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57 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
+1 607-431-9166
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Casual Neighborhood Restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Richard1863
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 review
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Milford, New York, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My wife was influenced by her peers at work, that this place is a great place to have a quiet Italian meal, so we tried it. When we pulled into the parking lot at 645PM on this Friday night in Nov., we thought that we were glad that we had made reservations. But when we entered the place, we wondered... More 

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norwich,ny
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Our first time here. We ordered the lunch special for $10. Pasta with chicken, shrimp, sauce and lots of garlic. We liked it, but not a big enough portion to take home any leftovers. Waitress was very nice and gave us extra bread , so that was great. We realized later that we arrived a little bit before they actually... More 

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Oneonta
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

More often than not, my wife and I will go out to dinner in the city of Oneonta. Have not gone out for lunch very often, but visited Bella Michael's on River Street today and had a most wonderful lunch to say the least. The restaurant was open on a Monday, which is not always the case in Oneonta. I... More 

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Masonville, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We have never had a bad meal, or a mediocre meal at Bella Michaels. It is a gem located on a side street in the college town of Oneonta. We go for lunch as often as we can. The fish is exquisitely prepared as is everything else. The service is personal and efficient. We love this place!

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

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?