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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ciao Bella

240A Newbury St. (Fairfield St.) Send to Phone
617-536-2626
At this Back Bay Italian haunt, execution is hit-or-miss, but the casually chic scene is sure-fire.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ciao Bella Restaurant Review

: Cell phones ringing, diners dressed head-to-toe in black, and the occasional celebrity sighting have been de rigueur at Ciao Bella for years. The dining room, like the clientele, is casual chic---airy by day, mood-lit by night; the same goes for the ever-packed patio. Besides a blockbuster selection of vino and a pricey veal chop, Ciao Bella makes its mark with home-style Italian fare---veal Parmigiana, penne bolognese, fettuccine Alfredo, beef carpaccio. Execution is hit-or-miss, but the scene is sure-fire.



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