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Bella's Bakery & Cafe

2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
+1 712-328-8888 ext. 7883
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (3 reviews)
“french fries” (2 reviews)
“baked goods” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bella's was the highlight of my trip! While I did eat at the steakhouse and buffet....Bella's was by far my favorite. The staff are amazing and the breakfast had the biggest tasty biscuits ever. The atmosphere is nostalgic with antique bicycles and children's fire truck...More

Thank angelacK9322YE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, although in my opinion was borderline expensive. The waitress was very friendly, wich is very important. The decor was odd. I bought a cinnamon roll once before, wasnt to tasty, and a 4 dollar milk! But all in all it was...More

Thank Dreamertl
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I was at the casino and needed a to-go order for dinner. The waitress there wouldn't let me sit down so I could buy something to drink. She wanted me to sit outside in the busy hallway common area. I went to the sports bar...More

Thank itsme018
PNKinc, Public Relations Manager at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

We appreciate your review, and are glad you enjoyed the cupcake! Thanks for the feedback regarding the service. We have passed it along to management to address with the team, and we hope to have you back for a better experience in the future.

Reviewed 20 November 2016

We recently celebrated our 17th anniversary with a day of playing the slots and dinner at Riva Steakhouse. We stopped into bella's for coffee and bought a coconut cake to take back to our room It was very fresh and very good! We will stop...More

Thank Lisa K
Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Good morning. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you had such an outstanding anniversary experience at Ameristar. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great for breakfast at any time. Reasonably priced, good quality food, large portions. A good meal, for a great price.

Thank Linda P
Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Good morning. Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had such an excellent experience at Bella's Bakery & Cafe. We look forward to welcoming you back for more outstanding cuisine soon. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Reviewed 12 September 2016

First visit I waited just a short time for seating and service. Burger, fries and coke were actually pretty good. Second time, waited a ridiculously long time just to be seated, then waited even longer for a server that I finally gave up waiting on....More

Thank J M
Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Good afternoon. Thank you for your review. At Bella's, we pride ourselves on offering outstanding service for our guests. We look forward to addressing the details of your experience with our leadership team. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Reviewed 29 July 2016

Sara greeted us promptly with a smile and good spirits. Seated quickly. Did have to wait a while for our server to arrive but after order placed, drinks and food arrived quickly. Good place to eat and food servings are generous enough to split

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We ate a Bella's twice this past weekend - once for the evening meal and once for breakfast, and we have eaten there several times before. We can rely on this restaurant for delicious food that is obviously prepared by skillful - perhaps even loving...More

Thank Wrenrose
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food was cooked just perfect. It was a nice size portion and served hot. Breakfast was also wonderful. Staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank Chrissy1402
Reviewed 26 July 2016

neat little place for casual dining, friendly service, average food, we sat at tables overlooking lobby with nice comfortable chairs.

Thank whocares
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Average prices
USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 712-328-8888 ext. 7883
From the casual atmosphere to the friendly service, Bella's Bakery & Café is the perfect choice for a quick and delicious meal. From our selection of specialty Wraps and Sandwiches, to Midwestern Favorites such as Pot Roast and Chicken Fried Steak and Country Gravy, Bella's Bakery & Café is a great place to catch a game or meet friends. Quick, friendly, and delicious...that's Bella's!
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