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Ciao Bella Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1514 Us Highway 41, Schererville, IN 46375-1316
+1 219-322-6800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little Italian Restaurant in a strip mall. It is a classy little place when you walk in. We went for lunch and was especially impressed with the ambience and menu choices. I ordered pasta and my husband ordered salmon. His praise was unusual for him with his comments usually "It's okay". It was really good and compared to a... More 

Thank Angie G
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a pretty poor lunch there several years ago. Decided to give them a try after seeing "LaLa Land" last night (great movie btw). Seated promptly, nice ambiance. Waiter was very attentive, with a very thick accent (not Italian) and hard to understand. I have up on understanding the ravioli special because I didn't want to make the gentleman repeat... More 

Thank steph26139
Wauseon, Ohio
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I stopped because of the reviews on TripAdvisor and the proximity to my hotel. Upon entering the restaurant, the hotel was beautifully decorated with well placed tables. I traveled multiple time zones and was more interested in food than alcohol, however, they had an extensive wine and beer offering. So, the food was typical Italian with moderate prices similar to... More 

Thank Oscar H
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place has become our favorite Italian restaurant near home. Tonight when we attended it was close to Halloween, so many of the staff were in costume -- all very "elegant". We ordered one mixed seafood appetizer, which was enough food for all four of us. As an entree, the seafood risotto is the item we've had most often, and... More 

Thank Jim C
Crown Point, Indiana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Dined here early Saturday evening and had an acceptable but not memorable meal. The food was good but not enough for me to really want to come back. As noted in other reviews the side of pasta was bland and unappetizing. Service was okay and noise level high.

Thank dmar53
Denver, Colorado
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249 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Took our family and thought it was good, our fifth visit, but far from outstanding. The chicken part lacks authenticity and the bone in strip was average at best. I love the bar and will go again but really felt this trip was not good.

Thank Michael O
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

i last reviewed this restaurant in 12/14. I have eaten here many times since it opened. Many changes have happened in the period including the doubling of the space and personnel changes. The one thing that has not changed is the menu and the specials often seem to be the same. In order to enhance the specials they might consider... More 

Thank 11jmr
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123 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at Ciao Bella, the food was wonderful and the service even better. I had a steak panini and my friend had the veal Marsala, both done to perfection and served hot and delicious.

Thank John M
Parma, Ohio
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A very busy restaurant. Well worth the wait! High end food with a fantastic scene! Owner was super. Staff was friendly!

1 Thank Julie_4903
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We recently went to Ciao Bella with 2 other couples after playing golf. We elected to eat out doors on their small but intimate outdoor patio. The food was very good and our server was very at tentative to our needs. This was not our first visit. In previous times there, we have dined inside and although the food has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1514 Us Highway 41, Schererville, IN 46375-1316
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Schererville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-322-6800

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