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Bella Via Ristaurante
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Ranked #14 of 109 Restaurants in Highland Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Second St. & Elm St.
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Had dinner here about a year ago and it was great. Perfect for traditional Italian food, a cozy atmosphere and great service.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We had not been to Bella Via for several years except for a couple of party functions. It was always average, but we are pleased that we tried it anew. The food was very tasty with ample portions. Entrees come with soup or salad. The kitchen was very accommodating in preparing the dishes with some things left out or on the side. The wine list is more than adequate with a full bar. Service was OK, nothing special, but he did listen and convey our requests.
Obviously, it is best to go when the restaurant is not having a party function, which does slow the kitchen and service. We've added it to our list of neighborhood restaurants that we will be patronizing in the future.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Years ago my wife and I were introduce to Bella Via by two dear friends. It was one of the best introductions that were ever made to us! The owner, Maurizio, is one of the hardest working, caring and giving souls around. He came to this country knowing no english and has created one of the best restaurant experiences on the North Shore. This is reflective from the moment you walk through the door, there is a sense that you're about to have a home cooked meal from Italy! Virginia or Tammy will greet you with a smile! The Staff is great! They are attentive, professional and fun! They never miss a beat! It doesn't matter if you have Pete, Harvey, Greg or anyone else they enhance your experience. The moment you are done with a dish Chago or Mariano will be there to clear your table and top off your water. If your planning a party no one does a better job than Amir! He'll make the process seamless. It doesn't matter if your waiting at the bar or dining at a table, the energy is infectious and positive even when they are swamped. They are swamped for good reason, the food has always been great! If it's not on the menu they do their best to make it happen and typically they do! Our kids love the pizza and pasta and my wife and I enjoy the food, music and wine! We have been going there ever since our introduction and always will! Make reservations just to be safe or if you have the time, just go and hang out and watch the energy unfold before your eyes! Tell Maurizio I said hello and you too will become a regular. We love it! and so will you!

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Thank EMS3662
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I love to come here. It's a fabulous place to get an amazing meal! Reasonably priced. And I love that we can bring out toddler with no issues! The servers are always attentive and extremely helpful, descriptive, and help offer recommendations and specialties. Every time the food has surpassed the last time we visited! Excellent fresh flavors in every dish! Love to find a reason to dine here!

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Thank Tarah H
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We have been going her for years--always consistent although menu could use some updating or additions of new items. Help is always attentive--Maurizio (owner) is a great guy and makes us feel very welcome. Have had several parties here and they have been terrific.

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Thank cgreene739
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