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Tello Italian Bistro

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524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
269-639-9898
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and friendly atmosphere

Great food and friendly staff. The seafood linguine and happy hour pizzas and wine are a favorite...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bechdz
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food and friendly staff. The seafood linguine and happy hour pizzas and wine are a favorite...

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South Haven, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tello has great Italian food, delicious espresso martini's and a good wine selection. Once a month they host a dinner called "Wine Divas" for women only. It's a 4 course meal, each with a wine pairing and a wine expert to educate you. It's a fun night out and costs around $35. This is where my husband and I had... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Tello on a Sunday night and there was not a lot going one. They were not sure if they wanted to close or seat us. We were limited in dinner choices so we were happy when they said we could eat. Did I just type that? In any event, food was fair to good, selection was very good.... More 

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Thank KevinK5211
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place in town excellent food, service and ambiance! Our waiter, Jeremy was terrific. He always makes the evening fun with his excellent service. Every selection on the menu seems well prepared with a gourmet touch.

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Thank sherrylewis
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is not consistent on service and quality. My dish was good but my husband's scallops were not cooked fully and because of that not safe to eat,. He asked the server to correct it but it was returned from the kitchen in the same condition. The Scallops were translucent and obviously not finished. We felt we were nice... More 

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Thank mmelsaesser
Warsaw, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

If you like Italian this is the place in South Haven. Not a lot of seating but great for couples. Dessert is recommended.

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Thank tdhamann64
Muncie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Tello's had no wait, like other places in town. The prices were a bit higher than the other places, but still reasonable. Very nicely decorated, and excellent food.

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Lisle, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I really want to give this restaurant a good review, so I'm hoping we just caught them on a bad night... First, it was a great atmosphere, had a modern yet almost 70's decor, very chic inside! The service was great, we had a newer Server. He was fun and very attentive, and if he didn't know the answer to... More 

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Chicago
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This restaurant was relatively quiet due to our late in the season visit. Unfortunately, I think they were understaffed, as there were only two servers for the whole place, and they were acting as hosts' as well. The food was good, although, not spectacular. The pricing is on par with a tourist type town restaurant. We'd probably not bother to... More 

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Thank tinaj1111
Downers Grove, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This was our second time here. We were visiting from Chicago. My husband and I had dinner at the bar, we love to chat with people we meet at the bar. The bartender, Beth, was fantastic. We had different wines, both were great. Every part of our dinner was good, from the appetizer to the cappuccino at the end! Definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: 269-639-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?