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Bella Vie, Bayshore, NY
Bella Vie, Bayshore, NY
Bella Vie, Bayshore, NY
Bella Vie, Bayshore, NY
Bella Vie, Bayshore, NY

Bella Vie

4.2
4.2
526 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

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 526 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York State

    Good for business meals

  • New York State

    Great for scenic views

  • Suffolk

    Good for business meals

  • Suffolk

    Great for scenic views

526 Reviews
  1. SharonC

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall Great food, host, service & place! We will return!

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  2. TonyP

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked for a Valentines Day dinner. Was looking for a nice quite place, romantic. We were one on top of another, they squeezed in as many as they could. I understand that but the wait time for our appetizer was over 30 min and the wait time for the main course was another hour after that. The food was bland and tasdteless. Not a great experience. Won;t be going back

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  3. Chris

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Lots of great options, portions were reasonable and the service was pleasant and prompt. A great dinner, will be going here again

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  4. AM26

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice vibe, good food for 3 out of 4 of us. The veal dish was not edible. It was taken off the check without incident. However, someone went home very hungry! Nice piano/music. The manager was very courteous, servers were as well. We will return to this venue.

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  5. GaryM

    New York City

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our party of four was seated in a freezing cold room with no other option but to move us to another cold room near a drafty window. Shell steaks were fatty with buttery broccoli and carrots with heavy butter in mashed potatoes. Received an email from OpenTable that we didn’t attend. Apparently receptionist submitted that we were no shows. Now I know why this restaurant had availability for 4 at anytime on a Saturday night. Do miss this place!

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  6. FrankEspo

    New York City

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great food! Love this place! Thanks Mike!

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  7. KathleenS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty restaurant with picturesque views of the pond. The food and service are excellent.

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  8. Charlie

    New York City

    107 reviews

    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were incredible, excellent menu choices .The restaurant was very clean and cozy. Our waitress and all staff we came in contact with were super nice.

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  9. MelissaG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    While a tasty enough of a meal, the catering style mashed potatoes and veggies that accompanied the main dish were subpar at best and were not the nest accompaniment to every meal. Portions were a nice size but I still think the meal was way over priced. The view is very nice and the service was very good but the NYE entertainment I could have done without. Won't be returning purely because of price. For what we paid for dinner I could have gone to so many more restaurants that I enjoy way more.

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  10. LisaT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience- food was delicious. We ordered from the price fine, which is very reasonable. Waiter charming and the ambience was nice. Recommend.

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  11. TodJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. The owner, Mike, is very engaged with clientele and staff. Puts a smile on everyone's face. Good choice on menu; can't go wrong. And you will go home with a smile and another meal to remember the night by.

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  12. Charlie

    New York City

    107 reviews

    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming by the staff. Beautiful restaurant on a lake. Excellent food with plenty of options.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment you walk in you know you are in a great place. Service and food were excellent. A little expensive, but because of everything else no worries.

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  14. 250Pipster

    New York City

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I have eaten here previously, but always in the spring and summer . We decided it would be nice to drive out from the city to relax in a lovely setting during this time of year. It was all we hoped it would be. Although the food i not spectacular, it is good, but the service and ambience are well worth it. In particular, the server was spectacular. We shall return soon

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  15. KellyT

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything about this place!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pretty restaurant attentive wait staff food was good everyone enjoyed what they ordered

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  17. PeterC

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable lunch in a lovely setting with attentive service

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  18. RichieDee

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    To begin with, the place was so hot, it was incredibly uncomfortable for our party of 4. We requested that the a/c be turned on was assured it would be but it never improved. The wait staff was scarce. Ordered a Diet Coke, took 30 minutes to come. One person ordered his food without mashed potatoes. It came with mashed potatoes. The food portions were meager for the price. I was sick all night after eating the short ribs. It has a beautiful water view setting but I wouldn’t recommend it. There are enough great eating places in Bay Shore that I wouldn’t settle for this one.

