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Bella Italia Ristorante

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20 N Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-7311
573-332-7800
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Atmosphere

Recently 14 friends had dinner. The restaurant had prepared our table in advance. The service was wonderful, and the food was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Cape Girardeau
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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Authentic looking little Italian place in old downtown Cape, close to the river. Just stopped by for drink at the old Art Deco bar. Excellent bartender, friendly and knowledgable. Decent wine choices by the glass and she knew how to make a proper Manhattan. We'll have to come back for dinner sometime.

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Cape Girardeau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Recently 14 friends had dinner. The restaurant had prepared our table in advance. The service was wonderful, and the food was very good.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great food and reasonable prices from a great local owner. Have always enjoyed great lunches, served quickly and delicious, and dinners are a special treat.

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Caruthersville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is like a traditional italian restaurant comparable to the hill in St. Louis. I always have maniconti and its is consistently declicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Bella Italia is in historic Downtown Cape Girardeau and it is great food. I love the salad or the chicken. My kids like the Alfredo. We go for special occasions as a treat. Sometimes we will have some wine, but they do have a full bar.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been thinking about dining here for some time, so, last weekend we decided to drive down and see how it was. We walked in too a very attractive setting, not too over the top like some Italian restaurants. We were seated right away, and before we could order, the waitress brought out this large warm loaf of bread.... More 

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Millersville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We recently moved back to the area and couldn't wait to go back to Bella. I'm guessing that our expectations were just too high. The first thing we noticed was the music, not soft and soothing, but the local rock station! Everything else was just average. The portions are still large, so at least I had lunch the next day... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Bella Italia serves wonderful Italian food. The homemade bread, olive oil and grated cheese starts you off right. Then the entrée. All the dishes I have eaten have been tasty. Huge portions--you will either be stuffed or take half home for tomorrow night's dinner. Excellent food.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you plan on Italian Food in the Cape area this is the only place to consider. The food is always better than great and the special is always worth checking out. Service is impeccable as well as friendly. Take the time to make a trip down town and treat yourself and your friends to the best.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a very good restaurant with a nice setting and good service from the staff. It may be a bit over-priced for what you get but I still enjoy going there. The acoustics in the place are poor. On my last visit there a very large group there created alot of noise and made it hard to talk to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 N Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-7311
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: 573-332-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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