Cha Bella

4.6
805 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 805 people are saying
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShellyM
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The bacon & whiskey board was a great Father’s Day treat for my husband. Entrees were good (Prosciutto wrapped chicken & red snapper special). Honey & spice creme brûlée was unique & we loved it. The staff was friendly & knowledgeable. Offered good recommendations. The decor was fun. Beautiful paintings.

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vipprofesora
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Thoughtfully conceived and prepared dishes. Beautifully executed. Excellent service. Wine list a little disappointing. But: the BEST key lime pie I've ever tasted. Highly recommend!

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Travelers
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food. It was a little warm in the restaurant.

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vipRroze
New England
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service matched..the portions were sizable and menu options were good..



Will definitely be heading back next time in Savannah..and will try the dessert!!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was LOVELY! Space was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good! Cocktails were on point. Service was excellent.

Can’t ask for much more. Reasonable pricing.

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NataliaF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, romantic and good service! We had a great evening

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Gnnmomof3
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our bartender (young girl, can’t remember her name) who also doubled as the hostess was outstanding! Our server Wesley gave the best suggestions. None of us have ever been fans of gnocchi but he convinced us to try it, we might not ever be able to eat it again because Cha Bellas was melt in your mouth amazing. The shrimp and crab risotto was fantastic. Would not hesitate to go back on our next trip to Savannah.

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ChrisA
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was on par and price was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

By far the best meal we’ve had since leaving New York. Jackson, our server was extremely knowledgeable, kind, and attentive. His recommendation on the hog chop was spot on. The scallops were delightful, the the French onion soup was the most full bodied flavor and delicious blend of spices I’ve experienced. We finished with a slice of the key lime pie which pleased my fiancé who doesn’t like KLP as well. Highly recommend!

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carlosounds
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Wonderful food. Fresh- farm to table. Menu changes.
The whiskey bacon board was delicious. I had a hog chop - huge- tasty and my wife had fresh seared grouper. Was out last dinner on long weekend to Savannah. Would repeat.

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YolandaO
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Very clean tasting! Portions were adequate! Service was exceptional. Waiter was very familiar with dishes we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice dinner and place

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RussellP
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. I wish I could have tried everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Shrimp & Crab Risotto and my husband had the Pork Chop. Both dishes were outstanding! We talked with several other dinners and everyone loved their food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, fantastic service and an absolutely beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edward was the most Awesome waiter! We eat out a a lot and he is top notch. Very attentive, humorous and quick to fill requests. We enjoyed ourselves immensely! The outdoor swings were fun and the outdoor dining was delightful.

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Friend
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Jackson provided great service!

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DerreckB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Had to pour my own champagne. The waiter only poured initial glass and never again. He had opportunities when checking on us but never did it.

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vipJenniferM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and is always a must return for us. Atmosphere, food and drinks were all amazing, especially the grouper. All staff - very welcoming and server/bartender - very knowledgeable about the menu. It was one of our best meals in Savannah during our recent long weekend stay. Friends of ours dined here with us for the first time and commented even a couple days later about how good. We reserved seats in the bar because the outdoor area was already filled and it was perfect.

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cjones
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant...easy parking, great food, and swings.so unique

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls outing

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vipNancyR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was of the charts delicious. The servers could not be any nicer. We were passing through from NY to Florida. With a stop in savannah to visit my son who is stationed for military in this area.
Outstanding!

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vipRobF
Savannah
31 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

In spite of the very limited choices on the menu, the food was excellent and the portions VERY generous.

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MariaW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Me and my husband been trying to go there for a long time and after our visit yesterday, we are very dissapointed, the place it's completely overrated, I can say the service wasn't that bad because they didn't have so much people working and the people who was there was doing the best that they can. The food wasn't great at all and the drinks were ok, we are definitely not coming back

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DwanL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was great, but everything took forever. We got there at 7 and didn’t get our food until 8. There didn’t seem to be a lot of workers. The server did a great job, she just had too many tables, I believe. The appetizer and the entrees were delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Decided to eat here during a one night stay in Savannah after reading many good reviews. Our server, Abby, was excellent. You’ll be fortunate if you get her as your server. I got clams with churizo as an app. Clams were cooked perfectly. My partner had a very good onion soup. My partner ordered prosciutto wrapped chicken stuffed with gruyere. The chicken was decidedly dry. I got shrimp and blue crab risotto. It was ok. The drinks and bread were very good. Overall, I give three stars because the overall experience was good and not “very good” or “excellent”. We opted not to get dessert only because we had enough to eat at that point.

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vipMissgreek
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Restaurant was understaffed, which has been a trend this season. Service was exceptionally slow. Waited over 10 mins to order our first drink. Food and cocktails were delicious so hopefully things turn around service wise.

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SusanM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food...fun atmosphere ( we ate outdoors.... and LOVED the swings...a fun photo op). Wish I lived in Savannah so that I could come back ! A wonderful place to go. Thanks

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RobW
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall a great experience. Can get pretty loud when the crowd picks up. Adjust your expectations around the farm to table idea which means no Wagyu or other fru fru meats. Flavors and preparation are fantastic and the portions are enormous.

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Charlottediner
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
I loved the slow food experience- reminded me of dining in Europe. Great food and even better service!

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KEBA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, and festive outdoor patio. We loved that we could bring our dog, too!

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KristinL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner at Cha Bella and our server Jackson was the best!!!! The ambience and the staff are wonderful.

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vipmereknox
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food!! Would definitely return!! Amazing gnocchi

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SuzanneL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lovely ambience in the outdoor part of Cha Bella was perfect for our graduation celebration. The food and draft beers were delicious. Especially the shrimp and crab risotto. Service was impeccable. We will definitely return.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exquisite food, lovely outdoor area, and great location. Be prepared for flies outside, as all tables aren't able to have lanterns or something to keep them away. Fans and overhead ceiling keep the place cool too.

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JustinW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with that when you hear again!

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Kate
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined last night. Great food and service!

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ArmandoZ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and was amazing!! We went to our anniversary

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 805 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.