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Tello Italian Bistro

524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
269-639-9898
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Ranked #5 of 59 restaurants in South Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Portage la Prairie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We loved this place. Wonderful food. Whitefish was fantastic. Risotto also primo. Atmosphere nice. Packed night we were there, but service still good. A little noisey but did not bother us... Added to our fun party feel. We will return without a doubt and soon.

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

White fish dish and choppino dish were good. Fresh bread. Interesting baked lettuce salad. Quiet, at least the night we were there, but it could be noisy if it was full.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

An excellent Italian Restaurant. Well appointed. The food was delicious. The staff was on top of their game. Very friendly and courteous.

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Huntington Woods, MI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We celebrated my folks' 60th wedding anniversary at this wonderful restaurant. Food was fantastic, service excellent and the atmosphere very festive.

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South Haven
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

While I don't think it was the 'best' meal I've ever had in a restaurant, it was extremely good. Glad I had the opportunity to try their mussels. Really well done. Was meeting a group and everyone there had a good time and enjoyed their meals. It will definitely be on my list next time I'm in South Haven.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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215 reviews 215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The service here is so incredibly poor it practically spoiled the entire evening. It started out so well. Although we walked in and not a single person was in sight to greet us. After waiting a bit we were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Then we sat and sat and sat. Other's around us were being waited upon. No one... More

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River Grove, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The service was great, the Peach Bellini was amazing, the bread was yummy and the food was pretty good. We did not really enjoy the potato and vegetable medley that came with our meal; the potatoes were undercooked and the vegetables were over-cooked. But everything else positive made up for it. We will return but will order something different.

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Washington DC & San Diego CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This lovely little gem was quite the surprise. Excellent food served in a romantic atmosphere, with superior service. Their menu is not just the usual Italian fare; although it has many standards, it also has quite a few inventively delicious offerings. We had a very tough time choosing. When it was served, we were impressed by the quality of the... More

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South Haven
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Romantic-great place to have a salad and split a dish-fried calamari very good-great pizza crust-friendly and quiet atmosphere. A hidden Gem. In the Winter before 4 to 6-pizzas are $5.00. There always seems to be drink specials or dinner specials. Make reservations-We arrived at 7:00 and had to sit at the bar-all the tables had reserve signs on them-Some restaurants... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I had dinner here with two friends on after finding this restaurant on TripAdvisor.com I spoke with the manager to reserve a table. He introduced himself to us when we arrived and was very welcoming. The great ratings were spot on. This small restaurant had a lovely chic interior in an area where you would not expect it to be.... More

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