Bella Blu

Manhattan – Upper East Side

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Bella Blu

967 Lexington Ave between 70th and 71st Sts
Manhattan, NY 10021


Time Out NY The Euro-rock soundtrack is not a natural fit with the older, moneyed crowd or with the abstract murals, whimsical chandeliers and huge flower arrangements here. Grown-up clients are likely drawn by the homemade pastas--perfectly balanced pappardelle and venison ragù{/I} or spinach-and-ricotta-filled ravioli in a black-truffle sauce--as well as by brick-oven pizzas in two dozen or so varieties. Other entrées, like a striped bass fillet with bay scallops and butternut squash, can be pricey, overworked and lifeless. Wine prices are high too, though the selection is vast. Desserts, including a slow-cooked ricotta cheesecake (no eggs) and homemade ice cream, are simple and delicious. P.S. The waitstaff fawns over the aging regulars but often ignores newcomers.

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  • Average main course: $25. AmEx, MC, V
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  • Bar/LoungeBar/Lounge
  • Delivery/TakeoutDelivery/Takeout
  • Off-Premises CateringOff-Premises Catering
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