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Che Bello

4.3
4.3
121 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by generations of Italian cooking and culture, Che Bello brings a fresh twist to Italian American classics while staying true to our roots to deliver a vibrant menu of rich, delicious Italian fare everyone will enjoy. Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, Indiana, visit us to experience the tastes and traditions of the Italian heritage right here in Southern Indiana.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (812) 323-0303

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Valentines Day 2023

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    This is a Prefix 4 course menu ONLY $60 per person, taxes and gratutity NOT included No shows will be charged $20 per person minimum

What 121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bloomington

    Best Overall

  • Bloomington

    Best Food

  • Bloomington

    Best Service

  • Bloomington

    Best Ambiance

  • Bloomington

    Best Value

  • Bloomington

    Neighborhood gem

  • Bloomington

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding Food and service.
  2. AB

    AmandaB

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Che Bello on 1/27/23. We grabbed drinks at the bar before our party arrived. We met the bartender, Nick, who was super friendly and made some great drinks. Our server, Emma, was fantastic! She took great care of all us and laughed at our stupid jokes. The food was fantastic! However....we were all very sad to hear that the garlic mushrooms were removed from the menu. All six of us love the mushrooms...and I don't even like mushrooms! Wish they would put these back on the menu:-( As for our dinners, everything was outstanding! The charcuterie board had a lovely sampling of meats, cheeses, and olives. The bread was delicious and we loved the picked veggies and olives. We all had different entrees (salmon, lasagna, chicken parm, fettuccini alfredo, mushroom ravioli, and the chicken liguara. Everything was delicious! The chicken parm and the liguara were very generous portions...enough for leftovers. Emma was very kind to point out how the salmon was cooked. All in all a great time! Our past experience with Che Bello was hit and miss. The A-Team was definitely on tonight, and we will be back. Thank you for the great dining experience.
  3. TB

    ThomasB

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter Jesse W was perfect, wonderful experience
  4. JB

    JenniferB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great Sunday brunch! Ordered the Benedict with the pesto hollandaise which was deliciously seasoned and perfect consistency on the hollandaise. My daughter ordered the salmon hash, which was also very good! A variety of brunch cocktails, a great atmosphere, and with the Italian take on brunch it made for a fun experience!
  5. S

    Scott

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We were on our Holiday date night. We sat in the bar area, which was a bright an seemingly nice atmosphere, except there was a staff training/discussion going on at the bar right behind us. We overheard way to much about the food budget, actual spend and labor than we need to know, especially on our date night. Food was only okay. My wife was happy with her meal, mine was mediocre at best. Gwen Stefani - Last Christmas seemingly played over and over in the back ground. This restaurant is capable of a much better customer experience.
  6. YA

    YvetteAl

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delectable. Service was superb. I would definitely return if I am ever in Bloomington IN again.
  7. SO

    SteveO

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the atmosphere, choice of background music is good. lots of floor space to spread out diners and good service. They've cut back on the menu in the past year but the food is still good. It is one of the top two Italian places in Bloomington. If you want a small table for two or a place for larger groups - it can handle both requests. I highly recommend it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary I was quite surprised to see an additional 2.5% gratuity added to the bill for the kitchen staff. I’ve been in this industry for over 20 years and I have never seen a gratuity added to the bill for the employees who make the higher dollar per hour than the person who served us. It makes no sense for the diners who are already paying for service, food, wine and an experience to also be charged a fee for the kitchen especially with not being told. Our server was, good, the food was great and we enjoyed ourselves.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Really disappointed in our meal last night. Salad was wilted and looked like it had sat in a refrigerator prepared for days. Lasagna didn’t seem recently prepared either. Service was slow despite the place being half full. The best thing we had was the cannoli. Underwhelmed as we had heard good things. We won’t be back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I appreciate the gluten free fired chicken. Good food, reliable overall. Repeat customer
  11. JD

    JerryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was very, very good. Servings were large. Server was very friendly and efficient.
  12. SG

    SuzG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Service was very slow, friendly but we had to track her down to get a glass of wine. Food was a huge disappointment. Two of us had chicken that was burned black. Waitress had even asked the manager about it and was told " its just the oil". One of us had chicken Alfredo that came with no Alfredo sauce, dry and tasteless. Next time we'll just get a drink at the bar and eat elsewhere.
  13. b

    bloomingtonstudent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    the food took much longer than expected and was not very good. not worth the price. the pizza was terrible.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Limited menu. Ran out of basic pizza ingredients.
  15. DK

    DanielK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a booking but when arrived the restaurant was closed
  16. MN

    MNJC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere and paintings. The food was delicious and the service was great!
  17. FB

    FrenchBtown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice feel as soon as you come in with great food and great service.
  18. BG

    BiancaG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about it - great vibes, delicious food!
  19. M

    Me123

    Indiana

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! A hidden gem
  20. MW

    MarkW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice upgrade from Grazie!
  21. TM

