La Bella Vita

4.6
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194 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 194 people are saying
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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
3 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
10 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
1 review
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
2 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
7 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!

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MonicaB
Houston
9 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
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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MichaelM
1 review
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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vipBobC
Philadelphia
21 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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Sedsr
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and hospitality. Owner took care of us.

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PrestonL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twins first birthday

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Izzmo
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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vipBillH
New England
37 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Calamari very nice. Pasta and sauce above average. Chicken Bella Vita- chicken was dry despite Gorgonzola sauce. Stick to pasta dishes next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent - the raviolis (steak, lobster, butternut squash) were awesome. Service was great and friendly. Will definitely go back.

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vipEMONEWYORK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our wedding lunch here and all of our guest LOVED the food and the welcoming staff and service.

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ChrisW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the raveola special (lamb, lobster, cheese and mushroom). They set up a table for our group of 13. Great experience.

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vipbrunchmom
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took out of town guests for a Little Italy experience but needed a place with gluten free options. La Bella Vita was perfect.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipmikealv59
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Italian food I had on our visit to NYC

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OpenTable Diner
SW Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must stop for a fantastic meal when in NYC!!!

FAQs

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.