Bella Vista Ristorante

3.8
144 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Enjoy dinner on our two-tier riverfront patio or warm up inside by the fire. It’s Italy done right with the freshest ingredients and lovingly prepared dishes. Join us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 144 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chacmool
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

This survey forces you to rate all items. Should have a "not applicable" response. I was forced to rate the food, for example, even though we did not order. Having discovered this restaurant and the fact it offered outdoor dining on the Niagara river we were excited to try.

We made reservations for 7:15, arrived shortly after 7pm, and after a few minute wait were seated on the patio slightly before our 7:15 reservation time. At 7:30 pm we were delivered napkins and silverware. At 7:45, half an hour after our reservation time, we sat waiting, ignored, without so much as a glass of water or an apology. We were seated at a table right near the door where the server had to frequently enter and leave the patio so he knew we were there. At that point I was in no mood to wait further, so we got up to leave. The server who checked us in was standing behind the bar and watched us walk out without saying a word. I guess the $100 tab the three of us would have generated with dinner and drinks was not enough for them - I guess they make too much money already.

Would not go back unless hotel the restaurant is in changes management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful views of the river at sunset, food was great. The room was a little too bright, lighting and the chairs was like a conference room.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the restaurant is located in a hotel lobby, you will have people coming and going to the pool and whatnot, I recommend this place highly. The food was great, the view is amazing, and the service.. oh boy the service.

Adam was my waiter. We let him know it was our one year of marriage, and he went well above and beyond to make it special. He gave us a wonderful seat between the fireplace and the windows. Adam also recommended a wine that we enjoyed so much we finished the bottle. The website says they are open until 10, but they actually closed at 9. Adam made us feel very welcome and let us hang out while also conversing with us and having a great time even a little after close. He was very good at staying busy and getting things done, while also making us feel welcome and at home.

Overall, this was our second visit to Niagara, so we had to come back a second time. I will definitely make this a stop every single time we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner. Originally put requested notes 3/4 weeks before the reservation to be by the window to look at the water but was seated somewhere else... however they were able to accommodate my request and move me to the seats. Great view, settle music and atmosphere, great food selection, and reasonable pricing. However our server blonde hair glasses was slow, and had to repeat and wait on requests simple as napkins and refills. We also were able to overlook the doc and water. But in the room in front with these glass windows this couple had their masks off and the lady took off her heel and kept rubbing her bare feet and picking on the nails which wasn’t pleasant while we were eating. Despite those couple mistakes I would still recommend the place & would go back.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, very well-priced and the service was outstanding! What a hidden gem this restaurant is! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We absolutely loved the food and service here; however, the ambiance was a little lacking. We went at 7pm and the lights were so bright in the restaurant, I felt like I was in a classroom. A little mood lighting goes a long way! That’s truly my only critique. The stuffed figs, bolognese, and Heathbar cheesecake were phenomenal! We’ll definitely be back when return to the area in the summer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience1

All around it was a good night out!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! It’s such a beautiful place over looking the river. Enjoyable in winter and I bet you come spring and summer. Loved the food, service, everything !

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Brooklyn
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

One of the meals ordered was awful. It tasted sour. It was a pasta dish and after only one bite taken we told the waiter and he did nothing about it besides say sorry. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Michael
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great views. Once the flagship or the Treadway Inn.

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Michael
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Wonderful service, best pizza around.

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carol
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would def go back--esp. during better weather--when the outside patio can be enjoyed -for the view of the river!! Everything was A-Plus--minus a couple of hiccups-but were corrected!! Our waitress was exceptional!!

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vipSusanB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful , the food was outstanding , the chef is definitely gifted!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Walked into restaurant and no one was working. Was confirmed for a 715 reservation

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AnnetteB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour meeting was perfect! The charcuterie for 2 was perfect for 3 ladies. Wine was delicious. Service could not have been better!! Adam, you deserve a raise! Your service was spot on. A lovely afternoon/evening in a beautiful river venue.

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MikeMacD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about our meal and experience there was great. Our waitress was very efficient and polite. We were there for the Sweetest Day menue and now we cant wait till next year.

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Michael
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Sweetest Day for the dinner for two special. The food and service were the best we had any where since the pandemic. Cannot wait to go back to try other items on their menu.

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Debbie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, food and service! I will be sure to visit again !

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service as always was excellent. Both dinner and dessert were cooked and arrived to our table in a timely matter and tasted great. I love their steak pizza and our server was super attentive and sweet. 10/10 would recommend and will be back soon

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KeithD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork wood fired pizza was perfectly cooked along with the chicken pesto pasta. The outdoor seating at night was pleasantly quiet

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RobertoA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view and food!

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vipAmanda
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is amazing!! Chicken pesto was good as well as their Cheese board w great views

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LoganL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
60 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

with Covid was looking for an outdoor venue and this hit the spot. directly on the river with a large covered deck. Good service and view. One of the better meals we had while visiting the area. worth the drive

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FrancineB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The outdoor seating offers a spectacular view and although the staff is trying hard, the service is sketchy. Biggest complain is quality of the salads. Chopped salad is nowhere like an actual salad and looks and tastes exactly like the Greek salad. The pasta dishes are a disappointment. Noodles stick together and not tossed properly with seasoning.

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SaurinP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two female waiters, I wish I got their names, were outstanding on Sunday Sept 6 evening. The greatest asset for any restaurant are its staff. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was exceptional, downright fantastic. View was exceptional but very noisy on patio with a party of 20 having an engagement party. The clam pasta dish was less than ordinary. Ordered a “Godfather” drink and was skimpy and expensive. Very disappointed, should have ordered the pizza

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vipAndre
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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RosannaR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the patio and enjoyed the views. The food was great at a great value. Would definitely recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came from out of town, manager came around multiple times to make sure everyone was having a good meal. Staff was super personable and the food was great! Wish we lived closer!

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lesley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Birthday dinner for my dad.

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vipFFMboy
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice out door seating area. Certain times of the year there is good sunset viewing. Inside seating looked depressing due to Covid limitations. I imagine it can be a high energy summer night spot during normal times.

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MeaganL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service with a picture perfect view.

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PatricaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing!! So friendly even with wearing a mask at all times. She is an asset to the resturant.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and view of the river. Service was slow so they took a drink off of our bill, without us asking. Food was good. Prices were good.

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JamieW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Asked for some bread with the pasta. They didn't fulfill the request. A bit pricey for the quality of the food.

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DanaK
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant exceeded our expectations. The staff and management was very hospitable and accomodating.

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BCAJMO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The dinner and view was excellent! I would say the kitchen was a little slow getting our food out, but other than that, the service was great!

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GabrielaS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Delicious food! Sadly bread isn't complementary and service was slow on a Thursday night.

FAQs

Bella Vista Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 299-0344.

Bella Vista Ristorante is rated 3.8 stars by 144 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.