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Bella Blu

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967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103
+1 212-988-4624
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Appetizer and pasta in this garden-variety Italian in an extremely noisy setting [what is it about noisiness being hip?]. We've had better and larger portions of grilled octopus [for $20]. Pasta was properly done, but saucing somewhat anemic [mine could have been suffused with more...More

Thank schvitzNewYorkCity
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Everything is delicious in this fun, clubby Italian restaurant. You must try the "special" - it is served every day - spicy pasta with lobster...so good!

Thank LizzieT05
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. We came here twice for lunch with family who come often. Reservations are an absolute must - this place gets packed. The service was comfortable, low pressure, never hurried, always friendly. The food came on time and was superbly...More

Thank James F
Reviewed May 16, 2017

I needed a quick meal before a ceremony at nearby Hunter College early one Friday evening. I walked in hoping they could find room for me. I was greeted with a broad smile and seated immediately at one of the tables for two near the...More

Thank NormG1
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Ate dinner here with my wife and six friends. Had to wait 45 minutes to be seated despite reservation -- but the food was so good, it was worth the wait. Close quarters at most tables as this place was packed; every table taken and...More

Thank CharlieinTexas
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Walked into Bella Blu this evening and owner met is at the door. Even though restaurant was packed on a Friday evening, he sat us in less than 2 minutes. Wine was awesome, and salad and entrees were delicious. We are from San Antonio Texas...More

Thank griffinharry
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I've been here several times and came back b/c I had one good meal there. But will NEVER go back. They don't honor their reservations, do not stand by their food, and really just get by b/c of they're neighborhood location. The staff, and hostess...More

Thank cp17171717
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Colorful noisy room, personalized service at bar, coat check, table. The branding was large but tasteless as was the tricolor salad. Overall an enjoyable evening at an 'in' place.

Thank ronaldfairbairn
Reviewed March 15, 2017

A pleasant, light and friendly Italian restaurant on Lexington Avenue - caters to nearby residents, not tourists. Food is good, atmosphere and service are pleasant.

Thank pico1
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Tasty, friendly, nice setting but a bit crowded, place is clean and not particularly cheap. would repeat any day

Thank Stuttgal
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103
    (Between 70th and 71st Streets)
  • Public Transportation: The 6 Subway stops 2 blocks away on 68th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-988-4624
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