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Bella Blu

967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103
+1 212-988-4624
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (26 reviews)
“branzino” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was invited for Sunday dinner with friends who live around the corner. We arrived around 7 pm and the place was heaving with large family groups - lots of kids. I as sitting next to wood fired pizza oven and got a bit over heated...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well heeled... Willing to eat a lot of carbs… They have the best pizza here… They have the best pasta here... Best Tiramisu And yes great salads and chicken too

Thank Faye F
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Came in with a friend for a quick snack. The place is packed while still late in the afternoon. Host was able to accommodate my friend and I even without a reservation with our assurances that we are only there for a pizza then out...More

Thank Feb27AD380
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Solidly packed on a Saturday night but we still got our table at time reserved. The seating is tight as the place seems over crowded. The service is excellent and fast. The drinks come within minutes of ordering and well prepared. The food specials and...More

Thank Herman G
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The food is delicious, keeping up a great tradition. Service is courteous and professional without being overbearing. Prices are within reason considering that this is Manhattan.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Went there for dinner with my husband for 7pm it is noisy and crowded. All pasta is cooked al dente which I don’t like and when I sent my fish back because of it the dish came back in 2 minutes barely redone. I ordered...More

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We picked this restaurant based on recent Tripadvisor reviews. The restaurant is truly a gem. Excellent, tasty Italian fare (I had the pappardelle with a duck ragu), good selections of wine, superb waiter, noise moderate, and unbelievably speedy service. The cost was more than reasonable...More

Thank Advisor43-01
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This restaurant is steps away from my sister's co-op and it has great food, great service and all at a very reasonable price. I visited this restaurant in September, October, November and again in December when I travelled to NYC, I had the veal chop...More

Thank anthonyrosemaryv
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Bella Blu is an upper east side gem. The menu of creative Italian dishes will not disappoint. The food is reliably delicious with prices to match. The restaurant is usually crowded with an upper east side crowd and usually loud. The waiters do their best...More

Thank Pandora106
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I've tried them all on the Upper East Side. The famous places on 2nd avenue and 1st avenue. Bella Blu is better than all the rest. Real Italian waiters , a real Italian chef and spectacular food. The specials every day are traditional. The fish...More

Thank Robbiebobby10
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103
    (Between 70th and 71st Streets)
  • Public Transportation: The 6 Subway stops 2 blocks away on 68th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-988-4624
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