

G
Savannah
38 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We found Cha Bella disappointing and have removed it from our personal Savannah restaurant list.

It’s not bad. It just isn’t good enough - food, service, ambiance- to warrant the price.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Waitress was very friendly snd helpful. Had a nice chat with the hostess about ghosts when she worked at Sorrell Weed house!

EL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This farm to table restaurant was a find! The chef had some interesting choices to choose from and I was excited to get some Georgia peaches as an option in some of the dishes. The quality of the food was excellent as was the service. I would definitely go back the next time I am in Savannah.

KH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not just fine dining, it was an experience. The wait staff were very friendly, well informed of their dishes, and superb at recommendations. A place like this is typically out of my price range, but will be my place to go when I can spoil myself and my fiancee. The food was lights out fabulous, presented beautifully, and allowed to speak for itself. When I say speak for itself, it was not seasoned heavily or masked with a sauce of some kind. The food was left in it's purest form. That is how I prefer it. You really taste the food how it was meant to taste. I have read reviews about this restaurant and saw some say the food was not seasoned enough or bland. I am no food critic or professional blogger by any means, but I appreciate food unspoiled by mass seasoning. The dishes here were prepared and presented perfectly and would recommend anyone to try it and be the judge for themselves. Well done Cha-Bella. I am excited to see what offerings you master in future menus..

K
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 23rd anniversary here and the food was amazing. I had the chefs catch of the day and it was prepared amazingly. My husband had collards on his plate which he wouldn’t eat and although I have never liked Collards I tried them and I can’t even describe how delicious they were. The chef

AZ
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quiet and comfortable. Prompt and efficient service. The fish was absolutely fresh and perfectly cooked (this is becoming unusual these days in Savannah IMHO). A very enjoyable meal.

JZ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife is gluten-intolerant. She was delighted with the number (about 90% of the menu) and variety of gluten-free menu choices. Everything we had was delicious, well-plated, and served in a leisurely style that suited us. Not slow, not rushed. My wife had key lime pie for the first time in 16 years. I tasted it, and it was terrific. This restaurant caters to the gluten-free diner, and we highly recommend it for anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious meal.

NS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful and scrumptious yet again with the most amazing service!❤

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