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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
10:00 PM

Bella Via Ristorante and Banquets

4.4
450 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Comfort Food
Bella Via Ristorante & Banquets is an upscale casual authentic Italian Restaurant located in downtown Highland Park. We feature southern and northern Italian fare and an extensive wine list highlighted by an impressive selection of Italian wines. The menu consists of a variety of appetizers, homemade pastas, fresh fish, tender veal, chicken and many other Italian favorites.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(847) 681-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Maurizio Lo Bosco
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Private party facilities
Delicious Italian food and exceptional service, combined with beautiful rustic private rooms, set the scene for your next private event. Our private party room(s) accommodate up to 250 people for sit down dinner. Attached to the private party room(s) is a large 2200 square foot patio. We are dedicated to providing only the highest quality food and individualized attention from our experienced staff. We will tailor specific menus to meet your needs whether its for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding or special occasion.
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Private party contact
Amir Bloom: (847) 681-8300
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Second St. & Elm St.
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Parking details
Large underground Parking Facility located right across the street
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Entertainment
Live music on our outdoor patio
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 450 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMikeL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Birthdays for our granddaughter, however we go there for an dinner for occasions

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Hellookitty (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was tasty and good. The pasta was very fresh and tasted homemade. Service was quick, friendly and professional. Would definitely go back.

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Jules29 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I am originally from Highland Park. My parents still live here. I invited a friend for dinner. Enjoyed experience;)

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vipScooter (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food, good service. Pretty good value, particularly for its Northshore location. I'd recommend it and go againz.

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vipBargainHunter (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We love the atmosphere. Service was great. Prices are fair. We really enjoyed the toasted ravioli appetizer. We both order veal parmigiana, and while it was good, it and the side of pasta were rather bland and lacking a bit of flavor.

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vipHinky (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

This is a comfortable neighborhood place with a nice Italian menu. Prices are fair and entrees include a soup or salad and a side of pasta. They have very nice party rooms for special events.
Staff is welcoming and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We arrived about 20 min. early but were seated promptly. The restaurant was very pleasant the food was good the service attentive. In other words it did everything what a restaurant should do. They did it well.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Was very disappointed in the evening. The food was excellent, but the service was disappointing. We were RUSHED to order, RUSHED to order dessert (which we didn't) and I had indicated when I made reservations via Open Table, that it was my husbands birthday and it was never acknowledged. I was very surprised, and disappointed, as it wasn't that busy and it was where we decided to celebrate a special event.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We were very happy with everything at the restaurant. For whatever the reason the food was not as good as it usually is when we dine. But everyone was very pleased with the food, service and noise level.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food but disinterested service

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vipSongsofTravel (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve. A superb dinner in a comfortable, welcoming white-tablecloth setting. The salmon special, with pistachio crust, was probably the best salmon entree I’ve ever had. Chicken cacciatore was delicious. Main dishes came with salad or soup; minestrone was outstanding. Only the Caesar Salad was less than stellar. Order the mixed salad instead and ask for crumbled bleu cheese. It’s truly a “bella via” that brings you to this restaurant!

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vipChrisU (Cancun)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic food! The service was excellent. This restaurant has become one of my favorites! I will be back!

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vipHighwood (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Our server Dani was GREAT!! He made us feel special- especially our grandson who he talked to about Minecraft. We live very near and there had been long periods of time that we hadn't gone there as the service was so awful - slow and impersonal. Something has changed - we go out EVERY week and we will come back! Ps food was excellent also!

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vipla46 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and service. After bring seated, our group of 4 asked to move to a quieter table in the corner and our request was acted upon happily. We thanked them heartily- the first table was immediately inside the dining room in a noisy location. Enjoyed a wonderful meal!

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