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Bella Cena
1506 Spruce Street
Center City
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cross Street: 15th and 16th Street
Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Our food is as pure, sincere & genuine as mountain spring water. No fusion, no gimmicks, no shenanigans. We remain true to the artisan way of cooking, brought to America by my mother, Clelia, featured in many newspapers & magazines for her award-winning recipes. In the 1950s & ‘60s, in Rome, she cooked for many famous people in the film industry. Her favorite pupil for 15 years, Ugo, is still in the kitchen cooking her delicious recipes for you to enjoy. P.S. In 2001 I told my mother, “Things are changing. The restaurants are now doing food designing, color combinations, etc. etc.” She looked at me & said, “If people want to see designs & colors, they should go to a museum, not a restaurant.” And that’s my mother: never makes long speeches. Enjoy your meal.

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Cuisine: Italian / Seafood
  • Cross Street: Between 15 and 16th Street
  • Price: $30 and under
  • Payment:
    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Chef: Hugo Tovino
  • Dress: Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details:Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Parking: Parking Lot; There is a public garage located directly across from our restaurant on Spruce Street. A voucher for $5 off the cost of your parking fee is available upon request.
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