Bella Vie

4.6
372 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An Award Winning Romantic Italian French waterfront restaurant nestled in the heart of Bay Shore.
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Linb
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with beautiful views. The service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful place! Great food just like Grandma’s home cooking. View is amazing- ducks ,fish, even swans very nice!! Will go back again! :)) I would have never discovered this hidden gem if it was not for finding them on Open Table!

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vipskikev
New York Area
237 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal. Service was excellent and a great night out

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JenniferP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, top notch view and delish food! Highly recommended.

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vipDavid
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal and great staff always look forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good as usual

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Sprklplnt
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we were met with a very caring staff. Our waitress even accommodated me with an entree which was not on the menu, but was a special request. We always have an enjoyable time at Bella Vie, and the food is delicious!

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Mike
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent- scenery was great and staff was very attentive. We will definitely go back!

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JoeP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, outdoor dining and service was good but prices are very high on the menu for Italian restaurant , especially the specials. the staff should announce the specials price at the time of reviewing the menu or a print out of "daily specials" as part of the menu. The deserts were very sweet. ALSO, THIS PLACE ADDS ADDITIONAL 3.5% SERVICE CHARGE TO THE TOTAL BILL AT TIME OF CHECK PRESENTATION - WITH NO NOTICE AND NO INFORMATION UNTIL THE CHECK COMES. I don't know why this is and there is no explanation - We didn't get receive extra service. I didn't expect a meal for 4 would be $400 - I don't know very many people walking around with that kind of cash when going to an Italian restaurant. Not sure we'll be back, especially with so many great food options in Bay Shore for the money.

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JMig
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great- thank you Leslie! The food was delicious, everyone in our party loved their meal.

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vipLiberty56
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. The veal Milanese is listed at $55 and I was charged $60 ( Veal chop Milanese ). Also had a 3.5% CC charge for a debit card! That’s unacceptable. Stop with the COVID nonsense and whatever other excuses are used . Service very good .

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DorothyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our waiter Riccardo was terrific.

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JILL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great dinner for my birthday. The waitstaff was awesome and the bartender made really good dirty martinis. We did the price fix menu and it was a great deal! I had chicken piccata with the caprese app which was amazing. My hubby had lasagna and cleaned the plate. We will definitely go back!

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vipMoonstruckOne
New York Area
377 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The house salad was good.
The lobster rolls were very skimpy and very disappointing. The lobster salad was not fresh.
The view is five star.

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SheilaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except the 3.5% fee for using a credit card. That is excessive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely late afternoon lunch. Salmon and octopus were standouts. View was tranquil. Will return for dinner.

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vipCharlie
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Never disappointed. Great food & staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, consistently. A pleasure to dine here. Service is professional & warm.

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vipSoos
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had time to relax at the bar before Mike had a member of his courteous staff show us to our favorite table. The service, the food and its presentation were all excellent and our dinner was served slowly; I love when we are not rushed. Of course, you cannot find a prettier setting anytime of the year! We enjoyed our evening there and we will return!

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vipCharlie
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Definitely hot spot. Beautiful atmosphere with a view of the lake. Great staff

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vipTomS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place on the south shore. City Caliber food and they take care of you like family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a friend of mine and we just had such a good time! The staff was so sweet and accommodating, the food was amazing, and we had the best view of the water! 100% recommend

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vipDavid
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic the owner is always making sure you are taken care of staff the best and the food is a 10 + we love going there be back soon

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Michelle
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very good but the service was very slow. We waited for about 45 minutes from the time we were seated to the time the appetizers arrived.

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vipTomT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
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
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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nadines
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
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
37 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
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
74 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 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
55 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
19 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
74 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
55 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.

FAQs

Bella Vie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 500-9045.

Bella Vie is rated 4.6 stars by 372 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.