Mirabella Italian Cuisine

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Though the dining room is lit low and shows the simple elegance of white tablecloths, there’s a certain home-style vibe to Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar that you’d have a hard time finding at other Chicago temples to red meat. The prices are somewhat more modest, too, and at Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar, you can enjoy some classic apps, a very good bowl of pasta, and a well-prepared steak, with wine, for less price and just as much enjoyment as you could expect at many downtown steak joints.
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Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in staff was very nice.

SC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I don’t know it was that made me sick, the shrimp did jhonge or the whitefish. Either way, I had my head in the toilet the entire night

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was okay, it’s just it’s Valentine’s Day so there was a ton of people. Was sat for a 7 o’clock reservation at 7:30

TL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

I made a 7pm reservation on Valentines Day for 2 people almost 2 weeks out. Once we arrived the host completely ignored me. Once i got his attention he wrote my name on a sheet of paper and we proceeded to wait. We waited and stood almost an hour and the host just walked past us. There were people walking in that knew the staff and they were given drinks from the bar and seated before us. We finally left close to 8pm after being ignored. As a General Manager of the restaurant, i completely understand the dynamics of a busy Friday night. But, to be completely ignored, this was unacceptable. I really wanted to give a better review because the food looked amazing. I’m a local in the area and was looking forward to coming here. Hope this serves you all well for the future.

TD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The grilled octopus was great. My wife loves the Steak Fiorentina and the Tiramisu was excellent.

g
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine date night. The food and service were wonderful, as always! Lamb chops and pork chop Vesuvio—outstanding. One of our favorite places!

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant in an excellent location. We had a wonderful dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a date right before Valentine’s Day. We went at 4 pm and we were the only people there. The music was great and we loved the ambiance. They were very attentive and even gave us complementary potatoes. We had the grilled calamari, surf and turf, cheesecake and gelato. Everything was delicious!

w
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had a 7:30 reservation, arrived at 7:15 and told that the wait time would be about 20 minutes. That was fine since were we early. We did not get seated until after 8:30. In talking to people in the bar while we were waiting, found out that this is typical on Saturdays. They were definitely under staffed.

l
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This was our 2nd time to Miraella. It was a Saturday night (also restaurant week) and very crowded. Our reservation was for 7:00 and we were seated at 7:40, ate dinner at 9pm. Service was very slow and at no point did the waiter or host apologize. Our experience was the polar opposite of the first time we were here.
Food is very good and offers a nice 1/2 way between city and suburbs.
I would go again and offer them another chance but would not give a glowing review if this happens again.

t
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great variety , nice atmosphere , great service

CE
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Normally everything works at this restaurant. However, avoid coming here during Restaurant Week, Mother's Day, Father's day etc. Reservations not honored. Bar is "backed up" beyond belief. Food is over-cooked. Service is non-existent. Pure bedlam.

SS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely return. Mirabella is a very clean,elegant,
but casual restaurant. The staff was warm and welcoming. Our waiter, sorry I forgot his name but he was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and gave great recommendations. The food was delicious, fresh, reasonable and plentiful. The bread with the on table accompaniment was another highlight. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

p
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious, we will return.

FF
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great spot for large group, tremendous service! good value wine list to boot.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extra crowded and noisy due to restaurant week

IC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is absolutely charming. You certainly can’t tell a book by its cover in this case. It’s in an older area and the bldg doesn’t look like much, but thankfully that isn’t the case when you get inside. It’s is decorated with a flair for the “old world”. The seating is comfortable and not too tight.
The menu is pretty lengthy and there are many choices. It is not inexpensive but I think the quality is worth it. There is enough to take home for the next day. We both had clams with pasta as well as an octopus appetizer. It was delicious!! This is our second time and the first for our companions. They were happy with the choices.

VD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and homey atmosphere at a fair price. Large portions--always take leftovers home.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Unfortunately we had to wait over an hour after our reservation time along with at least 25 other people. They must have severely overbooked for NYE. Once we were finally seated both food and service was 5/5 however we were very unhappy with the long wait to get in.

l
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Long time top Chicago restaurant staff ensured great food and service. Very good egg plant parmesan and pasta sides. Excellent veal parmesan. Amazing bone in rib eye steak. Soup and salads just fair. Very good lemon cake. Great value. Previous germanic wall murals could use up dating. Park in shopping center across the street. If you want to experience old time at the table flaming dessert, this is where they still know how.

ED
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great steaks and pasta. Reasonably priced wine list. Service was solid and they held our reservation for six when we were late.

LB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Christmas Eve ,a perfect time again, got there early ....6ish Food was wonderful as usual . Service got a little spotty towards end of meal but all in all great time had by all. Eddie the Maittre D was great as always

k
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Italian family dined at Mirabella on Christmas Eve, we highly recommend. The service and food was fantastic. My brother and his wife, who were visiting from out of state for the holidays, frequently travel to Italy, you can’t fool them. And believe me when I say, my brother isn’t easily impressed, he was impressed. I’ve never been to Italy myself, but I’m one who normally doesn’t even order coffee at restaurants and I’m extremely picky about food quality, I won’t even finish if I detect frozen or low quality food on my plate, but I must admit, their cappuccino is better than mine (and mine is the best), and the shrimp ravioli special was fantastic, nothing frozen or low quality here. In fact, for the first time in my life, I actually left food on my plate so I could savor it again at home! Can you tell we love this place? We’ll definitely be back, and my brother says we need to eat at Mirabella’s every Christmas from now on.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly and tentative staff!! Food was great!

S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this little gem when we were running errands and looking for a dinner spot. Quaint, family run, neighborhood Italian restaurant that is not to be missed. Order the meatballs. That is how you know it's going to be a great meal. Everything is made from scratch. Good steaks, which are broiled, veal dishes, and pasta. Bananas foster was a real treat. Wine selection was a surprise! Service was very attentive. We will be back!

WL
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mirabella was so accommodating. The service was simply extraordinary. The food was good but we expected a little more authenticity. I'd definitely go back because everyone was so kind & the atmosphere was perfect.

OT
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old school Italian at its best. The waiter was incredibly attentive without being intrusive. Entrees were great, including the Greek style whitefish, salmon pesto, and pasta. Would definitely return.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone were exceptional!! Definitely planning a trip back in 2 weeks for another birthday!!

OT
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the steaks and the minestrone soup. The device was excellent.

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good! Everything was great!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Fun and yummy.

e
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service but a little too rushed. Server was very nice but so hyped up. Maitre d' from Sabatino's. Very good food but not 5 star. Great 1/2 way spot for us suburbanites to meet our city friends/family. Reasonably priced.

g
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great neighborhood choice. Downtown quality at local prices, very conveniently located.

DK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

real sweet atmosphere and ambiance, good intentional service where we felt seen through the night, and the food was truly incredible - ESP. one dish that we ordered with Gluten Free Pasta... best GF Italian I have ever had. would definitely recommend. Though, prices were fairly high for me.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good food. We enjoyed every course and will be back soon.

T
Chicago
138 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place. First time for us. We'll go back.

Parking is across the street.

S
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love this place to meet suburban friends
Large menu yummy food excellent service but this time
We had to sit outside after we ate it was just too noisy to talk

LD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You certainly will get an excellent meal but won't have to empty your pockets! The service and ambiance were wonderful as well.

B
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Experienced great hospitality and service. The food choices were extensive and outstanding in quality. We felt welcomed and certainly will come back again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service as usual!