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57 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
+1 607-431-9166
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Great food

Lobster ravioli were fabulous. Portion size was great. A little on the high side of prize but would return. Chicken marsala was not to our liking it was very sweet. Staff were friendly and efficient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Lucia P
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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Louisa, Virginia
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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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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Bella is our go to restaurant in Oneonta. Terrific menu, always an intriguing set of nightly specials, and a comfortable neighborhood feel. The seafood chowder is memorable, and a makes a fine meal with salad and dessert. The local secret is that your meal can be prepared any way you want it, and you should even inquire about items that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lobster ravioli were fabulous. Portion size was great. A little on the high side of prize but would return. Chicken marsala was not to our liking it was very sweet. Staff were friendly and efficient.

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Kings Park, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We enjoyed our meal, pleasantly surprised that food was vety good and fresh. Our waitress was pleasant, but service was very slow despite not being crowded. I think it was partly the kitchen, but we even waited at least 15 minutes for bread, and we were quite hungry when we arrived. Atmosphere not somewhere you want to have a leisurely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I heard a lot of great things about this place and I was very disappointed. The food is not terrible but it's not great either very average. Went here for a romantic night and got a bottle of wine very slow service and slow seating. The atmosphere is the biggest turn off some places have a great atmosphere this place... More 

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Lebanon, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nothing special about Bella Michaels..service was ok.. Food was very mediocre.. Had lasagna.. It was pretty bland.. A pretty small wine selection is available.. The menu is pretty large so I'm sure they have something for everybody.. Not the worst Italian food I've had... But far from the best... Very average..

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This spot was recommended by the hotel and we are so glad we tried Bella Michael's. I have never had Scungilli [conch], but thought I might try it and ordered the calamari & scungilli fra diavalo over angle hair pasta................, it was WONDERFUL! I asked for the sauce to be on the spicy side and it was perfect. My wife... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We like to eat at local places when we travel rather than a chain restaurant that we can get anytime. This is very good Italian food. I had spaghetti with meat sauce which was excellent. The sauce was plentiful with lot's of meat. My husband's eggplant parmigiana was also excellent. There's a small bar in the front with a bigger... More 

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Essex, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

When you enter the door at Bella Michael's Family Restaurant, you immediately sense two things. This is where the locals eat, and this is a place that has a track record. Don't go here if you're looking for a dinner plate that has its food decorated in a 3D art form, and surrounded by colorful sauce swirls and dustings of... 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, Doing business, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?