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Jill Love

27 August 2019

Food is exceptional. Atmosphere tight and loud and warm. But worth it. Chicken Limoncello and the Scallops are consistent and our favorites. Best scallops anywhere. They actually aren't even the list but chewy like so many other restaurants. Steak is always good. Tiramisu and carrot cake are over the top good. The Arancini appetizer is something I think about long before I even get there because it's so good. So is the brussel sprout appetizer. More...


Linda Reaume LaChance

18 August 2019

Great food, service and music! We will definitely be back soon!


Lisa Sprott Holowicki

17 August 2019

Great food and especially great staff!


Elisabeth Galea

27 July 2019

Small plates so you can try a variety of things! We loved every dish but one which I would use the word “ok” for that one. Four of us.....salmon, steak in Chianti cream, ravioli, fettuccine Alfredo, fried mozzarella, cheesy garlic bread, creamy polenta, arincini, tiramisu, lemoncello creme brûlée. And of course wine, lemoncello and cappuccino! A lovely evening out with friends. More...


Robbie McNutt

10 July 2019

fantastic food, service and atmosphere


Vee Hill

8 July 2019

Lemon spaghetti is to die for! Great food and service, lovely atmosphere. 10/10 would recommend and will be back.


Christina Knight

6 July 2019

Welcoming, family atmosphere! Awesome food!!! We LOVE this place!


Shannon Phillips

17 June 2019

Always a positive dining experience! Fantastic food, wine, desserts, coffee, limoncello, staff and management! We love to go here!! We go at least once a month.


Em Wolff

5 June 2019

Outstanding food for an extremely reasonable price.


Jamie Pontius Anthony

27 May 2019

Food was fantastic, fresh and tasty. Staff was great. The limoncello - yum! Felt like one of those restaurants where you go to celebrate something special but also a place where you might just drop in for a cappuccino and dessert or a favorite dish. Highly recommend Cello!


Kevin Stoner

2 May 2019

Wow! Perfect food, amazing service, great prices. Not much more you could ask for!!


Gabriell Rester

21 April 2019

Food and service was amazing definitely going back!


Liv Witte

21 April 2019

Our bartender (Kristen) was fantastic! She welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like family from the moment we sat down. Mixed custom cocktails for us... the food was AMAZING! Grab a seat at the bar if you can - ask for "The Donny." I promise you won't regret it!! More...


Tara Brown

18 April 2019

Hi, my name is Tara and I’m obsessed with your tiramisu. I’ve never like tiramisu before, ever. It’s amazing and at $9 each and worth every cent, I’d like to ask for a frequent buyers club punch card or something. Thanks.


Nicole Baldridge

29 March 2019

The place had a great atmosphere, very Italian Grandmas house. The music, the staff, the food all spectacular. Try the Bambino Sorbetto, a must if you have a cocktail.


Cheryl Parker-Simmerman

27 March 2019

great food and wonderful service


Gerry Plasky

25 March 2019

Always check out the specials.


Amanda Ewald

22 March 2019

Absolutely love this restaurant. The limoncello is fantastic and we always have the best service when we come here. Food is outstanding, most exceptional are the salmon and Brussel sprouts. They always different specials with great choices. One of my favorites! This place is a must to try. More...


Heather Harrison

17 March 2019

Really enjoyable experience at Cello. Wonderful food, and the homemade limoncello is delightful. Lemon spaghetti was a hit with me, and my husband loved the mushroom gnocchi. Hard to find good gnocchi in the US, so it's great to find a place with it prepared well so close to home. More...


Emily Mattocks

7 March 2019

The food was so delicious! Very cozy, great service, great drinks, and great experience!


Julie Eland Oliver

21 February 2019

Celebrated my birthday with my family. Great food and service. Loved you could get small and large sizes of almost everything! Will be heading back!!


Melissa Lynne

9 February 2019

The staff is attentive, the food is delicious, the cocktail menu is fun. Go now!


Bridget Erin Sheahan

27 January 2019

Excellent food and service! Great place!


