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Tello Italian Bistro

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524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Orland Park, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat at the bar to have a drink while waiting for a table but ended up eating at the bar instead. Food good bartender very friendly and ran her butt off as several were eating at the bar. Good reisling and ipa beers. Will return.

Thank janet m
Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very pretty, upscale restaurant with a excellent staff. Our service was great. I thought the menu was very limited and not what I expected. I had the penne with tenderloin and porcini mushrooms. The beef was good, but the sauce was not anything to right home about. My significant other had the cioppino and was just ok. It's supposed to... More 

Thank LouieBran
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just had dinner at Tello tonight. We both liked it and it's our favorite in South Haven now. In my opinion, it's under-rated on TripAdvisor at #14 (having eaten this week at #2 Clementines). We found the service to be good and the food as well (much better than Brix). Both of us enjoyed what we had, and felt... More 

Thank Howard H
Monroe, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vegetarian pasta was great. Calamari and other appetizers only fair. Friendly staff. Decent drinks, good bread

Thank Lawrence H
Zionsville, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my Mother and 6 year old son twice while visiting. What drew us back a second time was that it was the only restaraunt without a wait in the area. The first visit, the waitress was very slow and quite rude. She didn't have very many tables but seemed overwhelmed or almost bothered by visiting her... More 

Thank Ashley L
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Wait staff and hostess are all kind try hard nut not polished . Be patient . The beer salad was awesome and the Ceasar salad was tasty. Fresh and crisp. Pastas original Italian flavors .

Thank rae817
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner here - we didn't have a reservation but got a high top table in about 1/2 hour. The waitress took our drink order and we got our drinks fairly quickly. When we went to order dinner, we ordered bruschetta and the waitress said they were out of that and then told us they were out of a... More 

Thank suz255
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there with a party of 8 and had a 7:30 reservation. We were seated quickly and drinks were served fairly quickly. There were no beers on tap as the cooler was broken. Some of th food was very good and others in our party said their meal was bland. The main courses did not come out until after... More 

Thank LZAmy
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere of this restaurant is nice, dark and and inviting, decent size bar. The staff was unprepared and VERY slow. It was 100 degrees outside with 100% humidity and the AC went out (not anyone's fault), but nothing was said or offered as a gesture of good will. We ordered our salad and after 45 minutes, I joked with... More 

Thank SJK941
Cathedral City, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being seated, one waits a ling time for food. We have not been there for a long time. Once burned. my husband will not go there any more.

Thank BubbeSuzie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: 269-639-9898

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