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Italian Dinner at Ciao Bella Ristorante in Schererville (Half Off)

Ciao Bella Ristorante

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Florence-native chef populates an Italian menu with Mediterranean-style meats and thin-crust pizzas.

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Expires Oct 31st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation recommended. Dine-in only. Must purchase 1 food item. Valid only for dinner. Not valid with any other specials, including Wednesday night half-off bottles of wine. Not valid on holidays, including Mothers Day (5/12). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Mount Vesuvius's eruption was a horrible travesty for dining, bathing unsuspecting noodles in layer of marinara that obliterated all sauce varieties for decades. Taste the Renaissance of flavor with this Groupon.

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Dinner

For dinner, chefs prepare sizzling 8-ounce filet mignons for the filetto al porcini ($31), sauté Lake Superior whitefish in the pesce bianco al limone ($20), and hand-form dumplings for the gnocchi della nonna ($15).

Ciao Bella Ristorante

Giuseppe "Joe" Scalzo had to turn down his first opportunity to manage a restaurant, a small trattoria in Calabria he'd been working in as he attended school. He had spent his entire professional career working in Tuscan eateries and wanted the job, but his educational path led him to Chicago's Loyola University in pursuit of a business degree. It didn't take him long to realize that the thing he missed most about home was working in a restaurant. With his newly acquired business acumen, he began his foray into opening Italian restaurants: first Piazza Bella, then Via Carducci, and finally his most recent labor of love, Ciao Bella Ristorante.

The kitchen is nestled behind a black-and-white photographic mural, which hints at the sunshine that sparkles along the Mediterranean coastline. Greenery flanks the piece, providing contrast along with the warm, saturated red walls painted with real marinara sauce. As guests revel under dim lighting amid the elegant atmosphere, plates of carefully crafted Italian cuisine arrive at tables alongside traditional thin-crust pizza. The restaurant recently expanded its bar and lounge areas and added a new banquet area for private parties that can seat up to 70. Joe's personal favorite pie is the quattro stagioni, for its savory blend of prosciutto, artichokes, and black olives.


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89% of 1,189 customers recommend

  • “Great food”

  • “The filet mignon special was absolutely melt in your mouth, and the service was exceptional. ”

  • “Food was good, but very cold in the restaurant”

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    Ciao Bella Ristorante

    1514 Highway 41

    Schererville, IN 46375

    +12193226800

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80% of the people were positive about the Waiter, most described it as Excellent.
Many people described the Wine as Great. Others thought:
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83% of the people were positive about the Ambiance, most described it as Cozy.
89% of the people were positive about the Atmosphere, most described it as Good.
89% of the people were positive about the Restaurant, most described it as Great.
Many people described the Food as Great. Others thought:
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86% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Great.
90% of the people were positive about the Staff, most described it as Great.
92% of the people were positive about the Service, most described it as Great.
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