    TaylorM

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    I want to say that our waitress was amazing in spite of all the chaos going on. She was sweet, attentive and apologetic about the situation regarding dinner. We ordered drinks and my cosmo was about 1/3 filled in the glass. Very disappointed. We ordered wine and then some appetizers. The meatballs were amazing. Unfortunately our charcuterie meat tray had hair on it. The manager came over and apologized and took it off our bill. We waited over an hour for our waitress to come over and tell us the filet we ordered was unavailable as they only had 1 left. . So we ordered something else. Then the manager came over 25 min later to tell us that the other filet was not available. So we ordered something else. People all around us were complaining about the service and the food not being ready. The restaurant was not that busy, but they were clearly having kitchen issues. When the food finally came out, it was half hot and half cold. We think the manager walked out in the middle of all this. I Hope they can figure things out, but we will not be going back.
  22. EK

    EmilyK

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t know what to expect because it was our first time, but the restaurant was so cute and the food was amazing! Great place for my parents and I to have our last dinner before they left me at school :)
  23. MW

    MarthaW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside so sirens and cars with loud exhaust were bothersome but other than that we enjoyed it.
  24. DZ

    DeborahZ

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Very classy. The service was outstanding & the food was wonderful!
  25. M

    Margie21

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food is heavy. Service was mediocre in a mostly empty restaurant.
  26. j

    josephm

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great experience at Che Bello. One of my favorites in Bloomington
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very sweet and attentive server, checked on us enough but didn’t bother and let us have a nice intimate dinner date. We got a charcuterie board and risotto balls to start, couldn’t have been better. I got the mushroom rottolo and my boyfriend got the seared tuna pasta, we both loved our dishes and finished with a perfectly portioned cannoli to share. worth the price, if you wanna be more casual it’s doable but just classy enough, we will be bavk
  28. SL

    SandyL

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent meal!
  29. JW

    JimW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to Che Bello, Friday evening. We were very happy with the entire experience! The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive. We’ll definitely be back!
  30. AS

    AmandaS

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was amazing, food creative, drinks were tasty.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed food and service.
  32. PD

    PeggyD

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love their salads! Very generous servings!
  33. AB

    AmandaB

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was my fourth visit to Che Bello, and each time it keeps getting better. I am not a fan of mushrooms; however, their garlic butter mushroom appetizer with the the artisan bread is off the chart good. Soooo delicious! The Chicken Saltimbocca is an excellent dish, and the Marsala Filet with saffron risotto is fabulous. The salad portions are very generous and shareable. The have a very nice wine, beer and cocktail selection. Save room for dessert as the cheesecake and cannoli...or take some home to enjoy later. Our waitress, Clara, was very friendly, attentive, and helpful as we celebrated my daughter's birthday. We will be back!

    Che BelloResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We cannot wait to have you back with us!

  34. PM

    PatrickM

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent. Best Italian restaurant in Bloomington!
  35. BT

    BTMom

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    unremarkable, pedestrian food. Drinks poorly I know, because we asked to have them remade..
  36. W

    Whit2001

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Worst experience in recent memory. Have used Open Table across the country and every time we indicated we were celebrating a birthday, anniversary, etc. that was the first thing that was acknowledged at the "host/hostess" desk. This time, NOTHING. Little did we know this was just the start. Our server was either totally new and not trained at all or having the worst day ever. Brought red wine glasses for our celebration champaign. I had to ask for flutes. She had never opened a bottle of champaign or a corded bottle of wine. We all expected to be "wearing" the bubbly and a broken cork with the wine. None of us could even watch. Everyone one at our table has public-facing food service experience and all have management experience. Main order was messed up twice and half the entrees arrived and the other half were wrong. Had to wait for the wrong order to be made right, so some of us were eating, and some were watching. This is only a partial list of how unprofessional and incompetent this visit was handled by the server. The real responsibility, in all our opinions, rests with the "General Manager" who didn't seem to have a clue, and worse, didn't seem to care. The "General Manager" decided a $20 Gift Card on a $450+ bill was appropriate. A Gift Card that would not be activated for 24 hours, so useless at the time. No other considerations were offered. Sorry, this was all merely insulting. The problem is with this visit, here and now, which you do not address with a "BRIBE" to get us to return. We offered the "General Manager" 3+ chances to speak to us WITHOUT THE SERVER PRESENT, as any good manager would WANT to do, and she blew us off. I returned the gift card on our way out the door. We will never be back. This is an Endeavor Hospitality Group property. We have visited some of their other locations, including today, the day after this "dumpster fire" of an experience. How can this location be so bad with their other locations are so good? Never returning
  37. B

    Bloomingtonian

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    O.k., antipasto. But pasta that followed was stuck together in lumps (cooked in too little water not at boiling, and without stirring). Food was too salty (sauce reduced from sitting on stove a long time most likely). Wine by the glass was served from a bottle left open too long, had to be sent back. Obnoxious nondescript music forms a rather loud background (not Italian music, incidentally). Service perfunctory and inattentive. Much of restaurant is dark and without windows. If you go, sit in the front. Not a lot to recommend this place! Alas!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Salty as hell
  39. DP

    DavidP

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique Italian cuisine , very good. Kenzie provided great service. Full bar and good wine by the glass
  40. W

    Worldfoody

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very poor experience in all aspects. The food was sub-par. The service was kind but absent. The price was laughable for the quality. This restaurant will not last very long in its present form. There are now numerous better options for Italian in Bloomington. I had genuine high hopes, but it was a disappointment. As this restaurant will not survive long in its present form, Bloomington can hope a better concept will take this wonderful location.

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Che Bello is rated 4.3 stars by 121 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 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Che Bello

106 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

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