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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 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
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had two servers who took turns waiting on us throughout the meal. It was a bit unusual, but they were both great. The wine recommendations that were suggested based on my wife and my differing tastes were spot on. The Shaved Fennel and Apple Salad and Caesar Salad were very good, refreshing starters before our entrees. The beef in... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a great restaurant. The food is exceptional and the staff is pleasant and courteous. Not very large so make reservations ahead of time. It is worth it! Nice menu with the usual Italian fare but also has some special special fabulous dishes!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I might be a little bias bc I'm from MI, and I love SoHa. But this is one of the nicest restaurants IN downtown that's not Clementine's! My fiance took me there before he proposed and it was very romantic. Dim lighting, italian Prosecco flowing, and excellent Tiramisu. The 3 Minute Truffle eggs were amazing! I wish the app came... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We popped in on a busy summer weekend and sat at the bar. All other tables were reserved - and we understand why. The food and service is fabulous. Great wine selections and personable servers. You can't go wrong at Tello's!!!

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Ocqueoc, MI
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78 reviews 78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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