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  • Bella Luna Cafe

  • 3.5 stars
    (12 reviews, average rating: 3.9/5)
  • Cuisines: Cafe, Italian
  • (513) 871-5862
  • 4632 Eastern Ave Cincinnati, OH 45226
  • Neighbourhoods: Columbia Tusculum
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$$$ ($26-$60)
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kko
1 Review
2012/04/10
  • Not so much Bella
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 5
  • I had a party of five, the bill came with a hard coded 20% tip and a 20% activity charge adding $50.00 to a buffet meal. Vegetables were cold, the rest of the food was pretty middle of the road. Think of how you would feel dinning in décor that has peace symbols on the table lights. Definitely nothing to write home about. I eat out a lot because my job covers Ohio Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Memphis Tn. To me skip the Bella and go to the Club.

  • Order: Buffet
 
Michael DiStefano
2008/08/21
  • I Know Italian
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • As you can see by my name, Italian is what I grew up with! This place is outstanding with great food, a unique wine approach, try the Mystery Bucket, friendly service and an Italian owner who comes to your table! We were made to feel at home, and were thanked when we left. I have been back twice and it has been a great experience both times. My New York Italaian parents thought it was one of the best they have been to

  • Order: Scallops, Pasta, Trout from the Summer Menu
 
cincydoxie
2008/06/16
  • Over Rated
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • We went here after going to Summerfair last year. I felt it was very over-rated. The food was so-so, the service was horrible and it was extremely over priced. I would not go back.

  • Order: Appetize, Entree and Dessert
 
daniel thompson
2008/06/15
  • excellent restaraunt
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • 4 out of six in our party ordered lasagna and everyone agreed that it was simply excellent. the garlic bread was also very good. the two others in our party ordered canneloni that was also very good. no dessert. too full from the main course. will definitely visit again and soon!

  • Order: lasagna
 
Culinary Student
2008/06/14
  • I was first invitied to a Reception and the food...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • I was first invitied to a Reception and the food was great. The assortment was varied and there was something for everyone. I have been back two times and the food selection and service has been great each time.
    When I ordered the Pork Tenderloin with the peaches it was a combination I did not think would go together, but the server assured me it was a good choice. It was wonderful, so tender and moist. The Resturant is s hidden treasure of eastern Cincinnati.

  • Order: Sliced PorK Tenderloin with Peaches, Crabmeat Ravioli, Appetizers and Dessert, also I was there for a Reception and had an assortment of itams
 
cbt
2008/05/13
  • Have been to Bella on numerous occasions and each...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Have been to Bella on numerous occasions and each time I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food is served quickly and mixed drinks are made very well and the wine list is pretty good. The changes to the menu are nice and a great way to get to experience different styles of food from around Italy.

  • Order: Various appetizers, entrees, and wine
 
techchick
1 Review
2008/05/12
  • The warm welcome adds to the special experience...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • The warm welcome adds to the special experience you have at Bella Luna. The food is always delicious, and you can sometimes get special coupons from the independent restaurant association, plus there are often marvelous wine specials. It is even my daughter's favorite restaurant, but she won't tell her teen aged friends because she doesn't want them to "ruin her secret".

  • Order: Pasta, Chicken, and of course the bread pudding!
 
Cycat
2008/05/10
  • Surprising to find such an excellent restaurant...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Surprising to find such an excellent restaurant in this part of town (Eastern Cincinnati). The restaurant was small and we were advised to make reservations in advance. The portions (including bread) were just right and the service was perfect. The wine selection was ample and the prices were in the ranges we anticipated.

  • Order: Various appetizers, entrees and wines
 
phil s
2008/05/09
  • best lasagna in town and i have been to many...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • best lasagna in town and i have been to many italian restaurants in cincinnati. large party, but still, excellent service and food. atmosphere was great and all employees were extremely friendly. other members of our party ordered italian dishes and loved them also. all were too full for dessert. the wine was excellent

  • Order: lasagna
 
Oomni
2008/05/09
  • Hey, at least it was spinach that was fried...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Hey, at least it was spinach that was fried... the goodness of spinach must cancel out the option of being fried, right? Doesn't matter, it was absolutely delicious!
    We were met just inside by the owner of this fabulous eatery. Having traveled to Italy twice in the last 3 years, I was excited to find this one place in Cincinnati with food prepared in many of the same styles and tastes that I experienced while actually in that country. Italy is not just about pizza and pasta, but about using the freshest ingredients found at the daily farmer's markets, street vendors. Supermarkets just aren't the same with their worldwide options. Local and fresh was my first and continuing impression of each meal I have enjoyed at Bella Luna. The rotating menu featuring different areas of Italy is amazing and ensures my regular returning visits.
    I always take family there for a meal when they come for a visit.

  • Order: Definitely Bread Pudding for dessert! Also enjoyed a ravioli in pumpkin sauce dish and a chicken breast served over pasta with fried spinach topping.
 
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