Ciao bello

4.1
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143 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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BEST CASUAL ITALIAN


Let Ciao Bello’s be your Personal caterer
• Off-Premise Private Parties
• Servers Available
• Gluten-Free Items Available
• Outdoor Dining Avaliable
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(908) 497-0700
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Benny ciaobello.
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Cross street
Walnut Ave
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 143 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Only negative was cappuccinos were warm. We sat outside and it was a very nice atmoshere.

MC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Place is nice. food was great! air conditioning was not working properly.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy—-Very nice waitress prompt service been there a few times

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, service was good. Changed dish to accommodate food allergy

MI
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was yummy, but the waiter missed one order. enjoyed sitting outside as it was a beautiful evening and not too loud that way!

TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great environment! Outdoor seating is spacious and has a great vibe!

F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We have been here several times and have always enjoyed our visit. This was the first time we ate outside. While it was a lovely evening I believe the outside staff could use more training. We had asked for bread but we did not receive it until we received our dinner. Usually we receive bread right away while reviewing our menu. While she was very pleasant we were not offered pepper for our meals. We will return looking for a better experience as we have had in the past.

AL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

The chicken Francese was inedible. Tasted like it was microwaved out of the freezer. Sitting outside, however, was lovely.

T
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The service is usually quite good but last night it was chaos. They were out of wine & water glasses for a while. Lastly, our waiter though nice was hardly seen & when he did come over he was complaining and apologizing. It was odd.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Very slow service. Food was good enough. We will try it again but there are so many great places in Cranford. You can’t beat the outdoor seating.

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately, the restaurant was over booked and under staffed. We waited almost an hour for our dinner. My husband’s dinner was completely over cooked and was removed from our bill. We have eaten there many times but no more. Opening their outside dining totally overwhelmed both the staff and kitchen.

J
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Good food, I like the fact that it is a BYOB restaurant

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really good

LL
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

This place was recommended by a friend. I was reluctant to try it after reading the reviews about the slow service.The food was actually very good. However, we had a 7:00 reservation & the entrees arrived at the table at 8:40. Had to track down the waiter, who apologized as " they were so busy because of Mother's Day". It was Saturday night before the holiday. Please don't insult my intelligence by suggesting that patrons were there celebrating Mother's day a day early.

G
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Service was extremely poor. We sat outside and they were busy, which is understandable. It took someone at least 20 minutes to come over to our table and great us. Another 20 minutes for her to return with our drinks. No where to be found the entire time. Food was cold and chewy when it arrived. Big disappointment.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was great, waiter was nice however main complaint was it took over an hour for the food to arrive.

AK
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

This was not my first time at Ciao Bello, nor will it be my last. We always enjoy the food and it was particularly nice to be able to sit outside. Unfortunately, the service was somewhat lacking this time around. There were a handful of younger girls who just seemed clueless; for example, the girl with the water pitcher offered to pour us some until I pointed out that we had no glasses - she said "okay," shrugged and walked away. We received our meals, but then our waiter never came back. Over 25 minutes passed with no waiter, no offer of coffee/dessert, no check, etc. I asked another waitress passing by if she could send him over to us or ask him for the check, but she stated she didn't know who he was. I eventually got up to find him and get the check.

V
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Horrible service, my water sat empty for most of my meal.

C
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been here many times and always enjoy it. This last visit was no exception.

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food

SK
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

My family and I went out for dinner this past Saturday night. We had good food and the service was excellent. We love to go to Ciao Bello when the weather is warm and we can sit outside.

JV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was not the same as it has been in the past, and the quality was not as good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation for Valentines Day over a week ago, when we arrived at the restaurant, we were told would need to wait because Open Table overbooked reservations. Waited with no updates from hostess, then overheard someone complaining they had been waiting 1 hour for meal to arrive. Gave up and went to Killkeny down the street. Will not be back

FC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We were there NYE so it was a packed house. It was loud. Otherwise, the food was good, good portions and reasonably priced.

B
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

New Year’s Eve but food and service were great. Restaurant was full but that didn’t affect the food or service. Everything was great. Lasagna is always a big hit with my husband. I had the chicken marsala which was delicious.

S
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had never been here before. Wonderful food. Attentive and efficient service. A great family dinner!

B
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food. Regular menu, which delighted but surprised me. Even had specials. Perfect quiet and relaxed Christmas Day dinner.

GV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and the service were excellent. Love going here!

LA
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the service, great food, everyone were very helpful

B
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Our waiter, Walter, was very attentive and efficient. Great holiday dinner with family.

SS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was great. Wally our waiter was superb,, always checking on us.

We'll see you many more times

T
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Large menu with lots of choices. The food was terrific. The interior is nice, but not stuffy/fancy. Good place for groups and families. Wait staff was very attentive.

P
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Food was delicious. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. Did I mention the food is delicious! Great Italian at a great value.

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good. Our waiter, Wally, is the best. Highly recommend him. The food is excellent.
The atmosphere could be a little more decorative.

EF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

awesome time- very good pasta. i would definitely go back!!

F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was very good. Made reservations via Open Table and requested a table by the window because we both use canes and it would be easier. We were first offered a table in the middle of room and explained we had requested a table by the window because of our canes. After a few moments, she found us a table that was easier for us.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I thought berything was great except the food didn’t come out super hot. Other than that I would certainly go back again.

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience3

Food is average. Good Italian choices. Nothing really outstanding though. Service was not great. An appetizer was forgotten. Best dish at the table was the flounder francese.

M
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it great pasta will be returning

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Veal dish I had was amazing! Our waiter Mike was also a big help when suggesting certain food dishes. So far, haven't had a bad meal.