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Cha Bella

4.5
4.5
1397 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve 2022

    $88.90 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join us for a three-course dinner to ring in the New Year! We will be offering some classic and modern takes on Italian and Southern inspired dishes. Dessert will come with a glass of Champagne!

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What 1,397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Savannah

    Good for groups

  • Savannah

    Healthy

  • Savannah

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Savannah

    Good for groups

  • Savannah

    Healthy

  • Savannah

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. j

    joyce

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and service.
  2. j

    justme

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife cooks better food than most restaurants, so it is the exceptional restaurant that really pleases me. This is one of the few. The grilled Romaine and fried oyster dish paired two completely different cooking techniques, and both were perfectly prepared. The fried oysters on this dish were the best we have had in Savannah. It is a shame the oysters are not offered as a stand-alone menu item. All the food was so good that we made a reservation for a return visit.
  3. GM

    GM43

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Creative menu but food and service were underwhelming.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!
  5. R

    Rodoe

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My wife got a foriegn object in her grilled caesar salad. Waiter said part of an oyster. Comped the salad. Luckily she did not break a tooth.
  6. D

    Dutchess

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were somewhat disappointed, had expected more. It's a nice enough venue, but our waitress (Selina) was too casual and interrupted us several times when it was not necessary. She could have been a bit more low key. The food was all right, but not what we had expected/hoped for especially for the prices we paid. The duck aramci was too salty; other dishes were okay but nothing that stood out or really excelled. You'll get a decent meal in a nice environment, but in our opinion, nothing was outstanding. We personally won't be back and wouldn't recommend as a first choice.
  7. C

    Chris

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    first time eating here, and we're so glad we did. The food was outstanding across the board. Service also. Highly recommend!
  8. HN

    HardNope

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Thanksgiving buffet poor value for the price. Tiny meat servings.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a Thanksgiving dinner and the overall experience was great and delicious. The people were great from the check in to the end, and food was delicious. At the end we even got a free pie to go!!! Thanks!!
  10. JH

    JennaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Had the Thanksgiving feast with my family. The food was good but the presentation of the food was messy. It was a buffet and I know they can be messy but it seemed like everyone just made a mess and no one cleaned up behind them to help the presentation. Especially on a holiday. Atmosphere was beautiful though and the food did taste really good! Service was so so but they seemed very understaffed for the holiday. The waitstaff was very friendly though and I felt bad they were so slammed. If the buffet wasn’t so messy it would have been a 4-5 star experience. I would like to go back on a non holiday and try it out.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Thanksgiving
  12. ST

    SabrinaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff were amazing. We’ve been here before for a birthday dinner, but this specific time we came for their thanksgiving buffet! It was so delicious and not too crowded. So thankful for the staff that worked so others could enjoy and not have to cook.
  13. G

    Gmdlp

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The servers were really great got extra clean plates when needed and had a bottle of wine that was suggested was a nice sweet wine, It was a little bit delayed. The food was OK. The mashed potatoes Add a weird texture compared to the mashed sweet potato which was better.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Thanksgiving. I will never pick a small restaurant again. We were excited for the farm to table experience. My family waited 40 minutes outside to be seated at 11:25 for an 11 am reservation. By the time we made it to the buffet the food, several items were picked over or gone with no replacements. No one in our family received a nice slice of turkey, just fallen scraps that were dry. It was hugely disappointing. The staff tried to be as friendly as possible, but they seemed short staffed and disorganized from the start. I saw one of the staff putting the chaffing covers under the buffet table on the floor. When we left, they were putting them back on any left over food.I definitely feel cheated by the marketing and cost for the experience.
  15. JI

    JosephI

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our server, Cati, was amazing and attended promptly to all of our needs... The food (that I had) was excellent... The organization of how the food line was for the buffet was not good at all... People were randomly roaming around in a very small serving space... I also feel that there should have been an attendant to the food stations preventing people from digging serving pieces out of the food with their bare hands when they fell into the dishes... I witnessed this 4 different times... It is very unsanitary and just plain disgusting... I didn't even get to try those dishes due to that, and for $80+, I feel like I should have had the same opportunity as everyone else... The overall experience was good... But, I think I'd prefer trying this again when the experience is menu selections vs. buffet style.
  16. PJ

    PatrickJ

    Kuwait

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic booking taken at short notice. Would definitely recommend Cha Bella. The PrimeRib was a little underdone for my liking but that is a personal choice - not quality of food.
  17. JS

    JoanneS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anthony was very attentive and the food was excellent!
  18. T

    Table44

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed dinner Saturday night and every dish was delicious: scallops, gnocchi, grouper cakes, grilled romaine, pappardelle with shrimp, seafood risotto and the cheesecake to share. We had great service from our friendly and accommodating server. The patio seating was cozy with a nice vibe; even our dog was welcomed. Thank you for a great experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service...
  20. BS

