Bella Vie

4.4
348 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An Award Winning Romantic Italian French waterfront restaurant nestled in the heart of Bay Shore.
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TomT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day with my 15 Year Old Daughter,

Waitress was pleasant and professional, Owner was pleasant and warm and greets guests as they come in. Food was delicious, service was great, atmosphere was beautiful. We had a nice dinner.

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vipjimd
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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nadines
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waited an hour for our appetizers and then served our main course before clearing away the dirty dishes. We have always loved the restaurant and will try it again but we were disappointed.

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vipDeborahB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

beautiful setting. Food was ok. Nothing fabulous. Mashed sweet potatoes were cold. Duck was ok. Shrimp and pasta was good. Nothing was sensational. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unbelievable and Deb it was fantastic… Can’t believe I passed this place 1 million times and never came inside till today….

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vipKeithA
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy the restaurant and we have gone there many times. Beautiful view, great food, good friendly service. The only complaint would be the drinks are a bit pricey for the pour you get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there with our cousins 2 other times & we decided to go by ourselves for a “date nite” & the service & food was very good

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vipDavid
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal this restaurant is a gem food fantastic service is great owner very attentive to dining room it’s one of our new favorites we will be back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

If you have any allergy or celiac. Eat elsewhere. They just don’t understand

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to Bella Vie to celebrate our Anniversary with our daughters. The view was beautiful. The food was very good. Our sever had to leave during our visit but the transition was handled smoothly. We have been to Bella Vie many times and it never disappoints.

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vipGreatniteout
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service fabulous food and beautiful atmosphere by the lake the ducks were swimming it was a really beautiful night!! The veal chop was superb and the Sunday brunch is awesome too great place great location and great people

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vipRichS
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ordered off the dinner menu, rather than prix fixe, and food was very good, especially the frito misto. But we felt largely ignored after ordering. The lake view was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here, but the first for my husband and it was great just like my first experience. It's cozy and so enjoyable looking at the water and birds. The calamari was very tender with a great light sauce. The gnocchi is so delicious, I had to order as an additional course. Service was fantastic. One of the few times a server asked if we wanted time between courses to rest our bellies lol. This will definitely be a regular spot for us.

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Andrea
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and scenery are great. Service was actually too attentive. They should bring all the food at the same time, know which diners get which plate and remove the empty plates at the same time. They kept asking if we were done eating and wanted to take away our plates. Overall though, the food was very good and sitting outside on the lake is beautiful. At our request, they quickly lit the fireplace for us to keep warm. It was a nice touch.

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vipDavid
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff are fantastic we have found one of our new favorite restaurants we will be back soon thanks

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vipHowieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We made a 2:45 reservation after I had called & we were told that their restaurant week lunch menu was served on the weekend till 3pm. When we brought it to the owner’s attention he was rude & insensitive and refused to serve us the lunch menu. And when the bill came,there were extra items added on to our bill, an extra entree & dessert, as well as higher prices for our wine. The mistakes added up to an additional $50 to the bill.

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Witt
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week lunch menu had many choices from main menu, a rarity these days. And at only $20 for appetizer and main course, a real bargain. Food delicious, service professional.

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vipKubes
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Bella Vie for the first time, visiting during restaurant
week. The value was good, though there was a $5 upcharge for the lobster roll. We all enjoyed our choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated a friend to lunch after not being able to see her for a year and it was the experience we both needed. The service was attentive without being annoying and the food and wine were excellent. This was my best visit to Bella Vie yet!

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vipFrankEspo
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is a little on the small side but the food, service and of course the view are great.

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MikeM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night.
Mike and the entire team were very attentive and our waitress Lindsey, was fantastic, just plain excellent service and amazing fresh creative menu.
You won’t be disappointed!
Highly recommend!

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robbinn
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall it was a very nice evening. We enjoyed the food, service, ambience and company. Then They delivered the check without asking if we wanted coffee and dessert. We were to celebrate a birthday! We were disappointed!

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RickS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Felt very disappointed by the overall experience. Great if you like to watch geese fighting, But the cute charm quickly turned into cramp quarters. The mom and dad With their newborn at the next table lost control of the high chair with baby on board which caused chaos that virtually landed on my Fiancé’s lap. So much for 6 feet of social distancing. The high prices and the unintelligible waiter speeding through the daily specials left us wondering how two people could easily spend $250 for dinner. No price list for the $15 cocktails, and no mention from the fast taking waiter about the $60 veal chop special could have had something to do with it. In the end, there are so many better restaurants on Long Island I truly doubt we will ever return. This goose is cooked!

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vipPatriciaM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lake view was wonderful. Very serene and pleasant while dining. Baked clams, Salmon over orzo and house made spaghetti and seafood. All very good

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Fontamule
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service my food wasn’t very good chicken was undercooked but my boyfriends food was great

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KathyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many many times and decided to bring friends for their first time and we were not disappointed. Excellent experience!

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vipDavid
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic that’s all I can say food was wonderful staff too notch we will go back soon specials are great looking forward to going back thanks so much for a nice night

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vipReginaW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Price fix menu was delicious and lots of options. Ambiance great for a date night

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vipStevenB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for lunch or dinner or for any occasion. The food has always been excellent as well as the service Very friendly atmosphere and with a great view of the lake. This is one of our top choices we we decide to go out for the evening. Rest assured you will not be disappointed.

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DanielleC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food. Our server went above and beyond our expectations.

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vip250Pipster
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I had brunch here two weeks ago and loved it so much that made
Birthday reservations for my husband and friends
Once again, totally enjoyable

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JaneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful serene setting! Great service, delicious food !

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vipRitaB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were a party of four on a Friday night. I have always wanted to try the restaurant because the location is perfect, on a pond. Our drinks were good, the baked clams were very good and the mussels were ok for the appetizers. Of our 4 entress 2 were very good, the gnocchi and spinach ravioli, and the other 2 were mediocre, the shrimp and the veal parmigiana. We also shared cannolis and creme brulee for dessert and the were decent. Although the experience wasn't what I was hoping, the ambiance is superb and we may give it one more chance and order different items next time.

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PaulL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunday pm reservation, very nice staff, food was very good, excellent array of appitizers. we ordered three appitizers all were ourstanding. one of the speacials were the lamb chops, and they were phenomenal. all entres were excellent. we will going back again.

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vipStevenB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for dinner for a date night or with good friends. If you want t nice place to dine out this is the one...

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vipSoos
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food, staff was wonderful!

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Penn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Definitely going back for a 3rd time.

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 348 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.