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Bella Michael's

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$$ - $$$
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57 River St, Oneonta, NY 13820-2319
+1 607-431-9166
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was a bit slow considering it was 5pm on Saturday and we were the only table seated. Our entire dinner took over 2 hours which is simply unreasonable. The hostess and our server were sweet and very welcoming, making us feel right at home. The spinach egg drop soup was just okay but I wouldn't get it again. I... More 

Thank Boomerang025
Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the only restaurant that I've tried in Oneonta and it was good. I ordered one of the chef's specials for the evening which was shrimp and a pork and beef medallion on a bed of mashed potatoes. I'm not sure this is strictly an Italian dish, but no matter, it tasted good and I enjoyed it. The small... More 

Thank Richard M
Oneonta, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a day where we just needed to unwind without either one of us having to cook and we called to see if a table was available - Success! We had a good meal from the broad selection of menu items, an attentive server and a genuine "Thank You, Come Again" from the hostess as we left. We were... More 

Thank CollegeDadFor2
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We always love the food at this place. Our service was not up the the usual standards. Could not find our waitress when we needed her. She seemed to not be totally focused or not feeling well. Food took longer than usual. There were three of us and two of the meals were OK and one was a special and... More 

Thank Hartwickvisitor
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Went based on recommendation from hampton inn. Nice quiet walk from the hotel. Sat at the bar. Very nice atmosphere. Guests and employees very friendly. Had the shrimp bella michaels in fra diovola sauce, it was some of the best I have ever had. Rob the bar tender was very helpful and attentive. Would visit again without hesitation. Sauces are... More 

Thank 756andrewe
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

First time in Oneonta, NY, checked in late to the hotel and my family & I were very hungry. Hotel recommended Bella Michael's, and we were happy we tried it as it was a great italian restaurant & the staff was friendly!

Thank ngonz2016
Oneonta, New York
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This restaurant is a good choice for Italian food in a town with several Italian food options, but I have a very hard time ordering from the regular menu anymore, because their specials are typically so good. The seafood options are usually excellent and they have a decent bar with good cocktails and dinner wines. Just so out-of-towners know, this... More 

Thank DrPohaku
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Our table all ordered fish. I had salmon. My salmon was perfectly cooked. With the sauce, the food melted in my mouth. The other fish dishes were also excellent. The only issue we had was a reasonably long wait for food. There was a large group downstairs and a power failure earlier in the evening that accounted for the wait.... More 

Thank NJAdventure
Lafayette, Louisiana
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We were a party of five and did not have reservations and were happily accommodated as they were serving a large party in their back room. The waitstaff was very friendly. Food took a while to arrive but each order was cooked to perfection. Large portions and food was excellent. The cannoli for desert was great. The chef/owner even came... More 

Thank cathy c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Best food since we arrived at Cooperstown! Located near by where we were staying. The Resturant is in a residential area. Definitely authentic Italian Food! Highly recommend the place and reasonably priced.

Thank Janet T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 River St, Oneonta, NY 13820-2319
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneonta
  • Phone Number: +1 607-431-9166
Bella Michaels serves fresh seafood, steaks, chops, pasta, chicken and vegetarian meals. We have a full bar with wine, beer and liquor. We offer lunch, dinner and drink specials daily. Eat in or take out. Reservations appreciated.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?