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Tello Italian Bistro

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524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-639-9898
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Soham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 served complementary bread prior to the meal and served more after we asked.

Thank Ursula V
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A favorite place for pizza or dinner The for is always prepared well and the service is excellent wine selections are one of the best in southwest michigan

Thank runjustin
Michigan Center, Michigan
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I'm here on business for 4 days. So sad that I didn't try this restaurant until the evening of day 3. The food was amazing. I had the arugula and fig salad along with the seared scallops. Both were delicious. I will remember this place and return the next time I'm in South Haven. Thank you to the chef(s) at... More 

Thank TravelingRN04
Chapin, South Carolina
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

An upscale Italian place in South Haven. The menu is rather small but excellent. The wine list is OK.

Thank Stujersey
Francesville, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Small Italian restaurant with delicious food. Atmosphere was casual. We were there early and enjoyed a quiet meal. Food was slightly different than the "usual" Italian. I would go back just for the truffle egg appetizer and the salad with figs!

Thank CVandBoys
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440 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Night we were there, the kitchen went into the weeds and never came back up. We were there early and ended up having a three-hour dinner for 6. Owner (or rep) made continual apologies, but didn't do anything like comp dessert or buy us a bottle. What part of "never going back" do they not get?

Thank BlueHenFlyer
Livonia, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and I love the happy hour wine and pizza specials. The grilled romaine salad is one of our favorites.

Thank rodgap
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It took 35 minutes to receive water, 45 minutes to get bread, and 90 minutes from when we sat down until our dinner was served. The manager on duty who was running the bar was aware of our concern for the time it took to be served. Instead of trying to make things better, she decided to take the being... More 

1 Thank Jeff W
Fennville, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The atmosphere was so warm and inviting,hostess was very nice. Our waiter was excellent. The food was wonderful .

1 Thank jacki128

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?