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Tello Italian Bistro

524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-639-9898
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We went there yesterday with just a bit of concern. From reviews here, they can have a bad night, both front of the house as well as the kitchen. On this night, the kitchen was solid and we were presented with a perfectly cooked piece...More

Thank Elwood M
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Tello has always had good food and drinks. That is still the case. The calamari appetizer, in particular, was outstanding. It was not fried or battered. It was sauteed in garlic and spices. It was as tender as could be. The service was perfect. In...More

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

The black linguine was awesome. Great flavor. Lots of seafood! Wow. Ms. Taylor was a great server. Such a good meal.

Thank BudNLily
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Nice atmosphere pretty good food sub-par service. Went there on easter sunday service was mediocre and they were out of a lot of dishes not well prepared for easter even in a town that was almost a ghost town they should have been prepared with...More

Thank pmlm
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Tello's is one of those spots, we have all visited, that allow the customer to direct their own experience. Whether you're sipping from a small but we'll selected wine menu, quaffing a fine Cerveza or hitting a Scotch- Bourbon or Whiskey Tello's has the liquid...More

Thank jshuz
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We just returned from Italy and have to say this restaurant offers even better gourmet Italian cuisine. They have added new items which are incredible. Nice wine and cocktails. Always excellent service.

Thank Joyce D
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We were *greeted* by a semi grumpy waitress who told us that most people make reservations because Saturday is their busiest day. The place was empty and it was nearly 5PM. We were led to a table in the back near the bar, seated and...More

1  Thank Margo S
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

So reliable So consistsan, good food good service Rich sauce truly good superior northern Italalian food. Not cheap but really yummy

Thank J F M
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

I wish I could remember the name of this pasta... but it had bacon and egg in it (weird I know, that's why I had to try it) and it was beyond delicious. Paired with an incredible glass of Pinot Noir, made for a great...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed September 5, 2017

I have had some decent meals here but not lately. The salad was swimming in the dressing and the pizza which used to be decent as no longer even decent. I will pass in the future.

Thank snider1
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March 5, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, 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 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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