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Bella Italia Ristorante

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20 N Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-7311
+1 573-332-7800
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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295 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My best friend and I enjoyed a nice Sunday evening dinner at Bella Italia. She hadn't dined there in awhile. (She said she had forgotten just how good the food and service actually were). They had a new menu, with some of our old favorite dishes, plus some new items. We had a nice evening meal and really enjoyed our... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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207 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Were passing through on our way back to Wisconsin and our group voted Italian. I plugged Bella into our GPS and thought we were lost, but arrived at the restaurant on a quaint city street. The place is casual, and has a nice bar area. Prices are reasonable and they have daily specials in addition to their published menu. Our... More 

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Metropolis Illinois
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we found this lovely restaurant. Are plans were to go to another location, and as they and our second choice were closed, we started walking around looking for a cafe. We can upon BIR and figured okay, lets try them out. So glad we did. We live a bit over an hour from this location ... but they... More 

1 Thank acupateaacres
Paducah, Kentucky
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Italian food! Generous portions and very friendly and courteous wait staff. Try the lobster bisque - phenomenal! Full bar as well as outdoor seating available. It is busy during the evening and on weekends, but it's worth the visit!

1 Thank cgreen1121
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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295 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We enjoyed dining at Bella Italia with family this evening. Food was delicious as was our service. Please vote.

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Paris, IL
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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here for lunch upon the recommendation of a friend. The young man who seated us acted like he'd rather be somewhere else. From that point on, it was all uphill. Waitress was friendly and helpful with recommendations for lunch. We ordered the Europa and also an apple pecan salad. The Europa was a delicious pasta, chicken, artichoke and... More 

1 Thank Barbara and Dav... D
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I've eaten at Bella Italia several times and have never been disappointed. The food is good, the bread oil and cheese is amazing and they have a decent wine selection. If you are looking for Italian food that is different from the chain restaurants I would suggest you give this place a try.

1 Thank capegirardeau22
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Bella is another local favorite for our family, and often the place that is chosen for birthdays and other special occasions. Great food choices, large portions, all delicious. BUT THE BREAD (served with olive oil, fresh cracked pepper and freshly grated parmesan cheese) IS AMAZING (and INCLUDED with your meal!). If you're visiting Cape and hungry for Italian food in... More 

1 Thank Marietta O
Jackson, Missouri
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have been going to bella for a long time. Its hard to make it to your meal because the bread is addicting. To be honest I cant think of a negative experience we have had here and the food has been very consistent.

1 Thank thshc8
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94 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Saw the ad in a local magazine and thought I'd try it. I was so disappointed. The lettuce was all wilted. The pizza was just ok. Sauce was nothing special and the crust was burnt around the edges and tough and chewy. The best part of the meal was the fresh bread and cheese/oil. There was a very nice wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-7311
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: +1 573-332-7800

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