Robert Ryder

20 January 2019

Pretty good, had hard time with menu at first but meal good in the end.


Lynn Marie

1 January 2019

This is my favorite spot when I come in from Texas. Reno the manager is the Best!


Jennifer Leone Rountree

1 January 2019

Excellent wine menu, loved the Chicken Parmesan and wild mushroom gnocchi! Terrific Tiramisu!


Lisa Maher

30 December 2018

The sausage and peppers starter with the fettuccine is so yummy. And the fried yukon gold potatoes.... So delicious!


Melissa Hayden Ouvry

27 December 2018

Stopped in on a whim. Sat at the bar. Bartender was knowledgeable and helpful. Had the roasted garlic appetizer and the wild mushroom gnocchi...both were unbelievable! can't wait to come back. More...


Mike Lehnst

27 December 2018

What an unexpected and unbelievable dining experience. Talk about first class delicious! Loved it!


Rebecca Harris Burns

25 November 2018

We have been three times and each time enjoyed our meal immensely... tonight we shared the lemon chicken, shrimp scampi, ravs, mushroom gnocchi and tortellini. Oh my gosh good....


Anita Tebo

15 November 2018

the food was delicious and the staff was very friendly!!


Cathy Kubik Cook

10 November 2018

awesome food and carrot cake finisher


Judy DiBello

2 September 2018

Excellent food and excellent service! Can’t wait to go back!


Mary Dennisuk

24 August 2018

First time at Cello's and there was no waste of food. Perfect!


Steph Blodgett

19 August 2018

great atmosphere, reasonable prices. food was wonderful.


Deborah Lynn McDowell

8 August 2018

Tonight was my first time here. It was an amazing experience. The waitress was very kind. She explained the menu and their dishes. My teenage daughter was with me. She had few questions, but waitress was very knowledgeable and patient. I will definitely return. Our food was delicious. More...


Rebecca Taylor Boleratz

18 July 2018

You'll never have a better Italian meal away from Italy. Delicious!!!!


Al Worrell

8 July 2018

Our dinners, my Shrimp Alfredo (not exactly on the menu) , Linda’s salad and then Scallops, was prepared to perfection. We were attended w/ respect, attentiveness, and wonderful service, by Chris, our waiter. This was our first trip here and will not be the last, because of the whole package!!! Well done!! More...


Marisa Ignash

1 July 2018

Quality ingredients and good portions at a fair price. Nice atmosphere and enthusiastic/helpful staff. Delicious.


Becky Smith

17 June 2018

Everything was delicious especially the Limoncello! Waitstaff super friendly and quick service!


Savannah Mullens

26 May 2018

Amazing food and even better service!


Kimberly Windeler

23 May 2018

Fabulous Italian food, excellent service! The lemon spaghetti is absolutely delicious!


Denise Eileen Wiedbrauk Slabaugh

6 May 2018

We met friends and all had a beautiful meals and lovely cocktails. Steve, the Chef stopped by our table several times making sure everything was perfect. The service was excellent! Desserts amazing! We’ll definitely return! More...


Eric Buker

1 April 2018

Hands down the one of the best outtings ever. Great staff, definitely has Livingston counties best chef, Steve. The pork tenderloin was the best I've ever had and the chicken parmesan chicken was absolutely amazing! The prices and servings were on point. Couldn't have picked a better place to have dinner! More...


Lauren Kennedy

27 March 2018

My husband and I visited here for the first time on my birthday and we were not disappointed! The service was outstanding, from the minute we walked through the door the manager welcomed us and seated us, so very friendly. The food was delicious and you could taste the quality put in to making it. The Limoncello alone will bring us back! Loved the whole experience and authentic feel of the restaurant. Highly recommend and look forward to coming back! More...


Kelly Riley

4 March 2018

Food was exceptional, staff welcoming and friendly. I could rave about each course - from cocktails to dessert and everything in between. Knocked it out of the park. Already planning our next night out. More...


Chad Cowden

28 February 2018

Simply put, outstanding food, cozy atmosphere, friendly staff. I’ll be back, lots more on the menu to try.


