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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  • $15 for $30 worth of Italian dinner for two or more
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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.

Customer Reviews

Love the freshness of there food
Gail A. · December 6, 2015
Fritto Misto and Burrata are fantastic appetizers. You may want to ask for an extra toast point with the burrata if you are a party of 4, as it comes with 3. The salmon entree is wonderful, served over veggies, and cooked perfectly. I ordered the salmon without the honey balsamic glaze and loved it! My friend had the Ahi Tuna, and also loved it! Friendly and welcoming staff topped off the experience.
Layna V. · August 10, 2015
The filet mignon special was absolutely melt in your mouth, and the service was exceptional.
Ryan L. · December 22, 2014
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    1514 Highway 41

    Schererville, IN 46375


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