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Cafe Bella Mia - CLOSED

15 Auert Ave, Utica, NY 13502-2307
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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Sep 13, 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Utica NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Regina and Kari are awesome The Food was great. drove by today and was saddened to see the signs down and they were repainting the Building. Stopped to see what was going on. I was told they were closed.

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I had an extremely disappointing experience at Bella Mia this past week. I was in town for the first time in several years and wanted to show my boyfriend, who is not from CNY, what chicken riggies were all about. This place was recommended to me by several people so on the Saturday before Boilermaker, my boyfriend and I, and... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

After an Odyssean travel for an Italian restaurant, finding one in a terrible neighborhood, finding another non-existent over by the Armory due to some GPS glitch I suppose and finding another boarded up and abandoned, I happened upon CBM as my fourth and last shot at the famous Utica Italian cooking. I am neither a foodie nor a snob as... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Veggie rigges are awesome. I love broccoli but I hate when it's mushy but they have perfected the broccoli with little soft crunch. The salad is wonderful, fresh, and finger liking good. The service is alright, it could be better. The waiters have been there for fours or more so they at a comfort zone.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

The food is amazing especially the buffalo riggies, and greens are 2 phenomenal dishes. The restaurant is tiny and the owners definately don't understand the meaning of business. BEWARE! You could wait hours for the dining experience in this tiny establishment and if you want take out fugggghedabout it they do that when they want to. Fridays and saturdays are... More

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Utica, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The portion sizes here are amazing--you'll go home with enough for at least 1 or 2 more meals. The food is fresh and made to order. The staff is amazing and very friendly. Can't say enough wonderful things about this place. Note: parking is limited, but you can park across the street.

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new york
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is one of my favorite resaurant in the area,best riggies in town and they give you enough to feed an army. Chicken Bella Mia is wonderful over a bed of greens with either long hot peppers or mild the appetizer they give you is fantastic never had it in any other restaurant.Restaurant is small and prepare to wait if... More

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Dansville, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Kitschy Italian decor. No reservations. Each dish is cooked to order so it is not a quick in and out place to eat. Very friendly staff and diners who were willing to make recommendations as we had not eaten there before. We are looking forward to a return trip there. Be sure to check times they are open as they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

fantastic food! a hidden gem. freshly prepared and servings generous good value for money! try the vodka riggies

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Utica, New York, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

With all of the hefty competition in the area, this place is hands down my #1 go to spot for everything great about Utica Food. Reasonably priced with hefty portions - and just like all good Italian food, it tastes even better the 2nd day! I absolutely love everything on the menu (and yes, I've tried it all). They have... More

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