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Tello Italian Bistro

524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-639-9898
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
524 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the few "upscale dining" offerings in South Haven. Have eaten there probably 5 times over the last 7 years of visiting. Usually good, although our last visit was a little off. Food wasn't up to their usual standards and the server didn't know...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow! What a surprise! The food is top notch as is the service. The braised short rib was outstanding.

Thank 37043Lee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Tello Italian Bistro. Atmosphere was pleasant as was our waitress. The salads were excellent and fresh. Bread was mediocre. My husband ordered the Eggplant Canneloni which was served with a tomato/white bean sauce. Sounded delicious and might have been...More

Thank joloa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not been to Tello's for a long time. Decided to go later in the evening and have their pasta bolagnese and it was dry and overcooked. I loved the Caesar Salad and the wine - but my dinner was lacking from what I remembered...More

Thank Nancy O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All our meals were really good. Service was prompt and very professional. The facilities were nice and clean.

Thank Shadow9999
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Giving this 4 stars despite not being able to eat my dinner. Boyfriend ordered filet, which was cooked to peefections and he ate every bite. We also had arancini, delish. I had 4 cheese pizza, which was inedibly greasy. However, without even asking, item was...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Nice atmosphere and wine selection. Food was good, not great. But probably the biggest meatball I've ever seen!

Thank ThriftyPrincess
Reviewed 20 May 2017 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 16 May 2017

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.

1  Thank Reed S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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

1  Thank Gardener2014
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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