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  19. MargieV

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Hot evening and no air conditioning on. Doors open and flies all over the place. Food came hot but vegetables were over cooked and mushy.

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  20. Riia

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    1st time here....Food was delicious. Was celebrating a birthday & without us asking, they brought over a canoli with a candle & had the whole place sing Happy Birthday!!! Made it very personal. Server could have been a little friendlier, but over all was good experience. Plan to go back. I'm not thrilled w/the credit card fee (that goes for all restaurants) the prices have increased no need to charge a credit card fee too.

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  21. SamiP

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great view, great service. Highly recommend!

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  22. CharlieG

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was friendly, they sat us promptly. The food was fresh and tasty, they had specials. Enjoyed my nite, views are beautiful on the water

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  23. kbockl

    Jacksonville

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, delicious food in a beautiful setting. I enjoyed my shrimp scampi, my husband loved the swordfish which was a special that night, and we shared some very yummy oysters Rockefeller. Very enjoyable evening.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Came back for our 2 year, mentioned it, they didn't seem to know. There were some issues that were resolved somewhat there. Would love to have said 5 stars but was overall decent.

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  25. Mysterycard

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dinner. The Pork chop was awesome. Frank's martinis were perfect. Great service. Beautiful view. Neighborhood place with the finest of dining. Worth the trip if Bay Shore is not your neighborhood. Highly recommend.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, atmosphere was definitely vibrant to say the least. Due to the day that we went it was a little noisy, definitely a dress up place. Prices are up there but reasonable.

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  27. Doc4Brain

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOvely venue on the lake. Great view, food was excellent.

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  28. johnt

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated by the window on the lake, so serene. We had pork chop with cherry peppers, pasta with boldness sauce, salmon. All good. The Italian cheesecake was good. Definitely coming back!

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  29. FrankP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good but very very costly. In my opinion, would not go back there again. The ambiance was not great not even Italian music playing

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  30. Liza

    New York City

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bella Vie was very good. We ordered Brunch, some breakfast, some lunch menu items. Everything was delicious. The service was friendly and professional. You have a great view of the lake as well. Great menu options for drinks too. We'll be going back for Brunch!

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  31. Sweetie

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at Bella Vie so I was a little nervous , especially since we were with friends…but all turned out perfect! Everyone was very friendly.

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  32. alwayhungryNYFL

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the food and view very much but the 2 small glasses of Josh wine for $28.00 was disappointing I buy Josh wine at the store for $12.00 a bottle

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  33. JamieK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It started with our server not knowing what the specials of the evening were. We got our food an hour after being seated. She forgot to enter it into the computer. She was rude! Tried to cover up her mistake. Very bad experience. Could not even eat as we were so upset. Owner gave us dessert and drink on the house. Hesitant to go back again. We have eaten here before. Food always good.

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  34. Greatniteout

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service as always the veal was tender and exceptional the waiter concocted a special drink for me when he found out I love lemon

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  35. GailS

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our dinner here tonight. Nice view of the water. Drinks were yummy. Service was excellent and food was great. We had the eggplant tower as an appetizer, followed by shrimp scampi and salmon dinners. The tartufo dessert was especially delicious. Will definitely be returning.

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  36. DonnaM

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I wanted to like it bc the staff was very nice. The food was just ok. The stuffed mushrooms had a black filling, which was odd, but had no flavor. Baked clams were tiny for the price. Chicken Franchese had some fatty spots. The view is always nice, but sorry to say I will not be back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Smaller tables inside and my husbands a big dude, so we sat outside. Lovely atmosphere, live music started while we were still dining. Cocktails were delicious, service was lovely. We had firecracker shrimp, tuna, fish tacos, the apricots (my fav and incredible) and the Spanish flatbread. I wish we lived closer bc I would be here weekly. Be aware, there is only ONE restroom. We had a great evening; I highly recommend Bar Petite.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was horrible and food was as cold couldn’t get anyone’s attention even to order

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is excellent!

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  40. MaryR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A relatively intimate space, delicious food and attentive service! We’ll be back.

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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 4.2 stars by 526 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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