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Bella Piatti

167 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009
+1 248-494-7110
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
167 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The small space lends to Bella Piatti's home cooked atmosphere. But be warned - the space is quite small - there was no room to wait for a table or just socialize. Outside seating is available seasonally. Upon being seated we immediately felt welcomed and...More

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat at the bar and enjoyed the big city vibe. Had appetizers and wine. Great bar staff. Nice atmosphere, but restaurant may be too noisy for some. Very well dressed crowd.

Thank 1Rahhalatun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

food itself is excellent, but it is too expensive against the volume served and first of all, it is too packed and too noisy, so I was not so enjoyed staying and dining here.

Thank Kaz K
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We've eaten here four times based on recommendations from others. Crowded area makes it tough to have a conversation without yelling. Food is okay but not great for the prices. Waiters are really busy so service is just okay also. Very popular with the residents.

Thank craigmV4507OM
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Four of us met at this restaurant located immediately across the street from the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan. It was a business dinner. I love this place!! The team was attentive and understood the menu and the special offerings that evening. The restaurant was...More

Thank annenorman
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with friends while visiting the Detroit metro area. Chose Bella Piatti based on TA reviews. Had a reservation, we were seated immediately. Kevin our waiter was very professional, helped with food and wine choices. We shared an antipasto to start. Excellent. Just right...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent Italian food at moderate prices. Had the Pasta Bolognese. In the heart of Birmingham,MI. My dinning partner enjoyed the Chicken Entree with delight. Adequate wine list as well. I the past my dinners were good , however somewhat pricey. Definitely need a reservation.

Thank Gkleiff
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at this cozy little restaurant last night. Great food and drinks. Sautéed Calamari Best ever. All three of us had something different. Fish, Pasta and Quail. All delicious. So sad I will not be back here in the near future. Great find in...More

1  Thank Kay R
Reviewed 26 January 2017

this pretty spot is just across the street from the Townsend Hotel. It has a nice sidewalk dining area in warm weather. It is very pretty, small, with a small bar. It has an excellent staff and the food is consistently very, very, good. It...More

1  Thank patrickpearse
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Cozy atmosphere. Great selection of dishes and delicious desserts. Try the Salmon!

1  Thank nancf24
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Trish G
5 January 2017|
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Yes we can, please call and make a reservation in advance.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-494-7110
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The newly re-invented Bella Piatti opened February 13, 2013 under new ownership and is already on it's way to be the hot spot in Birmingham. The traditional Italian menu with a contemporary twist was created by Chef Francesco Apollonia, who was born and raised in Venice, Italy. The restaurant, designed by Jeff Fontana, offers a warm, whimsical and inviting dining experience. The menu is comprised of traditional pastas, risotto, fish, mouth-watering steaks and a variety of appetizers and desserts. Fresh seasonal produce, exceptional quality products, artisanal ingredients make dining here an authentic Italian experience.
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