Ciao Bella

4.5
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94 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Italian restaurant using the freshest ingredients and house-made pasta. Located on the historic Freedom Trail overlooking North Square.

Complimentary specials

Wednesday Prince Spaghetti Day!

Every Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day! Come enjoy all you can eat endless pasta bowls for $10!

Cheap Date Night Tuesday!

$49.99 for two gets you both an app to share, choice of entree, and a bottle of Chianti! Every Tuesday night in the beautiful Ciao Bella dining room!

What 94 people are saying
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vipRiccardo
New England
47 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night menu.

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vipkris
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, and food consistently good. Also a great location with great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Went for a family member’s birthday. We were seated upstairs at a window table, as requested. Great view and nice ambience. However, the first strike was a rowdy large group that was so loud it was hard to talk to others at the table. The main strike was the badly trained wait staff. Everyone we interacted with was nice and cordial, but a couple things made the service unpleasant. One waiter talked so fast we could barely understand what he was saying. Another was so casual with his language we could have been at a fast food restaurant. Then at the end of the meal, the two waiters seemed to disappear. We sat for 30 minutes with food on our plate waiting for a leftover box and the check. With all of the other good food in the North End, it isn’t worth going to Ciao Bella for the food alone if the service doesn’t differentiate it.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always amazing and has the best Italian food! The staff is always friendly and accommodating! Always a go to for dinner on any occasion.

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DiannaC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Ciao Bella and we loved it. We were a party of six and all ordered different meals. Everyone enjoyed their choice and Romey provided great service. He has a fun personality and certainly added to our experience. The menu includes authentic Italian dishes not so well known and many loved dishes such as Chicken Marsala, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken/Veal Parm which were all ordered with our group and were delicious. The décor is warm, cozy, and relaxing. We will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and the drinks too! The food was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were seated upstairs at a half booth table with a direct view of the square below. It was nice to dine with a view. Since it was Wednesday, two of us ordered the endless pasta. You get a bowl of spaghetti with a meatball to start and can order as many more bowls as you can eat for $10. We also ordered the scallop risotto, the chicken parm, and the chicken picatta. All tasted great. Perhaps the only complaint was that the risotto was slightly salty. The portions are large, they have an extensive wine list, and the service was fantastic. We’re only here for four days but we might make our way back if time permits!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming here for weeks and it’s awesome! We like to sit downstairs as upsatairs can get

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vipLaurenP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The Wednesday special was so worth it - the spaghetti and meatballs are so delicious. My friends and I are coming back every Wednesday.

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vipSaraM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriend and I's anniversary and they made a point to congratulate us and give us complimentary champagne.

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CaitlinS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience at Ciao Bella. We had a drink in the bar before dinner and the staff were super friendly and it was fun to people watch where we sat looking out onto the square with Paul Revere's statue. Then upstairs the staff were, again, super friendly and the food was delicious as well. You could tell the pasta was homemade. Would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food was AMAZING and since it was our anniversary they gave us a glass of champagne

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Food and service were great!

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KendalB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service and great atmosphere. 100% going to go back

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CristiC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Octopus appetizer was the best we've had in the North End!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was really nice and the food and whole date was great! We’ll be back!

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Smiledlm
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheap date Tuesday was great! Service was attentive, food was delicious, wine was better than I expected and all at a great price.

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vipRaff
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome there’s not one thing on the menu you wouldn’t like

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Nick
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful. Refreshing ingenuity in a sea of commonplace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The banana bread was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Bella was super accommodating - we showed up early for our reservation and they kindly sat us early. The food and service was excellent and we loved the atmosphere upstairs!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Anna was great, food was so fresh and amazing!

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vipbbme999
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been and didn’t know what to expect.
It was charming and the best plate of spaghetti and meatballs I’ve ever had!!

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VickiN
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was to die for. I love their mozeralles sticks and melon wrapped with prosecuttio. Scallops and pasta was good too.

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vipGMD47
New England
162 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service and good food.

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Jessiesheapage
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, was a delight. Made us feel right at home and we loved each other

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DCS1998
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It is ok. Recommend if looking for wuick, pretty good meal. Nice staff.

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ChrissyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They deserve every star in the rating system for their house-made pasta alone. I got the Pappadelle Bolognese, and my date got the spaghetti and meatballs. We would have picked up our dishes and licked them for any remaining sauce had we been alone, but the highlight was truly the pasta itself. Go!

Ciao Bella
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thanks Chrissy, we're thrilled you had a nice time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful! Thank you to our great server Anna

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vipAmyc
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent. The food was amazing. I will definitely be going back to Ciao Bella! ❤️

Ciao Bella
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thanks Amy!

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vipMichelle
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went to Tuesday Date night. Meatballs, pasta and cannoli where very good. Chicken Parm was over cooked and was skimpy on the cheese.

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vipJohnK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meatballs in the north end! We had a great window nook table for 4...Fabian our waiter topped off the experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

amazing. great food, great drinks. great ambiance and good servers. a little pricey but a good night out for special occasion

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vipAimlee311
New England
51 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Absolutely lovely restaurant, the atmosphere and decor is so cozy! The food was great, well in line with it's other competitors in the North End. Service was what stood out the most though. Very attentive and polite, and our waiter overheard my husband and I talking about how it was my bday weekend and he brought over a tiramisu with a candle in it to share! So thoughtful. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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Kasey
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out for our annual holiday dinner and had Alex as our server, he was incredible and made sure we were well taken care of. We will definitely be back!

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AndreaP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Service was very slow

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We tried the “Cheap Date” night with low expectations but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was great (meatballs, chicken parm, and bolognese), bottle of great wine (Chianti), and a vanilla bean cannoli. The business model worked! We will be back on a Saturday.

Management and staff were pleasant, informative and didn’t push us out. We finished the night in the bar downstairs with the last of our wine. Great ambiance.

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DanielleB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Bella had amazing fresh Pasta and was beautifully decorated for the Holiday season. We went for their Cheap Date night Tuesday and it was an amazing value. We had a great time! Our server was Alex and he was not only very nice but allowed us time to finish out wine and relax before we had dessert. Would definitely go back.

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vipGMD47
New England
162 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our greeting at the door to the table service, everyone was very pleasant and efficient . Unbelievable Tuesday night deal at $49.99 for an appetizer, main meal , desert and a bottle of Chianti . We will be back !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the server Anna was great and not being too familiar with their wine list she happily brought us some samples. The food is reasonably priced. The Nutella cannoli was outstanding and chicken parm was pretty good. Had a side of pappardelle with garlic and oil that was freshly made. Cozy decor and friendly staff. We will be back!

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Ciao Bella is rated 4.5 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

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