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Bello

863 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10019 40.767301 -73.986198
at 56th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-246-6788 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

bellorestaurant.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri, 11am-midnight; Sat, 3pm-11:45pm; Sun, 3pm-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; 1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle

Prices

$15.95-$31.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

50th St. to 60th St., Seventh Ave. to Tenth Ave.

Profile

With its light blue carpeting and bluish walls, the self-styled Northern Italian Bello has a vaguely nautical appearance. On the walls are large oil paintings of peaceful scenes of Spain, Italy, and elsewhere in Europe. Despite the calm surroundings, the large room gets loud during the pre-theatre rush of predominately middle-aged couples and small groups, all dressed for a night on the town. Most of the popular dishes here tilt to Italian-American, with large portions and big flavors—and if you're smart you'll go with the flow. Stick with the classics—shrimp cocktail, fried calamari, and such are a good way to start. The many chicken and veal entrees come in hearty portions—ordering one of the several scaloppine dishes, for instance, brings you no fewer than four tender, finely pounded pieces of veal in a rich sauce. Similarly, several of the seafood dishes, such as the zuppa di pesce con linguini, are raucous assemblies of scallops, fish, clam, mussels, shrimp and other morsels served over mounds of pasta. The kingly portion of linguine in white-clam sauce is garlic-intense—anyone planning to hit the Great White Way after this dish would do well to pop an Altoids or two.

Extra

There is three hours of free parking with lunch or dinner.

Recommended Dishes

Vongole oreganate, $11.95; scaloppine saltimbocca, $21.95; tiramisu, $8.95

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