Ciao Bella

4.7
116 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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 116 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
W
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, so was our waitress

Report
Helpful
AL
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had forgotten how good the food and service was. I believe they have the best Italian spinach in Memphis. They also have a good wine list with very reasonable prices.

Report
Helpful
M
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful meal! The best salmon I have ever had! All four of us ordered something different and everyone loved their food. The prices are reasonable and the service was excellent.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say was that everything was perfect

Report
Helpful
AS
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, we were seated immediately and the service was excellent. The salmon with goat cheese risotto was the best thing I’ve ever had!

Report
Helpful
JP
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is such a gem in the East Memphis area. The staff are always very professional, courteous, friendly, efficient and always accommodating. The ambiance is cozy and clean always. Its like a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with many repeat customers. The food is always consistently good and the portions are sufficient. I love that they have gluten free options even though I would like to see a few more of those options. Nonetheless, you feel like family after dining with them. We were so relaxed and enjoyed our time and dinner lasted 2.5 hours. Its that kind of place. I highly recommend this restaurant especially if you are entertaining out of town guests.

Report
Helpful
j
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Christen did a great job. Food was very good and the value was great

Report
Helpful
OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Suzie always has great servers and food is so good

Report
Helpful
DB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything great! Soup of day Rosemary and white bean soup didn't taste right. I can but my finger on it! Taste a little murky

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tuna, Avacado & Almond Appetizer was a Treat!!!

Report
Helpful
D
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as usual! Really love this restaurant!

Report
Helpful
D
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ciao Bella for Italian food was average at best. I did not care for the seating (minor compliant) as the seats in the booths were made for people at least 6 feet tall. Shorter people like myself will find they need a thick telephone book which don't exist anymore to reach the table easily. I just don't like the food at the same level as my eyes which makes it hard to see. The food was pedestrian type the usual so called Italian fare but does not measure up to most really good Italian restaurants I have been to all around the US. If I visit Memphis again this would not be a destination place. The restaurant just does not measure up to the positive reviews it gets on Open Table and Trip Adviser. The prices were reasonable and the service was good but good prices and good service does not the food taste better.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fantastic and the portions were very generous. We had a fantastic waiter who was very attentive and social, which made the experience much more intimate and it seemed like we were being cared for. There was a very bright light hanging over the booth we were sitting at, but this is a very small complaint that was overturned by the great service. Honestly, I forgot about the light after course after course came out. Will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only second visit, but was somehow better than last time. This place is great all around. Don’t hesitate to go check out Ciao Bella. 👍👍👍👍👍

Report
Helpful
IB
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the spanokapita and had the gnocci dish. Everything tasted amazing!

Report
Helpful
EH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New menu is hard to read. Miss the salmon brochette. Good as always.

Report
Helpful
OT
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, we had a wonderful night out celebrating our daughter’s birthday! Salads were cold, crisp and very fresh; all 4 of us had entrees that were hot, flavorful and satisfying. The Italian spinach was the best!! The price point is very good and server exceptional.

Report
Helpful
H
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Ciao Bella was very attuned to our needs and made for an excellent experience. Their new menu is great too.

Report
Helpful
DG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the chicken/lemon soup.
Also like some art on walls - are they for sale?

Report
Helpful
s
New England
136 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was, at best, good—but Trevor’s service was exceptional.

Report
Helpful
OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All was fine until they brought some fish to the table next to us....
It smelled AWFUL!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They are always reliable for a dependable service and good food.

Report
Helpful
CW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal overall. Great service and wonderful recommendations from Trevor.

Report
Helpful
WG
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ciao Bella is one of those Nona’s homemade kitchen secrets kind of restaurants. Everything tastes fresh with flavorful combinations. When the waitress described the special, we could tell that it was the type of dish the staff was fighting over in the kitchen. Absolutely phenomenal and highly recommended!

Report
Helpful
TE
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were traveling through Memphis for the first time and found this restaurant with great reviews on Open Table. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was very good tasting and portions average size. Definitely a place we would return to on our next trip.

Report
Helpful
OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our anniversary very special from start to finish. Service was awesome, and the food was outstanding! The Heirloom Caprese appetizer was perfect. The scallops and risotto special was delicious. We will be back soon.

Report
Helpful
AS
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. We had a reservation for 8:00 but went early. The hostess was so sweet, told us they would seat us as soon as they could. We were content to sit at the bar, enjoying a glass of wine, and it wasn’t 10 minutes and she came to seat us! The mussels in white wine were perfect to start, both the penne and the carbonara were excellent. Came to the table hot, we ate every bite!

Report
Helpful
JW
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Great food and service and atmosphere!

Report
Helpful
DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious appetizers and main course lunches!
Can’t wait to return1

Report
Helpful
ST
Memphis
154 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Ciao Bella did not disappoint. We had great food, outstanding service, and enjoyed everything. Some of the best meatballs my husband had ever eaten

Report
Helpful
JW
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, atmosphere, and food!

Report
Helpful
OT
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.

Report
Helpful
M
Memphis
62 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our go to places. Always great food always great service. We will be back soon.

Report
Helpful
MD
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Food and service are always consistent.

Report
Helpful
JW
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable atmosphere, service, and food!

Report
Helpful
OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the ambiance and salads and pasta. Possibly not the best place for fish.

Report
Helpful
J
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Ciao Bella! I don’t think I’ve had a single dish there that wasn’t incredibly delicious. The staff is very accommodating. They are usually able to fit you in even if you don’t have a reservation. Although the Open Table reservation feature is super helpful too. Every time I’ve used it, my table is ready upon arrival. The wait staff is courteous and fast. And I love the atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
M
Memphis
62 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super once again. They are consistent, consistent, consistently good.

Report
Helpful
a
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner. The only complaint is that the Margarita pizza is really a cheese pizza with basil. I ate one slice and it had so much cheese on it I could not eat any more. I wish it had been a simple mozzarella and basil pizza. My husband had the cannoli and he loved it

Report
Helpful
R
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We love Ciao Bella normally, but this past Saturday night, it was very chilly in the restaurant and there was a large round table of very loud people using profanity and just making our dining experience less than desirable. We will go back, but we just didn't enjoy this time as much as we usually do.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3