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Bella Milano

1063 S State Route 157, Ste 14, Edwardsville, IL 62025-3695
+1 618-659-2100
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Ranked #11 of 100 restaurants in Edwardsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Illinois
Top Contributor
402 reviews 402 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Bella Milano has a great atmosphere, fantastic food and awesome service. Be sure and go on a. Monday night for $5 martinis and $5 appetizers. My favorite place to sit is the patio.

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Carlinville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food was very good and the quantity was more than enough. I felt the service was a bit slow on a less than packed night. Overall I would say the dining experience was simply Ok, not great or outstanding. I might have just caught them on a off night though.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I am originally from the east coast and Bella Milano is far from authentic Italian. Provel cheese is everywhere, bland and flavorless. I couldn't detect much of any spice especially garlic, basil, or oregano. If you like authentic Italian food then Bella Milano is NOT the place for you.

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Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Have enjoyed lunch and dinner several times over the last few years at Bella Milano, and it's my go to favorite when craving an intriguing meal!! They lean toward Italian cuisine and yet also have delicious steaks and seafood. Their salads, including some seasonal varieties, have always been excellent. Amazingly, all the servers have been excellent and friendly! They must... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My wife and I dine here for birthdays and anniversaries and always have a great meal. Salads are delicious. Steaks are mouthwatering but have had sauces that were too salty.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Rivals the best Italian restaurants from the Hill. Excellent pastas. Excellent sauces. Excellent salads. Note: They refuse to give enough butter for the bread. I now bring my own. Small (but weird) price to pay for otherwise excellent food and service. All great chefs are excentric in their own way.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you can't travel to The Hill in St Louis, Bella Milano is the only alternative in the Metro East. I've been nearly a dozen times, for both dinner and lunch and the service, food quality and specials are just wonderful. Fresh, flavorful and fun. You can't beat the food anywhere in the Metro East!

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Fresno, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This restaurant is a favorite of my in-laws. When we visit we always eat here & are never disappointed! Big sized portions, friendly service & good food.

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Bella M, Owner at Bella Milano, responded to this review

• Thank you so much for the excellent review and your patronage at Bella Milano. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visits and appreciate your call out of our portions, service and food quality. Also wanted to mention our special VIP email program for great values. By joining the Bella email club you receive an immediate free $15... More

Edwardsville, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food here is always great, but the specials this evening were the best meals we ever had- scallop risotto and porterhouse. And the sides-twice baked potato and cauliflower were unbelievably delicious. And the service-Mark- was great and really made the meal enjoyable. And although we did not get to sit on the enclosed patio this night, it is the... More

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Bella M, Owner at Bella Milano, responded to this review

• Thank you so much for the excellent review and your recommendation for Bella Milano. You mentioned several of our favorite items on the New Years Eve menu and also one of our best features…the Enclosed 4 Season Patio. So pleased that you enjoyed the evening as we work very hard to insure that every meal, including those special occasions,... More

Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Try the enclosed patio! Terrific service, superb wait staff, large group was served quickly. Mouth watering food.

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Bella M, Owner at Bella Milano, responded to this review

Dear Sandy Thank you so much for the excellent reviewer regarding your recent visit to Bella Milano, Edwardsville. We are so glad that you had the opportunity to dine on our enclosed 4 season patio during your visit with us. One of my favorite spots and simply love it when the weather is cold and the food is hot! We... More

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