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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

4.5
4.5
503 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 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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

What 503 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Great for scenic views

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Good for business meals

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Great for scenic views

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Good for special occasions

503 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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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  2. Mysterycard

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    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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  4. Doc4Brain

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOvely venue on the lake. Great view, food was excellent.

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  5. johnt

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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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  6. FrankP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    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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  7. Liza

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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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  8. Sweetie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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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  9. alwayhungryNYFL

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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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  10. JamieK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    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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  11. Greatniteout

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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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  12. GailS

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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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  13. DonnaM

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    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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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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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  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Service was horrible and food was as cold couldn’t get anyone’s attention even to order

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is excellent!

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  17. MaryR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A relatively intimate space, delicious food and attentive service! We’ll be back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely spot ! The food is always first rate. Lots of options. Love the specials!

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  19. Scookie1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, sat inside with view of the pond, beautiful. Music was perfect for dinner time, not loud. Definitely would recommend and we will return.

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  20. MarianneA

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great experience, except the spaghetti with clams was not as good as our previous time..otherwise very good.

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  21. Dorabel

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent scenic view and atmosphere Excellent staff. Although a bit pricey, Excellent food, and good for a special occasion

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Nice place just think we had a bad server otherwise very nice!

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  23. Karolina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff. They even pleased with something that was not in the menu. EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED 💕

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great last night! I can’t wait to come back in the summer and sit outside. Excellent food, drinks and service.

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  25. Fontamule

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These guys are always consistent. Very friendly and attentive.

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  26. MarianneA

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic as was the bartender and our waiter. We enjoyed everything from bread to dessert! We will definitely return again. The short ribs were fall apart delicious and The spaghetti with clams were perfectly seasoned and fantastic!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! We had a wonderful evening. They were very accommodating (we had a special meal request) and friendly. The food and atmosphere, including live music, were great. The owner and the chef came by to say hi and talk for a while. We will definitely go back.

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  28. Pooh

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience from the picturesque lakeside view, fine food and prices, and exceptional service. I recommend this establishment without reservation, but you should make one beforehand...lol!

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  29. cheech

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Three of us ordered the veal dish cooked different ways, and it was very tough. Service was great, friends shrimp dish was delicious

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent view. Great food

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  31. 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

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal will definitely be back

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  33. StevenB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

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

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  34. JenniferM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xmas holiday

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  35. Liza

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 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.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    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.

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  37. Pamela

    Poconos

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent meal here.

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  38. Charlie

    New York Area

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 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.

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  39. ChrissyM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 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.

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  40. Yodalovesme

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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

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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 4.5 stars by 503 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 3 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
  • 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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