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Tello Italian Bistro

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524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-639-9898
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16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Jackson, Michigan
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my dad in November. We are 40 and 70. We both enjoy good food, anything from excellent hole-in-the-wall to fine dining. I don't know how to classify this place. Tello's thinks it is fine dining...., I would disagree. Service was friendly but really slow. Meals were somewhat greasy and honestly not memorable. Prices were very high for... More 

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Thank Kathy R
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a nice meal. The restaurant is quiet so a couple can have a nice conversation over good food and drink. My Negroni was delicious. The wine list is a little limited, but reasonably priced. The menu is focused and imaginative. The dishes are cooked to order, so there is no rushing, another feature that makes... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not like to put small businesses down so I'll make this brief. Wine was great. My mom-Italian husband who can eat spaghetti out of a can said this was the worst 2 dishes (his and mine) he ever had. Disappointed.

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Thank nikkrizz
United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Located on Phoenix Street across from cafe, this place is good to visit for a nicer meal. We went for dinner when it first opened and had a decent time. Lighting was turned down for Italian mood, so felt romantic. I was there with my sisters for wine and snacks, but it was well enjoyed. This review is entered late,... More 

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Thank Steve H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. We have been there several times. Great ambiance for couples. Menu has something for every taste.

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Thank Krmline
Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Food and service were great Wines were of limited selections but a few good ones. I had the lobster ravioli in lemon cello sauce with shrimp.

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Thank jiminia1959
Soham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

No salad nor soup came with the entree. I guess I haven't gone to more fancy restaurants🤔! I ordered a papardelle bolognese. Very filling. Heavy on a spice I can't identify and didn't enjoy it as much. My husband did enjoy his meal. We were served complementary bread prior to the meal and served more after we asked.

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Thank Ursula V
Michigan
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A favorite place for pizza or dinner The for is always prepared well and the service is excellent wine selections are one of the best in southwest michigan

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Thank runjustin
Michigan Center, Michigan
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I'm here on business for 4 days. So sad that I didn't try this restaurant until the evening of day 3. The food was amazing. I had the arugula and fig salad along with the seared scallops. Both were delicious. I will remember this place and return the next time I'm in South Haven. Thank you to the chef(s) at... More 

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Thank TravelingRN04
Chapin, South Carolina
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

An upscale Italian place in South Haven. The menu is rather small but excellent. The wine list is OK.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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: +1 269-639-9898

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