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Bella Blu

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Upper East Side
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967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103 (Between 70th and 71st Streets)
The 6 Subway stops 2 blocks away on 68th Street.
(212) 988-4624
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service, nice place

Pros: My main course, a pasta dish, was delicious. The service, our waiter was Luca, was excellant. He was attentive without being overly so. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Cons: I think the wine was overpriced at $13-22 per glass. Also, I asked to have some Italian sausage added to my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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PinchOnTheGo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Pros: My main course, a pasta dish, was delicious. The service, our waiter was Luca, was excellant. He was attentive without being overly so. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Cons: I think the wine was overpriced at $13-22 per glass. Also, I asked to have some Italian sausage added to my meatless dish and was charged $10 for a little... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a genuinely excellent Italian restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and sophisticated. The service is flawless. The wine list is sure to have something you will like. What is remarkable is that they have maintained this level of excellence for so many years. What you need to know is that this is not the place to go if... More 

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Greenwich CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Food and atmosphere excellent here. Service excellent. The salmon at lunch is superb, highly recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've visited Bella Blu on several occasions for lunch and while we love the decor, we've found that the quality of the food varied. Two of us ordered the same omelets...one was over oiled while the other was dry. One had a generous amount of veggies while the other barely seemed to visit the veggie garden. The crab omelet had... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have been here in the past and were looking forward to returning to what seems like a very local Italian restaurant on the upper East Side. The hotel had recommended it years ago and we loved the atmosphere. The service is extremely attentive but not overbearing. The starters were all very good, we had more of an antipasto with... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had really nice evening here ... Fab starter of tuna ceaser salad... Delicious salmon fillet as main. Really lovely atmosphere and attentive service

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Enjoyed the food and ambience of this popular casual upper east side Italian restaurant. Service was wonderful and I had one of the very best ravioli dishes I can recall. Patrons seem to be mostly locals, not tourists. Prices are reasonable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Wonderful N. Italian cuisine. Excellent wine list. Charming, simple interior with cool tiled pizza oven. Staff very helpful and professional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I was walking with my attorney looking for a place to grab a bite, this attractive place looked great from their window on Lexington Avenue. So in we went I had the Ministrone and then some pizza. Both good choices. We had excellent service. The mural gives the place atmosphere. Reasonable prices for what we had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Everything at Bella Blu was good, the brick oven pizza´s are great and have a large size. I highly recommend this restaurant for a good Italian lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103
    (Between 70th and 71st Streets)
  • Public Transportation: The 6 Subway stops 2 blocks away on 68th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 988-4624

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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