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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    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, great service, and a place to go to when in Oneonta

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
FJDriver
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Essex, Vermont
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Bar Harbor, Maine
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Otego, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The three sisters dined at Bella Michael's for our "baby sister's" 50th birthday. I have dined here before and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently great, prices good and portions hearty. But this time as with others, I found that the wait staff really made the dinner the most fun. Jenny served us and she is just the... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate here when staying at a nearby hotel. It took awhile to receive our order and I began to get impatient, but the food was quite good and service friendly so no complaints overall. A word of warning though -- the drink refills are not free. We will eat here again the next time we pass through Oneota.

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Oneonta, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Higher end dishes but casual atmosphere..everything made to order and made from scratch..warning..it does take a bit to get your meal..however..you won't be disappointed by the top shelf quality of every dish on the menu..possibly the best food in town

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

great food, and service, but really chilly...of course it was only about 15 degrees outside. I would go again ...absolutely...when its warmer!!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I currently live in Montreal (Canada) and we drive down to Washington, DC every year to visit our families for the Holidays. Since it’s an 11-hour drive, we spend one night in Oneonta. For the past few years, dining at Bella Michael’s has become our little “kick-off” to the Holidays tradition. The first time we discovered Bella... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My colleagues and I arrived in town late and they graciously allowed us to eat past when they were open and all other customers were long gone. The food was excellent and in large portions.

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Granby, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were visiting our son who is playing basketball for a local college and staying at a hotel in Oneonta, NY. We chose this restaurant because of the weather and the location to the hotel. What a huge mistake............... we arrived at the restaurant which was not very crowded. Was greeted by the "hostess" who indicated that there was a... 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?