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Bello Giardino

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Upper West Side
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71 W 71st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10023-4110
+1 212-875-1512
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shrimp and mushrooms appetizer was very good. The veal scallopini was tough and chewy. This is NYC. There is too much choice to pay a lot of money for bad food. Maybe others have different experience but you have to be able to afford hit and miss.

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Thank Derennah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

It has a very good food. Service is outstanding. The only issue is that they don't accept credit cards!!

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Thank Almir S
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited during my last New York City stay on a Friday night. To say the food is divine is an understatement. The owner recommended the meatballs, for which they are famous, and they were out of this world. In fact we ordered them as an appetizer and ended up getting a second order with our meal. The main course was... More 

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Thank Luis R
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This restaurant is a brief walk from Central Park and somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of New York City. It was a pleasant walk down a residential street to this quaint restaurant. We were seated in the "garden area" which is behind the main dining room. It's enclosed on all sides with painted walls and grape vines above... More 

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Thank 83TRAVEL
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We ate here once or twice before and I do not know why we did not return more often - possibly because it is about a half a mile walk from where we live. But we had a wonderful meal there last night and will surely return, with frequency. The name means "Beautiful Garden" and last night was great night... More 

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Thank w0lfelaw22
Mexico City, Mexico
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Food was outstanding; service superb; great value. We ate in the patio in fine weather. Noise level was moderate. We were 8 and ate a variety of dishes, including the soft shell crab special; others ate pasta.

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Thank Joseph_Tulchin
new york city
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I've been here 3 times in the last month or so. Food is very good, service very good and the prices are reasonable. Only thing to be aware of it is CASH only. I suppose this helps to keep the prices reasonable. Nick the owner is always there with a smile. Having grown up in the restaurant business i know... More 

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Thank dianandira
new york
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

i am giving up finding italian-american food made by italian-americans, no less finding italian food made by italians in manhattan. seems all the last generation of italian-americans had restaurants and pizzerias so the kids could become doctors and lawyers. now, the kids are doctors and lawyers and people of italian heritage like me are forced to only eat at home.... More 

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Thank mortyd
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We just stopped in for a quick meal on the day we landed. The food was nice and the service friendly. Not a massive selection of wines, and the price was a little high for the quality, but an enjoyable evening. They only take cash.

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Thank Julianduncan
Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Excellent food and service but CASH ONLY!!! We did not know this until we sat down and read the menu but of course they have an ATM in the back (very dark) area of the restaurant. The tortellini della Nona was delicious. I love creme brulee but tonight the carmelization was way overdone.

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Thank Denise H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 W 71st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10023-4110
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-875-1512

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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