Bella Vie

4.7
380 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An Award Winning Romantic Italian French waterfront restaurant nestled in the heart of Bay Shore.
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Jessica
New England
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere. Favorite restaurant in Bay Shore!

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LindaA
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only our second time to this hidden gem and I cannot say enough good things about our experience.

The food, service and ambience were perfect.
We sat outside and when it got chilly we were even given blankets. It’s very rare to find a restaurant that is so concerned
with their customers’ comfort.

My family is looking forward to many more excellent meals at Bella Vie.

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Jayne
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent
Can’t wait to go back
Highly recommend

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vipacorsi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great ceaser salad, the baked clams were lacking. Entrees fantastic i had linguine with clamsauce, was delicious. Most important the margarita was on point.

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vipTomS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. A south shore gem.

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SavannahM
Cancun
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, nice atmosphere

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PeterG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant for for our birthday celebration.

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Linb
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with beautiful views. The service was outstanding.

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ElainaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice atmosphere with delicious food! Such a wonderful place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
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
240 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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
20 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
5 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
13 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
17 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
14 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
76 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

FAQs

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

Bella Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 380 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.