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Bella Piatti

167 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6001
+1 248-494-7110
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
167 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6001
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Bella Piatti is a favorite. In January 2018, my husband and I sat at the bar and had a delightful happy hour. Good wine and tastes. We recommend the sausage, peppers and lovely marinara. The chef came out and we thanked him. He smiled and...More

Thank Carrie8
Liz C, Owner at Bella Piatti, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. We do greatly appreciate it. Hope you return soon!

Reviewed 30 December 2017

We went there for my 60th birthday. Everything we had was excellent. The bread was served with a red pepper butter, olive tapenade and roasted garlic. We ordered calamari and shrimp appetizers and wanted to lick the plates the sauce they were served in was...More

1  Thank Kevin H
Liz C, Owner at Bella Piatti, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Such a lovely review!!! Thanks and hope you return soon!

Reviewed 23 December 2017

It’s definitely crowded whether at the tables or at the bar. Be prepared for a noisy lively group of patrons. Wait staff is extremely experienced, and the hostess was a charmer. Food is excellent.

Thank PointerDetroit
Liz C, Owner at Bella Piatti, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the lovely review!

Reviewed 22 December 2017

I was excited to try this place with an associate for lunch after hearing positive (mostly celebrity due to proximity to Townsend Hotel) vibe. To start off the service was very poor even given that we were one of only two tables seated. My partner...More

1  Thank mattfasang
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here today and it was excellent. We had a very nice and helpful waiter. The restaurant is small and reservations are recommended. This is a great place for special occasions.

Thank Laura J
Liz C, Owner at Bella Piatti, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review!

Reviewed 27 November 2017

First visit to this place and we (table of 10) had a great experience. Very good food and nice atmosphere. Only issue we had is the server seemed to be trying to rush us through dinner. 6 p.m. reservation and totally understand they had more...More

Thank golfingfuninthesun
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Was staying across the street on a business trip and looking for a place to dine alone at the bar. Bella Piatii was a great find. Friendly bartender, good drinks and wine. I had a happy special appetizer of fresh mozerella, tomato and pesto which...More

Thank suebhon
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Hard to get a reservation in this Birmingham gem but worth the effort! Great food, great service and lively bar. Don’t ask the chef for substitutions with the entree though or you may get the same answer we did. NO! Still, I can’t wait to...More

Thank Gooch83
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Went with my husband for our anniversary dinner, and were so happy we decided on this restaurant! It is such a great spot for a date night. The food was absolutely delicious! I ordered the Tagliolini Paglia e Fieno, and am still dreaming about it....More

Thank mmsbussey
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We had an amazing meal tonight with our group of 6. Jimmy our waiter had great knowledge of the food and wine and everything that was served from the appetizers to the salads, main course and desserts were delicious. Jimmy was very attentive and took...More

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Liz C, Owner at Bella Piatti, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for the lovely review and so happy you enjoyed your evening with us.

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Trish G
6 January 2017|
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Response from Liz C | Property representative |
Yes we can, please call and make a reservation in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 60
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6001
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-494-7110
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The newly re-invented Bella Piatti opened February 13, 2013 under new ownership and is already on it's way to be the hot spot in Birmingham. The traditional Italian menu with a contemporary twist was created by Chef Francesco Apollonia, who was born and raised in Venice, Italy. The restaurant, designed by Jeff Fontana, offers a warm, whimsical and inviting dining experience. The menu is comprised of traditional pastas, risotto, fish, mouth-watering steaks and a variety of appetizers and desserts. Fresh seasonal produce, exceptional quality products, artisanal ingredients make dining here an authentic Italian experience.
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