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Bella Italia Ristorante

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20 N Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-7311
573-332-7800
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Excellent dining experience."

Bella Italia was such a good choice for our Sunday evening dinner. I had the seafood cannelloni, and my husband ordered the chicken florentine. We both had their house salads. The fresh baked bread was very good, too. We enjoyed our meals. Waiter was pleasant and kept everything filled. Nice quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Ada R
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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173 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Poor service, poor quality, poor quantity. Pizza was overcooked, pasta was small portion for the price, no longer serve things still on the menu. Looks like owners have given up on this one.

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Thank boonutsmom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I remember going to Bella Italia when it was first opened and only a few years ago. This was my favorite restaurant. My sister-in-law and I went here tonight with our husbands, looking forward to our favorite dishes. We passed up other new restaurants to go to eat at our favorite spot. We were all disappointed. The pasta was over... More 

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Thank CMCoulter
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Bella Italia was such a good choice for our Sunday evening dinner. I had the seafood cannelloni, and my husband ordered the chicken florentine. We both had their house salads. The fresh baked bread was very good, too. We enjoyed our meals. Waiter was pleasant and kept everything filled. Nice quiet atmosphere.

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Thank Ada R
Missouri
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The food was prepackaged and reheated...nothing fresh or freshly prepared about it. The service was not good either, we felt rushed through our meal by the waitress and the restaurant was not even busy.

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Thank JLMorton
Lincoln, Missouri
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I had the lobster ravioli which was incredible, but all the others in the place seemed to be enjoying their choices as well. Great service, reasonably fast kitchen, and fantastic historic neighborhood. Park a block or two away as you might need that walk after dinner! :)

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1 Thank Allan J
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Too much sauce and cheese on the entrees. staff good but not a place I would go back to. Desserts were really good...

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Thank MERJ54
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you are looking for a quiet place to just sit and enjoy a wonderfully prepared meal this is the restaurant for you. We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed with any dish that we have ordered. Very close to the river and all the downtown attractions. Feels like you are in Italy, when you step... More 

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1 Thank Ada R
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Love this restaurant. I also like that it is not a chain, located in downtown Cape, and food is awesome!

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1 Thank Cynthia R
West Frankfort, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We went with another couple on Sunday afternoon. The food was delicious and the service was great! Can't wait to go back!

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1 Thank Denise W
Kansas City
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185 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Authentic looking little Italian place in old downtown Cape, close to the river. Just stopped by for drink at the old Art Deco bar. Excellent bartender, friendly and knowledgable. Decent wine choices by the glass and she knew how to make a proper Manhattan. We'll have to come back for dinner sometime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 N Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-7311
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: 573-332-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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