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Bella Michael's

57 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
607-431-9166
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Ranked #17 of 95 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
New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We started with appetizers. Some of us ha onion soup, and it was served barely hot. I shared the stuffed mushrooms. They were tasty, but also barely warm. I ordered the special - the Chilean sea bass, which was served plain over some grilled zucchini with some sort of oil splashed over it. It also had no other seasoning. I... More

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Queens, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

pork was great, the sea bass was small and bland and unimaginative. The food could have been hotter.

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North Babylon, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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
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3 reviews 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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466 reviews 466 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 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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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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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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