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Tello Italian Bistro

524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
269-639-9898
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Ranked #6 of 60 Restaurants in South Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Ocqueoc, MI
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This excellent eatery is one block south of main street with all the crowds. We chanced this place after seeing lines all over the main drag. Wewalked up and sat down on the outside tables ordered wine and dinner and we were out in a hour. It was fun eating and feeding the hungry little birds on the ground. Our... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The six of us were lucky enough to grab the private booth and we weren't rushed anywhere....of course it was early on a Friday and in December so not too many tourists! The grilled romaine salad is simply delicious, the beer on tap was perfect and my meal was mouthwatering. It can get a bit pricey so perhaps for a... More 

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Ocqueoc, MI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

we ate outside and had a simple dinner this place was packed inside and it wasn't too hit outside wait staff was helpful on the many items on the menu and they were very attentive. we had a great time eating and watching the pass byers on the sidewalk

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Restaurant was packed so we took a spot at the bar. Friendly bar tender. Eating at bar was comfortable. Food was excellent.

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Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The roasted white fish with roasted veggies was excellent! Cappuccino very good & loved our waiter. A great evening!

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Westchester, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a must visit restaurant if you are in the South Haven area. The calamari appetizer was spectacular - very lightly breaded and cooked to perfection. Good wine selection by the glass or bottle. The seafood linguini was a special treat. We would order it again, but there is so much more on the menu that looked interesting.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I wanted Italian for my birthday dinner. We walked in and were seated immediately, which was a plus. The staff was attentive and offered suggestions regarding menu selections. The food was very good but my husband and I are very spoiled by our Italian restaurant here at home.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Incredible service fantastic ambience. Delicious food We arrived at 6 o'clock on a Saturday night there was a two hour wait. For some reason the Backbar had four seats open so we sat down and ordered food there. Not only was the bartender so nice and knowledgeable she help us with the food and our vacation plans. Once the food... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Wife and I were here on Friday, September 12 on a recommendation from a local whom I trust. Was not disappointed. We did not have reservations but were seated immediately. Jeremy was our waiter who was efficient and friendly. We both had wines which we liked and had the calamari appetizer which was good. The bread was good as well.... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Go between 4:00pm and 6:00pm and you can have a thin crust gourmet pizza (plate size) for $6....and there are wine specials during this time too!

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Additional Information about Tello Italian Bistro

Address: 524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
Phone Number: 269-639-9898
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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