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Ciao Bella

6500 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111-4424
+1 815-654-9900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (3 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6500 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111-4424
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A boss of mine told me about this place. I was in heaven best Italian food I had in a very long time. A family owned business and they really have good staff as well.

Thank Kari K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and a comfortable atmosphere make for a special night of dining out courtesy of Nick and his family. We love their steaks, fish dishes and risottos. I avoid their homemade gelato because it is so good.Their specialty cocktails are to die for. Good...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lovey meal at Ciao Bella. Staff were so helpful and accommodating. They gave my daughter colouring pens and told her she could draw on the paper tablecloth and we're really happy with her pootling about the place. Lovey meal for us too, pasta...More

Thank ShadowySue
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has both a nice bar area and a nice restaurant side. I prefer the restaurant side for dinner, but both sides are nice. This is an Italian restaurant like those found in Italy, but with a more friendly staff. It is my favorite...More

Thank SkipperBill2
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Owner's Nick Castrogiovanni and daughter Talia of Ciao Bella do a wonderful job of melding quality affordable seafood with a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Nick often goes table to table offering free samples of what's hot out of the kitchen that night. Whether it's a...More

Thank alanhenderson2016
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The menu is broad and includes appetizers, salads/soups, pizzas, pastas, and entrees. Classic Italian dishes done perfectly, and menu specials showcasing high quality innovation. The service was great with lots of pleasant, attentive staff. The courses arrived very fast. The atmosphere is cozy and casual....More

Thank CCRiderLLC
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great ownership, very customer driven. Food is excellent and very reasonable priced coupled with a high level of quality. Drinks are a bargain and priced right for the area. Talia will make you feel like family. We love this place. The steaks and Chicken Cordon...More

Thank Rod J
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were traveling back from Madison and decided to stop for dinner. We did a quick search for Italian restaurants within five miles of our location on the road and Ciao Bella's came up. We called ahead for reservations. The friendly voice on the phone...More

Thank billhV8285JU
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Came here with a large soccer team. The waitress was wonderful and added place settings and tables as people wondered in from a long day of travel. I was hoping for food as good as the service but is simply was not. We had a...More

Thank Betsy S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Was very disappointed to see when I got home from dinner that I was given someone else's leftovers. I ordered a $23 entrée and barely ate half and did not receive my leftovers. I called and spoke to a manager the following day and there...More

Thank Marcia M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6500 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111-4424
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Loves Park
  • Phone Number: +1 815-654-9900