Kathleen Kirby Mennillo

24 February 2018

Bravo! Authentic, delicious cuisine with superb team service.


Allie Haponek

8 February 2018

We went for our first time last night! It was half off pasta night so we tried 3 different kinds. All very delicious and so was our appetizer! Lisa was our server and she was so nice! Will go again � More...


Cathy Cini Stanley

5 February 2018

Excellent food and service! Wonderful atmosphere! Great specials.


Dana Mudri

3 February 2018

I always love coming here! The service and food are always fantastic!


Charlene Holmes

21 January 2018

My husband and I had dinner last night and we definitely will be back. Yes we had a long wait and finally sat at the bar. The mojito is delicious and gives a kick. The fried mozzarella was to die for. We ordered the tortelloni and baked Ziti. Both delicious and perfect size the smaller portion and we still brought some home. Next time reservations but definitely return customers from us. Thank you More...


Andy Guzik

7 January 2018

I went last night for the second time in the last six months and it was fantastic. It's ideal in a group of 4 or more to share plates all around. The meatballs, mushroom gnocchi, and sirloin were perfect and the quaint atmosphere is enjoyable. I will go back again! More...


Kathy Walls

1 January 2018

Thank you for a great New Years Eve! The food was fabulous and service stellar!!!


Jessica Abt

20 December 2017

A friend and I had dinner last night, and everything was amazing! Our server was the sweetest girl, the creamy limoncello is seriously to die for, and everything we ate was so good... We had the best garlic bread I think I've ever had, risotto balls (in marinara that was on POINT), baked ziti that did not leave you wishing there had been more sauce or cheese, perfectly seared scallops and super rich and creamy saffron risotto, and crispy brussel sprouts that even people who dislike brussel sprouts would enjoy. Very friendly and chill atmosphere, and incredible food from a business that you can tell really cares about their customers, and about what they do. My hat is off to you guys, very well done. We will most definitely be back!!! More...


Romo Fisher

19 December 2017

Best Italian food around. Great atmosphere, from the manager & chef to Brittany our server, this dining establishment never disappoints. I highly recommend !!!


Brittany Zachos Levens

18 December 2017

Mine and my husband’s absolute favorite date night spot! Quaint atmosphere and I’ve never been disappointed with a single dish! The most delicious, fresh, authentic Italian food. More...


Drew Lewis Pikstein

8 December 2017

Hands down best Italian food we have ever eaten! Our waitress Amy never missed a beat and even went over the menu in detail with us. So I don’t understand how anyone could complain about the small/large plates or even the prices. The pasta is so fresh, handmade, and sauces are so flavorful. Desserts were amazing, too! We are already planning another visit. � More...


Linda Leiner Gulick

9 November 2017

the crispy fresh mozzarella and the carbonara are AMAZING!


Michelle Elizabeth

28 October 2017

We didn't have a dish we didn't enjoy. The Food is really delicious! We will be back!


Kerry Becky Phelps

27 October 2017

Enjoyed our full meal and would definitely return.


Brad Bullard

18 October 2017

Love this place. Friendly staff. Reliable service. Knowledgeable staff. This is a group or date place. Shareable items and selection is good.


Dawn Hamlin Middendorff

15 October 2017

My husband and I went here for dinner on a Friday night. A bit of a wait so we grabbed seats at the bar. From cocktails to dessert we couldn't have asked for any better. The bartender was attentive and accommodating, food and drink plentiful and delish and prices on par to anything else of this caliber. About those who are bitching about portions...three small sizes of various dishes were more than enough and if it wasn't enough for you, you eat too much. More...


Dena Drouillard Sytniak

14 October 2017

My best friend and I had dinner here tonight; it was amazing. The Pear Bellini is delightful, and I highly recommend the wild mushroom risotto; it's amazing!


Shana Kelly

12 October 2017

Food was fantastic! Service was superb! Chef Steve was very knowledgeable and friendly! The delicious food shows the dedication from the chefs! It was fabulous!


