Ciao Bello is an Italian restaurant in the galleria uptown area, with an interesting and fun name to it which means “hello handsome,” the place is located at 5161 San Felipe and the inside of the restaurant is very colorful with its red and yellow fun painting and has high ceilings, and there is plenty of room so the wait is never too long and the prices are mid to high range.
The hours of operations are from Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and brunch is served starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday only.
For drinks you can try from the whites the Tommasi, Pinot Grigio from the Veneto region in Italy for $9, or the Nero D’avola from Sicily for $10 and for their reds go with the chianti classic for $9, or the rosso di Montalcino for $15.
As for their appetizer go with the San Daniele prosciutto and figs for $11.95, or the simple Portobello mushrooms for $7.95,or the burratta caprese which is Mozzarella of Puglia and
Beefsteak tomatoes for $14.95 and if you prefer something light go with their daily soup for $5.95.
For their pasta section go with their agnolotti di zucca which are pumpkin squash agnolotti with a truffle sauce, this has a very unique and sweet taste to it for $16.95, or go with the classic wild mushroom ravioli which comes with sage, or the spaghetti and meatballs for $14.95 and if you prefer something even more consistent than try the cannelloni with your choice of chicken, veal or spinach for $12.95.
For their seconds go with one of their seafood plates like the grilled wild salmon puttanesca which comes with capers, olives and tomatoes for $19.95, or the red snapper Tesoro which comes with crab, shrimp, vermouth and lemon for $25.95, while for their meat section go with the ten ounce sirloin which comes with mushrooms, onions and bacon for $23.95, or the Berkshire grilled pork chops which come with mashed potatoes and apple mustard reduction for $19.95, or even the lamb scottadito which are lamb t-bones served with roasted potatoes for $24.95.
However do not forget dessert and try the mezzanotte which is a decadent chocolate cake, or the zeppole al limone which are Neapolitan filled fried dough, or the strawberry and ricotta cassata to name a few and all come at $6.95.