Bella Via Ristorante and Banquets
The mini meatball appetizer was delicious. All our meals looked wonderful. I had the shrimp cappelini with broccholi and it was great. It was nice being out, having great service and food and seeing a restaurant filled with people!
Loved that they adhered to the Highland Park vaccine mandate and checked to confirm we were vaccinated. That made us feel safe and comfortable. The food and service were the usual high quality.
Glad you survived the politicians reaction to Covid. Food is spectacular. as good as ever. All 4 of us had a great time.
My only comment is that our waiter did not tell us about items that were not available last night when he gave us the menus. We did not find out until we tried to order them.
Other wise everything was wonderful!
Best service and food in town. Their pasta is outstanding.\
Very good and nice place to enjoy a Classico Italian meal.
Great food and very convenient!
Great service, Wonderful ambience. The food was a little bland tonight but overall wonderful. I will definitely be back
Entrees come with soup or salad. Linguini puttanesca and pollo vesuvio were both excellent. Very flavorful. Tiramisu dessert was just average.
Overall the food was good and the service was nice. Being sat in a generic looking banquet hall detracted from the overall experience. The calamari app with their red sauce is a must try.
As always, we had a wonderful meal at Bella Via!
Dinner was great as always. Service was outstanding
Love this place
This is a consistent neighborhood offering of Italian food. We dine there often.
Best vegetarian lasagna I have ever had. I keep going back and always order the same thing.
We were in the back room and without any curtains, rugs to absorb the crowd sound it echoed and was Loud!!
Food was wonderful and service was fabulous!
With a fabulous outdoor space. Great food as always.
Fabulous outdoor seating...
Service a bit slow, but that’s not unusual these days!
They has heaters on & we enjoyed separately spaced tables! We go there often
Food and service were excellent. Ate outside in courtyard area which was a bit noisy but didn't really affect the dinner.
A disappointing dining experience. The service wasn't at all good. One salad was overdressed after requesting light dressing. Another salad was mediocre at best. One entree was the wrong pasta. The other entree was acceptable, tasty, but certainly not delicious. Will not go back.
The best part was the table at the open window.
Leilani was our server. She was very attentive and professional. Give her a raise!!!
For the money we spent we did not deserve to sit in a banquet hall with high schoolers. We felt like chaperones. This was a date who has never been here before. I ordered veal and him chicken. We were given the wrong plates and the service was horrible. I feel terrible that I recommended this place. I made the reservation a week ago and you put us in a banquet room? How rude!!!
The setup in the enclosed backyard is identical to my experience in Rome, Milano, or Bergamo family restaurants. No cars around, old walls surrounding, quiet - Romantic at its best, like in Europe. Portions humongous, taste is great. Four of us shared Chicken Parmesan, Grilled seafood, Vegetable Risoto, and Peschia. Also we ordered , one Ravioli Porchini for all. I know real porchini and that was it, without 'premix' of other mushrooms. But you can get what you will never have in Italy - Beef Ravioli. The waiter Thomas was great, attentive, extremely helpful. Great experience.
Great food with great service
Lots of great choices on the main menu and for desserts.
We were seated at the table we had requested, near the windows. Food was wonderful.
Sat outside at neighborhood gem. It had been years since I visited. Food better than I remember.
Great food, beautiful patio!!
As usual, the service was great and the food was excellent. We had pasta and vodka tomato sauce. We ordered a Manhattan that tasted watery. They apologized, took it back, and offered to replace it or get us something else. They were very gracious about it. An excellent experience.
The waiter took forever to even come over and take our drink order. He seemed out of it. He wasn’t wearing a mask. We asked him to put one on and he made an excuse about him having a stroke so a shield that wasn’t even covering his mouth was sufficient. He was not friendly and didn’t ask once how everything. Food was mediocre at best and so expensive! $55 pp with no drinks. The only good thing was the tirimisu. There are too many good restaurants especially Italian to be just mediocre with bad service.
Lovely outside area in the courtyard.
Service from kitchen terrible
Everyone eating at different time
Great food and the outdoor patio is lovely. The menu has lots of amazing choices and salad and a pasta are included with most entrees.
Staff is courteous and attentive, although a little slow--which we attributed to shortage of help. Food outstanding. Would recommend unhesitatingly!
Bella Via's large back patio is lovely. The tables are nicely spaced, and the foliage and lighting are a nice touch.The food is consistently good, and the servers are terrific. Good value at a time when most restaurants have raised their prices.The only negative is the noise level when the patio is full. We found it a little difficult to hear each other at a table of 4.
The food was good. The ambience was good. The wait staff was attentive.
I give this a 4.5 rating.
You could tell the food was going to be good as the clientele was older Italians- 70+.
If they don't know Italian food, who does? It was such a great atmosphere. The food was outstanding and the portions were generous as well. Service was good even though it looked like just two people were staffing the room. They were very good and checked in on us enough and not too much. I would highly recommend and will be back next time I am in Chicago.
We had hoped to sit outside in the backyard patio, but we had to sit inside because of rain. The table were spaced safely apart and we felt comfortable and safe. The service was quick and attentive without making us feel rushed. The food was delicious. Could not have asked for a better indoor dining experience.
Beautiful outdoor area but food is mediocre and prices are high. Took an inordinate amount of time to get and pay bill. Bus boy not trained well. When clearing he piled all the dishes on top of each other, thought they would fall on us. Also saw a clearer at another table tossing water into the bushes.
Bella Via Ristorante and Banquets is rated 4.6 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.