Jane Marr Raiger

8 October 2017

We celebrated my significant others birthday Saturday. This was our first time at Cello's so we studied the menus on line before we went to familiarized ourself. Our waiter was Reno and he did a wonderful job. We share three appetizers and had the entree of the day, beef tips...all of it was delicious. Our drinks were perfect as our wine was also. We were treated to Diamonds Carrot Cake for Randy's birthday. We left full with some left-overs to take home. You need to understand before you go this is NOT an Olive Garden type of restaurant. Thank goodness!! It specializes in authentic Italian food. We will spread the good word and certainly return. More...


April S Gabbard

2 October 2017

We had an early dinner so we were seated right away and greeted as soon as we walked in. Lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious! Our waitress was very helpful in describing the full "experience" as this was our first visit. We will certainly be back! More...


Jodi Harwood

17 September 2017

We went for our anniversary. We had some wine, fried mozzarella, eggplant Parmesan, fettuccine Alfredo, limoncello, & cream brûlée. All were very good. The menu is ala carte, just a side note. Our waitress Chloe was the sweetest & very helpful in choosing items. More...


Mandy Naylor

15 September 2017

Went with a girlfriend last night. We had a great time and the Limoncello's are to die for! Great new spot!!


Donna Vizzaccero

2 September 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic people! The atmosphere was so relaxing we will definitely be going back.


Keri Deziel

26 August 2017

What a wonderful addition to downtown howell. The portion sizes were just right and the service was wonderful. We will definitely be back!


Stephanie DeSantis

22 August 2017

Family/Plate sharing is the way to go. Our kids loved the meal. The ambiance was perfect for any special evening. Worth driving from Lansing to enjoy.


Yael Telgheder

18 August 2017

Delicious food with perfect service! I will definitely go back :)


Lauri Ann Sargeant

13 August 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant. It is a small plates menu, which we love! A new concept to Howell, the plates are meant for sharing. There are two plate sizes. The food and service was great! The prices are on the premium end, fairly normal for this type of restaurant. Fresh homemade pasta, the sauce was excellent!!We tried the Frutti de Mari, best we've ever had! Also ravioli, roasted garlic and bread, arugula salad...all very good and fresh. The atmosphere was hip, casual and romantic. Definitely would go back to try more! More...


Suzi Hubbard

9 August 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. The food was amazing. We had several small plates: crispy mozzarella, polenta, sausage and peppers, cheese ravioli, and the carbonara. We were stuffed afterwards, plenty of food for two people. Prices seemed reasonable for the quality of food. Howell needed a restaurant like this! We will definitely be back. More...


Debi Coonce Ritter

1 August 2017

We (my husband and another couple) tried Cello on a recent Sunday and it all was excellent! Our server, Brittany, was friendly and helpful. Her explanation of the menu was well done and she answered all questions. We all shared the kale caesar, baked ziti, cheese ravioli, shrimp scampi, meatballs, garlic bread and fettuccine alfredo. We mixed up small and large plates depending on what it was. The staff was very attentive to our wine and water glasses, empty plates, etc. Yes, prices are higher than what we generally pay for dinner but you do not get truly good food and pay minimal prices. It's a unique & fun experience! Enjoyed the decor updates too. More...


Melissa Salvati Kloc

30 July 2017

Excellent, authentic meals. The sausage and peppers are my favorite but everything is good!


Kelly Schalm Armistead

23 July 2017

Excellent restaurant and service. The small plates were perfect. Highly recommend and we will return


Theresa Buckley Vadnais

22 July 2017

Food 9/10. Service 7/10. Atmosphere 6/10. Price 7/10. Overall experience 8/10. On a Friday evening with no reservation, they were able to squeeze us in in a relatively quick manner. The hostess and management were super attentive. Unfortunately Their air-conditioner wasn't working up to par-on an 88 degree day, so the atmosphere was a bit stuffy and hot. Our server was less than impressive, but management(Mark) handled it very well. We will be back! More...


