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Ristorante Bella Vita - Los Altos
376 First Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
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Ristorante Bella Vita - Los Altos Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday To Friday: 11 AM 2.30 PM
Dinner: Daily: 4-30 PM 9.30 PM
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Italian, Californian, Mediterranean
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Bella Vita Private dinning avaable cater In or out for more information please vizit www.dinebellavita.com or contact Bella Vita email@example.com
Your Host is I.Jan Unlu
Special Events & Promotions:
I. Jan Unlu will work with you on any Special or private evens we have beautiful wine room or Italian cortabella for private dining
Information under Catering thank you Bella Vita
Between Main Street and San Antonio Road
VTA stops at First and Main Streets.
Private parking or street parking is always available.
A word from Ristorante Bella Vita - Los Altos
Ristorante Bella Vita is located in downtown Los Altos on First Street and serves Northern Italian Cuisine. Our dishes are prepared the finest and freshest ingredients featuring ever changing daily specials we will prepare any special meal to meat your diet. Gluten free and whole Wheat pastas
available on your request We offer a full bar with an exceptional Wine list.We have Private dining available for any to gathering and catering out.
Everything was really quite nice
except the water had a very funny taste and the place smelled a bit like kitchen cleaner."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Found this restaurant in late Nov.
Back for the 3 time. Thos time brought friends. Very enjoyable evening. There was a slight slippage in usually excellent service. Still a very good overall dining experience."
Dined on 3/1/2014
I would give this a higher grade
with the exception that I ordered something off menu and they got it wrong - I am part to blame for ordering off menu - they are part to blame because it is such a common alternative method of serving the dish, that I am surprised that they got it wrong"
Dined on 2/28/2014
This is not a fantastic but
comfortable restaurant. The price is OK."
Dined on 2/26/2014
Good food, great people. Staff
have been there for a long time, provide great service. Food is delicious."
Dined on 2/15/2014
I'm glad i've been to Bella Vita
before, because this wasn't the best. I ordered a special (vegetarian lasagna) and it was luke warm. I guess i expected it to actually have vegetables in it - not so much. that said, the food here is normally really good. its hearty, authentic and tasty. I'm just going to write this off as a fluke and we'll still go back and try again."
Dined on 2/7/2014
We found Ristorante Bella Vita
about 2 momths ago and had ro return. As before food was excellemt, nice wine lost, wait staff knowledgable and helpful. A delightful dining experience"
Dined on 2/8/2014
Romantic lighting. Attentive
service. Good food. Not noisy."
Dined on 1/15/2014
For New Year's Eve the menu was a
shortened version of the regular menu. We asked for a couple items off menu. Not only was the staff very accommodating, prepared and served us what we wanted but they were carefully prepared and delicious. The good food and pleasant service made it a memorable evening."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Located on a quiet side street in
Los Altos, Bella Vita reliably delivers excellent Italian food. The basics are done well and the specials are often really special -- like the duck I had for dinner on this visit. Service is friendly if a tad slow. Not a place for a quick meal, but Bella Vita delivers quality food."
Dined on 12/27/2013
We have enjoyed Bella Vita for
years. Good menu, great service. We eat there 8-10 evenings a year."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Just had dinner last night,
wonderful service. Had to wait for my husband who was coming from work, had a great glass of Chardonnay with some amazing clams while waiting (45 minutes!) and they were not worried. They are able to substitute Gluten Free pasta for regular pasta and the server was very knowledgeable about what items on the menu would not work for us. I had the Risotto with seafood and it was FABULOUS. My husband had the salmon with veggies and potatoes, so no substitutes were necessary, and there were a lot of other choices like that. The decor is perfect and the service very attentive. Will definitely be back, probably with a group from work."
Dined on 12/27/2013
I thought the prices were
excessive on the specials."
Dined on 12/18/2013
Excellent food and service. I'm
vegan, and their Penne Siciliani (without cheese) is excellent! My husband had the sole and loved it. He also had the split pea soup, and I had the house salad. Wonderful food and service!!"
Dined on 12/20/2013
Always delicious food. Try
something different each time and never disappointed. Pastas are all over-the-top good. When directed to a table, asked if we could be moved because of the potential noise level (a large party coming in) and they graciously moved us. So appreciated. Will go back again and again."
Dined on 12/15/2013
Our Thanksgiving meal could have
been better, but the restaurant is beautiful and QUIET. The bread is to die for. I could have made a meal of bread and butter. We started with bruschetta, which was good. DH had fried calamari (I'm vegetarian so I didn't have any) and said it was very good. I ordered mushroom risotto and DH ordered a steak. After my first bite, I knew something was off. A second bite told me there was gorgonzola in it, which I don't like *at all*. The menu didn't list it as an ingredient, and I asked our waiter if the chef had added it to my dish. He checked and said they had. He offered me another entree, and I said I'd have the beet salad. We had the toffee pudding and coffee for dessert. It was a nice way to end the meal."
Dined on 11/28/2013
Our first time here and we will
return often. Easy to reach location with easy parking, beautiful ambience, reasonably priced with great food and service. Our waiter, Brian, was outstanding. Service was efficient but not overbearing, they were able to accommodate our dietary needs- substitute or adjust spices on items. Nice wine list and glad ro see gelato and sorbet , rather than ice cream, on dessert menu. We went to celebrate our anniversary this time. Plan on returning even when not special occasion"
Dined on 11/30/2013
Unpretentious but good quality
Northern Italian food...The portabella mushroom/spinach appetizer is delicious. I had a seabass special that was simple, but nicely done--very yummy. My husband had the lobster ravioli which was nicely done, but a little bland in flavor. All in all, a homey, comfort food experience. We wil definitely come back again."
