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Bella Blu

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Upper East Side
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967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103 (Between 70th and 71st Streets)
+1 212-988-4624
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12:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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148 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Colorful noisy room, personalized service at bar, coat check, table. The branding was large but tasteless as was the tricolor salad. Overall an enjoyable evening at an 'in' place.

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Thank ronaldfairbairn
California
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142 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant, light and friendly Italian restaurant on Lexington Avenue - caters to nearby residents, not tourists. Food is good, atmosphere and service are pleasant.

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Thank pico1
Stuttgart, Germany
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty, friendly, nice setting but a bit crowded, place is clean and not particularly cheap. would repeat any day

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Thank Stuttgal
Youngstown, Ohio
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great food, in a classic, NYC setting - upper east side. One of our favorites. We have been patronizing this establishment for years and we've always had a great meal. Wood fired oven delivers authentic pizza and other Italian favorites, with an acceptable wine list and very good service. Dinner seatings are always crowded, noisy and fun. Hey! That's Italian!... More 

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Thank 1231Bill
East Anglia
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

A good experience for dinner with friends. Good food and wine, good service and busy enough to have good atmosphere.

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Thank wht1
Livingston, New Jersey
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300 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were a table of 5 and were lucky to have been given the best table in the restaurant, which was a rounded booth in the back left. There is a true Italian vibe to the restaurant. Couples and Families with other children were noticed all around. We started off with the eggplant rollitini which we shared as appetizers. Excellent.... More 

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Thank AmyC723
MARKHAM
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639 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a favorite of ours, and it did not disappoint. The authentically Italian style meals are delicious and hearty. I recommend the pastas and pizzas. Portions are large and filling and staff are courteous. Background music was too loud and we had to request for it to be turned down.

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Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you wish to take your date out or have an authentic Italian food in NY without having to pay through your nose,i would definitely recommend this place.Was recommended to me by a friend and its worth the money.Great anti pastis,good selection of wines.Recommend trying the specials for the day.Book the table early to be assured a space in the... More 

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Thank hilda232
Recco, Italy
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I have been last December with my son Leonardo .great pizza and great pasta . The place is very warm and the owner is very nice and friendly ! We will be back

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Thank valeria l
Woodland Park, New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a highly over-rated, over-priced restaurant and, what's more, an unethical operation. Classic 'bate and switch' technique used to steer trusting customer (me) from reasonably priced menu items to outrageously overpriced specials without information about the cost. Will never go here again. Never.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 967 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5103
    (Between 70th and 71st Streets)
  • Public Transportation: The 6 Subway stops 2 blocks away on 68th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-988-4624

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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