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Cha Bella

4.5
4.5
1441 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (912) 790-7888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Candice Carver: (912) 790-7888

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Cross street

    Broughton St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,441 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Savannah

    Good for groups

  • Savannah

    Healthy

  • Savannah

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Savannah

    Good for groups

  • Savannah

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. G

    Gigi

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Did not like choices offered. Steak came al la carte and did not have traditional potato accompaniments to order. Pasta was only fair and with chicken added expensive. The person who ordered risotto was pleased.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal!
  3. MS

    MonStar

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Chimichurri ribeye was amazing!!! Beautiful place
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, fantastic service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious! Katie our waitress was wonderful. Grouper Cakes, steak and scallops were so good😀 We will definitely go back!
  6. m

    msgmcc

    Coastal Georgia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good (beef carpaccio and eggplant rollatini.) Restaurant was practically empty when we arrived (6:30.) Noise level raised appreciably as it filled up. It was not a problem with our conversation, but for someone looking for a quiet dinner, dine early.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the eggplant, potatoes, mushrooms, and a nice bottle or wine. Elegant interior but we chose to sit on the charming patio. Anthony was our server and he and everything else about this place was great!
  8. JJ

    JocelynJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Cha Bella yesterday Jan, 10th for my birthday. It was the perfect setting for a quiet dinner as we hoped. Dinner and drinks were great and our server was on it and amazing as well! Definitely recommend.
  9. HG

    HopeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Amazing! It felt private even though our table was in the middle of the room. Service and food was Amazing! We will be back when we are back in town!
  10. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner! Abbey did an excellent job waiting our group of 19.
  11. ED

    EmilyD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The space was beautiful. However the quality of food was lacking for the cost. It was bland and tasted cheap. We were disappointed in our New Year’s Eve meal.
  12. LL

    LenoreL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Went for NYE. Seemed to be short staffed and there were noticeable waits between courses and wine pours. Main courses were delicious but lukewarm. Probably a better meal on regular night. Bathrooms in great need of cleaning and updating.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  14. AO

    AdrianO

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    We went on NYE food wasn't very good. Some of it was cold. Service was really good though, they let my wife swap out her entree after she didn't like it.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Brought my wife here for our second anniversary. She is the real-deal, a United States Marine who has visited 120+ countries, tasted the best foods around the world, and is a successful businesswoman from New York City where there is no shortage of fantastic restaurants. So for this dinner I aimed to impress, and Cha Bella did the job well. The food was outstanding; we didn’t have a bad bite to eat all evening. We ordered the following. Starters: - Beets (do NOT overlook these, they were amazing with the fried goat cheese) - Deviled Duck Eggs - Grouper Cakes (by far among the best dishes!) Boards: - Whiskey & Pork with $5 upgrade (pork belly was incredible, bacon jalapeño egg roll makes you wanna slap yo mama, excellent whiskey choices) Entrees: - Short Rib on the Bone was tender as could be, not overwhelming flavor but every bite melts in your mouth - Crab & Shrimp Risotto… good Lord what is the secret to the sweetness? Was it coconut milk? Honey? Tarragon? Something cheesy and melty but sweet and savory about this makes it a perfect dish to end the evening. - Brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze - Mushrooms (such a flavorful assortment) - Mashed potatoes I don’t do desserts. Give me all the meats, cheeses, and carbs, and leave me no room for sweets. I ended my evening with the strawberry old-fashioned bourbon. Potential Improvements: - Seats could be more comfortable. Discard the uniform wooden chairs for something cushioned and homey. - Noise level lacks intimacy. Tables are close together and the noise carries within the high-walled rooms. - Staff are friendly and attentive, and could use some extra incentive to help develop a dining “experience” which is otherwise left to the wonderful dishes that you can order here. The two-minute check-back rule once food was delivered to the table was not strictly observed. - It’s surprising that a chef’s tasting menu isn’t available. You should try. absolutely. everything. The food here is marvelous.
  16. VH

    VanessaH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food! Anything you get here is outstanding.
  17. NH

    NatalieH

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cha Bella is our favorite date night. Service was wonderful. Drinks were strong. The food was fabulous. Best tenderloin I’ve ever had. The goat cheese kale was fantastic with the chicken. We can’t wait for our next date night!
  18. MF

    MrFixit

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Filets I have ever had. The beet appetizer was excellent. Staff was friendly and attentive
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Our entree of Shrimp and crab risotto was heavily salted. I should have returned it to the kitchen, but I don’t like to make a fuss. Next time I will return it because I think the chef ought to know. Our friends enjoyed their meals and had no problem.
  20. KG

    KevinG

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was great!
  21. AC

    AprilleC

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and ambience was outstanding. We were outside and enjoyed the evening- even our dog loved the cool outdoor space they had. We had the scallops appetizer and pork chop (husband claimed best he’s ever had) and lamb (delicious) entrees - all recommendations from our server and did not disappoint. Dessert was the cookies and cream cheesecake we fought over. Can’t wait to go back!
  22. HM

