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Bella Via, Long Island City, NY
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Bella Via

4.4
4.4
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 361-7510

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sal Polito

  • Neighborhood

    Long Island City

  • Cross street

    at 48<sup>th</sup> Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street or private lot.

  • Public transit

    Vernon Blvd - Jackson Av (7) 21 St (G) Hunters Point Av (7, 7X)

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. G

    Glutenfreefoodie

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were seated promptly and cordially. It was very noisy. The waitress seemed harried, but was pleasant enough. I wish she had told me there was salad on the plate when I asked how big it was. I could have done without the extra vegetable. I ordered grilled calamari and my friend had the fried. Both were tough and overcooked. I should have sent mine back but was too hungry by the time it arrived.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Servers not attentive
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Our favorite neighborhood restaurant
  4. NC

    NatalieC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very warm, cozy restaurant. Service was excellent with lots of costumes for Halloween celebration. Restaurant was decorated. They were giving out candy for all the kids trick or treating. Very cute and friendly. Ambient environment.
  5. CB

    CherylB

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    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.
  6. MZ

    MaryZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always one of my LIC favs. Sal and staff are attentive and food always a reliably good
  7. MM

    MellyMel

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  9. AS

    AlexandraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful friday night dinner in the last sunshine, with an interesting menu - lots to choose from. Good service and everything we had was tasty.
  10. EG

    EmmaG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Everything was good except for mushy eggplant in egg plant parmesan was disappointing. Would try again.
  11. AP

    AnthonyP

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    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.
  12. ME

    MELANIEK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  14. J

    Jackie

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great! Staff and service friendly and prompt. Love Bella Via!
  15. S

    Sandy7560

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, DELICIOUS Food.
  16. LC

    LilliC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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!
  17. HP

    HelenP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Long Island City. Great staff, great food, reasonably priced. Really nice owners
  19. TJ

    TeenJo

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great for a good Italian meal. Pizza is always good. Great home town restaurant.
  20. RP

    RobertP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    In all fairness,ate on New Year’s Day. Food was pretty awful.
  21. VC

    VirginiaC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food is always good, pizzas are excellent. Service courteous but a bit sketchy at times.
  22. AF

    AlexF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great margarita pie. Fill your water glasses constantly which is always a plus in a restaurant. Def recommend!
  23. V

    Vannydevon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Most perfect egg plant Parmesan I ever had and kale salad was to die for. Service is slow.
  24. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was excellent, my step family from ireland enjoyed it very much....great time..
  25. J

    Jackie

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious! The staff and owners are wonderful! Feels like a second home.
  26. DH

    DeanH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    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.
  27. HP

    HelenP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service as always. We celebrate may occasions there
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  29. K

    Kim812

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot. Always delicious!
  30. C

    Carlton

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    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.
  31. JN

    JaredN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love coming here. Great local spot for LIC and southern Queens. We can’t wait to come back.
  32. VM

    VictorM

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  33. RK

    RobertK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bella Via!
  35. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  36. l

    ladywholunches

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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.
  37. SL

    SloaneL

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    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!
  38. KM

    KrystinM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pizza in LIC ... so authentic! Our favorite spot!
  39. DK

    DaynaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and large portions at a very reasonable price. Nice ambiance and very enjoyable meal.
  40. JP

    JPZM

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    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!

FAQs

Bella Via offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 361-7510.

Bella Via is rated 4.4 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    at 48<sup>th</sup> Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Long Island City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street or private lot.

  • Public transit

    Vernon Blvd - Jackson Av (7) 21 St (G) Hunters Point Av (7, 7X)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sal Polito

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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