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Bella Piatti

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167 Townsend, Birmingham, MI
+1 248-494-7110
11:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this pretty spot is just across the street from the Townsend Hotel. It has a nice sidewalk dining area in warm weather. It is very pretty, small, with a small bar. It has an excellent staff and the food is consistently very, very, good. It is also a good value

1 Thank patrickpearse
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Cozy atmosphere. Great selection of dishes and delicious desserts. Try the Salmon!

1 Thank nancf24
Berkley, Michigan
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It is a small restaurant with large flavors. Our waiter Jimmy was terrific. Very knowledgeable and everything he recommended was superb. A delicious bottle of blended red wine, the octopus appetizer, heavenly scallops, tender veal and room for dessert. The bread pudding was warm with subtle flavors of butterscotch and the chocolate torte with raspberry satisfied the chocolate taste buds.... More 

1 Thank Z4321UNpatriciag
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Bella Piatti is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. It's a cozy place with wonderful Italian food.

1 Thank Sheri M
Berkley, Michigan
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204 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I met a friend here for dinner and we had not only wonderful pasta and seafood but delicious wine. It's an unusual place that must be experienced - it is hard to describe the ambiance but it's really unique and pretty. Expensive but different. A good place for a "special night out."

1 Thank IntegrityMatters52
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We reserved at Bella Piatti for our anniversary in July and enjoyed it very much! The menu is varied and the food is delicious. They are always crowded, so be sure to reserve in advance. We loved dining al fresco, and had a great meal.

1 Thank spanishteach910
Scottsdale, Arizona
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131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Overall a good experience. Good food, good service, nice location, prices not over the top. Good for a nice dinner with friends or a pleasant business dinner. Won't be disappointed.

2 Thank desertduffergolf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We called on a Wednesday evening and they held a high top for us. We had a delicious dinner and love the ambiance of this cozy place. We'll be back, this is our new 'go to' place for Italian ... I can't wait!

3 Thank Bdiedrich
Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you are looking for the pretty people of this area, go to Bella Piatti. If you want a good Italian meal, skip this place. My cocktail was the result of bartender tricks - half a cocktail in a glass overfilled with ice. The gnocchi were horrible - over cooked, buried in a mediocre sauce. Honestly felt as if Chef... More 

1 Thank Peter626
White Lake, Michigan, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Recommended ,We chose to drive a little further than normal to have dinner at this Italian Resturant and we where not disappointed. All the food we ordered came out hot and perfectly prepared. The prices reflected the quality but not more than any other restaurant . in town. The sevice was over the top and not just our waitress, the... More 

2 Thank Anthony M

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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$20 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Townsend, Birmingham, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-494-7110
The newly re-invented Bella Piatti opened February 13, 2013 under new management and is already on it's way to be the hot spot in Birmingham. A traditional Italian menu with a contemporary twist was created by Chef Francesco Apollonia, who was born and raised in Venice, Italy. The restaurant, designed by Jeff Fontana, offers a warm, whimsical and inviting dining experience. The menu is comprised of traditional pastas, risotto, fish, mouth-watering steaks and a variety of appetizers and desserts. Fresh seasonal produce, exceptional quality products, artisanal ingredients make dining here an authentic Italian experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?