Bella Vie

4.7
308 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An Award Winning Romantic Italian French waterfront restaurant nestled in the heart of Bay Shore.
What 308 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service..would definitely recommend this restaurant

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vipJimbo
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Always great prices and amazingl lake view!

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vipFaithT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were great. We had a perfect table beside the window to watch the birds while we dined.

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SantoI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and a fantastic meal.

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KatieM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We went for Valentines Day weekend and it was very romantic with a rose on each table. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go ahead of the Valentine’s crowd, and once again the food, service, ambiance and staff were a delight, this place is a gem that needs to be discovered by those that never been, we will be back again and again for sure

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DianeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all around! Everyone was so warm and welcoming and made us feel like family.

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RichardC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent food, nice variety of special, and a good pour on my cocktail

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liketotrynewthings
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Vie was just wonderful. Beautiful scenery. Very clean. And the food is just yum!!! I must come back for steak night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as always

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service as always

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vipBrunchLunchCriticsltd
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch. Service was excellent and the food was perfect.Great Bloody Mary and Bellini! Perfect waterside view

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KathyN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Bella Vie! The restaurant is cozy and charming. Michael is always welcoming. Ramsey is fantastic and so professional. The view of the pond is so serene. The food and variety is just amazing. I would recommend it to all our family and friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute place on the water. Service was great and food tasty.

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Mom27
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was not impressed with menu choices. Overall would not recommend. Waiter spent more time on his phone than with customers.

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vipSiobhanM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food is great, attentive service.

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vipSusanneS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Vie is a charming restaurant on the water in Bay Shore. The food and service was excellent! Due to COVID restrictions the tables were spread out but it was a really nice dinner. Lovely location. They have outdoor dining in the warmer weather. I would recommend Bella Vie to a friend!

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KathyN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful evening! The staff is friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious. The view of the pond was so serene. We will be back very soon.

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barsnobs
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Sat me at a window view, candle lit. Just what I asked for. Will be back! #barsnobs

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viptrishthedish
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, ambiance and service!

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vipMoonstruckOne
New York Area
375 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lobster bisque is fabulous. Good two course lunch for $20. Excellent bread.

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IsaiasP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael the owner is very accommodating. We had the best time. Thank you Bella Vi.

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vipvcvcvcvc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Disappointed in the food for the prices. 2 lobster dishes were over done. Fillet mignon was over done

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RoseT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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vipPatriciaS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner and service at Belle Vie

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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MarkV
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so wonderful even made a special dish for us!

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FrankL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, choices and atmosphere. Owner was very involved with our experience.

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MartinL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

WE REQUESTED OUTDOOR SEATING OR SEATING NEAR A WINDOW. OUR REQUEST WAS IGNORED AND THE OWNER BROUGHT US TO THE BACK CORNER NEXT TO THE SWINGING KITCHEN DOORS. WE ASKED FOR ONE OF THE OTHER 5 AVAILABLE TABLES. WE FELT HE WAS A LITTLE ANNOYED.

THE BEET SALAD WAS DELICIOUS AND FRESH! SHORT RIBS WERE DELICIOUS! SALMON WAS JUST OKAY.

SERVICE WAS TOP NOTCH!

WE DID FEEL RUSHED AT THE END WHEN CHAIRS AND TABLES WERE BEING PULLED DOWN. SWEEPERS AND BROOMS WERE PROPPED AGAINST THE WALL, READY FOR CLEAN UP. IT WAS 9:35 BUT THE RESTAURANT CLOSES AT 10:00.

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KimberlyV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing and the owner was very welcoming! The view by the lake was romantic and the food was great. I loved the cheesecake! Highly recommend.

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TinaF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner with great choices. Varied wine and cocktail list. Beautiful bar and tables were cozy. Service was excellent. Out waitress was very attentive. I want to return in daylight so I can enjoy the views of the lake

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KathyN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous night celebrating my husband’s birthday! The food was excellent, the service was superb. I am going to recommend Bella Vie to all my friends and family. The restaurant could also be named Bella View!

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LindaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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NadineS
Poconos
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty. View outdoors was obstructed by the outdoor tent. We were definitely rushed through our meal and out the door, though. I’m assuming because it was restaurant week. This made the experience much less enjoyable and we were a bit shocked about how aggressive they were in getting us out. Still, I would be willing to try again one day during off peak hours, perhaps.

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MichelleG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive. Food was very good. It was a bit loud. Overall a great experience. I would have preferred outdoor seating with heat.

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Claud
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my friend's 81st birthday. Everything was perfect and delicious. The waiter even came out with a candle in the dessert without me even asking for that. Very happy and impressed with this restaurant!! will definitely go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great view and good service! $15 a glass for their house red that was very "meh" was not worth it....overall though great experience and we will be back...skipping the wine lol

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vipskikev
New York Area
222 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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DeniseL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipBryanJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. All with ambiance. We were there for lunch and would like to return for dinner, one night in the future.

FAQs

Bella Vie does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bella Vie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 500-9045.

Bella Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 308 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.