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Mia Bella

12200 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1926
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Ranked #11 of 1,675 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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86% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

my husband and i shared an extraordinary pasta dish---wonderful-- their teramisu is excellent---great service and staff

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This place deserves a visit if you are staying in Cleveland. Accessible location in Little Italy. Way reasonable prices. Superb Italian food. A little cramped, but every restaurant in Little Italy is the same way. Do not expect chain decor; this is old-school, family-owned dining. The reason I am choosing to review this place is because I have to mention... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is a wonderful family owned Italian restaurant. The food is special and different than most Italian restaurants. It is a small , warm and lovely place to go before theatre, orchestra or art museum. Great service and nicely priced for good value. The food is always tastefully prepared. I always leave with a hug from the owner.

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Hudson, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Mia Bella is a beautiful restaurant with wonderful food. The ambience seemed perfect for a relaxed Christmas eve dinner with family. Unfortunately, they rushed us through the whole meal. We had reservation, were early, and the restaurant was almost empty while we were there, but the whole meal was rushed. We ordered three appetizers, but they brought out the entrees... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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119 reviews 119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I do not understand these restaurants in Little Italy. They could be so good but they try to justify their high prices but the food continues to be average. I took my co-worker to lunch and started with a couple glasses of wine. The wine glasses were dirty. inexcusable. got us concerned about the food coming out of the kitchen,... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We loved everything about this restaurant. We were cheerfully greeted when we arrived and our waitress was very attentive. From the wine and salads to the entree and dessert, we were very pleased with all of the offerings here. This restaurant is definitely a "must" in Cleveland!

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Mansfield, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have eaten at nearly every restaurant in Little Italy, and they are all good. I finally convinced my husband to try Mia Bella. WOOOOOWWW!! The food is absolutely fantastic--the flavors are incredible, and the service is unprecedented. We can go there in jeans, or dressed to the nines, and still feel comfortable. The owner, whom we call "Mama Lisa",... More

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I had the Pasta Verde and and a local microbrew for dinner and it was delicious. Cozy seating with open windows to the streets of Little Italy. I sat at the bar and received great service during a busy Sunday evening dinner hour. The pasta was delicious and I finished it with some pistachio gelato which also was yummy.

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Canton, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This was my first visit to the Little Italy area of Cleveland and I went with an empty stomach expecting fabulous food and was not at all dissappointed. Everything on the menu looked delicious, we ordered the eggplant parmesan as our appetizer and even my super picky teen loved it! The sauce was incredibly good! The service was over the... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I was there with the family the day after Thanksgiving and a week after a major medical procedure at the Cleveland Clinic, which included clear instructions to adopt a low sodium diet. I understand that this is not an easy task for a restaurant, especially with partially pre-cooked ingredients. The chef was setting the expectation that almost all dishes can... More

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