Ciao Bella

4.6
167 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Ciao Bella has been providing great food and service to Memphis and the greater Mid-south for over 10 years. We have expanded the dinner and dessert menus to greater heights, opened a full service bar & lounge, and built private banquet rooms to cater to our customers needs for a special place to host their birthdays, receptions, bar mitzvahs, corporate functions, and other private gatherings. Whether you prefer to eat in the warm ambiance of our main dining room, enjoy dinner al fresco on our patio, experience a romantic dinner in our Grotto, have a drink while you watch your favorite team play on the big screens in our bar, or host a party in our private banquet room, you will find a warm, inviting atmosphere serving the finest of Italian and Greek cuisine. We do not take reservations in our bar or patio due to their small size and popularity. They are seated on a first come basis. For reservations larger than 8 people please call us at 901-201-2500.
What 167 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CH
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was attentive and the food was very good. Definitely would visit again. The Ciao Bella website indicates that the dress code is "smart casual" but apparently that request isn't known by the customers so I guess it's not enforced.

BZ
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful. Our server noticed my birthday present and without being asked brought me a wonderful ice cream dessert with a candle on top!

LH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding! Our family was celebrating a special birthday and we Ciao Bella was the perfect choice!!

GA
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My neighborhood restaurant hits a homerun once again! The beef brisket gnocchi is exquisite and never fails to satisfy.

CG
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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JS
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abby was our server and is the best! She was on top of keeping our beverages full and making sure we had everything that was needed. I recommend ciao Bella to anyone and everyone there is very friendly and courteous.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ciao Bella is always a great place to go!! The wait staff are helpful but never overbearing! The food is superb! The only problem now is that we have to remember to make a reservation!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Very good service, very fresh food, big servings.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long awaited visit with a friend. Servers were patient, yet attentive. Perfect.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first visit and we we impressed. Service was excellent and the food outstanding. Our server was Karah. My only surprise is when we made the reservation, they asked if there was anything special about our visit. I shared it was a 40 anniversary dinner. However, when we got there, there was no note or anything to highlight. I mentioned to Karah though and she took care of things from there.
We will go back soon.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic and the service is warm and friendly. Love this place!

T
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for an anniversary celebration. Nice ambience, large tables/booths, good service and great food!

BM
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here several times and it has always been great.

CH
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were amazing!

AM
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about ciao bella! The food and service are excellent and consistent. The ambience is intimate and relaxing. We always know that we will have a wonderful time and enjoy a great meal when we drive from Eads to East Memphis!

S
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We chose to celebrate 2 birthdays at Ciao Bella and it asks you to list your occasion. Well no one told us that they don’t do anything for birthdays. No singing or special little dessert. Our server seemed very busy as well. I even called again day of to let them know about my allergy and was just told to tell the server. I informed her right when I sat down and as appetizers were brought out she had no mention of what I would be able to eat and when I did ask she wasn’t really sure. This experience was just mediocre and somewhat frustrating.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome wonderful food and great service

JW
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always.

KE
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The lighting in our booth was so dark that we could barely see to read our menus.

SF
Memphis
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual - great food and great service. So lucky to have this great place in our neighborhood.

JS
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in on Sunday night and was waited on by Kamy who regularly waits on us service was excellent as always and the food was delicious. It’s always a friendly and enjoyable experience.

OT
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The six of us were celebrating 2 birthdays and from start to finish; we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The service was professional and friendly. The food came out timely, hot, very tasty and generous portions.

KL
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a nice change from most chain restaurants. Food was good in a relaxed and romantic environment.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

always consistent, good food, great flatbreads, friendly staff, great fish specials,

C
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Pizza was not hot but otherwise everyone enjoyed their meal!

M
Memphis
52 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Memphis

E
Memphis
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service!

GB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place to eat! Ask for a booth so you can have a quiet, lovely meal. Enjoy!

JW
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as always.

MJ
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service! Excellent selection and great environment

BB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent. The server was really good, when she came around. We spent an extra twenty minutes there because it took so long to get our first interaction and then took a long time from getting check to her picking up the payment. We also got seated next to the kitchen. It was our anniversary dinner and it kind of hampered the ambiance. Our reservation request specifically mentioned "wedding anniversary." I'll still go back because the food was delicious. Expensive, but it was just that tasty.

B
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very noisy in the back room. They don’t have a cocktail menu and the food was nothing outstanding.

p
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Our waitress was informative and efficient. Prices were reasonable.

CB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing. It was a perfect date atmosphere or if you wanted to sit a bar and enjoy a game/great food. Amazing prices too

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service, selection & prep of food were outstanding. Everyone in our party of 7 reported their selections were delicious. Only thing I would change is noise level, place was pretty full - so that is just part of dining at a popular restaurant. Certainly was not as loud as many comparable restaurants. Will definitely return.

KS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent the staff are attentive and super nice. The food is always fantastic. The weekly specials are one of my favorite. The toasted ravioli is Yummy !!! If you’ve never been I highly recommend it

Q
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Child from out of town came
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D
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere was perfect!

JG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid all-around dining experience. Loved that they put our party of 8 at a round table without my even asking. Go!

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