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Tello Italian Bistro

524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-639-9898
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (15 reviews)
“cioppino” (6 reviews)
“parpadelle” (5 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were *greeted* by a semi grumpy waitress who told us that most people make reservations because Saturday is their busiest day. The place was empty and it was nearly 5PM. We were led to a table in the back near the bar, seated and...More

Thank Margo S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So reliable So consistsan, good food good service Rich sauce truly good superior northern Italalian food. Not cheap but really yummy

Thank J F M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could remember the name of this pasta... but it had bacon and egg in it (weird I know, that's why I had to try it) and it was beyond delicious. Paired with an incredible glass of Pinot Noir, made for a great...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I have had some decent meals here but not lately. The salad was swimming in the dressing and the pizza which used to be decent as no longer even decent. I will pass in the future.

Thank snider1
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Salmon was delicious, im.a vegetarian and loved the risotto. Desserts were disappointing. Facility could use a bit more attention on cleanliness. Otherwise we enjoyed our dinner here.

Thank HelenjChicago
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Just stopped in tonight. We ordered a Caesar salad which was very different tasting but nothing to rave about, we also ordered the meat salad I believed named the farm or something close, I would say that one was better for sure. The appetizer of...More

Thank cdub1382
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was a huge disappointment! We went on a week night at 5 pm knowing it would not be busy - we were correct. Our waitress only had one other table besides ours and she was not attentive and never to be found. It was...More

2  Thank mmasc13
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Under new mgt., 2 couples went. Well poured drinks, I had margarita pizza, very good - husband had spaghetti w meatballs nice - not too heavy. My friend had salmon- excellent, her husband had lasagna. All good, very attentive service.

Thank Juli T
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We never had the food here-walked in and hostess ignored our family for a good 10-15 mins while she pretended to roll silverware in center of restaurant. Then she finally came over and told us they couldn't seat us until after 9:00! There were 4-5...More

Thank Tonya B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Very cool interior, soft blues playing just loud enough so it doesn't interfere with conversation. Excellent cocktails, nice wine list, and wonderful cheese and meat board. So why only 2 stars? The Bucatini Carbonara was eye pleasing but as over cooked as possible without breaking....More

Thank Rick R
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6 March 2016|
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Response from nikkrizz | Reviewed this property |
Last night I was told no, they didn't have gluten free. 3/2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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