We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“OK, but not great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bello

Bello
863 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 246-6773
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Bello is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #1,788 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 56th Street
Transit: Columbus Circle A, B, C, D & 1 trains.
Description: Specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine, Bello’s original chef and personable staff have been serving generous portions of consistent old fashion home cooking at fair prices since 1985. Over the years, our straightforward menu which features a variety of traditional favorites, have made us the perfect place for lunch and dinner for either business or pleasure.
New Hampshire
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“OK, but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We meet family here for dinner when we are in NYC because they have parking available - a rare commodity in the city. The atmosphere and service are good with lots of locals in attendance. The food is Northern Italian - meatballs are special order only. Potatoes instead of pasta are offered as the side dish.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    40
    34
    12
    4
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Bello a restaurant worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I have been eating at Bello since being introduced to it many years ago. Whether with family or friends it is always a good experience made so in equal parts by the quality of the food, reasonable prices and good service. The chicken parm is excellent and worth the visit alone. hey aslo have an arrangement with a parking lot around the corner for a few hours of worry free parking while you enjoy dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellorestaurant, Manager at Bello, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for choosing Bello Restaurant. We hope that you will dine again with us soon!

Bello Restaurant

863 Ninth avenue, NY

2122466773
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shelton, Connecticut
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Pricey but good food. Italian. Get one of the after dinner coffees.
They have a large selection of wines.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellorestaurant, Manager at Bello, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for choosing Bello Restaurant. We hope that you will dine again with us soon!

Bello Restaurant

863 Ninth avenue, NY

2122466773
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Favorite of Locals for many years!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I've lived in the neighborhood for many years and have enjoyed Bello nearly each week. The food is terrific, the service is impeccable and the prices are correct. It's a wonderful place to have a great Northern Italian meal without the crazy prices that are found around the city. Mangia

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellorestaurant, Manager at Bello, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for choosing Bello Restaurant. We hope that you will dine again with us soon!

Bello Restaurant

863 Ninth avenue, NY

2122466773
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A family member recommended us this rest. She was right. As soon as we walked in we felt welcomed. The food was very good and Jorge our waiter couldn't be better. We were a party of 6 and everyone's food was excellent from appetizers to desserts.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bello also viewed

 
New York City, NY
 

Been to Bello? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bello, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.