    BarbaraS

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Good because it is quiet and no music so it is possible to carry on a conversation. Very dark inside. Food very good but was not hot so sent it back to reheat.
  21. JV

    JasonV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious from start to finish! We had the cheese board, crab & shrimp risotto, filet with mashed potatoes, lemon tart and dark chocolate bread pudding. We would definitely return!
  22. k

    kelfern

    Savannah

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. E. Broad location made if very easy to park. Will watch for the menu to turn over in order to try different dishes.
  23. A

    Ally

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the lamb… and when I tell you this meal changed my life! Definitely one of the top 5 meals I’ve ever had. Sides were amazing, Brussels and the mushrooms. Drinks superb. 10/10 recommend.
  24. AD

    AndreaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to your amazing staff; we had a great time.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely table for the two of us My favorite drink is the Mezzy Basil. The perfect drink. Our server was Cody and he was very personable and helpful. My husband had the rack of lamb which he has every time. It was perfect. My grouper with southern succotash was excellent. We ended with the cream brûlée’s which was the perfect ending. I go every night if possible
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    nastysquar3d

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had reservations with my wife on a Friday night. We really enjoyed the meal / experience. Our waitress was great, bottles of wine weren't crazy expensive, and food was really good. We had a cheese board to start, then my wife had the gnocchi and caprese starters as her meal. I had the pappardelle and added scallops. I thought the gnocchi was a pinch on the salty side, but not so much it wasn't enjoyable. My scallops were very well cooked and the sauce on my pasta was great. The atmosphere was lively, but not so much that I couldn't hear / have a conversation with my wife. I would definitely go back
  27. P

    Penrose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. We enjoyed the cheese board as an appetizer. I had the grouper which was well seasoned and cooked perfectly. My husband had the Shrimp & Crab risotto and it was incredible as well. Topped it off with creme brûlée for dessert. Celia I think was our server’s name; she was sweet and took good care of us. Atmosphere was quiet and romantic.
  28. LA

    LAOC

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and Manhattans!
  29. D

    Debpac1

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous explosions of flavor with fresh local offerings. I had the short ribs and it was the best I’ve ever had. The gnocchi appetizer was amazing and the gnocchi were soft as pillows. Wine was only a 2x mark up vs what most other restaurants do @3x. Table was a little uncomfortable with hard wooden chairs. Would have liked cushions and maybe a table cloth. Overall exceptional service and superb food.
  30. R

    Robertbarron

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. We had the pork and whiskey platter, shrimp risotto, short rib, and lamb. With Brussel sprouts and potatoes as sides. All the food was exceptional. Service was unobtrusive but attentive. Would definitely recommend.
  31. m

    mereknox

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our meal & Anthony was a great server! Our second time to dine there- highly recommend.
  32. AH

    AshleyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food and service was wonderful. The road noise could get very loud. Ambiance was beautiful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent. Grouper was perfect, orange crème brûlée was divine!! Thank you, Chef for making sure the brûlée was done!!😊
  34. L

    Lisad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, good cocktails and really outstanding food. We choose Cha Bella because it was near our hotel and permitted dogs in the outdoor area but we would go back again doggie or no because the food and drinks were so top notch.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. The lamb was not gamely and the ribeye tender. Honestly everything we had was great.
  36. R

    Rroze

    New England

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the perfect meal.. exceptional service provided by Cody and the menu always has a great selection and the food is always worth coming. Always a staple to visit when we come to Savannah!!
  37. WS

    WendyS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The restaurant was overpriced and the food was mediocre. But what was more disturbing as tourists was that while there was plenty of outdoor seating - when we were seated, throughout our meal and when we left - yet they would not give us an outdoor table even though I explained it was my birthday. But the real cap on the evening is when they split the check amount among 4 people they charged each of us double for our respective dinners. If we didn’t notice, we would have just signed and paid. I can see accidentally overcharging one person twice, but not all four of us. Not a restaurant we will recommend to others visiting Savannah.
  38. Z

    Zimzala

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The attention by the server was excellent. The short rib and brussel sprouts were very tasty. The wine list was short but had very good choices.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had some friends recommend Cha Bella for dinner. So glad that we went and dinner was delicious! I had the Hog Chop; and my husband had the Ga White Shrimp & Crab Risotto. We had a couple of sides Bacon & Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and the.Chive Butter, Garlic Whipped Potatoes…….Yum! We sat outside in the garden and loved the lighting as it was magical. Cody was our server and was very attentive and gave us exceptional customer service. When we visit Savannah again this will be a priority to eat dinner here, and hopefully Cody will be our server.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! We were told we had to try it by some friends and Cha Bella did not disappoint!

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 1397 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 13 times today
Experiences are available.
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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