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Bella Michael's

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57 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
+1 607-431-9166
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Bella Michaels serves fresh seafood, steaks, chops, pasta, chicken and...
Bella Michaels serves fresh seafood, steaks, chops, pasta, chicken and vegetarian meals. We have a full bar with wine, beer and liquor. We offer lunch, dinner and drink specials daily. Eat in or take out. Reservations appreciated.
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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good

This is clearly a place where the locals go and know everyone. But even though we were "outsiders ", we were treated with courtesy and friendliness by a very busy staff. The food was simple and good, the prices moderate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
milady_12
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Hartwick
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I had never been to Bella Michael's before. We went on Saturday night and we both had one of the best meals we have ever had. This place is perfect and we will be going back.

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Thank Hartwickvisitor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This is clearly a place where the locals go and know everyone. But even though we were "outsiders ", we were treated with courtesy and friendliness by a very busy staff. The food was simple and good, the prices moderate.

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Thank milady_12
Oneonta
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Every Christmas Eve our daughter and son in law visit us in Oneonta, as they live on Long Island. We have shared dinner at Bella Michaels for a number of years now. We are always cordially placed in the same corner table each and every year. This year's dinner was once again a pleasurable experience with great service and paced... More 

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Thank Bob and Joan
Roscoe, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We have been dinning at Bella Michaels for several years. It was first introduced to us by our Granddaughter when she attended SUNY Oneonta. She said it was a good family style Italian restaurant. We sat in the austere dinning room and were definitely not impressed. The food was good, reasonable prices, and very,very average. But, something told us their... More 

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Thank Chauffer
Oneonta, New York
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

A lot of times, a server comes by and tells you what the specials are and most ignore it while being polite and not be rude that they are not paying attention. The specials at Bella Michael's are excellent, the generic Italian items can be hit or miss. Trust me, listen to the specials.

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Thank CommAvHusky
Westminster, Maryland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A great find for a small but excellent restaurant....Easy to find and has its own free parking. Friendly atmosphere and excellent service. Not a fast pace eatery (take your time and enjoy). The menu has several selections of pasta, steaks, seafood and all the extras. On our first visit we where amazed at the large menu and selections. We returned... More 

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Diana G, Owner at Bella Michael's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad that you came and truly had a dining experience, as so many people today are just looking to get in, eat fast and leave, not taking the time to enjoy their company and meal. We look forward to seeing you again when you up this way! More 

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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A friend suggested that we have dinner here. I did not expect the linguine with mussels to be as good as it was. The sauce was perfectly seasoned and the plate was overflowing with mussels, compared to some establishments where you get just a few. There is a full bar with an ample beer selection and reasonable prices. If you... More 

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Thank tom236
Pennsylvania
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299 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Staying in Oneonta only one night, the local Hampton Inn recommended Bella Michael's and what a recommendation it was. It was one of the finest dinners we had on our entire New England trip. Not a large place, it had a nice quaintness to it that we loved. The weeknight we were there it was quiet and we were served... More 

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Thank TFopinion
Waltham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I live in Boston and was hosting my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary in Oneonta. Bella Michael's was so accommodating and made the planning so easy! It's a great space for private parties and the staff was incredible. All of the guests raved about the food and how good it was. I highly recommend Bella Michael's for a party or even... More 

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Thank Ann D
Louisa, Virginia
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The desk clerk at the Hampton Inn suggested we eat at Bella Michael's, so we did. The food was good. My shrimp and broccoli pasta [$18] was made with lots of garlic and oil and was very light. My husband had chicken Parmesan [$16]. He said the chicken breast was tasty. The house salads were included and were very fresh.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneonta
  • Phone Number: +1 607-431-9166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Bella Michaels serves fresh seafood, steaks, chops, pasta, chicken and vegetarian meals. We have a full bar with wine, beer and liquor. We offer lunch, dinner and drink specials daily. Eat in or take out. Reservations appreciated.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?