Bella Via Ristorante and Banquets
house made meat sauce
pancetta, egg, onion, pecorino cheese, basil
Very nice restaurant! Going back next week 😊
the food was outstanding. we had halibut with spinach and Veal scaloppini.
The patio in back is great. Plenty of space between tables, not noisy but still fun with people, great service, and great food. Some restaurants seem to have forgotten how to cook food during the pandemic, but Bella Via still serves the same high-quality food it served pre-pandemic and the service remains outstanding. Like most restaurants, the prices have gone up, but not unreasonably in this case.
Beautiful evening to enjoy an excellent meal on the patio with great service!
Always wonderful! Delicious with excellent service!
Ate on the beautiful back patio. The weather, food and service was wonderful.
We have enjoyed meals here before but the service was clearly lacking on the patio and food/drinks delivered slowly. Great fish and veal, beautiful minestrone. Please offer warm bread—big disappointment there. Hope things pick back up. We will try again.
Seated us in a banquet room with no windows, no ambiance, so incredibly loud.
We always love going to Bella Via, a friendly atmosphere and great food!
It was our anniversary dinner. I read about this restaurant from a neighborhood blog. It is as good as the reviews said!
I have always enjoyed the veal saltimbocca but last night it seemed a bit over salted. Enjoyed their outside space.
great food and service! excellant menu. specials of the day provided a lot of options. all excellant
Amazing food and service!
Loved beautiful outdoor courtyard!
Excellent meal, excellent server
Chose to eat outside as the inside seemed a look Terrific! loud.
Food was great. Server was inexperienced but tried hard. Weather closed outdoor dining.
A friend recommended this restaurant to me with high praise. The outdoor patio in the back is very nice. However, the service is appalling! The food is good however, my daughter did not have the dish prepared the way she had requested. We were there early-6:00 pm. No one came near us for more than 30 minutes. When I tried to order one of the specials, it was already sold out.
I will give it one more try but, I was not impressed. Maybe by then they will either have trained the waitstaff or hired additional people.
Wonderful food as always. Friendly staff and patio is lovely. A go to perfect place in Highland Park.
Dinner was great, food was outstanding. Sitting outside in the back was a delight.
The patio was a really nice surprise. The food was outstanding, however the service was not great. People who were seated way after us got their food before us. The man aT the table next to us asked his waiter to check on our dinners. It was very obvious something was wrong.
However, we enjoyed our evening and will be back.
The bolognese sauce was can tomato paste
Food and service was excellent. Haven't been here since pandemic started. Was a great experience. We certainly will be back...
Excellent food, service and ambience! Highly recommend.
we love this place we just dont like sitting in the banquet room. The food is outstanding and the service is too!
Everything was tasty and nicely presented. Our server (and the server in training) were very pleasant and helpful. Overall, a nice experience!
Our servicer was the worse, he had a attitude right from the beginning, then he over charged us on the dessert so we complained to the hostess, she was sweet and took care of us after that. I live in the area and don't think i'll be back again.
we waited 20 minutes past our reservation time. ordered drinks when we sat down that never came. when we finally got them (~30 minutes later) they were completely watered down and not drinkable. it took awhile after that to give our order - food came in a reasonable amount of time and was decent, but did not make up for the poor service. also took another 15 minutes to get our check (after we had to go looking for the waiter). in total, we were there for over two hours, which is long when most of that is just waiting. they seemed to be understaffed, but as first time diners, we won’t be returning.
The back courtyard is the most comfortable and charming setting around! I love it.
Av Highland Park treasure! We love the food, the ambiance & the incredible staff!
We sat outside and they put the heaters on when it cooled down. The service was terrific, especially our waiter, Rashed. The food is delicious as always. It was good to be back!
The three of us had dinner on Mother’s Day. While ambience is really lovely, and the service was great, the food was mediocre. Out of three dishes only salmon was very good. Spaghetti carbonara was very boring for a main dish, more suitable for a side. The worst was chicken Vesuvio. It did not have an intense garlic flavor and potatoes were soggy. The slices of chicken breast were not tasty either.
It was a disappointing experience for me, the other two people liked it better
We waited a while but as soon as we were seated things were great. Our portions were very good also.Wait staff was very capable and attentive.Even a complimentary dessert.
Hostess seemed very harried and was rude. I have eaten many times at restaurant and we have never had bad experience. Server was great though and food was excellent as always.
A Family Favorite - ForEver
Sooo Glad They Survived LockDown ..
We will All the more Appreciate this Lovely Setting in our Lovely HP
Terrible customer service I hate to do this but this was the worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant and we will never return. Rashed our server was staring at my friend the entire time so we left a light tip as he was being awkward and acting like he didn’t want to serve us or help us as well as staring at us the entire dinner which was extremely uncomfortable and we had no idea why. This GROWN MAN swipes the bill immediately as we got up and he proceeds to chase us down the street and asked why the tip was “so low” and when we told him precisely why (the fact that he kept staring at us and was reluctant to help us) he then claims we’ve stiffed him “3 times” and we’re like buddy there’s no way we’d come here 3 times the food isn’t THAT good none of us had ever been there so I don’t know if he mistook us for someone else or what. He then proceeds to verbally harass us to our car and then proceeds to say, “I’ll stare at you all again you’re all Bes” or something along those lines I mean seriously dude grow up you are throwing a temper tantrum and acting like a baby. Rashed needs a lesson or two in basic customer service or needs to be fired. Food was sub-par. Bread is not served warm and tasted store bought, butter is straight out of the fridge. How do you expect someone to spread it on the bread I mean come on the Cheesecake Factory chain does this better. The napkins all had evident stains on them and it was completely empty at 5:30PM which was good although I found it a bit weird they’re playing pop songs like imagine dragons off the radio in an Italian restaurant which made the whole experience a little more casual than I would’ve liked. Food came out hot and the pasta was just ok. The pizza dough tasted very peculiar... almost a little too yeasty and like it came out of a deep freeze. Needless to say though after the awful encounter with Rashed we will never be back to an establishment that allows their employees to speak to customers like this.
Had bolognese, which was good. Seafood cioppino was very good, as was grilled calamari appetizer. Service good too.
Food was delicious - waitstaff was erratic. One server came, then another followed through and we ordered with him. Different people served, and one meal never came (and the waiter didn't return to ask for it), but we were full anyway.
My first time inside a restaurant since COVID. My family and I were all vaccinated so it was time to step out and support a lovely restaurant.
Still good distancing, everyone masked except when eating. Food was lovely: burrata was yummy and a good size to share between two. Bread brought generously. Salad or soup came with entrée. We got Caesar (very good, no anchovy if you don't like them).
Special was an outstanding seafood ravioli (the seafood was inside, not on top, which was a nice surprise) in good vodka sauce. Also carbonara, made with a perfectly balance sauce.
Too full for dessert! Will have to go back for dessert and cappuccino only someday.
Very happy to have gone here for my return to society!
OpenTable ダイナー758名によるBella Via Ristorante and Banquetsの評価は4.6☆です。