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Ciao Bella

If you want to experience what dining in Italy might be like, then pay a visit to Ciao Bella. Bringing a little trattoria feel to Northern Indiana, at Ciao Bella you will feel cozy and comfortable in the enchanting atmosphere they offer.

The restaurant's interior was conceived by a mixture of Old Country trattorias and Mediterranean styles and colors. The hues are rustic but elegant, featuring tones of gold, coral, burnt orange and yellow throughout the eatery, while a mural of Positano Bay in Italy highlights the back wall.

Ciao Bella’s philosophy is that a good dining adventure should never be rushed, and they strive to give customers an opportunity to experience what dining in Italy is like. Guests enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, delicious food paired with wonderful wines, and the opportunity to experience la dolce vita (the sweet life).

Ciao Bella, which translated means "Hello, Beautiful," is a reminder that Italian food can be much more than lasagna, ravioli and spaghetti. Ciao Bella's menu stars a variety of dishes including an eclectic selection of appetizers, salads, pasta, pizza, risotto, meat and seafood dishes. Among interesting appetizers are the olive all' Ascolana, which are crispy fried jumbo green olives stuffed with fontina and smoked mozzarella and polipo tropicano, an octopus carpaccio in olive oil lemon dressing. Among pasta selections are tagliatelle Bolognese; capellini primavera and gnocchi della Nonna.

When it comes to pizza, Ciao Bella's unique array includes pizza ai fichi with goat cheese, figs, onions and balsamic glaze and pizza quattro stagioni with tomatoes, artichokes, proscuitto and black olives.

Entertainment starring local singers and musicians along with special wine dinners and other events are scheduled regularly.

If you want to experience the sweet life, then definitely pay a visit to Ciao Bella.

1514 U.S. 41, Schererville, IN
Hours are:
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.
(219) 322-6800
www.ciaobellaonline.com