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Ristorante Bella Vita - Los Altos
Ristorante Bella Vita - Los Altos

Ristorante Bella Vita - Los Altos Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinebellavita.com
  • Phone: (650) 917-0300
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday To Friday: 11 AM 2.30 PM
    Dinner: Daily: 4-30 PM 9.30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Marco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: Bella Vita Private dinning avaable cater In or out for more information please vizit www.dinebellavita.com or contact Bella Vita ristorantebellavita@gmail.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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Main Street and San Antonio Road
  • Public Transit: VTA stops at First and Main Streets.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 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.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great time and the food was classic. Very impressed."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The 4 of us enjoyed our meals, but because of a loud diner at the next table, we had trouble hearing the waiter explain the specials, etc. Also, we were tucked into a corner & it was very warm. We should remember to ask for a table on the patio."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have enjoyed this restaurant for several years and seen it improve recently into a lovely, varied, dinner venue. The atmosphere is pleasant and unpretentious, the food has become much more imaginative - especially the appetizers and salads, and though prices have risen, it is still a reasonable place to enjoy. We often see friends and neighbors there and some staff members have stayed over time - often an indication of good management. It is also a fine family celebration spot. We recommend it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The halibut was to die for! It was absolutely scrumptious. It was extremely tasty, moist and prepared to perfection."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First time ever ate there. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but the atmosphere was nice inside. The food was excellent, portions a good size, and the service was great. Feels family run, like you're being taken care of by people who care. Parking is easy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We usually order pasta But the crab cakes and portobello sandwich were excellent"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I have been going here since it was the 'Black Forest Inn' as a kid. I have not been here for over 5 years and I was so impressed with its decor and remodel that kept with the same spirit as the cozy predecessor. Service was impeccable. Food and its presentation was fantastic. Selection of wines was staggering. My friends and I loved this place and it is a given that we will return soon."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Can't go wrong with Bella Vita. Nice location, charming decor, pleasant ambiance, excellent food and service. On the expensive side but hey you're in downtown Los Altos. I would recommend Bella Vita for any special occasion like a graduation celebration, birthday. Come to think of it, this restaurant would be a perfect spot for a first date!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We have had nice dining experiences at Bella Vita in the past. This time, however, we had a reservation for an early 6 p.m. dinner midweek. Service was terribly slow. Water was poured immediately but we had to ask after waiting awhile for drink ordering. We were assigned a courteous server who explained ours was not his table but he would be glad to take care of us. He was wonderful (kudos to him), but our food was unacceptably late coming from the kitchen. Food was good, once served."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Our entire experience was one disappointment after another - Having to order from an unadvertised Mother's Day Brunch 'special' menu 80% sparser and 50% pricier than the regular lunch menu - if we hadn't had a party of 7 and my 88 year-old Mother with us, my wife and I would have left then. Two of us ordered ground beef lasagna, which arrived cold, meatless and with 15 minutes between first plate and last. Entrees came without garnish, vegetable or presentation - a square of lukewarm lasagna on a plate. We could have added a salad, but at $26 for a garden salad... seriously? After finishing our entrees, we asked for our check, left a 10% tip, and, hungry, walked to Draeger's Market to purchase bakery treats for dessert. We'd had enough..."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Just right for a Mother's Day Eve dinner! Good service. Nice specials. Nothing weird. Many happy family groups. Attentive staff."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised and enchanted on our first visit. Excellent food, ambiance and service. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food, service, ambience- amore! Everything is special here. Going here for years. None better!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. We ordered a glass of wine and expected it before our dinner came. However, I had to remind our waiter to bring our drinks. In addition, our dinner came before our wine was brought to the table and the meal was not totally hot."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Went there for lunch the other day. I had the spinach salad with chicken. It was great meal.Nice ambiance, great service"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed a quiet evening with a comfortable environment, friendly and efficient service with being intrusive. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I took a group here for lunch. Great food. Drink service was a little slow."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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 11/1/2013
  • "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 9/30/2013
  • "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 9/21/2013
    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 8/19/2013