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Bella Vista

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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This little corner of Italy is brought to Bristol by a couple of good friends, Andy and Patrick. 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 with thoughts of the Venetian canals.
US$5 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Italian, Pizza
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Serve good pizza and excellent salad bar. Staff are friendly and attentive - great place for a quick business lunch

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ssimple restaurant serving proper Italian food, excellent quality, good sturdy portions, good and friendly service. Whenever we visit we are always very satisfied

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank evanthia2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a meal this evening - what a delightful place! Really friendly staff, great menu, nice house wine and great view of the river. Had the vegetarian antipasto to start , which was really tasty, and then it just got better. We will...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sqh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant deserves to be busier than we found it. Three of had lunch (two pizzas, one seafood linguine, three desserts, two glasses of wine and three coffees) for under £65. The menu offers plenty of choice, all the dishes we chose were well presented...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rambling57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I regard myself as something of an expert having worked in Italy and eaten Carbonara all over the place .And tried dozens of recipes at home .So...hopefully to put the debate to bed Bella Vista has an excellent carbonara ,pasta not over cooked ,not swimming...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 169gavw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Bella Vista whilst waiting for a band to start playing at The Fleece. I'm not a drinker and it was a cold night so I actually just wanted a hot chocolate. We were seated in a corner and were quickly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 99aLexHamilton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real pleasure, staff were very friendly and the food was obvious freshly cooked and very tasty, will definately go again. The only thing I could fault was there did not seem to be an accessible toilet for wheel chair bound or people with mobility...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HazellC2
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Fantastic food. The calzone a salmone is just amazing nice ambiance and good service Although it is a short walk from the centre it is still well worth a visit Recommend a a place for a casual or a family meal

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We only booked this restaurant on the same night we visited & we couldn't fault it. I had a risotto & it was very tasty. Staff were very friendly & prices reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 652kerryb
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

We had a party of 10 including children and asset. We were made to feel exceptionally welcome and the staff were really attentive all evening. The food was really good and the menu is quite expansive. Good value for money too...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Herbs H
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