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Tello Italian Bistro

524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-639-9898
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“risotto” (13 reviews)
“cioppino” (7 reviews)
“parpadelle” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you love dessert at all...please stop by here for their Panna Cotta. OMG it is delicious. Atmosphere is cozy and upbeat, staff was friendly and very accomodating. Espresso was perfect.

Thank HeatherSikorski
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tello Italian Bistro had a very nice menu, a decent wine selection, and very friendly staff. The bread were fresh baked and the selections were well prepared.

Thank Reed S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tello's last evening. My husband and I agreed that the food was tasty but very expensive. All items are al a carte so you pay extra for a salad or vegetable. The atmosphere is cute but only average. We do not find waiters...More

Thank Gardener2014
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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....More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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.

Thank nikkrizz
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...More

Thank Steve H
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.

Thank Krmline
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.

Thank jiminia1959
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...More

Thank Ursula V
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Can you accommodate a gluten free diet?
6 March 2016|
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Response from nikkrizz | Reviewed this property |
Last night I was told no, they didn't have gluten free. 3/2017
Paulette G
Do you have happy hour and if so what are the hours
12 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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