Amy Clark

19 July 2017

My husband and I went here for the first time for our 9th wedding anniversary, and we absolutely loved it. Our server, Reno, was super nice and personable, very attentive without hovering, and did an excellent job explaining the menu and describing some of the various dishes. We split an appetizer and each ordered two small plates for our entrees. The food was superb, and the portion sizes were perfect... I don't understand all the complaints about the serving sizes, my husband and I both had leftovers and were super full. The maitre'd, Tim, brought us complimentary samples of all three of their limoncello options when he heard it was our anniversary, which was unexpected and very kind. All of them were good, but the creamy limoncello - oh my word, so delicious! We paid $130 (with tip) for a wonderful dinner and a bottle of wine, which is totally reasonable for a special occasion at a higher end restaurant. We will definitely be back! More...


Beth Mowery-Adams

16 July 2017

We had a fantastic dinner and exceptional service.


Michael Doran

16 July 2017

Very good food. Highly recommend the gnocchi al la vodka. My wife and I went and shared two dishes and walked away feeling fairly satisfied but wish there was just a little more food for the dollar. The tapas concept is interesting though. Having been our first time there since Diamonds moved it still just kind of seemed the same with new floor tile and yellow bottles on the walls though. More...


Melissa McDonald Vincent

13 July 2017

First time at Cello- split the fresh mozzarella appetizer, celery and fennel salad and gnocchi with vodka sauce. Everything was amazing. Our server, Michelle was very thorough with the menu and had great suggestions. The chef came by after we were finished with our meal-which is always a nice touch. Had a wonderful dinner and I'm looking forward to coming back. More...


Cathy Hughes Elliott

2 July 2017

The food was really good, the staff was very accommodating. The only issue was food came out at different times, my husband was done eating before I got mine, we will definitely go back


Tony Sieira

24 June 2017

Amazing food! Fresh! Reno is the best! Highly recommend!


Michelle McPheron Kresmery

23 June 2017

Service and food were amazing! The waitress was very knowledgeable, and gave some excellent recommendations. The small plates is definitely the way to go. I highly recommend the crispy zucchini and the lemon creme brûlée! More...


Brandon LaVigne

18 June 2017

My wife and I love this place. Since visiting Italy we have been searching for a authentic Italian restaurant, and we found it! We love the serving style as it gives opportunity to enjoy a variety of dishes in one sitting. Every dish is prepared perfectly with care. Well worth the drive from South Lyon. More...


Joanna McIntyre

14 June 2017

Excellent service, and the small portions were just the right size for a meal. And the food is amazing!


John E. Grill

13 June 2017

We found the food, service and ambience delightful. We'll be back!


Sandi Hasley

12 June 2017

Yesterday we went to Cello for the first time and we had a blast. Decor, Music, Lighting, so refreshing and enjoyable. Our Server Christine was great! She explained the menu and concept. Shareable Plates for 2 people and we were full! Took home food. We had four appetizers all delicious ranging from Crispy Mozzarella, Garlic Bread,Sausage and peppers, and the Arancini! Omg..so good! Great Variety. Carbonara... to die for! Chicken Parmigiana, Delicious! Will definitely be back! Great job to the service and chefs! More...


Cathy Morin-Finfer

9 June 2017

Had great food here and will be defiantly coming back.


Tami Szuba

5 June 2017

We had a fun experience at Cello. I like the small/shared plate concept, and while a bit expensive, I appreciated the opportunity to try several dishes. I always eat off my husbands plate anyways! Our server began by explaining the shared plate process and accurately informed us about how we should order, so it was no surprise that we needed to order a few dishes to equal a meal. I enjoyed the seating at the open window and the wine selection. Everything we ordered was very good. More...


Frank Adams

3 June 2017

What a Gem!!!! Our first time and won't be our last. Food beyond excellent and for a change the service matched. The 5 of us enjoyed everything that came to the table. Limoncello, Chicken Limoncello, Celery & Fennel Salad, Scallops, I won't go on. Be prepared for a Dining Delight when you go, and YES you should GO! More...


Jeffrey Spence

30 May 2017

Great date night restaurant. Small plate style of dining allowed us the opportunity to try a number of different things without feeling like we were eatting off each others plates. Can't wait to go back and will be bringing friends next time! More...


Michael Down

29 May 2017

Great service ... great menu ... good selection.. nice to be able to sit outside.. walked to downtown with our dog.. homemade pasta.. love it ... we will be back


Casey Irey

21 May 2017

My husband and I checked out Cello last night and were blown away by the authentic taste of the food. We've never been to Italy, but I would guess this fare at Cello is pretty darn near close! The plates had lots of variety and were easy to share and didn't cost and arm and a leg. Waitstaff was friendly and prompt. No more Olive Garden or chain Italian restaurants for us! More...


Meghan Eckler

15 May 2017

Amazing food and service we will back soon! Thank you for making us feel very welcomed!!


Bev Sutela

14 May 2017

Excellent from scratch food! Love tapas too. Great wine list. I will definitely be back many times. Wish you had at least one day during the week opened for lunch. Thanks for bringing great food to Howell at all of your restaurants. Now we don't have to leave town for a well prepared quality meal. Thanks to all of the personnel for the hard work. More...


Pam Austin

12 May 2017

My mom and I had a wonderful dining experience! The food was excellent and we loved the small plates so could try multiple things!


Randy Greene

10 May 2017

Wow! Love it. Great staff, great food and great dessert.


Doug Glaser

10 May 2017

Loved the ala carte menu. Loved the Pasta Carnonara. Service was spot on too. We'll be back for more. It was our Anniversary. Thanks for the delicious Carrot Cake. More...


Rose Creehan

4 May 2017

Had a wonderful Anniversary dinner last night with long time friends! Service was fantastic, thanks, Jessica! Eggplant parm., fettuccine w/red sauce, gnocchi Alla Vodka & Rosie's Baked Ziti were all fantastic ~ can't wait to come back !!! More...


Carla Judy Minock

1 May 2017

We decided to try Cello for a retirement celebration for a good friend. The atmosphere was great and the menu had delicious options. My husband and I each ordered something different so we could share and were not disappointed. Our food was outstanding and our service was great as well. We will definitely go back! More...


Bim Carlisle

30 April 2017

From the outset, I could tell that Cello was not your traditional Italian restaurant. Our server Alexa was enthusiastic, personable and gregarious explaining the small plates concept & menus items in detail. The homemade pasta dishes, especially the Funghi, were outstanding, as were the appetizers. I will always order the sausage & peppers on every visit. For dessert, the Spumoni gelato will also be on our future tickets. Prices were reasonable & everyone in our party loved this new venue. Can't wait to go back! More...


Heather Barnes Spitler

25 April 2017

We came here for a Birthday dinner and not disappointed!! Excellent service. The good was wonderful and the Carrot cake was worth the price!! I also have to add... I love the idea of sharing the dishes!! Everyone gets a taste! Don't want to share.. get your own! More...


Eleanor English Johnson

24 April 2017

Celebrated a family members birthday on Saturday. We arrived between 4:30 and 5:00 and waited 45 minutes before they could seat us, but at least they served us drinks while we waited and continued to check on us. This was our first experience at Cello and being frequent visitors at Diamonds we were excited. There were eight in our party and unfortunately, the "Tapas Concept" is not a good fit for that size of a party. We were pretty impressed with the food, in fact it was delicious, but because of the size of our party, some of us were eating before others. Our server, Amy was exceptional and very attentive. Five of us, tried the homemade Limoncello after dinner and we loved it. I definitely would return with just my husband and maybe another couple at some time, but it would not be a "go to" restaurant solely because of the prices. It also would have been nice if we could have made reservations. Bottom line, great food and atmosphere, the Tapas concept needs a little work and somewhat PRICEY... More...


Teri Cancel

23 April 2017

Went on Friday, had about 15 minute wait. While waiting the manager offer to get us and others waiting drinks. The dining experience was fun, the food was delicious. We had a wonderful server named Loni who offer GREAT recommendations. We ordered the cheese ravioli, egg plant parmasian and carbnara. We had a child and he enjoyed the cheese ravioli. I felt the prices were reasonable and I enjoyed sharing and trying a bit of everything. More...


