Bella Vita Family Bistro

4.4
26 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Classic Italian Dishes plus a whole lot more!! Pasta dishes, Gluten-Free dishes available. Fresh bread and desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon, Tue, Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue, Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(707) 427-3663
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Roberta White
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Across from FoodMaxx next door to Smoke Paradise
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Parking details
Limited parking in front. Additional parking on side.
Additional
Delivery, Takeout
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MW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was superb and service was great! We will definitely be returning!

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JG
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

While not currently in the best possible location, the owner/chef/hostess provided a top notch meal. The complimentary bread and salad were fresh , clean and very tasty. We could actually hear the kitchen pounding the veal for our dish of veal piccata and penne pasta. Pasta was perfectly al dente and the lemon capper sauce had a perfect blend of roasted garlic, lemon and butter flavors and texture--not too thick and not to thin. Portions were very good and we shared our meal with a bottle of Wine--and the bill was very moderate. Owner has a young and personally challenged staff that seem totally focused on meeting their "boss's expectations of performance but also providing a good dining experience. This young staff clearly have ambition and truly seemed focused on providing a great dining as well as improving their lives. The owner is clearly doing GOOD works and we will definitely dine with this /chef again. Thank you.

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Attentive service and nice wine list. