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Bella Vie

4.6
4.6
435 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

An Award Winning Romantic Italian French waterfront restaurant nestled in the heart of Bay Shore.

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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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Menu

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What 435 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an excellent meal & beautiful ambiance

  2. RT

    RexTheCat

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service. Incredible view. Highly recommend.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome! All around

  4. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First off the owner Michael was engaged with his patrons! He took our order himself. The food was excellent!!The portions were generous, so much so that we didn't have room for desert. It was our first time there , and we will be going back!

  5. MO

    MoonstruckOne

    New York Area

    389 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    389 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    I ordered the short ribs, one of my favorite items on the menu. Unfortunately, my short ribs were NOT served hot. The short ribs were not made fresh. The short ribs had been heated in a microwave, so there were hot spots and cold spots. Why go out to dinner for microwaved food? My spinach and potatoes were good. The coffee was also lukewarm. The meal was disappointing.

  6. M

    johnM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    We made reservations for seven but on arrival no one seemed to know that. Food and service was only fair, not like past years when Matt ran the show.

  7. GS

    GagaS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited on a Tuesday night for the prix-fixe, which is offered Monday - Wednesday. I’ve dined there before and knew the portions would satisfy my husband. He was not disappointed with his wedge salad and lasagne. Pretty lake-side outdoor or glass-enclosed seating.

  8. S

    Singer

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing, the portions are very generous. The wait staff is excellent ad the view when it is light out is so pretty. We high;y recommend the restaurant

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious meal every time we go there!

  10. RT

    RexTheCat

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, service, and view.

  11. GC

    GerriC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time there. We we’re celebrating 4 birthdays. Frank the bartender was so friendly and made amazing drinks. The service at the table was wonderful. The portions were perfect, I never finish my meal because their too big, but this was perfect size. I ate my whole dish, chicken Francese over linguine. 2 people had the skirt steaks cooked to perfection and my husband lasagna was delicious.

  12. RT

    RexTheCat

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, service, and view.

  13. l

    lidiningfan

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Overall, we liked Bella Vie and will return. We requested the charcuterie as an appetizer and were told that they were out of it, unusual for a Friday night. Everyone thought the food tasted good, I thought they went a little heavy on the balsamic on the appetizers. Lasagna was not your traditional lasagna but actually tasty. Service was very good. A little on the expensive side, but overall, we did like the restaurant.

  14. FI

    FdmIslandia

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful evening. Proprietor was attentive and very friendly. Lost of specials to choose from. Everything was delicious. Loved the atmosphere.

  15. e

    emmo

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place for lunch, by a pond/lake with ducks and geese. Substantial menu, although a tad high. $25 price fix. Quality of food and service excellent. Will definitely return.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday lunch. Amazing staff, great view, great food.

  17. J

    Jimbo

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always perfect food amd impeccable service!

  18. D

    David

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great dinner it is our favorite Mike the owner is always there to make you feel welcome we will be back soon

  19. BM

    BarbaraM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    We had the hot antipasto for 2 and it was excellent but things went downhill from there. Two of our party ordered the skirt steak which was very tough, neither was done as requested and the meal was not hot. One had the veal salimboca which was OK--not great, just OK. I had the special lamb chops which were also cold and very chewy. We were very dissapointed in the food. The service was pretty bad. We had the menus about 2 minutes before we were asked to order and then reasked about every 2 or 3 minutes. We felt rushed and at the end of the evening one of the bus people remarked that they were not used to "all this overtime". From appetizer to desert we were in the restaurant for less than 2 hours. Spent quite a bit on drinks and wine but felt we needed to gulp down our food and drinks.

  20. BJ

    BryanJ

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Here for a business dinner. Food was excellent as always. Service was excellent as always. The price fixe menu had many great choices and perfect for a business dinner on a budget.

  21. KT

    KentT

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Sorry ,this place was quite comical . Servers had 0 training in service or manners . Not that they were unkind but really had no idea of the job

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect dining experience with friends

  23. ED

    ErinD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I felt if you were not a regular you were bypassed even with reservations

  24. B

    Bart

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Cozy French-Italian bistro in the Heart of Bay Shore. Food Outstanding Service was very rushed - like they want you to eat and run. Worth it to camp out and enjoy

  25. J

    Jimbo

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazibg. Always perfection

  26. f

    foreverlovers

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to BellaVie. We were pleasantly surprised We always drove by ,but never went in. Also it was my Birthday! The food ,service, and The View was great What a great night We will certainly be going back Next day we told many of our friends Bella Vie you A-1

  27. SB

    StevenB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t say enough about the staff and the owner. They are all fantastic. Just a great friendly place to have a delicious meal that is prepared spectacularly. Love the atmosphere. Keep it going.

  28. G

    Greatniteout

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and the service is always woderful. The owner is always so nice and accomadatiing .The view from all the windows surrounding the lake watching the ducks and the sunset makes the night so special. The relaxing soothing atmosphere completes the experience.

  29. DM

    DeborahM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a great neighborhood gem. The The food and service were excellent! The staff was friendly and attentive, coming around often to check that everything was good. They were very accommodating to my dairy allergy and were careful to be sure my food was prepared properly. We’ll be back!

  30. J

    Jimbo

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    BEST RESTAURANT IN BAYHSORE. HANDS DOWN BRAVO!!! ALWAYS FANTASTIC!!!

  31. NS

    NadineS

    Poconos

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glad we gave this restaurant a second chance. Last time we were rushed through our meal by the owner. This time they were not as crowded, which I suppose allowed for a more relaxed meal. We ordered a seafood special and the coconut shrimp appetizer. Definitely not cheap, but fresh and tasty. Drinks were great. Great place for a special night out because it can be pricey.

  32. J

    Jimbo

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great place to dine. Everyone is so friendly and the food is exquisite every time!!

  33. PT

    PaulaT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We ordered the $25 lunch special. The lentil soup was delicious. The chicken paillard with arugula was also very good however small portion and we all felt it should have come with a side dish like orzo or potatoes or a vegetable. The wine was a big pour which was nice. The view was beautiful and service was very good.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Quiet, attentive staff, great food and beautiful view

  35. C

    Chrissy

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Went there 2 Sundays ago and sadly won’t be back . Our server was on drugs and it ruined the meal since it was incorrect , everything was just wrong.

  36. c

    chilemom

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great surprise to have found fantastic food in an amazingly beautiful setting with the most gracious host. Overlooking a duck pond, we enjoyed the pre fixe lunch of creamy split pea soup, perfectly spiced and seemingly homemade eggplant parmigiana, lasagna and pastas. We even planned our return before we left. Hidden gem indeed!

  37. RP

    RayP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The owner Mike is always there with a smile to greet you at the door. The wait staff is attentive. And the food is very good. The decor is warm and comfortable. What more can you ask for? Not so much now because it gets dark early but there is beautiful lakeview from almost anywhere you are seated and outdoor seating in the warmer months.

  38. SB

    StevenB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a fantastic place to have a great dinner or lunch. I really like the view of the pond and wildlife. Dinner was excellent as well as the service. Very welcoming staff.

  39. GL

    GaryL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish everything was exceptional. Great service, attentive staff, great food. We’ve eaten here several times and we’re never disappointed.

  40. j

    jeffs

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food was decent. Service a bit sketchy. Waiter appeared to be uninterested and in a hurry to finish up. Ambiance is nice and male host (who may have been an owner) was very nice. I thought the prices were a tad to high but not outrageous. I’ll give it another shot.

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 4.6 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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