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Ciao Bella Restaurant, New Paltz, NY

Ciao Bella Restaurant

4.8
4.8
51 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
At Ciao Bella, we pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional dining experience that combines culinary excellence, warm hospitality, and an inviting atmosphere.
Led by our talented team of chefs, we are dedicated to creating dishes that showcase the finest ingredients sourced locally and globally. Our menu is carefully crafted to celebrate seasonal flavors and culinary traditions while infusing innovative techniques and creative presentations. From the first bite to the last, each dish is a harmonious blend of taste, texture, and visual appeal, leaving a lasting impression on every palate.
The ambiance of our restaurant is an extension of our commitment to excellence. From the elegant decor to the soothing lighting, every detail has been carefully considered to create a warm and inviting space where guests can relax, connect, and enjoy their dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (845) 256-9447
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Private Parties Available

What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Best Service

  • Upstate New York

    Best Value

  • Upstate New York

    Italian

  • Hudson Valley

    Best Overall

  • Hudson Valley

    Best Food

  • Hudson Valley

    Best Service

  • Hudson Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Hudson Valley

    Best Value

  • Hudson Valley

    Good for groups

  • Hudson Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Hudson Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Hudson Valley

    Lively

  • Hudson Valley

    Most Booked

51 Reviews
  1. John

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another delicious meal with great service as always.

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  2. PandV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place looks modern, classy and very clean! The waiters were well dressed, attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and generous portions. Excellent experience.

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  3. LynnK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ciao Bella is an amazing authentic Northern Italy eating experience nestled in the village of New Paltz. The food is cooked to perfection and delicious!

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  4. JenniferG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here with family for Easter - it was lovely! The space is sophisticated and very pretty; the service is professional and friendly; and the food is GOOOOOOOD. We will definitely return soon.

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  5. Soraya

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant has a wonderful ambience and delicious food! We all enjoyed our meals and drinks.

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  6. MPaulJC

    New York City

    245 reviews

    5.0

    245 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BLOWN AWAY! This is real Northern Italian cuisine: ample portions but not your Nonna saying "you're too skinny: mangia!" Pollo Di Anna & Pollo Di Leandra are not to be missed! Unfortunately the Vitello was a bit tough. Not certain if it's a sourcing issue or a prep issue. My wife said that she'll join the Pollo line next time. The house wines are great as is the service. Hop the river from Poughkeepsie and have a fantastic experience

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  7. MichaelO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, Great service, love the ambience and decor. Will definitely be back.

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  8. John

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal with great service. Highly recommend this place.

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  9. Sullivancountyvistor1234

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is excellent. The food and service can’t be beat. The place itself is beautiful and clean. I highly recommend it

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  10. LiS123

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was quite good and although it was a Saturday night, we were not rushed at all & were able to have a very leisurely dinner.

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  11. Diane

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dining room, very attentive staff and food was absolutely delicious! Will go again and definitely recommend to others.

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  12. MagdalenR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ciao Bella in New Paltz has become a mid-week go-to as well as a special place for intimate weekend dinners with friends. The service, food, and overall experience is always consistent whether we sit at the bar, where we can always count on some familiar faces, or in the dining room, a lively mix of elegance and old world charm.

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  13. BrandyD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this Italian restaurant. Service is always great. Great ambiance and food

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  14. KBinNYC

    New York City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant!! Consistently great food. Dining room has cozy ambience.

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  15. Claudia

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decor & ambiance are top notch! The service was excellent & the food was delicious! Location was great, we love New Paltz & when we return I will eat there every time!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here in a very long time. Everything was delicious! A nice way to ring in the New Year. 🥳

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  17. KarenG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The noise level when it got crowded was difficult to talk over. Would you consider putting up noise absorption panels on the walls? Just something to consider.

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  18. jeanm

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating a holiday dinner with friends was wonderful here. Vitello Martini was delicious. House Cabernet was good. Spinach salad yummy, as was the chocolate mousse, which was served as a slice. Decor is inviting, and the waitstaff friendly.

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  19. Edju

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Service and food quality was excellent. Can’t wait to return

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  20. donk

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful Christmas Eve dinner. The staff is 110% professional but warm & welcoming, the food delicious, and the space charming. Big thumbsup!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent staff and amazing food. Nicely decorated and very comfortabel.

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  22. BrianL

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drink and service was wonderful. The place is beautiful as well. Highly recommend.

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  23. AubsQ

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The servers were very nice. But we did not enjoy our meal. My husbands came out hot, but my ravioli was only barley warm when i got it. Also my ravioli was extremely salty and slightly undercooked and chewy. We order two cocktails and sent both back. This is the first time we have ever sent a drink back because we didn’t like it. We will not be returning.

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  24. RobertM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, and friendly service, good atmosphere. Please clarify whether paying by check or cash qualifies for the 3.5% discount. I thought the 3.5% was to cover wihat the bank charges the restaurant when a customer uses a credit card.

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  25. CarolynH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the place... food was outstanding as was service!!

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  26. margueritec

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing was almost perfect, if the noise level was not so loud would give 5 stars, food was so good we will return. Next time will go during the week or sit at the bar

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  27. TomZ

    West Palm Beach

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Amazing food! Incredible ambience!

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  28. PhillyFoodie658

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn't been to this restaurant in a year (from out of town) and love that they painted and lightened the interior. Additionally the staff was super responsive to our request to turn down the music volume allowing folks to actually converse. The food was very good and the service very attentive.

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  29. KMC1

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Highly recommend.

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  30. KendraM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service at the both the bar and table was excellent . The food was fantastic, will definitely be back.

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  31. MarilynC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so fresh and selicious and well presented. The service outstanding. and, the wine list is extensive and varied. Definitely recommend Ciao Bella!

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  32. GeorgeD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ciao Bella has a nice decor and atmosphere. It was our first time trying since new owners and we were very happy with all aspects and will definitely will go back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff was very kind an accommodating. Food was dry and season-less.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, friendly staff but they seemed a bit lost at times. Would have been a better experience if there hadn’t been a screaming kid nearby. Will give it another try.

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  35. JackieD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner, drinks and dessert. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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  36. AnitaT

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. There were 10 of us and the service was great as well. Would highly recommend

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  37. KatieH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fantastic! The service is great and the ambiance is warm and welcoming.

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  38. Lyss

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot for some good Italian food and nice outdoor ambiance. The staff was amazingly accommodating and made our experience that much better.

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  39. KatieI

    Upstate NY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They have really brought this location back. It was a great time & delicious food.

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  40. DavidN

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Much better place than the predecessor - La Stazione. Ambiance, light, table arrangements, food and vine quality - everything was pleasing. The service was friendly and attentive. The price was reasonable, considering all of the above. From now on it will be our prime dining destination while visiting Gunks. The only nostalgic complaint - La Stazione sounds more relevant. After all, the restaurant is located in old train station building. Never mind. Complete success!

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FAQs

Ciao Bella Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Ciao Bella Restaurant

5 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    New Paltz
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
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