Bello

★★★☆☆
  • 863 9th Ave

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-246-6773

About Bello

Hours
Mon-Thu 11am-11pm lunch & dinner Fri 11am-12pm lunch Sat 3pm-12am

Food

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i didnt like the food or the atmosphere. well, the food was alright. too snooty and expensive for what it is. the wine list is almost too extensive...it seems to be trying too hard. any way the wait staff was nice.

i really don't understand all the 4-5 star reviews...

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★★☆☆☆

i didnt like the food or the atmosphere. well, the food was alright. too snooty and expensive for what it is. the wine list is almost too extensive...it seems to be trying too hard. any way the wait staff was nice.

i really don't understand all the 4-5 star reviews...

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I've been going to Bello since 1989. That''s when it was one of the only good restaurants in Hell's Kitchen. If you like veal you must try the stuffed veal. It's not on the menu but it's the nightly special every night. Go hungry because this dish is enough for two people. Some foodies say that you can tell a good Italian restaurant by it's Chicken Parm. Well the chicken and Veal parm is off the hook! Bello definitely caters to the older money crowd. But all-ages come here...and so should you!

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Bello since 1989. That''s when it was one of the only good restaurants in Hell's Kitchen. If you like veal you must try the stuffed veal. It's not on the menu but it's the nightly special every night. Go hungry because this dish is enough for two people. Some foodies say that you can tell a good Italian restaurant by it's Chicken Parm. Well the chicken and Veal parm is off the hook! Bello definitely caters to the older money crowd. But all-ages come here...and so should you!

Pros: The food- Stuffed Veal Chop

Cons: I can't think of one..

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The food at Bello's was fantastic. I went with a group of people and there were no complaints. Chicken parmesean, alfredo and chicken were great.

2
★★★★☆

The food at Bello's was fantastic. I went with a group of people and there were no complaints. Chicken parmesean, alfredo and chicken were great.

Pros: food, service

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I'm from the provinces, so any restaurant in Manhattan that you can get a main course for under 20 is attractive. I had the mussels, they were tasty, but for the same price I get 3x better in my town (Houston). The side vegetables were inedible.
The service was old school sweet and attentive to the single, female diner. I only had to wait a few minutes for a table.
The tables are very close, it is not romantic at all. But good for single diner, eavsedropping.
My main gripe $8 a glass for a very low quality chianti. That's how they stay in biz, I guess.

1
★★★☆☆

I'm from the provinces, so any restaurant in Manhattan that you can get a main course for under 20 is attractive. I had the mussels, they were tasty, but for the same price I get 3x better in my town (Houston). The side vegetables were inedible.
The service was old school sweet and attentive to the single, female diner. I only had to wait a few minutes for a table.
The tables are very close, it is not romantic at all. But good for single diner, eavsedropping.
My main gripe $8 a glass for a very low quality chianti. That's how they stay in biz, I guess.

Pros: Good value, very sweet, sincere staff

Cons: the house wine is bad and overpriced

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I always enjoy eating at Bello. The decor and service you receive surpasses anything you will find along 9th avenue. This place has been in business a while and has consistently delivers on quality. I also used their private party room- which everyone seemed to enjoy.

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★★★★★

I always enjoy eating at Bello. The decor and service you receive surpasses anything you will find along 9th avenue. This place has been in business a while and has consistently delivers on quality. I also used their private party room- which everyone seemed to enjoy.

Pros: decor, free parking with dinner, menu

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Terrible experience. The food was wonderful, however... My husband doesn't like vegetables and made a point to ask the waiter if he could have a side of pasta instead. The waiter said "sure". When the bill came, the side of pasta cost us almost $10. When my husband spoke to the manager, the manager apologized that the waiter changed $1.50 too much. Shouldn't the waiter tell us beforehand that there would be a charge? If we bring the matter to the manager, shouldn't he do something other than reduce the charge? Honestly, adding $8.50 for a side of pasta with tomato sauce was a rip off. Don't go. There are a lot of really cute restaurants right across the street!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Terrible experience. The food was wonderful, however... My husband doesn't like vegetables and made a point to ask the waiter if he could have a side of pasta instead. The waiter said "sure". When the bill came, the side of pasta cost us almost $10. When my husband spoke to the manager, the manager apologized that the waiter changed $1.50 too much. Shouldn't the waiter tell us beforehand that there would be a charge? If we bring the matter to the manager, shouldn't he do something other than reduce the charge? Honestly, adding $8.50 for a side of pasta with tomato sauce was a rip off. Don't go. There are a lot of really cute restaurants right across the street!

Pros: food

Cons: service, cost

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Have been going here for 12 years, haven't had a bad meal yet. Sometimes service is a little slow and you may have to wait for a table.

The waiters are always accomdating and the food is anything but bland. Pasta and veal dishes are exceptional . Salads, even the bread is wonderful.

I would highly recommend it.

As far as having inconsiderate people at the next table, that can happen at any restaurant in NY

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★★★★★

Have been going here for 12 years, haven't had a bad meal yet. Sometimes service is a little slow and you may have to wait for a table.

