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Bella's Bakery & Cafe

2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
+1 712-328-8888 ext. 7883
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“cake” (2 reviews)
“bicycles” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We came in from a night of gambling and as we went to the rooms we saw Bella's pastry display case. What a great way to finish the night. Have the chocolate layer cake for sure.

Thank Fwdmotion131
PNKinc, Guest Relations Manager at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thanks for another great review! We can't help but agree that a slice of cake from Bella's is the best way to end a night of fun. We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We only had a muffin and cinnamon roll, but they were just average. Not bad-but we've had way better. Prices are super high as well. Tables were full of crumbs. Cashier was friendly. Wouldn't go again after finding a much cheaper and way more tasty...More

1  Thank Nicole D
PNKinc, Public Relations Manager at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback, Nicole. We appreciate your comments and will forward them to our team for improvement. We thank you for dining with us and we look forward to having you as our guest in the future.

Reviewed October 3, 2017

Bella's was the highlight of my trip! While I did eat at the steakhouse and buffet....Bella's was by far my favorite. The staff are amazing and the breakfast had the biggest tasty biscuits ever. The atmosphere is nostalgic with antique bicycles and children's fire truck...More

Thank angelacK9322YE
PNKinc, Public Relations Manager at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you for the five-star rating! We are so glad to hear that we made your trip special! Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

The food was good, although in my opinion was borderline expensive. The waitress was very friendly, wich is very important. The decor was odd. I bought a cinnamon roll once before, wasnt to tasty, and a 4 dollar milk! But all in all it was...More

Thank Dreamertl
PNKinc, Public Relations Manager at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are glad you experienced great service during your visit. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to having you as our guest in the future.

Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

I was at the casino and needed a to-go order for dinner. The waitress there wouldn't let me sit down so I could buy something to drink. She wanted me to sit outside in the busy hallway common area. I went to the sports bar...More

Thank itsme018
PNKinc, Public Relations Manager at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

We appreciate your review, and are glad you enjoyed the cupcake! Thanks for the feedback regarding the service. We have passed it along to management to address with the team, and we hope to have you back for a better experience in the future.

Reviewed November 19, 2016

We recently celebrated our 17th anniversary with a day of playing the slots and dinner at Riva Steakhouse. We stopped into bella's for coffee and bought a coconut cake to take back to our room It was very fresh and very good! We will stop...More

Thank Lisa K
Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

Good morning. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you had such an outstanding anniversary experience at Ameristar. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great for breakfast at any time. Reasonably priced, good quality food, large portions. A good meal, for a great price.

Thank Linda P
Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2016

Good morning. Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had such an excellent experience at Bella's Bakery & Cafe. We look forward to welcoming you back for more outstanding cuisine soon. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Reviewed September 11, 2016

First visit I waited just a short time for seating and service. Burger, fries and coke were actually pretty good. Second time, waited a ridiculously long time just to be seated, then waited even longer for a server that I finally gave up waiting on....More

Thank J M
Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Good afternoon. Thank you for your review. At Bella's, we pride ourselves on offering outstanding service for our guests. We look forward to addressing the details of your experience with our leadership team. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Reviewed July 29, 2016

Sara greeted us promptly with a smile and good spirits. Seated quickly. Did have to wait a while for our server to arrive but after order placed, drinks and food arrived quickly. Good place to eat and food servings are generous enough to split

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed July 28, 2016

We ate a Bella's twice this past weekend - once for the evening meal and once for breakfast, and we have eaten there several times before. We can rely on this restaurant for delicious food that is obviously prepared by skillful - perhaps even loving...More

Thank Wrenrose
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 712-328-8888 ext. 7883
Description
From the casual atmosphere to the friendly service, Bella's Bakery & Café is the perfect choice for a quick and delicious meal. From our selection of specialty Wraps and Sandwiches, to Midwestern Favorites such as Pot Roast and Chicken Fried Steak and Country Gravy, Bella's Bakery & Café is a great place to catch a game or meet friends. Quick, friendly, and delicious...that's Bella's!
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