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863 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3735 (56th Street)
+1 212-246-6773
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 15:00 - 23:30
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New York City, New York
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195 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to this restaurant quite often and have never had a bad meal. Takes special requests and kitchen performs well.

Thank StlmanChuck
Bluffton, South Carolina
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205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I met here for dinner based on reviews. We were not disappointed. My fried zucchini was tasty as was the accompanying dipping sauce. His Caesar salad was a hit. He raved about the chicken Scarpariello and I was impressed with the veal saltimbocca which was very tender. Service was efficient. I will definitely return next time I'm... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had family show up unexpected and needed to make a last minute reservation for seven people at a place convenient to their hotel. The group included an 8 year old, two teens a vegan and a gluten-free. Found this online and the reviews, while mixed, were generally good. It's a small, basic Italian place. I'm guessing it seats about 40... More 

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Cartersville, GA
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We shared a Caesar salad and a veal entree and both had wine. The food was amazing, nice fresh warm bread, salad crisp and fresh, pepper presented as it should be. The veal was done perfectly (some places just can't help making it slimy). We were thrilled with our dinner.

Thank atlddxs
Greentown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anniversary dinner that was absolutely great. Service was top notch and the calamari with penne was done to perfection. We would definitely suggest this as a must do when in the city !

Thank George G
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was everything one could hope for! The food was outstanding and the service was so attentive and elegant. There were waiters everywhere to attend to your every wish! We sat a short while, at the bar, until our table was ready. The pleasant bartender took our simple order ( 2 Bloody Marys ). Then the show began. We... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I had lunch there last week -- and the grilled octopus appetizer was out of this world. Also ordered a really tasty grilled branzino for lunch. Great service, great food, great ambience and great location

Thank Gman248
Lymm, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband, daughter and I were visiting New York over New Year. I had read the very good reviews and booked a table for New Years Eve. We ordered starters and main courses but my husbands starter was not served. We had to ask where it was and by the time it was served my daughter and myself had finished... More 

Thank marydean2016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Learned about Bello from my cousin who's lived in NYC for 20+ years and is deeply appreciative of good food. He knows all the great (and not so great) places, and described this one to me as "real Italian." He was right. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambiance. Highly recommend.

Thank Leslie E
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Bello, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving this kind review Leslie! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed. We hope you let others know about our authentic Italian cuisine! Best, Bello Management More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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173 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A great location for excellent Italian food, good company, nice design and a comfortable meal. The pasta is fantastic. It's a great spot!

Thank KShawnT
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Bello, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us! We hope you will join us again soon. Best, Bello Management 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 863 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3735
    (56th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Columbus Circle A, B, C, D & 1 trains.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-246-6773
Specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine, Bello’s original chef and personable staff have been serving generous portions of consistent old fashion home cooking at fair prices since 1985. Over the years, our straightforward menu which features a variety of traditional favorites, have made us the perfect place for lunch and dinner for either business or pleasure.

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