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Ciao Bella

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6500 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111-4424
+1 815-654-9900
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lovey meal at Ciao Bella. Staff were so helpful and accommodating. They gave my daughter colouring pens and told her she could draw on the paper tablecloth and we're really happy with her pootling about the place. Lovey meal for us too, pasta and pizza both fine and lots of bread provided also. Recommended :)

Thank ShadowySue
Belvidere, Illinois
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has both a nice bar area and a nice restaurant side. I prefer the restaurant side for dinner, but both sides are nice. This is an Italian restaurant like those found in Italy, but with a more friendly staff. It is my favorite local place for pasta. The lobster ravioli is excellent, and my favorite.

Thank SkipperBill2
Loves Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Owner's Nick Castrogiovanni and daughter Talia of Ciao Bella do a wonderful job of melding quality affordable seafood with a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Nick often goes table to table offering free samples of what's hot out of the kitchen that night. Whether it's a fancier date night or some wine at the bar with friends, Ciao does everything right... More 

Thank alanhenderson2016
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The menu is broad and includes appetizers, salads/soups, pizzas, pastas, and entrees. Classic Italian dishes done perfectly, and menu specials showcasing high quality innovation. The service was great with lots of pleasant, attentive staff. The courses arrived very fast. The atmosphere is cozy and casual. This is a solid go-to restaurant on Rockford's East side.

Thank CCRiderLLC
Roscoe, Illinois
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great ownership, very customer driven. Food is excellent and very reasonable priced coupled with a high level of quality. Drinks are a bargain and priced right for the area. Talia will make you feel like family. We love this place. The steaks and Chicken Cordon Blu salad, also great pizza, Tomato bisque soup and happy hour free appetizers.

Thank Rod J
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were traveling back from Madison and decided to stop for dinner. We did a quick search for Italian restaurants within five miles of our location on the road and Ciao Bella's came up. We called ahead for reservations. The friendly voice on the phone stated that she could get us a table around 7:30, which was fine with us.... More 

Thank billhV8285JU
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Came here with a large soccer team. The waitress was wonderful and added place settings and tables as people wondered in from a long day of travel. I was hoping for food as good as the service but is simply was not. We had a bunch of teen athletes and no one finished their meal. The pasta dishes were flavorless... More 

Thank Betsy S
Rockford, Illinois
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Was very disappointed to see when I got home from dinner that I was given someone else's leftovers. I ordered a $23 entrée and barely ate half and did not receive my leftovers. I called and spoke to a manager the following day and there did not seem to be any remorse or concern on their end. Will be a... More 

Thank Marcia M
Machesney Park, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is our first visit to this place we were with a group of seniors and after dinner were going to a show. We let them know when we made the reservation All was ready for us. The food and wine were excellent. The cost was of the dinner was resonable the service was great. Will be sure to return... More 

Thank NKVK
Belvidere, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had heard good things about this restaurant,so we thought we'd try it. Their menu is large, and their wine list is extensive. We shared the Sesame and Mango Tuna appetizer which was outstanding. We loved it. I had the Chicken Saltimbocca, my husband had the Bays & Shrimp. His was average, and nothing special in his opinion. Mine was... More 

Thank Laura G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6500 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111-4424
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Loves Park
  • Phone Number: +1 815-654-9900

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