The waiters are always accomdating and the food is anything but bland. Pasta and veal dishes are exceptional . Salads, even the bread is wonderful.

I would highly recommend it.

As far as having inconsiderate people at the next table, that can happen at any restaurant in NY

Pros: tasty food, free parking, waiters helpful

Cons: slow to be seated

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went there for an early business dinner midweek. seated promptly. tables well spaced. air conditioning working- fine air circulation. service almost personalized. waiter's accent was a tad thick. wine served promptly at proper temperature. ordered off the menu- caesar salad was exceptional, pasta and chicken dishes were served quickly at the proper temperature and were fine. coffee below par. prices are wonderful. a very solid place.

2
★★★★★

went there for an early business dinner midweek. seated promptly. tables well spaced. air conditioning working- fine air circulation. service almost personalized. waiter's accent was a tad thick. wine served promptly at proper temperature. ordered off the menu- caesar salad was exceptional, pasta and chicken dishes were served quickly at the proper temperature and were fine. coffee below par. prices are wonderful. a very solid place.

Pros: price, service, facility

Cons: , coffee

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I went there last night expecting a nice dinner and I did get that. However while I was sitting there eating my dinner, I had 5 girls at the next table screaming, swearing, and just talking about having sex with the manager. And the funniest thing the manager was sitting right there and did nothing. I would recommend the food, but not the restaurant. Worst place I ever ate.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went there last night expecting a nice dinner and I did get that. However while I was sitting there eating my dinner, I had 5 girls at the next table screaming, swearing, and just talking about having sex with the manager. And the funniest thing the manager was sitting right there and did nothing. I would recommend the food, but not the restaurant. Worst place I ever ate.

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We went with my wife's parents and our reservations were honoured without hassle. Service was a bit slow as our waiter could never be found. Food was great, lots of daily specials to choose from. My wife loved her vongole bianco which was loaded with un-shelled clams. Not the most romantic but a good place to take visiting parents. We'll definitely go back.

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★★★★☆

We went with my wife's parents and our reservations were honoured without hassle. Service was a bit slow as our waiter could never be found. Food was great, lots of daily specials to choose from. My wife loved her vongole bianco which was loaded with un-shelled clams. Not the most romantic but a good place to take visiting parents. We'll definitely go back.

Pros: great food, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: service a bit slow

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We have been to Bello's on about 8 occasions and have never been disappointed. They have always honored resevervations,food & service can't be beat. Price is right.

2
★★★★☆

We have been to Bello's on about 8 occasions and have never been disappointed. They have always honored resevervations,food & service can't be beat. Price is right.

Pros: good drinks, large or small group

Cons: crowded

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The two people who wrote in below are obviously regulars. Regulars (average age 60-to-dead) are treated well and dont seem to mind the terrible food. I can understand why this place was so badly reviewed. If you are not a regular you are treated with contempt beyond belief. My family had a reservation at 8:00 and we waited at the bar for 30 minutes even though we arrived on time. Another party of four, obviously well loved regulars, arrived without a reservation and was seated immediately. When I complained to the manager and then the owner, I was rudely told to go elsewhere if I didnt like it. The owners breath smelled of wine. My family didnt want trouble so we stayed to taste the terrible, bland food.

There are so many Italian restaurants in the neighborhood (two others on the same intersection!) go to any of them over Bello.

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★☆☆☆☆

The two people who wrote in below are obviously regulars. Regulars (average age 60-to-dead) are treated well and dont seem to mind the terrible food. I can understand why this place was so badly reviewed. If you are not a regular you are treated with contempt beyond belief. My family had a reservation at 8:00 and we waited at the bar for 30 minutes even though we arrived on time. Another party of four, obviously well loved regulars, arrived without a reservation and was seated immediately. When I complained to the manager and then the owner, I was rudely told to go elsewhere if I didnt like it. The owners breath smelled of wine. My family didnt want trouble so we stayed to taste the terrible, bland food.

There are so many Italian restaurants in the neighborhood (two others on the same intersection!) go to any of them over Bello.

Pros: Free Parking

Cons: Everything Else

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I have eaten at Bello for years. Never had a bad meal. Don't know why anyone would not like it. Courteous staff, fresh hot food for a reasonable price and never a problem with a reservation before 6:30 pm any weekend. Have had numerous parties and gatherings and they have always been great. Very underrated place and the free parking for the theater afterwards can't be beat!

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★★★★☆

I have eaten at Bello for years. Never had a bad meal. Don't know why anyone would not like it. Courteous staff, fresh hot food for a reasonable price and never a problem with a reservation before 6:30 pm any weekend. Have had numerous parties and gatherings and they have always been great. Very underrated place and the free parking for the theater afterwards can't be beat!

Pros: Parking for free, Service is good

Cons: Small interior

Editorial from

Bring your appetite when visiting this midtown venue---a full selection of traditional, hearty Italian fare awaits you here. A full selection of hot and cold appetizers is just the preamble to tummy-fillers like fettuccine Alfredo, chicken…

 

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