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Bella Michael's

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57 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
+1 607-431-9166
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Oneonta, New York
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here last night with my family for a Holiday dinner. We called at the last minute and they were able to squeeze us in between three huge parties. The waitress couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. She got our drink orders in right away and place the order for our appetizers immediately so that we wouldn't have... More 

Thank chad s
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I'm from NYC and very skeptical when it comes to Italian restaurants when traveling upstate. I chose to eat here while traveling on business strictly because it was the closest restaurant to the hotel (and it was recommended by the hotel). I sat at the bar, which was crowded for a Tuesday night. Bartender (Rachel maybe?) was so sweet and... More 

Thank beachbum0213
New Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Every town should have an Italian restaurant that is this good. Warm inviting atmosphere. Staff were friendly and the Christmas spirit was in the air. The food was comforting and delicious. Hearty Portions. I had the chicken Bella Michael with ziti. The food was served hot. The prices are reasonable. We would return if in Oneonta again.

Thank Ctcleveland
Blairstown, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We did not have a reservation on a Saturday night but , were able to get a table. We ordered calamari that was tender and very good . We had chicken main meals and were excellent and ordered extra sauce. The manage came over to our table twice to make sure everything was good. Our waitress also asked twice how... More 

Thank williamfI8710OX
Bovina Center, New York
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91 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Oh my gosh, I have driven by this place for years and years but never thought of going in because, ? I don't know, it looked more like a bar or something as it's in a house on a out of the way street. We were ASTONISHED to find authentic Italian food, plated so professionally and perfect.... I had SHRIMP... More 

Thank Victoria C
New York
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This restaurant was suggested by the hotel where I was staying. Despite being very busy, and I was a party of one, I was made to feel very comfortable. The warm bread was delicious.I had the chicken Bella Michael which was generous and delicious. A wonderful meal for a very tired traveler.

Thank Parkslopemeg
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Bella Michaels today with another couple for a leisurely 12:30 lunch date. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our nicely paced lunch. My lobster ravioli in creamy tomato sauce was to die for. Very impressed with the attentive servicevtoo. We have already made our Christmas Eve reservations.

Thank Bob and Joan
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391 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Service was a bit slow considering it was 5pm on Saturday and we were the only table seated. Our entire dinner took over 2 hours which is simply unreasonable. The hostess and our server were sweet and very welcoming, making us feel right at home. The spinach egg drop soup was just okay but I wouldn't get it again. I... More 

Thank Boomerang025
Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is the only restaurant that I've tried in Oneonta and it was good. I ordered one of the chef's specials for the evening which was shrimp and a pork and beef medallion on a bed of mashed potatoes. I'm not sure this is strictly an Italian dish, but no matter, it tasted good and I enjoyed it. The small... More 

Thank Richard M
Oneonta, New York
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It was a day where we just needed to unwind without either one of us having to cook and we called to see if a table was available - Success! We had a good meal from the broad selection of menu items, an attentive server and a genuine "Thank You, Come Again" from the hostess as we left. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneonta
  • Phone Number: +1 607-431-9166
Bella Michaels serves fresh seafood, steaks, chops, pasta, chicken and vegetarian meals. We have a full bar with wine, beer and liquor. We offer lunch, dinner and drink specials daily. Eat in or take out. Reservations appreciated.

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