Bella Via

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$30 and under
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Italian

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One of the most popular restaurants in Long Island City, known for its coal fired brick oven pizzas.

Come enjoy traditional Italian cuisine in an elegant and cozy dining room, or enjoy a salad and glass of wine at our sidewalk patio. You will not be disappointed with anything at Bella Via!
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CB
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and prices but hectic and loud. No consistency with your server throughout the whole meal. Wish it was a bit calmer and relaxing.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always one of my LIC favs. Sal and staff are attentive and food always a reliably good

MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Nothing to call home about ... Calamari was good which was enough for two to enjoy as an appetizer. Penne alla vodka was average. The shrimp stuffed with crabmeat (smelly bread crumbs) was gross!! I didn't eat it and it smelled like wet dog.

The flies where annoying us ..having swat them away from our drinks and food while eating. I took a look above us and at the table next to us and there the flies where on the ceiling and the table.

I told the waiter how the shrimp was gross and it was taken off the bill. I was offered something else but I just wanted to leave. I had enough.

OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Via has always been great. Food is really tasty. Staff is friendly, helpful and efficient. Owners are so nice. It is our favorite go to neighborhood restaurant

AS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful friday night dinner in the last sunshine, with an interesting menu - lots to choose from. Good service and everything we had was tasty.

EG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was good except for mushy eggplant in egg plant parmesan was disappointing. Would try again.

AP
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Had dinner with family on a busy Saturday night. Based on amount of people, was a little noisy and the service was acceptable. The food and variety of foods on the menu was great. Would certainly go here again.

ME
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

My family had one of the worst food experiences EVER at this establishment. They were short staffed and short tempered in a way that breached all levels of ethics. Food was forgotten, waits were excessive, basic water for the table was not provided and when my husband expressed in a VERY polite way how displeased we were with the service he was called a "douchebag" and asked to step outside by the OWNER!!! Beyond disrespectful and disappointing I dont know how anyone regardless of being understaffed would treat a PAYING customer that way.

OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s Always good. Tasty food, reasonable prices, good size portions. Friendly and efficient staff. Comfortable restaurant and nice warm weather outdoor space. Really nice pwners

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great! Staff and service friendly and prompt. Love Bella Via!

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, DELICIOUS Food.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have eaten at Bella Via several times -- one of my "go-to" restaurants in LIC, but this was my first time for Brunch there. My friend and I shared a smoked salmon/cheese/tomato/capers "small" pizza, and it was absolutely delicious, and did not want to leave the one slice we could not eat so brought back. The cheese was delicate for the salmon--and lots of it, and the crust cooked perfectly for me.
We had a table near the windows in the sun, and the service was fine.
What more could you ask for -- except to duplicate the experience-- which I will!

HP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always come here for all of our birthday celebrations. The food is always amazing . The service is fabulous . When I want a great meal this is my go to place!

OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Long Island City. Great staff, great food, reasonably priced. Really nice owners

TJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great for a good Italian meal. Pizza is always good. Great home town restaurant.

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

In all fairness,ate on New Year’s Day. Food was pretty awful.

VC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is always good, pizzas are excellent. Service courteous but a bit sketchy at times.

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great margarita pie. Fill your water glasses constantly which is always a plus in a restaurant. Def recommend!

V
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Most perfect egg plant Parmesan I ever had and kale salad was to die for. Service is slow.

M
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was excellent, my step family from ireland enjoyed it very much....great time..

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! The staff and owners are wonderful! Feels like a second home.

DH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Birthday dinner for my mom. One waiter was rude but thank god he wasn’t our waiter. Service could have been much better. Staff has grimaces on their faces for most of my time there.

HP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always. We celebrate may occasions there

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live and work near Little Italy and was raised on Italian cuisine. This place is as good as it gets. May be the best linguini with white clam sauce I have ever had anywhere— as good as Mamma’s. Just excellent all around. We liked it so much, we went back the next night, as we were leaving LI City, for a seafood pizza to go. Outstanding! Can’t wait to get back here!
Maria Rose

K
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot. Always delicious!

C
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Rough timing at the restaurant as road paving was going on outside and the outdoor tables were assaulted with dust and debris. Service was slow and a bit scattered in recovering and at least one over table walked out. The food was good and I would go back to eat there again.

JN
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming here. Great local spot for LIC and southern Queens. We can’t wait to come back.

VM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Great service and very good food. They didn't have our initial wine selection in stock but their alternate recommendation was superb. Definitely would recommend to others and will go again.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re always happy at Bella Via. Sal and Carmine take excellent care of their customers and the wait staff is attentive and skilled. Extra thumbs up for the soups and veal Milanese.

OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bella Via!

J
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local restaurant, with a very accommodating staff.

Initially we had a table suited for six, but since we had a baby with us, they did not hesitate to sit us in a much more comfortable section that accommodated 8 guests. This was at a busy time, on Mothers Day. Not the easiest thing to make happen. Anyone who has a child knows this is greatly appreciated, and can turn a stressful experience into a pleasant one.

Great food. Great drinks.

l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for Mother’s Day. They had a pre-fixe menu with a few good options. The only thing that I disliked was that the main entree did not have a side. I had a grilled chicken avocado sandwich. It would have been nice to have a side salad or fries. Overall I did like the restaurant and would give it another chance.

OT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Place has gone downhill. Been there many times before and everything is usually perfection including the service. Tonight the waiter got every single item wrong. He took order and said no problem yet nothing was served correctly. Every single item had to be sent back. Waiter was annoyed in the end, never apologized or offered any compensation. Owner was present but never acknowledged, whether he wasn't aware or didn't care I don't know. I do know I won't be back. What a shame!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza in LIC ... so authentic! Our favorite spot!

DK
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and large portions at a very reasonable price. Nice ambiance and very enjoyable meal.

JP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my second time at Bella Via over the last month. It was once again a very good time with great friends and great food. The Rigatoni Bolognese was incredible, so was the bread pudding. I definitely recommend this place and I will be back myself!

DB
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Dinner was superb. A party of 5 with 4 of us having something different. Everyone of us was totally satisfied with our choice.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good.

OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bella Via. Great food and friendly staff.

AG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and prompt service. Nice menu selection. The space is a bit cramped though