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

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  • 37
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Excellent food! Great Service!

The Bella Italia offers moderately priced Italian food. It is among the best one will find in the Cape Girardeau area. The service is very good. The atmosphere comfortable. The food is very good! And the price is reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Shapley_Hunter
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Thebes, Illinois
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Thebes, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Bella Italia offers moderately priced Italian food. It is among the best one will find in the Cape Girardeau area. The service is very good. The atmosphere comfortable. The food is very good! And the price is reasonable.

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Chester
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I stopped in for lunch on a very cold day with a foot of snow on the ground. We were amused at the sidewalk area, which would be a great setting in warmer weather, now covered with deep snow with 10 degree temps. Inside was warm and inviting. Not what I would call an intimate or cozy... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

this place is great they have great italian dishes they are alittle pricey but not to bad about $40 for 2 without wine or beer. they start you out with this round loaf of yeast bread with olive oil and parmesan to dip it in and it is so so good. i don't think you will be dissapointed in this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I love the atmosphere and food at this restaurant!! Always the perfect place for both family and date night dinning!!!

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A very nice local restaurant, not a chain. Have been there several times and always good food. Like the bread served with olive oil. Location in the downtown area is great.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Bella has exceptional food and a cozy downtown atmosphere. Sometimes the service can be hit or miss, but overall a great place to eat. Get the pasta and a house salad and you can't go wrong. The sandwiches aren't as good.

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Cedar Lake, Indiana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I, too, liked their bread and olive oil. Spaghetti was also very good. Good sauce. This is a nice place to visit while visiting the town along the Mississippi River.

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Metropolis, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Bella is the real deal. Everything I've ever had on the menu has been just excellent starting with the dinner salad and bread. Nice atmosphere, friendly courteous service. Reasonably priced. Great place for lunch surrounded by the antique district.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

One of Cape's gems, Bella Italia has very high quality food in a romantic, fun atmosphere. Not a ton of seating space, so if you are going on a weekend evening or for a special occasion, definitely call ahead - or if that's not an option, trust me, the wait is worth it. They have delicious little individual pizzas, but... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We love good Italian food made with real cream & butter. I had fetticine alfredo and it was wonderful. My husband had his old standby spaghetti/meat sauce. The portion so large we brought it home. Our grandson ate it and gave his approval in spades. The restaurant is very well appointed and the wine was very nice. The price is... 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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