La Bella Vita

4.4
207 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
New Authentic Italian Restaurant in the heart of Little Italy located on Mulberry Street. A Delightful menu consisting of an array of seafood, meats, pastas.
Intimately designed and wonderful staff.
What 207 people are saying
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4.3
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Ordered spaghetti carbonara and pene vodka. Both of the cream tasted sour, expired. Ordered calamari and it was over cooked and dry.

Both were bit too watery for my taste.

My fiancée had chicken marsala, thought it didn’t taste fresh.

Her son had fecutibbe alfredo with chicken. That was the only dish that I liked.

Had clams oreganta and tasted old because it was chewy and wet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have had better food in Little Italy. Preparation time was a bit long as well.

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MayaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is me and my boyfriends restaurant. So crazy we randomly found it by walking by and ever since then we go every time we want Italian food. If you go ask for Ronaldo to be your waiter, he’s truly the best and always takes care of us. Amazing hospitality! Love it!

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AndreaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so delicious and the personal so kindfull

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SharmaineW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, wonderful food very tasty 😋 would go back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the sweetest and recommended the best dishes. We had the lobster ravioli and baked clams. They played great music while we dined.

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MayaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is me and my boyfriends favorite restaurant, I love the bread with the olive oil as a complimentary starter. I love their shrimp scampi, baked clams and their Buffalo Mozzarella Prosciutto. Also loved their lasagna! All around great service and experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Nicest people

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vipChase
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and experience! We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. The Fried calamari is a must have!

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FlorL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They took my reservation I took an Uber to get there from Times Square and when we got there the restaurant was closed . They should have advised that they were going to be closed that day . It was lunch time , my reservation was for 1:30 pm and also it was my birthday... so sad ...

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Bell
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Would definitely recommend to a friend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food and wine!

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vipDeanD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Fun atmosphere on Mulberry Street

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We frequently visit Little Italy in NYC. Always trying different restaurants. We saw this and wanted to give it a try. The food was absolutely authentic and fabulous. The house Cab was tasty. The whole even was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dear friends gathering

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AngelicaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food !!! Busy busy place, but great food !!!!!!

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MichaelK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The calamari was off the charts good. The spaghetti Bolognese was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and wonderful food. Excellent wine choices.

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VictoriaW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, fast service, highly recommend!

MB
vipMonicaB
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Truly authentic! This was my 16 year old daughters first meal in NYC and it did not disappoint. Family favorites were the Veal Piccata and Lobster Ravioli. Restaurant was a little loud, but to be expected as a small Italian restaurant in NYC on a Saturday night.

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MariAlma
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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vipmikealv59
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

MM
MichaelM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and atmosphere were really good. Even though we changed reservation time late, restaurant accommodated us by letting us in early. Food dishes are large and shareable. Wait staff was attentive and timely with help. Would recommend to others to visit and eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Argentina
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Christmas dinner. Excelente todo. Recomendable 100 %

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No open bar. But food is INCREDIBLE

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jugowar
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Pizzas. Quality food in a decent atmosphere

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DebB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Bella Vita was excellent! Orlando was amazing...the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on vacation and wanted a low-key delicious Italian meal. This was exactly that. Food was delicious, and large servings. Service was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with a group of 15 for a birthday. The service was excellent, food was great. Highly recommend!

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BobC
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing special. 7:30 reservation, by the time we ordered they were already out of meatballs. How is it that an Italian restaurant in Little Italy on a Saturday night run out of meatballs by 8pm. It's a one and done stop.

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SamuelJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in NYC

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vipMiBr
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and service!

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PersonA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, phenomenal service. 10/10 worth visiting on your trip to nyc

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I used OpenTable to make the reservation for my 18th wedding anniversary. When we arrived the restaurant had no record of the reservation, but seated us anyway. They assigned us a table serviced by possibly the slowest waiter I’ve ever had. The table next to us was seated after us and had their entire meal including apps, drinks, and dessert by the tine we had our apps.

This food finally arrived and was great. So, the service basically dampened what otherwise would have been a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Due to the San Gennaro feast the noise level was high. I didn’t mind it at all. I enjoyed it just as much as the food. There wasn’t a long wait for the food. The servers were very accommodating and responsive to orders. Over all, great experience.

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vipAuntieM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive staff. Would definitely recommend.

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NickB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Reasonable service but over priced and have had better Italian food back in England.... disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have always been so great with my allergies!

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Steve
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and hospitality. Owner took care of us.

FAQs

La Bella Vita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 775-8484.

La Bella Vita is rated 4.4 stars by 207 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.