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Valentine’s Day Italian-style at Ciao Bello!

Can you think of any way more romantic to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with Italian style?

Please call 713-960-0333 to reserve now.

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The NEW Butternut Squash Carpaccio

Please click here for our current menus!

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New HAPPY HOUR: Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. and Sunday ALL DAY!

Please join us for Ciao Bello’s new HAPPY HOUR!

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Have Ciao Bello DELIVERED to your doorstep with @FAVOR!

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Yes, it’s true, you heard that right: Ciao Bello now DELIVERS!

We have signed-on as part of a new Texas-based delivery app called FAVOR.

All you have to do is download and install the app and PRESTO: You can have virtually anything from the Ciao Bello menu delivered directly to your doorstep — whether office or home.

Here in Houston, the FAVOR delivery service will bring the authentic Italian flavors of Tony Vallone’s menu at any time during our business hours.

Click here to view the FAVOR delivery area map.

And click here to begin using FAVOR NOW!

Not only does FAVOR deliver but it does so using a cashless platform: Once you’ve entered your payment info, you never have to worry about using cash again.

It’s not just an app. It’s your personal delivery assistant!

Happy Befana! An ancient Italian tradition celebrated today…

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Today is the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6) and that’s the Befana, above, the witch that brings either gifts or “lumps of coal” to Italian children on the Eve of the Epiphany. It’s kind of like St. Nick in the U.S.

In Italy, there’s an old tradition of burning the Befana in the piazza on the day of the Epiphany. Some believe that it represents the “cleaning out” of the previous year and the welcoming of the new.

No one knows for certain, the name Befana is thought by some to come from the Italian word for Epiphany (epifania).

The photo above was taken today by a friend of the restaurant in Padua, Italy. She will be burned later today!

Read more about the tradition in the Wikipedia entry for Befana.

Buona Befana! Happy Befana day!

Happy 2016!

Happy new year everyone! That’s Houston’s favorite crooner, Louie Carrington (below right, on the piano), at our New Year’s Eve 2016 celebration.

We’re looking forward to a wonderful calendar of dinners and events in 2016. Please stay tuned for updates!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2016!

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