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Bella Via Ristaurante

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1899 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3153 (Second St. & Elm St.)
+1 847-681-8300
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite dish here is Linguini with White Clam Sauce. It really is the standard by which i rate all other Italian restaurants. In fact, I've never had a bad meal here. It cam get a little noisy at times, but that doesn't take away from it's food and value. We go often.

Thank ELP733
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Real Italian food at decent prices. Fresh tasty meals by a family owned business. It has become a staple for very good dinning in Highland Park. With many other very good resturants around..this place is a special treat!

Thank niceguyfromchi
Woodstock, IL
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ate here with 2 friends prior to visiting the Chicago Botanical Garden. The restaurant is decorated very nicely and is very spacious. We had good service and enjoyed a wonderful meal. My husband and I chose their grouper special, which was beautifully prepared with spinach and capers. Prior to enjoying the main entree we had bowls of minestrone soup,... More 

Thank BobKathy
Chicago, IL
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Food in the Bella Via is always consistent. Good and fresh. Good choice for carry out as well if you want to have good food at home.

Thank comn2getme
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We had a surprise party for a friend and booked a table for 8. Our order included many different items and there was never a problem. Good pasta dishes, great service, and good selection at the bar, even camomile grappa!

Thank miceguru
Chicago, Illinois
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154 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

A good but mixed visit. First, the service was slow. It seemed understaffed. It took over 40 minutes for us to be served our salad course. Second the food was a bit above average at best. The Bella Via Salad was fine and large enough for my wife and I to split. My son had the Caesar which he said... More 

Thank Anthony D
Chicago, Illinois
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284 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious salmon salad special, great service. Salmon was lightly grilled and salad mixed greens and arugula with generous cubes of delicious tri colored beets with blue cheese and pistachios. Highly recommend! Husband had a veggie pasta dish, I liked it but a bit rich with plenty of seasonal summer squash pieces. We brought our own Italian wine but they also... More 

Thank AdventurerJudy
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This neighborhood restaurant has pleasant outdoor seating, but we chose to sit indoors on a humid evening. Our table was comfortable and the environment quiet enough for conversation. Our server was training someone so (understandably) we didn't receive the attention we deserved....and it was close to impossible to get a water refill until we had finished our meals. I ordered... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We went for dinner because our daughter and fiance are considering holding their rehearsal dinner in the private rooms. While we liked the room, what impressed us most was the outstanding food. The spaghetti carbonara and chicken parmigiana are among the best we've ever had. Indeed, the carbonara was as good as any I had in Rome two years ago.... More 

Thank JBN1958
Highland Park, Illinois
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I've been going there for about five years. The review that I would've written in 2011 is the same review that I'm writing today. Solid Italian food with caring competent service combined with a great wine list. Portions are large and the presentation is great. Also very pleasant outside dining

Thank hanc18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1899 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3153
    (Second St. & Elm St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-681-8300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?