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“Never again” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Mia Bella

Mia Bella
12200 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1926
216-795-2355
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Ranked #5 of 1,562 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We have been eating in this restaurant relatively frequently, for lunches and dinners but the disturbingly horrendous treatment from waiter we received last time made this place "non grata" for us. It seems that person never heard the word "good manners" in his life. Instead of kindly explaining that bikes should not be attached to a fence of restaurant, he started insisting on immediate removal of bikes in a rude way, and even threatened that he will call a police. Obviously, he was too impatient to wait 30 seconds until we unlock our bikes. He stayed there and kept staring at us until we crossed the street, on a side of a Trattoria restaurant. There waiters were much more accommodating and we spent wonderful time at our lunch. And concerning Mia Bella - we will never go there again. Based on past experience I can say that food is ok there, of average quality, although arancini siciliani have nothing to do with real arancini you can buy in Sicily, even in shape. But seafood soup is good, just little too spicy. Anyway, there are plenty of other (and better) places in Little Italy to choose from.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Little Italy Star”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you have about $50 that can go for food and wine(for 2)and you like Italian this restaurant will deliver a very fine meal. Went about 5:30 PM on a Saturday and the place was almost full. It is not large and rather noisy since the bar is close to the eating area. Our waitress was extremely attentive, familiar with the wines, and knew the menu. If you are in the area it is worth a try.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food at a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you dont like loud its best to sit outside. Great way to experience Little Italy. Good food especially the pizza

Visited July 2013
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Medina, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had an early dinner on a Saturday (about 4pm) . We sat outside on a beautiful Sept day in Cleveland. We both had pasta, which was excellent. Fresh, warm bread and good house salads. Our server was very attentative. Highly recommend Mia Bella when you are in Little Italy. Servings are very large....

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great Evening at Mia Bella”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Just went to Mia Bella last night for dinner with friends. Had a great time and we all enjoyed our dinners. Nice wine list, and for starters, we had bruschetta that was so lovely with avocado. The flavors were delish, along with a Capresse salad with green olives and sliced proscuitto, very nice and enough for 4 of us to share. Among dinner selections, we had the shrimp with risotto,(next time I will order the shrimp and risotto, huge shrimp and just looked so yummy) veal picatta, and chicken kabobs. All was delish and followed by coffee and dessert of imported gelato. Service was very good, had a wonderful waiter, not rushed and were able to enjoy the pairing of great food, wine and friends. We enjoyed everything, had a great evening and will be back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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