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“popular restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Blu

Bella Blu
967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103 (Manhattan)
(212) 988-4624
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Ranked #780 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $80
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 70th and 71st Streets
Transit: The 6 Subway stops 2 blocks away on 68th Street.
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“popular restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

have walked by this restaurant multiple times and it is always packed so finally gave it a try. pasta dishes, veal all good with large portions, though flavors a bit bland. eclectic decorations but noisy. beet salad was made with canned beets so would not recommend that. price was reasonable for location but not a bargain except when you consider the size of the portions

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Slammed but worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is not inexpensive and both times I have been it has been very crowded. The waiters are fast and all the staff are very attentive. It's a very tight space so if you have bags prepare to get the squeeze.

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fun trendy upper east side find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Three of us agree that everything was delicious and well presented. Even espresso top notch. Will return again soon.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Get the lobster spaghetti”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was 3rd trip to Bella Blu and I love it every time. The service is top-notch and food is amazing. Great wine list too. They even whip up something for our 4yo

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Every time we are in NY we always try to pop in to this place for some delicious authentic Italian meal. Not a single disappointment so far.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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