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Tello Italian Bistro

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524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-639-9898
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located on Phoenix Street across from cafe, this place is good to visit for a nicer meal. We went for dinner when it first opened and had a decent time. Lighting was turned down for Italian mood, so felt romantic. I was there with my sisters for wine and snacks, but it was well enjoyed. This review is entered late,... More 

Thank Steve H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. We have been there several times. Great ambiance for couples. Menu has something for every taste.

Thank Krmline
Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Food and service were great Wines were of limited selections but a few good ones. I had the lobster ravioli in lemon cello sauce with shrimp.

Thank jiminia1959
Soham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

No salad nor soup came with the entree. I guess I haven't gone to more fancy restaurants🤔! I ordered a papardelle bolognese. Very filling. Heavy on a spice I can't identify and didn't enjoy it as much. My husband did enjoy his meal. We were served complementary bread prior to the meal and served more after we asked.

Thank Ursula V
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A favorite place for pizza or dinner The for is always prepared well and the service is excellent wine selections are one of the best in southwest michigan

Thank runjustin
Michigan Center, Michigan
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I'm here on business for 4 days. So sad that I didn't try this restaurant until the evening of day 3. The food was amazing. I had the arugula and fig salad along with the seared scallops. Both were delicious. I will remember this place and return the next time I'm in South Haven. Thank you to the chef(s) at... More 

Thank TravelingRN04
Chapin, South Carolina
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

An upscale Italian place in South Haven. The menu is rather small but excellent. The wine list is OK.

Thank Stujersey
Francesville, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Small Italian restaurant with delicious food. Atmosphere was casual. We were there early and enjoyed a quiet meal. Food was slightly different than the "usual" Italian. I would go back just for the truffle egg appetizer and the salad with figs!

Thank CVandBoys
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439 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Night we were there, the kitchen went into the weeds and never came back up. We were there early and ended up having a three-hour dinner for 6. Owner (or rep) made continual apologies, but didn't do anything like comp dessert or buy us a bottle. What part of "never going back" do they not get?

Thank BlueHenFlyer
Livonia, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and I love the happy hour wine and pizza specials. The grilled romaine salad is one of our favorites.

Thank rodgap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-639-9898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?