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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 #8 of 97 restaurants in Edwardsville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Bella Milano is contemporary Italian with Old World flavor. We feature lunch and dinner 7 days a week with intimate seating and an all seasons patio that is perfect for families, small groups, or just a quiet evening with great food, hand-crafted cocktails, and an extensive wine list. We offer carryout service as well as catering. Join us today!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Bella Milano is contemporary Italian with Old World flavor. We feature lunch and dinner 7 days a week with intimate seating and an all seasons patio that is perfect for families, small groups, or just a quiet evening with great food, hand-crafted cocktails, and an extensive wine list. We offer carryout service as well as catering. Join us today!
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English first
Edwardsville, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

New Lenox, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've eaten here several times with family, but never noticed the bagna cauda appetizer...finally ordered it, what a great dish. Other favorites include the cannelloni; one red and one white...throw in a small caprese salad and you have a home run for dinner for me in Edwardsville. I highly recommend Bella Milano

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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 menu and also one of our newest adds…the Caprese Salad. We introduced a number of new menu items for lunch and dinner this week that have been quickly embraced by our regular guests and it includes an... More

Mackinaw, Illinois
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Bella Milano is a special restaurant for our family. We ate there the night after our brothers visitation. We had a large group and they put us in our own room. That was 2006. We just went back there in November 2013 after visiting his grave. They have good food and very nice atmosphere and reasonable prices.

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

Thank you so much for the excellent review and for visiting Bella Milano again during your trip. We have the opportunity to hosts groups often in our Edwardsville location, including luncheons and dinners related to the nearby facilities for funerals. We are always pleased when we are able to bring a little cheer to an otherwise sad occasion. And we... More

Wood River, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Food is excellent and have never had bad service. If you join the email club you get some pretty awesome deals. Only downside is its a little pricey for dinner for the family. Great for lunch or date night.

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

Dear M_Smith Thank you so much for the excellent review and your patronage at Bella Milano. We are so glad that you enjoy your visits and appreciate your call out of our special VIP email program for great values. I hope you are aware of our fabulous Family Feast Menu as well. A great opportunity to feed a family of... More

Alton, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We always enjoy going to Bella Milano's. Typically I go for the canneloni - which is excellent and my wife enjoys the spaghetti carbanarra. We also tried the bruschetta when we were there recently and were very pleased with it.

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

Mark Thank you so much for the excellent review here and for sharing with us your experience at Bella Milano Edwarsville. I'm glad you enjoyed several of our classic dishes and hope you will visit again soon as we roll out a number of new menu items in mid November, including a complete small plate menu, added gluten free dishes... More

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