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Bella Michael's

57 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
607-431-9166
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Ranked #12 of 94 restaurants in Oneonta
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
North Babylon, New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was down the street from the Hampton Inn. It is in a lovely old house. The menu was very extensive and all of the food fresh and surprisingly good for a small upstate town! I had eggplant parmesan, my usual choice to determine how good the Italian food really is---this was very good and enough food to feed... More

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The food at Bella Michael's was very good and our waitress was pleasant. I was a bit surprised that the interior was more like a cafeteria instead of a a cozy Italian place. From the outside I expected something different. All the food for our party of 4 was good except for the chicken parmigiana. The chicken was leathery, but... More

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Oneonta, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the kind of place where you aren't sure if you'll make a return trip or not as you walk out the door after eating. The food was very good; I had the Shrimp Bella Michael's and my husband had Chicken Fantasia, followed by a cannoli and creme brûlée. The bottle of wine we chose off the wine list... More

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Eastchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were looking for late night dining and it was one of the few choices that served after 9 p.m. Well, we were not disappointed. It was some of the most delicious Italian food I have had in a long time. I have one of the specials and my husband had a steak with a side of spaghetti. Came with... More

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New York City, New York
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419 reviews 419 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A local friend takes us to diner in this place, he knows I like Italian. And what’s with the “Bella” thing: in the last three days in upstate NY I saw Bella Vie (on a physical therapy office), Bella real estate, Bella Furs and now Bella Michael’s. Don’t you people know that “bella” is Italian for beautiful, but it can... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Alex the owner always makes you feel like family. I had a 8 oz lobster tail and the filet. Another great meal!

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Pennsylvania
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Visited on a Saturday night. Someone called off so the staff had to hustle. Food service was a bit slow, but nothing that upset me. Food was terrific. We had the mussels with pasta, veal Marsala, & stuffed chicken. All of it was delicious. Our server, Sarah, hustled and provided friendly wonderful service.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Food was ok,.Bread was reheated white bread. Salad was soaked in dressing. My dish was a strange version of chicken parm, but called something else, but it WAS chicken parm with out bread crumbs on the chicken. It wasnt the best italian food I've had.

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oneonta, new york
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Every time we go to Bella Michael's we have enjoyed delicious food. We even took two fussy eaters there and they both ate more than usual and praised the restaurant. One reviewer said the service was slow which may be true. I know they are actually cooking the food, not popping it in the convention oven. This is a place... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The food is good, but the service was incredibly slow both times we ate here. We tried it once years ago, and were seated two hours before we needed to be elsewhere, but we were still late to our show since it took so long to be served our meals. Their excuse that night was that they were "busy." So... More

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