    HarrietM

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We’re from Augusta but came back here again after our great experience last year. We loved it this time around too! The food is flavorful and creative. The service is good and a fun eclectic atmosphere. It was a tad chilly inside last night but we were so thankful to be at the fireplace. Looking forward to next time!
  23. R

    Rroze

    New England

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always make it a point to visit and dine here when in Savannah!! The service, food and team are always GREAT. See u next time we are in Savannah!!
  24. DB

    DavidB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and drinks were fabulous. Outside area was perfect for the family. Katie our server was extremely attentative. I would eat here again next time I'm in town.
  25. FF

    FlowersFour

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Not your typical farm to table restaurant where the food is usually pretty boring. Cha Bella was so good! The chimichurri ribeye and pappardelle pasta were amazing. I’ve never tasted a pasta like that, make sure to add shrimp or scallops. The Veuve Clicquot was priced a little too high when a bottle cost $65 from the liquor store. Also loved the oyster/grilled romaine and scallop appetizer. Would highly recommend sitting near the fireplace in cooler months or outdoors in warmer months. They have a beautiful dreamy patio! Our server was also the best! Will definitely return!
  26. AJ

    AmyJ

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating to our large party, and allergies within the group.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We love Cha Bella but unfortunately with the arctic blast her in Savannah it was freezing inside too. We were looking for a romantic dinner for Christmas Eve but it was so cold we packed up and went home Kate and our cocktails were wonderful
  28. T

    Terrilynn

    Naples

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Christmas Eve. We booked reservation weeks ago. We were given a table for two upstairs next to a table of 20+ people. We were right in the way of wait staff and every person needing to squeeze past us from the large table. Numerous times we had ‘butts’ and elbows in our faces, as it was so close. Waiters standing over us while pouring water for the large table, running back and forth. Freezing cold, as well. Part of my husbands dinner order was forgotten. By the time they went back and made it, he had to send his other food back to be warmed up. We asked to be moved downstairs where there was seating available. Even though the tables we pointed to were empty (and remained that way as long as we were there) we “could not” be moved. Other patrons were seated in and around that area, I might add. Our waiter had a very laid back unconcerned attitude about him, even though this was supposed to be a special dinner for us. Not a great experience, even though the food was tasty.
  29. LN

    LizN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The place was freezing cold. So was much of the food. Cocktails were good. Food runner unapologetically spilled lamb jus on my daughter's coat. Service was so sloppy. Other than Katy, who was amazing, it was the most apathetic staff I've ever seen. Not impressed.
  30. CB

    CarolB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Freezing cold in the dining area. Service not very attentive, food great.
  31. V

    Verog

    Jacksonville

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really cool place, good food and service. Not inexpensive.
  32. L

    Laura

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Lighting was too bright and server was uninterested at best
  33. n

    natalie

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service from bar drinks to table dinner service excellent with Cody. Would have given 5 stars however the scallop appetizer was extremely salty and the cast iron ribeye (24 oz boneless on the menu had roughly 1/3 visible fat we had to trim.even the cold leftovers for our pups had 1/3 of it trimmed. We eat prime ribeyes in fine restaurants and enjoy marbling for flavor however this should have been trimmed better by head chef for such an establishment. Will come back but may not be first dining choice
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large work group of 16 people. They were able to facilitate our reservation. The service and food was exceptional. I highly recommended this restaurant.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and service were great. We ordered the seared sea scallops which were perfectly cooked. The pepper crusted beef carpaccio had great presentation but was underwhelming, under seasoned, and frozen in the center still. The pork and whiskey board with the whiskey trio from burnt church distillery was the best thing we ordered. The pork belly was cold but the deviled eggs and bacon-jalapeño egg roll was good. One of the specials for the evening was grouper which was okay but under seasoned. I was really looking forward to the chimichurri rare ribeye steak I ordered, but again was underwhelmed with the quality and flavor of the steak. Overall three stars. Would I return or recommend, probably not unfortunately.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great ambiance. Food was delicious. The cheese board was a little small for the price but the entree and sides were plentiful. Everything was good. Just don’t order a dirty martini. It wasn’t very good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant we’ve been to in Savannah. We will definitely be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing service and amazing food!! We got the smoked duck aroncini (not sure on spelling) and it was amazing! My husband and I split the shrimp and crab risotto and it was superb🙌🏼. For dessert, we had the orange vanilla crème brûlée and it was out of this world! This place is on our top 5 places to come eat at again.
  39. TS

    TinaS

    Coastal Georgia

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    It was very disappointing. Our reservation was at 6:30 and they were out of appetizers, meat, vegetables and drinks. They also had discontinued their famous Keylime pie dessert. It seems things have changed greatly.
  40. C

    Chidiner

    Charleston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Time after time at Cha Bella, I have had excellent meals. My group of friends loved the cozy ambiance indoors on a chilly night, and we each loved our meals. I recommend the gnocchi with kale and mushrooms, and the beet salad. Some of the best food in Savannah!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

Cha Bella is rated 4.5 stars by 1441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Cha Bella

102 E Broad St, Savannah, GA 31401-2917

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broughton St

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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