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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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Rockford, Illinois
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A boss of mine told me about this place. I was in heaven best Italian food I had in a very long time. A family owned business and they really have good staff as well.

Thank Kari K
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and a comfortable atmosphere make for a special night of dining out courtesy of Nick and his family. We love their steaks, fish dishes and risottos. I avoid their homemade gelato because it is so good.Their specialty cocktails are to die for. Good prices and owners who enjoy interacting and hosting their guests. Super choice for dinner.

Thank Carol B
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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
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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161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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?