Dined on 11/2/2013
My wife and I along with various
members of my family have been dining at the Bella Vita for a number of years and up to our last visit we have been generally very pleased with the food, service and ambience. This time, however, the food was a great disappointment. Three of the four of us had Pollo Saltimbocca and it was a complete flop. It turned out to be two rather thick slices of rather tough and fibrous chicken breast with a thin slice of ham and topped by an almost tasteless sauce. We expected something prepared the traditional Italian way with escalloped chicken rolled with Italian ham and an abundance of flavorful sauce. We have had much better at the Olive Garden. The garnish of vegetables were, to my taste, undercooked also."
Dined on 10/1/2013
We loved the food, the ambiance,
the no-nonsense server, the quality of the food, sufficient vegetarian choices, and the ease of placing the order. We will definitely visit you again."
Dined on 9/22/2013
CHECK MY PAST REVIEW ON B.V. HAS
NOT CHANGED PLEASE DO NOT REPEAT INQUIRIES ON THIS RESTAURANT IN FUTURE. WE GO THERE OFTEN !!!! INCIDENTALLY, YOUR "NOISE LEVEL" INQUIRY OPTIONS ARE NOT ADEQUATE FOR ANY RESTAURANT."
Dined on 9/18/2013
We had nice meal. Nothing great. I
asked to add chicken & was surprised at the 'measly' portion. I then said... do tomatoes come with salad. Waiter: Would you like tomatoes? All of a sudden, it started to actually look like a salad that was entree size"
Dined on 8/28/2013
This place is the best. Have yet
to find something I haven't loved!!"
Dined on 8/20/2013
Great food and service! Would
definitely come back :)"
Dined on 8/20/2013
The food was great, the service
was to notch, and the summer heat was totally unacceptable. No air conditioning, not even a fan blowing in the background. I'd return, but problably in the winter."
Dined on 8/17/2013
Been there twice now. Ate grilled
salmon both times and love it there! Was sad that a neighbor business was cutting tile during our mea and one very loud visitor talking to staff person really disrupted the serenity for a time. We go for excellent food and a lovely, serene environment to visit with friends."
Dined on 7/17/2013
This is an outstanding
neighborhood Italian restaurant. A good place for a casual weeknight dinner or a big weekend event. I've dined here with my wife and hosted a celebration dinner for 15 in their private Wine Room. Each time we've been well taken care of and made to feel welcome. Our group dinner was especially enjoyable. Service was attentive but we never felt rushed or bothered. The staff went out of their way to make the event memorable. The food is excellent. Their pasta dishes -- ravioli and spaghetti Bolognese are especially good."
Dined on 7/13/2013
We dine here often because it is
close by and provides a reasonably priced (Though their prices for specials have gone up) meal in a pleasant surrounding. The room in the back area provides a nice venue for groups and is a dividend. It doesn't pretend to be something it isn't and that's nice."
Dined on 7/28/2013
I go to this restaurant every week
with a good friend after a yoga class across the street. The service is friendly and they know my tastes pretty well. I have tried many things on the menu, all of them have been quite good. My favorite is their arugula salad with grilled salmon. THey serve excellent bread before the meal, and their olive oil has a goo flavor. They have good pasta also. I occasionally get a fish special, and that is always excellent. Good value for the money, as the ingredients are fresh and the servings generous."
Dined on 7/24/2013
Box pasta and jarred sauce would
have been better. Desperately needs updating of decor and menu."
Dined on 7/23/2013
We don't go out a lot. Great food
and service made for a memorable night."
Dined on 7/20/2013
My husband and I just returned
from Italy and were looking for an authentic local Italian restaurant to keep our vacation alive and found it at Bella Vita. The pasta's were amazing."
Dined on 7/14/2013
Excellent courteous service and
just the right amount of attentiveness by the entire staff. Very good pasta dishes. Their willingness to split our salad to share, and the complimentary birthday dessert were nice touches. Still many attractive dishes to try so we will be back for lunch and dinner."
Dined on 7/8/2013
Bella Vita is a kitschy Italian
restaurant in downtown Los Altos. Crowd seemed to mostly be old-timers. The menu was fairly uninspired and 10-15 years behind the times. Not terrible, but nothing special. Décor was kitschy faux Italian. The restaurant is deceptively large inside. I think with a menu upgrade and a little bit of décor modernization, this place could make more money and be a fun place for younger professionals and families along with the senior set."
Dined on 7/5/2013
This place was normally our go to
with our family on special occasions. In the past we were happy with the food & service but this time the food was not good and our service was poor. This was exceptional bad as we wanted to impress my inlaws."
Dined on 4/13/2013
Excellent meal, good wine, nice
ambiance and just as good, if not better than the 1st o ne."
Dined on 6/20/2013
Best lava cakes I've ever had! All
the food was great. Awesome service."
Dined on 6/21/2013
This is a comfortable place to
dine. Quality food and great service. I eat out most nights of the week and this stacks up to most."
Dined on 6/11/2013
As always, this place makes me
want to come back. They have a very nice way about them, always making you feel special and offering to "make a surprise dish" for you, for any occasion. This particular evening was very festive and lively and it felt like you were in the "city" as opposed to our very quiet little town. Loved it and will go back again, for sure!"
Dined on 6/8/2013
Food is always great, especially
the veal. But after three visits in as many weeks, it seems there is a wide variance in the attitudes and competence of the service personel, starting with the hostess and extending to the servers.I also tried to arrange for a special birthday dessert with attendant song. I even made a special trip to the restaurant, talked to the night manager and to the hostess. Reminded them of this when I arrived for the dinner. They totally ignored the request. Last time I go there for special occasions."
Dined on 5/16/2013
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Bella vita will be open for dinner serving regular menu and dinner specials
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