Amanda Baughan

16 April 2017

Well worth a visit, if you love Italian food and good aloholic drinks. Hubby and I ordered an appetizer, the cheese ravioli and the Creme Brulee. It was all delicious and perfect amount of food for 2. Great atmosphere and service was spectacular. Stop in, it is a great place for date nights! More...


Kim Zimmerman

14 April 2017

Have been twice & pleased with food both times! I love to cook & try new recipes! For me part of the fun of going out is trying new flavors...the fennel, celery & date salad was outstanding. The fungi pasta was also amazing. Finished off with limoncello creme brûlée. They have various pour sizes for wine 2,4, 6 oz if you want to sample a variety. I liked their interpretation of the recipes as prepared. Will return in future. More...


Laura Halterman

14 April 2017

My mom and I stopped in for a drink while waiting for takeout from elsewhere. Almost cancelled our order because Cellos menu looks divine! Drinks were on point and Leanne is rad. Can't wait until the next time I'm in town. � More...


Lori Swartout Maurer

9 April 2017

Amazing food and staff! We had a great time! Would highly recommend.


Kim Simecek

5 April 2017

Terrific new addition to Howell. Love the shareable plates concept. The food and drink menu are both fun and creative. It is nice to see a good wine list in the area. The atmosphere is cozy and chill. This may be our new favorite "go-to." More...


Louis Cloetens

3 April 2017

We are in there all the time, the food and staff are excellent!


Sue Dubois

1 April 2017

A great place to get together with friends, have some delicious food and drinks! I had both kinds of Limoncello-- very tasty! The sharing of small plates concept was fun! More...


Michelle Fisher

29 March 2017

Hard to believe how many haters there are about Italian food! We just left and had a great experience & delicious food. No, you don't get a supersize meal portion, if you want that, go to McDonald's. Every dish we ordered from the brussel sprouts salad, to the homemade gnocci, and the perfectly seared scallops were fresh, handmade & flavorful. It's not traditional italian, I think they've made that pretty clear since they opened. One suggestion I would say would be to serve some warm, crusty bread complimentary and also a side of pasta with the main dishes. Other than that, cello is a fun, exciting addition to the many other mediocre dining choices in Howell. More...


Ryan Goins

27 March 2017

People will have to get used to the experience but its well worth it. I like that it's different in presentation. It's good to have DIFFERENT in Howell. The food was Great and the server was great. The addition of this place and The Silver Pig , makes us excited to eat downtown Howell. More...


Kaetlin Vasquez

27 March 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful experience tonight. We sat at the bar so we didn't have to wait for a table. The head bartender (wish I remembered her name) waited on us, she was amazing. Loved the food, especially the nutella ravioli for dessert, we will be back! More...


Phillip Hatfield

26 March 2017

Went with friends last night. Had the Funghi and scallops with fried zucchini appetizer. Outstanding is all I have to say. Very nice wine and beer selection. Wait staff quite polite. Will be back. More...


Dawn Jacobs-Marcoux

26 March 2017

We had a amazing time at Cello!!!! The food was anazing...and we loved Reno!!!! We will definitely e back!!!!


Daisy Mae

26 March 2017

Atmosphere and staff were good. The food was great and the Limoncello was AMAZING-both regular and creamy. We tried the roasted olives, garlic, meatballs, zucchini and mozzarella-all FANTASTIC. The restaurant advertises "small plates" so if you're expecting a heaping portion of food for cheap-go to Olive Garden. This is another great addition to Livingston County. Can't wait to her what the seasonal Cello will be! Definitely going back� More...


Warren Schtinkz

26 March 2017

Our meal was excellent, and of course the carrot cake was fabulous! Did not try the house made limoncello will save that for next time. They are in process of work on noise reduction � More...


Lori Hanania Zahedinoori

26 March 2017

Very excited to finally get to try Cello.. My experience was better then I had anticipated.. Everything was Delicious .. Favorites this visit.. Celery-Fennel Salad and the Creamy Lemoncello.. Wow! ��� Service was awesome .. Looking forward to many returns.. Thanks for bringing Authentic Italian to Livingston County. More...


Pam MacDonald

25 March 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Cello! The food was very flavorful and exquisitely prepared in an enjoyable atmosphere. Adam Merkel personally came to our table, introduced himself, and was very welcoming. We were also visited by Mark the Manager, who chose a wine for me to compliment my meal, brought it to the table, and was concerned that all of our food was to our liking. Our daughter Avery works as a server at Diamonds, and enjoys her job very much. The staff at Diamonds, The Silver Pig, and Cello are very upbeat, friendly and proactive. Any one of these restaurants will be a positive dining experience. More...


Bob Denyer

25 March 2017

First visit. Love the place. Adam Merkel has another winner in Howell. No longer need to go to Brighton, Milford, Novi, Birmingham, or Royal Oak for awesome food, great service, and wonderful ambiance. We shared two appetizers, crispy mozzarella and roasted garlic. Both excellent. Shared three entrees, fetticcine alfredo, linguine in clam sauce, and Funghi. Funghi was the best. The first two may have benefited from additional seasoning (e.g. salt). But we'll definitely be back. More...


Kaylyn Johnston

23 March 2017

My boyfriend and I dined in tonight, Christine was our server. It was wonderful. The food was delicious. We loved the concept of sharing all our dishes and everything was just so great. Christine was super helpful in explaining how the menu worked and in giving suggestions. The wine selection was amazing as well. The only thing I'm sad about- not trying the limoncello. Guess I'll just have to go back! More...


Mary Jo Del Vero

20 March 2017

This restaurant is exactly what I hoped it would be. Authentic Italian taste. The food was so yummy. We had two appetizers and both were amazing. You should go there just for the crispy mozzarella. It was drizzled with olive oil and pesto on a bed of sauce. Oh so good. Pastas were all wonderful, fresh pasta and flavorful sauces. Desserts were delicious. Service was spot on. Prices were reasonable. Definitely going back to try more things. More...


Melanie Tompkins

20 March 2017

Shared an appetizer, a few small plates and dessert. It was all super good. The place looks super cute inside too. Love the pictures on the walls. It's a nice touch to the downtown Howell area. More...


Amanda Yanez

20 March 2017

Amazing food and drinks with a friendly and attentive staff!! We will absolutely be back!!


Michelle Hammon

20 March 2017

Wonderful service and amazing food!!! From apps to dinner to dessert, best meal I've had in awhile! Great experience! Just what Howell needed :)


Annette Marie Pitcher

20 March 2017

Great staff and atmosphere....room to improve on the menu but receptive to suggestions. High hopes that with growth they will capture my taste buds as Cantoro's did.


Kari Martin

19 March 2017

Everyone in Michigan needs to know- downtown Howell has stepped up their game.. three new amazing spots: The Silver Pig, the new location for the always great Diamonds, and the all new Cello. We hit up all three over the course of the weekend and feel compelled to say, INCREDIBLE. Coming from a former Chicagoan, Howell is where you need to be for a fun & DELICIOUS night out. Cello was fantastic tonight. Reminded me of one of my fav spots in Chicago (Quartino). Check them all out! Our little town just got A LOT cooler � More...


John Gerrity

19 March 2017

Top notch service. Excellent food. A great place to visit.


Erica Masta

19 March 2017

Good atmosphere,Super friendly staff, Good drink menu. The food was also very good but pricy for the portion you get, left still hungry.


Whitney Helton

18 March 2017

Delicious authentic Italian food! Enjoy an experience unlike Howell has ever seen and watch the chefs prepare freshly made in-house pasta!


Jessica Odien Landelius

18 March 2017

The atmosphere is incredible! The staff is very accommodating! The food was fantastic!


Anna Marie Colombo

17 March 2017

Cory our waiter was fantastic, great food and fantastic experience!


Stephanie Mazaris

16 March 2017

JUST WHAT HOWELL NEEDED!!! I already can't wait to go back! This is real Italian food at its finest!