About this Business
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
My husband, son and I have been there many times and enjoyed it. Since my cousin was in from FL. I decided to take her and her daughter - in - law there for lunch. Seeing my cousin with a cane, Tony, the owner, sat us as close as possible in a quiet spot to sit and talk. The food was delicious and Tony topped it off by having his niece sing opera for us. All in All, a nice afternoon.
Friendly, efficient staff. Flexible kitchen; if you want something a little different than stated on the menu, just ask the waiter and it will be prepared as you request. Hands-on owner who takes pride in delivering 'real" Italian food, not the dumbed-down fare served to the tourists by some of the other Little Italy establishments. Highly recommended.
The service and food were absolutely amazing. This was my first time but definitely not my last time.
Food was great , service was good. ...it's a do again . Only bad was they over baked the bread ! Sangria made up for it , very tasty !
It took a half hour, after we were seated, to get the appetizer, which was fried calamari and wasn't very flavorful. Another 15 minutes before the salads came and a total of an hour for the entree to be served. The Veal Parmesan, recommended by a local we met outside, was tough and very bland. I ordered a Budweiser, which turned out to be the only one left in the restaurant. Tried this restaurant because of the Groupon and will not return.
The word that comes to mind is perfunctory. The food was mediocre, the waitress a bit frazzled and not too helpful, it took quite a while for our food to come. There is nothing downright bad about it, and nothing that really stands out. To me it is not worth the price.
Great !! Meal ,service... quiet time ..ENJOYABLE
Groupon made this restaurant visit a great value meal! We went during the evening of Father's Day, and met with a packed dinning room. Service staff was friendly, prompt, and attentive at the right time. Food was served hot, tasty, and timely too. Both the staff and kitchen met the challenge of a busy pack dining room. We will return.
Yeah Ciao Bella Yeah love this place!
From Our Editors
It's easy to see why Little Italy's Ciao Bella attracts celebrity diners such as Olympian Michael Phelps—and it's even easier to taste why. Chef Tony Gambino is simply a magician when it comes to Italian cuisine. His creations range from traditional eggplant parmigiana and house-made gnocchi in vodka sauce to funkier dishes, such as escargot in a garlic and basil-butter marinade.
Chef Tony takes a very hands-on approach to everything at Ciao Bella, going so far as to pinch his cooks' cheeks when they do a good job. He even created the wine list himself, an array of more than 40 labels from across Italy, as well as New World wines from Napa and Sonoma Valley. He also helped pick the restaurant's leaders—they're all his relatives, making this a truly family-run eatery.