La Bella Vita
Intimately designed and wonderful staff.
eggplant stuffed with ricotta cheese, topped with marinara and melted mozzarella
Excellent service and amazing food and wine!
Good food and service. Fun atmosphere on Mulberry Street
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.
Dear friends gathering
Great food !!! Busy busy place, but great food !!!!!!
The calamari was off the charts good. The spaghetti Bolognese was amazing.
Really great service and wonderful food. Excellent wine choices.
The food was great, fast service, highly recommend!
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.
Excellent service and food
Great food and service!
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.
Christmas dinner. Excelente todo. Recomendable 100 %
No open bar. But food is INCREDIBLE
Excellent Pizzas. Quality food in a decent atmosphere
La Bella Vita was excellent! Orlando was amazing...the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend!
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!
Came here with a group of 15 for a birthday. The service was excellent, food was great. Highly recommend!
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.
Best Italian food in NYC
Fabulous meal and service!
Great food, phenomenal service. 10/10 worth visiting on your trip to nyc
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.
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.
Great food and attentive staff. Would definitely recommend.
Reasonable service but over priced and have had better Italian food back in England.... disappointing!
They have always been so great with my allergies!
Great food and hospitality. Owner took care of us.
Twins first birthday
La Bella Vita is a great little spot in Little Italy. It has great food, but not necessarily worth the price you pay for it. The wait staff is also decent, but they seem to be a bit of organized chaos and sometimes forget to come back to you, even though there's tons of them in this little place. Overall, worth a night out.
Went with a date and had a great time. The food was delicious and the ambiance was very Brooklyn/Italian. The service was rather poor however, had to ask several people for a drink before I received one. The location is also relatively loud with me needing to really lean into my date to hear what she was saying. So that could be a plus. Definitely a very energetic scene.
Calamari very nice. Pasta and sauce above average. Chicken Bella Vita- chicken was dry despite Gorgonzola sauce. Stick to pasta dishes next time
Food was excellent - the raviolis (steak, lobster, butternut squash) were awesome. Service was great and friendly. Will definitely go back.
We had our wedding lunch here and all of our guest LOVED the food and the welcoming staff and service.
Loved the raveola special (lamb, lobster, cheese and mushroom). They set up a table for our group of 13. Great experience.
We took out of town guests for a Little Italy experience but needed a place with gluten free options. La Bella Vita was perfect.
Great food. Good service. Nice selection of food, wine and beer. My friends and I enjoyed the restaurant and woukd go back the next time we are back in NYC.
We come back again and again. Love this place! Get the prosciutto! The balsamic is to die for!! And steak raviolis in vodka sauce, OMG!!
The best Italian food I had on our visit to NYC
Always a must stop for a fantastic meal when in NYC!!!
La Bella Vita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 775-8484.
La Bella Vita is rated 4.6 stars by 194 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.