Bella Via

4.6
54 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Glutenfreefoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Servers not attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Our favorite neighborhood restaurant

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NatalieC
New York Area
12 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.

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vipCherylB
New York Area
42 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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MellyMel
New York Area
6 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
76 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

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AlexandraS
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.

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EmmaG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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AnthonyP
Hawaii
8 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.

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MELANIEK
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
76 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

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vipJackie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSandy7560
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, DELICIOUS Food.

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LilliC
New York Area
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!

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HelenP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
76 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

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vipTeenJo
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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vipRobertP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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

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VirginiaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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vipAlexF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Vannydevon
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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

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Michael
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJackie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DH
vipDeanH
New York Area
6 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.

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HelenP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always. We celebrate may occasions there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 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

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vipKim812
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot. Always delicious!

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vipCarlton
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 1, 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.

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JaredN
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.

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vipVictorM
Atlanta
7 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.

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RobertK
New York Area
5 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bella Via!

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Jonathan
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.

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vipladywholunches
New York Area
20 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DaynaK
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.

JP
vipJPZM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 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 does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bella Via also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 361-7510.

Bella Via is rated 4.6 stars by 54 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.