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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
This little corner of Italy is a family run restaurant with costumer service at its heart. We hope to bring you the best of Italy's restaurants and bars. The atmosphere, but most importantly of all, the food- which is renown the world over. Bella Vista- set on the beautiful river Avon overlooking Castle Park with thoughts of the Venetian canals. Our outdoor seating area is ideal for a fantastic alfresco Italian experience.
US$5 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an Italian I lived 30 secs walk for a year, and only realised it was awesome 7 months in. It is on the Bristol Bridge River, with attentive service, and when lockdown has been relaxed found myself eating here and taking away more...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 28 October 2020

We came to Bella vista looking for a nice lunchtime meal and we certainly found what we were looking for. A nice selection of freshly cooked dishes and very friendly/attentive staff. They have a great lunchtime deal too, which we will be certainly taking advantage...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 October 2020

My girlfriend and I came out for a midweek dinner on a whim. I’d been craving an Italian meal for weeks and I must say I was more than satisfied. We got a super cute little table on the veranda with a good view of...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2020 via mobile

This is the second time I’ve eaten at this restaurant. Quaint, and relaxing. The service is outstanding and the chef knows how to cook! What a pleasure, nothing is to much trouble for the staff, and the food is simply lovely, even if there is...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

I visited Bella vista for the first time and I loved it, the food was quality and the service was friendly. I had the linguine Bella vista and my husband a steak, and we ate every single bite. Can’t believe I’ve never visited this lovely...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 October 2020

After so many recommendations finally we decided to give this restaurant a go and so glad we did .service was prompt and polite nothing was to much for them . We ordered bella vista bruschetta meat as a starter, lasagne and filled for mains everything...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 October 2020

A nicely situated restaurant in the centre of Bristol, likely suffering the effects of covid-19, I found service slow and forgetful. I perhaps made the mistake of ordering a steak at an Italian restaurant but I wouldn't expect this quality anywhere. I asked for a...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020

Eating out with a 4 year old can be stressful, even when your kid loves eating out. These guys were so friendly and always talking to my daughter as well as me. The food was great and well priced and the service excellent.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Whilst on a weekend away in Bristol we came across the Bella Vista last night. Unfortunately we did not book and they were fully booked. But they offered us a takeaway option so we had a couple of Pizzas. These were cooked fresh for us...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

Great service, tasty food, excellent location by the river. Will be coming back when in Bristol again.

Date of visit: September 2020
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9 August 2019|
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Response from Mike s | Reviewed this property |
We walked in, but were early (7pm)
7 May 2019|
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Response from Lew5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi this question has been posted/attached to the wrong review. The Bella Vista Restaurant in Bristol doesn't have a "swim up pool bar" - heated or not. It is though a god place to enjoy a meal in Bristol
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista
    Does Bella Vista offer takeaway?
    Yes, Bella Vista offers takeaway services.
    Does Bella Vista offer delivery?
    Yes, Bella Vista offers delivery services.
    How is Bella Vista rated?
    Bella Vista is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5