Cha Bella

4.6
850 Reviews
$30 and under
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 and heated patio. We provide a more casual atmosphere on our patio — projecting movies on our wall paired with music from our favorite playlists.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 850 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurant is really nice and clean.
Staff was extremely friendly.

Food was ok, the kids meals on the other hand cost more than some entree's

Alfredo pasta with chicken or shrimp for 22$ should have been stated upfront... Either than that everything was ok.

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Peaches
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

How to celebrate my husband's 86th birthday? Gather our dearest Savannah friends and go to Cha Bella. We all agreed we had not been there is a while, but were so happy to gather together for a special evening of great food. We were not disappointed. We kept sharing bites of food because we wanted our friends to try it! Noise level often depends on who's there, and there was a rousing party on the balcony, but they had a great time and eventually left. No problem really. Cha Bella is still the Special spot we go to and our group definitely loved every bit of the evening. Many thanks for making it through 2020 and 2021.

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Luvtoeat
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to dinner with 4 friends to celebrate my birthday. We sat outside and the atmosphere was great. There was only one waiter for at least 6 tables and most of the parties had over 5 people. He did a fantastic job juggling everything. The other employees were also very attentive. The food was very good, decent sized portions. They have a good drink menu as well. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating and service. Amazing food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow is all I have to say!! This place is amazing! Food is absolutely delicious, we had so much leftovers and devoured them the next day! The only negative was the temperature in the place. It was an old building and not sure if AC was even on to be honest; a tad warm in there for my liking, but the delicious food helped to forget it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Seem to be short staffed and our order took an hour but the staff is friendly and seem to be trying their best. Gnocchi was delicious and ribeye was very good too.

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EzraW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, drinks too, but service was fantastic. Our server went above and beyond. I believe his name was Jackson and he was phenomenal.

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vipnancyc
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely in every way…food, service and gorgeous evening on garden patio. Excellent wine list.

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zReview
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know we throw the word “outstanding” around for just about anything but hear me when I say this - this place is OUTSTANDING. Save yourself some time and just order the Georgia Shrimp and White Crab Risotto. Do that, and you’ll understand why I’m recalibrating on the word outstanding.

This is also a true blessing to those who are gluten free. I was with someone who was a celiac and roughly 90% of the menu is GF. You can order like you just don’t care.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, excellent food, wonderful ambiance, and Reed was absolute perfection and more! Loved it!

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Ashlie
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of seven and everyone loved their dish. The drinks were great as well and wait staff is friendly and expedient.

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AlixG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience, the staff was very kind, attentive, and welcoming (shout out also to the man refilling water who was on it). The food was delicious, the ambiance was lovely, and we will most certainly be back!

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sheelagha
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable evening. Exceptional food and well spaced tables. Nice outdoor setting

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vipveggiedoc
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! The server (Jackson) was amazing and very personable. Do yourself a favor and dine on the patio.

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ForTheLoveofFood
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson was just the best and the food was incredible

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ScottM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We ordered the $60 ribeye medium and it came well done. Other than ruining my steak it was great!!

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cha Bella was able to accommodate our group to 7. The food and drinks were excellent and the service was great! When a drink was accidentally spilt at the table, a new one was delivered to the table from the bartender (free of charge). We were seated outside on the gorgeous patio. There were fans going to help with the heat outside. The swings outside were so cute and a fun way to end the night!

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vipTinaS
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out of town guest. Jackson made it a delight. Food was delicious.

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EvanR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. We had a great time. Thanks Edward!

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Rachels
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First off the bacon and whiskey board was AMAZING and so was the rest of the food I will be back :)

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Sammy107
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

One Dinner out of our family of five was good. Filet Mignon for $44 was very good however, all of the other dishes shrimp and crab risotto as well as the ravioli were ridiculously small portions for the money they charge. Risotto had no flavor and we thought it was bizarre that we were told there would be an upcharge when we asked for more bread as the service was very slow. The absolute worst thing of all was that we were seated outside (which is fine for anyone not facing a cement wall) when water dropped from a pipe/ceiling into my son’s dinner! Our server called it “condensation” at first, and said “ what do you want me to do?” She sent over a manager which took a while and said in front of him she didn’t see anything. I shared my dinner with my son and they took his dinner off the bill as we could not possibly have waited for a anymore food to come out!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat in the bar. Plenty of choices. Friendly staff.

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vipChaney
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. The bacon and whiskey appetizer was really good and the hog pork was probably the best I’ve ever had. Would highly recommend! Reid our server did a great job.

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NinaG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and great wine selection. Nice ambiance outside patio. Very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and would come here again and again if I lived here, but definitely will be back when I visit.

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BrittanyG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I am a local to Savannah, and have been wanting to try Cha Bella. Unfortunately, my first experience was not great. It was HOT in the restaurant, to the point of just sitting there miserable sweating. No one ever explained to us if the A/C was out, or what the problem was. We had a party of 6, and were given a basket of 5 little bread pieces, so we asked for a second bread basket.. that never came. We got our food a little over an hour after we were seated. The food was good though! All of our bills were wrong, but we were so miserable by then being hot and sweaty that we didn’t care. We just paid and got out of there. The positives: we had a reservation and got seated immediately, our waitress was nice and pleasant when she came around, and the food was good!

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havuever
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Price is not commensurate to portion size. Should clarify that scallop appetizer consists of 4 bay scallops. Clam and Chorizo appetizer only had 2 pieces of bread. Slightly off putting that additional bread is a $4 charge. Hog chop was undercooked. Prosciutto wrapped chicken breast was overly seasoned. Was confused as to why the shrimp and crab risotto had shaved Parmesan cheese on top. Had to shoo away flies while trying to have our goat cheese cheesecake for dessert. Overall meal was rather underwhelming as compared to other farm to table experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. First visit but will not be the last!

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vipmichellem
Orlando
136 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were to be seated inside but able to change to outside, thank you. Our server was very helpful and we did not feel rushed. The grilled romaine was delicious. Everyone had some type of seafood dish and they were great. Nice cocktail/wine selection. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Jackson was our waiter and was very polite and professional. Will for sure be coming here again.

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JeniE
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Only issue was that we chose to sit outside and the flies were bothersome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic!!! Delicious crust and flavor on the steaks. We had a party of 7 with 3 kids and they offered kid options that were also delicious! Get the potato au gratin as a side.

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vipMarkM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend. Service (Jackson) was outstanding. Food was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love chabella. Food and service was great. We sat outside which is part of the reason I love the restaurant and flies descended. There is a citronella candle that can be placed on the table to eliminate them.

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GFMammaandgirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal in a fabulous town! I couldn't recommend highly enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my mother’s birthday! The food and ambiance was amazing!

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vipCb13
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Cha Bella! Edward was a fabulous server!

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GreatFood2
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Other than relaxing music - inconsistent with general decor and vibe.
Seafood entrees excellent. Soggy grilled romaine salad.

Server provided excellent service! Welcoming staff when we arrived.

We will return.

JS
JanetS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jackson, was personable ,attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and humorous. We loved the outdoor seating atmosphere and the food was delicious.

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NormanC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsey bent over backwards to make sure that our orders were correct, our glasses were full and that our culinary needs were met. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will go back. The ribeye, chop and bourbon and bacon board was awesome.

FAQs

Cha Bella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 790-7888.

Cha Bella is rated 4.6 stars by 850 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.