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Ciao Bella

4.5
4.5
921 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ciao Bella (which translates to "hello, beautiful") is a reminder that Italian food can be much more than lasagna, ravioli and spaghetti. "The Mediterranean diet is one of the best in the world". "Just good, authentic food made with love and passion. Pair with a beautiful wine and it's wonderful".

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–7:45 pm Dinner Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (219) 322-6800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 921 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Indiana

    Innovative

  • Northwest Indiana

    Good for groups

  • Northwest Indiana

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northwest Indiana

    Good for special occasions

  • Northwest Indiana

    Lively

  • Northwest Indiana

    Most Booked

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  1. DR

    DawnR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - great atmosphere!
  2. DN

    DeanN

    Phoenix

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful fun and company.
  3. MO

    MarianO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met my friend to catch up on our lives and was able to sit and enjoy each other's company without feeling rushed. We had bruschetta, a dinner salad with the house dressing and split an eggplant parmesan, everything was delicious.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Salad dressing was very lemony. Overall service slow. Food was so-so. Chicken parm. I’ve been before and was better
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao Bella is my favorite Italian restaurant in the tri-town area. It never disappoints me. Gnocchi with the bolognese sauce is absolutely delicious. I high recommend it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive service. Good food.
  7. B

    pamelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE: Live music was perfect….food, fantastic…waiter was excellent and fun! All around great night.
  8. JM

    JimM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There at New Years Eve and the service was excellent as well as the food.
  9. RB

    RitaB

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Linguine del mar was excellent on NYE. In general, the food here is quite good but can be inconsistent, e.g., never quite sure what the minestrone is going to be like and the specials sometimes seem like experiments that didn't go quite right. We're more careful now and order from the main menu. We think more attention should be paid to training the wait staff, helpers and hosts. People expect a more upscale experience here and shouldn't be referred to as "you guys." On NYE, a nice touch was the wait person putting the cloth napkins on our laps but instead of asking "May I?" they simply flung them. Take it up a level - your customers will appreciate it.
  10. c

    ciao

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Excellent service. Fair prices. Clean and nice atmosphere.
  11. PM

    PhilM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is always good. They will cater to special requests.
  12. MM

    MayorofMelonville

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The place was very busy and loud, but waitstaff kept things moving along. Meals arrived hot and food was excellent.
  13. MA

    MAJK

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly knowledgeable helpful staff. Wonderful cocktails great tasting food. Definetely worth a trip for a meal.
  14. K

    Kitty

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food below average for this price range. This is not type of restaurant which makes you keep on comming back.
  15. BB

    BonnieB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience. The food was excellent and the staff was very prompt and courteous.
  16. R

    Rogz

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Always enjoy dining at Ciao Bella, but our visit last night was a disappointment. Our server Jesus, was great! Attentive, prompt, and friendly but the food was mediocre at best. The Berkshire pork chop was overdone and dry although we asked for it to be done medium. The kitchen did replace it, but of course, by then the rest of our party was nearly done eating. The Chicken Parmesan was also over cooked, but we did not complain about that because the server was so nice. Giving a pass because of it being the busy holiday-season, but the kitchen sure fell short on this visit!
  17. RO

    RobertO

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Food was great, fun atmosphere for the holidays.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place.
  19. TA

    TracyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the bowtie salmon pasta with white wine cream sauce. First time having it.
  20. u

    unknown

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Didn’t really like the food that much but very good service
  21. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food. Great overall experience, would definitely come back again!
  22. J

    Jilliemac

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Typically the food is great. Last night there was a big party booked and our food came out barely room temperature and the sauces were congealed. We’ve been there many times and this is the first time we were disappointed.
  23. FF

    FamilyFavorites

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed every aspect of the dinner, will return often.
  24. JD

    JenniferD

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Restaurant itself was decorated nicely. They had entertainment which was really good.
  25. T

    Tomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Live band from bar area wasn't expected, but not so loud that conversation was difficult. I'll be going back for more!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They closed before my reservation
  27. BH

    BobbiH

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Risotto had no flavor and was temperate. So disappointed.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good. Our server was also great, he was very attentive. It was a Saturday, so it was really busy. The chef even came to our table to see how our meal was. Will definitely return!
  29. KL

    KristieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent! Our server was Inigo and he was extremely kind. Picked out an amazing wine for me and helped us with my father who was on a walker. We drove an hour and a half to eat dinner here. It was worth it. We were recommended by Patrick from Blue Chip Casino in William B’s. He was spot on. Thank you.
  30. BB

    BillB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience like always! Top-notch food and service!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it was awesome
  32. BJ

    BrookeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing. Love this place!
  33. VM

    VincentM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, I will come back. Waiter was excellent
  34. TO

    TimO

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner out with friends. Service was great too! Everyone had a different dish and all were great! Spaghetti and meatballs with bolognese sauce is the best around! White fish limone and risotto diavolo with shrimp was fantastic. Took Derrick’s recommendation to add spinach to it. Lastly the encrusted tuna special with brussel sprouts had the whole table eating the sprouts!
  35. KT

    KarenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from beginning to end, wonderful ambiance
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Food was average, the service was good. I haven’t order entries after trying 2 appetizers that they were ok.
  37. DM

    DebraM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Ciao Bella. Always have an excellent meal.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo muy bien, un ambiente muy agradable y acogedor como siempre.
  39. SL

    SandraL

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40 wedding anniversary
  40. d

    dennisp

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good dirty martini. I ordered the Oso bucco from the special menu and it was superb. Antipasto plate is also well worth ordering. Waiter was very good. Well informed and non intrusive. Tairamisu was some of the best I've had. We had a great evening. We will return.

FAQs

Ciao Bella does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Ciao Bella is rated 4.5 stars by 921 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Ciao Bella

1514 US 41, Schererville, IN 46375

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Schererville, IN

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–7:45 pm Dinner Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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