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Che Bello

4.2
4.2
108 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 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (812) 323-0303

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Louisville

    Good for Groups

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  1. 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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

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

    DanielK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a booking but when arrived the restaurant was closed
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. BG

    BiancaG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

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

    Me123

    Indiana

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! A hidden gem
  8. MW

    MarkW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice upgrade from Grazie!
  9. TM

    TaylorM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 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.
  10. 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 :)
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. SL

    SandyL

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent meal!
  17. 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!
  18. AS

    AmandaS

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed food and service.
  20. PD

    PeggyD

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

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

    AmandaB

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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!

  22. PM

    PatrickM

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent. Best Italian restaurant in Bloomington!
  23. 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
  24. B

    Bloomingtonian

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 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!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Salty as hell
  26. DP

    DavidP

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique Italian cuisine , very good. Kenzie provided great service. Full bar and good wine by the glass
  27. 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.
  28. j

    josephm

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great meal here. Love this place. One of my favorite places
  29. l

    leem

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Drinks perfect waiter great and food was good. No complaints.
  30. IU

    IUDad2022

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went here for IU graduation. The food was really good. The flavor was excellent. The portions were reasonable, but not large. The service was decent and the restaurant atmosphere was nice and clean. Not too packed in, like some Bloomington restaurants.
  31. MZ

    MommaZ23

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Graduation weekend, 3pm reservations, our experience at Che Bello was very positive! I saw mixed ratings, but I don’t have anything negative to say. Food was good, service was very good, clean, bright and inviting restaurant. We had the Roman salads with salmon, Chicken Saltimbocca and Lasagna Bolognese. All we’re very good. A few glasses of wine also did not disappoint.
  32. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was very good, and the service was excellent. The interior could use a little additional decor, but overall it was a really nice experience with tasty and plentiful food.
  33. MG

    MatinaG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful graduation lunch here. It was our first time dining. The entire experience was superb! The food was very good.. we had several appetizers. The table favorite meal was the pork tenderloin. Everything was fresh, cooked well, and tasty.
  34. BS

    BarbaraS

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Graduation weekend. We knew it would be a wait however the restaurant was not full and we still waited for a long time for our food. And then two of the entrees didn’t come because they said they had to re cook them. We waited over 45 minutes for the first round of food. Quite disappointing. It tasted good however just took way too long. And this is not the first time this happened on one of our trips to Bloomington where we waited for the food to come out.
  35. SF

    SusieF

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time here and I will be back!! The staff was friendly, service was wonderful and the food and drinks were very good!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, & drinks were all great!
  38. J

    Justok

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Visiting from Chicago. We loved this place! Great food, excellent service. My only issue was the seating. The place is spacious. We were seated in the back room away from the windows and near the kitchen entry. We figured it was more convenient for the wait staff who had another table there. Otherwise, I’d highly recommend this place.
  39. GK

    GeorgeK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Overall, our dinner experience was disappointing, especially for the premium prices. The food was bland and uninteresting, portions were small, the service was slow (despite not being busy), and the meat in my chicken tagliatelle was over cooked. Presentation on the plate was nice, but it left me feeling like far more effort was spent on making the food look nice rather than taste good. Can’t really recommend this place when you have so many better options nearby.
  40. M

    Me123

    Indiana

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat steak medallions EVER!!

FAQs

Che Bello is rated 4.2 stars by 108 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 6 times today
Google Map for Che Bello

106 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    East Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    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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