127 Mulberry St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.718075 -73.997996
Sun-Thu 12pm-12am; Fri-Sat 12pm-1am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Little Italy
Great place amazing food! Even our son (who's picky) gobbled up the penne vodka ! We were treated like royalty, sat in the bar area and had a great view of the electric neighborhood. Can't wait to go back, San Gennaro is coming and we'll be there! You won't be dissapointed!
Worst Italian I have ever been to – Bad service, dirty cutlery, the food is not that great... Definitely not worth the money! One of the waiters is particularly rude, he wouldn't answer my question about what vegetables were in the soup and when I made a few polite comments at the end of the meal, he didn't apologize and started getting angry at me!
It was cold inside and my friend and I were almost alone in there, we should have interpreted it as a bad omen but the guy at the entrance was insistent... Just say no!
There are many other restaurants in the neighbourhood, probably both nicer and cheaper.
I have been to countless Italian restaurants, this is one of the priciest and undoubtedly the worst.
GREAT PLACES – We go out often and Casa Bella is one of our favorite places! The food is amazing and the staff treat us amazing. Sometimes we just go for drinks and dessert at the bar..... If you want true Italian food then go to Casa Bella. Say hi to Vinny at the door!!!
Best food in Little Italy...You MUST go! – Fabulous restaurant, fabulous food. We were will taken care of and the atmosphere was quaint. We sat at outside tables and were still able to have conversation. Our group had everything from gnocchi to pizza to spaghetti and meatballs. Don't miss it. This is the real deal. The next time you go to an Italian chain restaurant you'll need to look at it through the lens of this authentic Italian restaurant!
Can't wait to go back!! – I went to Casa Bella with my boyfriend for dinner. It was crowded but great atmosphere.
To start we had my favorite Caprese salad, the mozzarella was soft and fresh, and the shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, YUM!
For dinner I had the rigatoni and my boyfriend had the salmon in Kettle One Vodka...OMG, they were to die for! I almost ate his entire dish, but I was stuffed!
The waiter was so nice, he recommended the PERFECT wine to pair with our dinners, and we are not experts on wine, so I'm glad he was there to help. We were both too full for dessert, the portions were so big we took left overs home, but we are going back just to try the dessert this weekend.
When we left, my boyfriend said that Casa Bella is his new favorite italian restaurant. So, at least I know where to take him for Valentines Day!
You MUST try this place, but try not to eat too much that you don't get to try dessert...save room.
"The Perfect Place to Go" – Casa Bella brings Italy to New York ! This restaurant located in Mulberry St is: authentic, fun, and amazing. Casa Bella is the ONLY place in Little Italy that I can honestly say has the best quality and quantity. The staff at Casa Bella is BEHOND nice, and make my dining experience the one I never forget. They have friendly and devoted, and professional workers, constantly monitoring that we are okay, and well dined. The food is spectacular! There is not one thing on the menu that is not worth trying more than one hundred times! Everytime I go there me dinner is always served perfectly hot, and fresh. I would never go to Little Italy if Casa Bella wasn't around. Trust me when I say I'v been to every single restaurant around there like: Amici, Da Nico, La Bella Ferrara, Pellegrino's and etc...but none of them are worth going to! (They are a waist of time and money). f you are looking for a fun family dinner, girlfriend's night out, or romantic date...Casa Bella is the way to go !
RE: Little Italy's Shining Star – If you are looking for a true authentic Italian food experience this is the place to go. The atmosphere is spectacular, very comfortable and inviting. The staff is beyond nice and can not do enough to make your dining experience one you will not forget. Now the food is something to rave about. Apps, entree and desserts are all terrific there is not one thing on the menu I can say is not worth haveing more than once. All of our courses came to us in a timely fashion and everything was fresh and hot. If u are in the NYC area this place is definetly worth your time and money.
I've Always Had A Good Time There – My girlfriends and I went to NYC every year (we're from Los Angeles) and we would always walk from the lower east side to Casa Bella every evening for dinner. This was all throughout the 1990's up to and including 2000. I haven't been back there since 2000, as I haven't been back to NYC.
Giovanni, the maitre de (or however you spell it) always made room for us. And Renato always took care of us. I guess you have a good experience there if you get to know the people working and they like you. If you don't know them, or they don't like you, it appears you get treated like crap.
After ten years, we finally got "comp'd" our tiramisu (which, by the way, is damn good).
We never had a bad experience there, ever. In fact, the last time I went in 2000, was told at the door I could not get a table inside. Since I was with a new boyfried, I said, "Is Giovanni there?" and was told "yes." As soon as he saw me, he shussed away some people and set up a table exactly where I wanted it.
Like I said. If they know you, they love you and you have a great experience.
I am amazed at the bad reviews this place has received.
What a Great Place! – We visited this establishment on Valentine's Day! What a treat! We literally had the best service & awesome food! You can't beat it! This was a special weekend for us as it was the weekend we got engaged. Thank You so much for helping making it such a special day! Def don't skip this place!!
Beyond Rude – I was having a glass of wine at the bar when an older women with blonde hair, a manager, came up to the bar and cleaned her eye glasses with vodka. I said I never saw that before. She responed in such a rude manner I can't say it here. I didn't know what to say. I said something polite thinking she may have misunderstood me becauseI wear glasses too. She said more very very rude things to me..I was so upset. I paid my bill and left. I have no idea why someone would attack a customer like that out of no where. Not only is the food average and expensive but the management there is so horrible!!!
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