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Bello Giardino

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  • Italian
  • 71 W 71st St, New York NY10023 40.776616 -73.979014
  • (Btwn CPW & Columbus Ave)
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  • (212) 875-1512
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User Ratings (Based on 51 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 3.7
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 875-1512
Delivery Take Out Catering Private Parties Cash Only
Mon: 5pm-11pm Tue-Thu, Sun: 12pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-11:30pm
Dinner, Lunch
Catering, Delivery, Good for Groups, Lunch Special, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Take Out
Delivery Area:
61st to 81st St; River to CPW

User Reviews

  • Bello Giardino

    Posted by anonymous on 09/10/2014

    What Happened?

    Have enjoyed this restaurant in the past (more than a year ago) but was very disappointed in the food, which was largely tasteless, including the capuccino. Had to ask for sauces for both the salad and the entree.

  • Bello Giardino

    Posted by Silverfox46 on 09/04/2014

    No credit cards accepted. How can that be?

    Attentive service, above average food, fair value. Surprised no credit cards accepted? Maybe the reason the lunch crowd was non-existent,

  • Bello Giardino

    Posted by Jerry on 07/05/2014

    Overall good but not excellent.

    Dinner was a mixed bag. Green and Caesar salads were excellent, Veal (my wife had scallopini and I had marsala) was tender and generous. The veal marsala was overly tart and had no hint of marsala flavor. Entrees come with a side of pasta. These are served in small bowls. The first bite presented hard and dried-out pasta; below it was overdone, mushy pasta in a very tasty sauce. Apparently, these pasta sides are prepared in advance and refrigerated, then heated up before serving. This results in a dried-out top and a soggy bottom. This is efficient for the restaurant but at these prices, the customer deserves better. The check was presented while we were still eating and before we had requested it. Two people picked it up while we were finishing and we had to explain that we were not finished and had not yet paid. We ordered espresso, which arrived lukewarm. The waiter said he would be back with sugar but never returned. We had to request sugar twice and by the time it arrived, the espresso was at room temperature. This was a pleasant place and reminded us of old "Village" restaurants (we had lived in the "Village" for over 35 years before moving to the UWS). The garden is attractive and very pleasant but because it is surrounded by brick walls the sound level was very high. (A couple who arrived and was seated after us left before ordering, complaining about the high noise level.) In general, the overall atmosphere is business-like pushy rather than gracious Italian (and one has the right to expect a certain amount of graciousness based on the price level of the restaurant.)

  • Bello Giardino

    Posted by BigAl on 10/29/2013

    Fantastic Food! Great Atmosphere

    From the minute you walk in the door, you are made to feel at home in this cozy Italian restaurant that offers a beautiful backyard garden and comfortable indoor seating. Try the award winning meatballs to start. All the dishes are great and the staff is professional and knowledgable. The owner Nick will make sure your needs are met and is happy to make everyone feel like a welcome guest. I recommend this place to everyone!

  • Bello Giardino

    Posted by tupperwestside on 09/28/2012

    Good, Solid, Consistent, Italian - Delivered

    I've ordered from this place a lot recently, and I think it's the best "like home" Italian on the upper west. And it's same every single time. I've ordered the Veal Parm 5 times and it's good every time. That matters. If you tip the delivery guy 5 bucks, it will always be there in 30 mins also.

  • Bello Giardino

    Posted by Amazed on 09/01/2012


    Awesome food, great service. What more can you ask for?

  • Bello Giardino

    Posted by cather on 06/15/2012

    Charming garden

    This is a lovely neighborhood place. The restaurant is beautiful and in good weather the garden in back is wonderful. Good standard Italian food, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken francaise, all fresh and tasty. Very reasonably priced, particularly for the area. My husband and I were delighted and will make it one of our standard spots.

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