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Ciao Bello

#411 of 7,109 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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5161 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056-3633
+1 713-960-0333
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, very good food, and fine wines! Friendly bar! At the bar, ask for Maggie, she will pour on hell of a drink and offer you a slice or two of the best pizza in town!

Thank Ricardo R
Dallas, Texas
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248 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Located close to the Galleria this restaurant offers a good selection of Italian dishes including pastas, fish, veal and other delicacies. Our party all enjoyed their entrees except for one (the brick chicken was overlooked and tough). Wine list is comprehensive and the staff does a good job of helping with selections and trying to make your meal as enjoyable... More 

Thank CC C
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had a very good lunch at Ciao Bello in a business setting. Everything went well and we were able to visit with no issues. Food was excellent. Easy to visit.

Thank red1990
Houston, Texas
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170 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had dinner reservations for 8. Nice group of neighbors that have dined here before. Meals have been very good to okay over the past year. Tonight's dishes were well received by all. I had the Vallone salad and Chicken Parmigiana. The salad was crisp and flavorful. The chicken was well prepared, not too rich and nice flavor. The side... More 

Thank William D
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

First time visit suggested by my lady friend. I had been a Tony Vallone fan of his early restaurants. Read the reviews checked the menus and was looking forward to a visit. Great ambiance...decor first class and an inviting feeling once inside. Chose a booth...not comfortable...seating too low...and table top was too close to the diners...get a regular table as... More 

Thank TexasGeo
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Food is very good...mussels or clams appetizer is fantastic...the sauce is out of this world....I always order the linguini with white clam sauce...very nicely done...

Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times and I think it gets better every time I have dinner there. It is awesome and I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this wonderful Vallone Restaurant.

Thank Deborah M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I suggest you just avoid this place like the plague. I was having dinner with a girlfriend and the manager just interrupted the entire romantic dinner and shared how our conversation was annoying other patrons. We were asked to leave. Unbelievable. Go here at your own risk.

Thank 'Keenan G
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We go here on a regular basis and enjoy it every time. David and Billy always go out of their way to insure we enjoy ourselves. We take friends often and they are return visitors. I enjoy several of the pastas and my wife enjoys the veal and the salmon

Thank George H
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Its been some months since I visited Ciao Bello, but I recently ate here again during Houston Restaurant Weeks. As always, the service and the food were terrific. There are many choices in Houston for Italian food, but when I choose another restaurant, I always wish I had returned to Ciao Bello. The food is authentic, but evolving. I wouldn't... More 

Thank HVane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5161 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056-3633
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-960-0333

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