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Bella Vie

4.4
4.4
473 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An Award Winning Romantic Italian French waterfront restaurant nestled in the heart of Bay Shore.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (631) 500-9045

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bay Shore

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 473 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Great for fine wines

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Great for scenic views

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  1. MC

    MicheleC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Expensive for what you got..example is sliced beets app for $20? And $40 for 4 small pics of braised beef looked like beef stew cubes..wouldn't go back...owner or manager very pushy on buying wine special
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal will definitely be back
  3. SB

    StevenB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has been one of our go to places for a great meal.
  4. JM

    JenniferM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xmas holiday
  5. L

    Liza

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The price fixe menu for lunch offered a lot of variety at a good price. We had chicken piccata and the salmon along with the stuffed mushrooms and wedge salad. All were very good. The restaurant is intimate with a beautiful view of the lake. I would recommend Bella Vie and will be going again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The owner was very pleasant and upbeat. The food was mediocre for the price. The ravioli were very undercooked. The chicken cutlet was like a brick. The gnocchi tasted stale. The noise level from the two person band was over the top. I was expecting a classier atmosphere and more sophisticated food. On a more positive note, they didn't rush you out. I think the restaurant has potential to be a gem. More attention to the food is needed. They offered us a 20% discount off our next meal, but we will not be returning.
  7. NS

    NadineS

    Poconos

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent meal here.
  8. C

    Charlie

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff from the host to the servers. Beautiful cozy restaurant with the finest food. Very good selections . Definitely must try this restaurant.
  9. CM

    ChrissyM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Live music on Saturday nights - could tone the volume down a little bit - but entertaining. Food, Drinks and Service are always superb and top notch.
  10. Y

    Yodalovesme

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was restaurant week which gives me an opportunity to try places that I have not been to before. Highly recommended
  11. LN

    LindaN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent experience
  12. m

    monz

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Not enough staff for the number of diners during restaurant week. The romm we were seated in, adjacent to the bar, is cozy, until it filled with diners and got noisy. We would go back in the summer to dine on the patio overlooking the bay.
  13. SB

    StevenB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alway a great meal and atmosphere
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Very courteous staff and quality of food
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. My husband and I love it here. My mom and her friends always go too. The food is always delicious and cooked perfectly.
  16. M

    Mayley

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us went for a birthday celebration and took advantage of the prix fixe menu. We loved the rice balls but all agreed the stuffed mushrooms were fantastic. For entrees we had the salmon which was moist and nicely seasoned and the short ribs which were properly tender. We all enjoyed tiramisu for desert. It was delicious but I prefer it prepared the old fashioned way where everything is thrown into a bowl rather than as a neatly prepared cake. The service was excellent and the owner took the time to visit our table and answer questions about the history of the restaurant. We were all first timers at Bella Vie and agreed that we would return.
  17. CM

    ChrissyM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was superb. Noise level is a bit high, but overall love coming here. Staff is great and attentive too.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Mike and the team here treat us like family every time we visit. Food is always delicious l, service is always on point.
  19. BB

    BrianB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, service could have been a little better. I expect my drink to be refilled before or at the time of dropping the entree especially when the empty glass is sitting right on the edge of the table. Also stingy with the bread, didn't offer any bread when we sat down but saw other tables receive it. Why not ask us?
  20. DK

    DianeK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We had Carlos, who was excellent. Wedge salad was good, but chicken Sorrentino was not especially good. The salty Marsala sauce overpowered the dish. I couldn’t eat more than a few bites.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was just ok -
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for our Anniversary and it was magical. Both the food and atmosphere was wonderful.
  23. SD

    SteveD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner is very nice! He greets you,and shakes your hand on the way out. The food is excellent!!! Never been disappointed!! The Bartender, and Wait staff are great too! We keep going back!!
  24. MO

    MoonstruckOne

    New York Area

    408 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    408 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The view is beautiful. The house salad was good. The chicken parm sandwich was inedible. Burnt sauce, just awful, I’ve had it in the past when it was good. It was dreadful. My friend said the salmon was ok. Very disappointed.
  25. C

    Ctrudu2

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose this spot based on location and reviews and it did not disappoint! Amazing dinner with wonderful service from Carlos. Appetizers were wonderful as were our main courses and dessert. Great recommendation for wine too. We were passing through the area but will absolutely return when we go back to Long Island.
  26. JP

    JulineP

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food & service was good. The dining area was very loud. Not sure if it was the proximity of the tables or just the guests. The Bella Vie martini was DELICIOUS!
  27. JB

    JohnB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was Terrific!!. Our Adviser was top notch ,easy to understand and had a firm grasp of specials and how they were prepared in addition to be extremely knowledgeable about the regular menu. Another Advisor assisted us with our wine and pairings. The view over the pond and into the surrounding wet lands was spectacular. Only regret that it was to humid to dine al fresco!
  28. f

    foodisfun

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The stuffed mushrooms and short ribs were outstanding. The waiter was extremely pleasant and attentive.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bread was amazing. Salad was great. Rice ball was amazing. Gnocchi sauce was delicious. Tiramisu was also amazing.
  30. r

    reik

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Retirement dinner outside in beautiful surroundings.food was delicious and overall fabulous experience
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    A nice little restaurant on the pond,we were seating outside & the view was amazing,it was very peaceful & romantic,the food was very good too,but the waitress seemed grumpy & not friendly at all,when we were seated we felt like we were a bother,but the owner was very nice when he came to our table a couple of times.
  32. KN

    KrisNYC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Expected better food and better service
  33. HW

    HeatherW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside seating was nice and peaceful by the water. Server was attentive and food was delicious. Highly recommend checking them out.
  34. LK

    LolaK

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is beautiful, the service outstanding and the food was delicious!!
  35. RT

    RexTheCat

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to dine here. The food, view, and staff are amazing. Thank you for another beautiful evening.
  36. J

    Jimbo

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best kept secret in Bayshore!!!! Unbelievable delicious spot every single time with amazing service and view!!
  37. AM

    AM26

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Dined here many times before. This visit was a little disappointing. The food was okay. A word of advice- Don’t order the stuffed mushrooms!
  38. CM

    ChrissyM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service and Staff is all top notch. Very friendly and accommodating. Live music on Saturday nights which is an added plus too. Definitely recommend this place for a night out as a couple or as a family.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent meal & beautiful ambiance
  40. RT

    RexTheCat

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Incredible view. Highly recommend.

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 4.4 stars by 473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Bella Vie

240 W Main St, Bayshore, NY 11706

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bay Shore

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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