Cha Bella

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368 Reviews
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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 368 People Are Saying
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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved!! Such great service and they are pet friendly!! Food was delicious and ambiance is stellar. Highly recommend!

AP
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, if uninspired. My red snapper was cooked perfectly and my wife’s meal was as well. The sides were ok, just not a lot of thought put into them. We were pleasantly surprised with the price, appetizer, meal, bottle of wine, and dessert were very reasonable. If your looking for a good meal at a great price, this is the place. Would like to know some of the history of the building.

D
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around. The restaurant has a great vibe. The service was wonderful and the food was absolutely incredible.

BL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer and wew will be back. Excellent service, food and overall a great dinning treat in Savannah. Away from tourist trap land! Bacon and Bourbon tray a must have! Chicken livers oh yea!

V
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not your average SAVANNAH eatery. Our party of four was looking a nice place with good food away from the tourist area in middle of town. Bingo, we found Cha Bella. It fit all the criteria. Cha Bella is a quaint little restaurant with loads of charm. The farm to table menu offered a nice selection of entrees and a balanced wine list. The seared grouper was as good as I have ever eaten. We all gave Cha Bella high marks as it provided the best dining experience we had on our stay in Savannah. It also has an patio dining area if you are looking for that feature.

LR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable. There wasn't anything I'd change and I'll definitely go again.

PK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our company had out of town visitors, and this proved to be the perfect spot for the team to enjoy a beautiful meal after a hectic day of travel and meetings. Thanks Cha Bella! We will be back.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It’s good but it could be better. Cheese platter is really good but I think it’s just a lot. The mains are really good but the plating could also be better. Yet, the desert even though not so attractive looking is extremely good. I think is a very home styled restaurant with really good homemade and local food. But as mentioned because of price, the food and looks could be better

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our experience at Cha Bella was disappointing. We love farm-to-table restaurants and the menu looked delicious. Sadly, the meals had some levels of deliciousness but not 5 star level. The strangest part to our experience was the atmosphere. The place was EMPTY for a 8pm reservation. Perhaps the restaurant seems to be located away from the other hustle and bustle, but it was almost eerie how quiet it was.

DE
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was incredibly friendly and even gave my mom a card for her birthday. The drinks were delicious and the food was incredible. It's pricey but worth it

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Last minute - Great spot!!! Will be back again!!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

R
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JB
New England
31 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Off the beaten path but worth the trip

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food1service2ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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