Bella Vista

4.7
266 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Bella Vista Restaurant located in the historic north end of boston! We are a family owned and operated restaurant for over 30 years. Come in for lunch or dinner and feel at home with our old school family style cooking. With our big portions and affordable pricing you will never leave hungry.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! I’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best Italian we’ve ever had in the North End…from the bread and oil, antipasto, chicken and eggplant/veal, chicken ziti broccoli, chicken piccata— all top notch! So reasonable too — cannot wait to return! Still full!

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Raymond
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing!!!!

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VincentB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in the North End with a menu offering traditional Italian dishes. It appeared to be a family owned and operated restaurant. Anthony, the owner was very attentive to our needs and the food was delicious.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing, we have been to a lot of places in the north end and so far this has been our favorite even our kids agreed. We will be back, this is our new go to restaurant in the north end.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best dinner, the staff is absolutely wonderful and the food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great table…Thank you Tony for the unforgettable experience

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debraf
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was a bit apprehensive when we arrived and there were no other diners in the restaurant but all fears were erased the minute we started to eat! The food was exceptional! Not the heavily sauced drowning in cheese fare you can see sometimes in the North End. The flavor in every dish came through - from the manicotti to the chicken saltimboca - it all tasted great. Portion sizes were perfect (I hate when you are served a disgustingly large amount to hide that there is no taste - not the case here!). Attentive service without feeling rushed. We will be sure to return!

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vipMEC5
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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TIRRELLS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I selected the restaurant as the first dinner for our anniversary trip to the Boston area. The staff was absolutely incredible at this smaller gem within the North End Little Italy district. They were not only friendly and attentive, they were great ambassadors of Boston, giving my wife and I great advice about the city and all it had to offer.

I can’t say enough about the food, from the antipasto salad to the pasta fagioli, to the breads and entrees. It was evident that everything was made with the care and that only comes from an effort of love in a dynamic not focused on volume.

I don’t take anything away from the other Italian establishments in the North End, but as far as I’m concerned Bella Vista represents the best in the neighborhood.

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HillaryV
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, attentive staff, great ambiance. Highly recommend!

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AntonioD
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Never disappointed when we go here. Tony makes the experience that much better and he is extremely knowledgeable history and very entertaining.

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PattyW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great. The tortellini in a cream sauce was ok. The scallop and shrimp Fra Diablo was just the right amount of spice. We only got 3 shrimp so would have liked more. The bread was fantastic. Overall, nice Italian restaurant.

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KenJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken Verdicchio was wonderful and a very generous plateful, as well as the Tortellini Bolognese. Mama Lucia and her daughter Lucia were delightful. Their staff are friendly and attentive.

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KristinP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, but the service was a bit lack-luster.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bella Vista twice and they are like a family. Even the owners only met you once .. it’s delicious and you can tell they make their own sauce. I absolutely recommend. The only thing I will say is that it was very hot in the restaurant even with the door closed. I absolutely recommend

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BillyR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service. Good times!!! Highly recommended!

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ThomasK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Simply superb.

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EmmaL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! The staff were amazing and so nice and the service was fast.

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JenniferS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and Service. Prices very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a real Italian vibe... was quiet, the music set the romantic mood. The food was amazing; the lady who got us bread though wasn’t friendly. But overall it was a really good place to eat

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, food was delicious (and big portions), and the place was beautiful. Start to finish great meal. Thank you!

Repeat: the service was EXCELLENT.

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vipArty
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food... Great service... nice atmosphere. A top 3 favorite in the North End

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EmilyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed an amazing dinner. The service was quick and our food was hot. I’ll be back!

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vipSarah
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bella Vista! They have the best pasta and they always have room. It is a hidden gem!

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vipLeslieP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! And the staff was sweet and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicest people best foods

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Bexx
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was sooo sweet they made this meal memorable!! Great size portion for the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond delicious! Plenty of food for 2-3 meals! I had the cacciatore and it was the best I ever had!

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vipArty
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us had an awesome meal. The calamari appetizer was very large and delicious. Service was fantastic. We will definitely return.

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LindaT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and very reasonably priced. Service was impeccable and we
received personal service from the owners of the restaurant. It was a wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food good service lovely ambiance

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ElenaH
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. We happened to show up ~30 mins before our reservation time, and were immediately invited inside and seated anyway

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SNOW
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

So many choice in Boston's North End! We had a really good dinner and the staff was very friendly. My daughter really enjoyed her linguini with clams and the prices were extremely reasonable.

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Jerry
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was perfect. It was quiet, the staff was super friendly to my children. The food was amazing. Everyone from my children to my wife were super happy with the choice of dinner.

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Kris
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bellavista! It’s a must every time we visit the north end and we won’t go anywhere else. The owners are fabulous and the food is delicious. Once you try Bella Vista, you won’t go anywhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give them all 6’s if I could. Wonderful!

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vipKennethB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful small old North End Italian restaurant. Food was outstanding. They are great at improvising, I asked the Chef to make something not even on the menu . . .he obliged and it was wonderful! Would recommend to all to try!

(No I'm not related!)

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vipk2p1965
New England
193 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neighbor gem in the North End. Food was good, only serve beer and wine here but we were ok with that (wine pours were very generous). Wine menu was limited but I enjoyed my selection, but if you are fussy about your wine this might not be the place for you. Service was very attentive. Just a cute little North End restaurant with very reasonable Boston and North End prices. We will be back

FAQs

Bella Vista offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 367-4999.

Bella Vista is rated 4.7 stars by 266 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.