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863 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3735 (56th Street)
+1 212-246-6773
15:00 - 23:30
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 15:00 - 23:30
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, daughter and I were visiting New York over New Year. I had read the very good reviews and booked a table for New Years Eve. We ordered starters and main courses but my husbands starter was not served. We had to ask where it was and by the time it was served my daughter and myself had finished... More 

Thank marydean2016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Learned about Bello from my cousin who's lived in NYC for 20+ years and is deeply appreciative of good food. He knows all the great (and not so great) places, and described this one to me as "real Italian." He was right. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambiance. Highly recommend.

Thank Leslie E
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Bello, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving this kind review Leslie! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed. We hope you let others know about our authentic Italian cuisine! Best, Bello Management More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A great location for excellent Italian food, good company, nice design and a comfortable meal. The pasta is fantastic. It's a great spot!

Thank KShawnT
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Bello, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us! We hope you will join us again soon. Best, Bello Management More 

Edgartown, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Bello proved to be a quiet place for a business dinner. The salad was crisp and cold with a delightful dressing. I ordered Chicken Marsala. Unfortunately, the chicken was a bit on the tough side. The vegetable accompaniment was perfectly prepared and seasoned. The Bella service was superb.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Our cruise ship docked in NYC for 2 days, so we planned dinner the first evening with good friends that live a few blocks from Bello. They are regulars, so that helped when we ended up being 40 minutes late (on a Saturday night!) because the ship's docking was delayed! John, who manages the place, was very gracious, even with... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Splendid restaurant with excellent menu, service, food and wine. It was very busy and therefore quite noisy, so perhaps not for your romantic night out. I would definitely return for the excellent nosh.

Thank Martin S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Recommended by hotel. We were not disappointed with excellent food and wine. Excellent service and thoroughly enjoyable. Can recommend.

Thank Vee50
New York City, New York
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had reservations for a late dinner after seeing a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Walked in and before we were able to say that we had reservations. The maitre d said there were no openings. We could see several empty tables so this was a bit confusing. Finally we were able to get to say we have reservations.... More 

Thank Brownstone76
Merced California
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160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was recommended by hotel concierge. It is located at north end of Hell's Kitchen on Ninth, about 56th. We made a RSVP through OPen Table - weeknight. Not packed but busy. Expensive for two, but a memorable meal worth the price. Good selection of wine by the glass, and a full bar. Great tiramisu! We had 2 different entrees... More 

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White Plains, New York
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Dinner party for 20+ people was handled well by management and staff! Good food was plentiful and enjoyed by all. Service was attentive and not overbearing. Thanks George and John!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 863 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3735
    (56th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Columbus Circle A, B, C, D & 1 trains.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-246-6773
Specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine, Bello’s original chef and personable staff have been serving generous portions of consistent old fashion home cooking at fair prices since 1985. Over the years, our straightforward menu which features a variety of traditional favorites, have made us the perfect place for lunch and dinner for either business or pleasure.

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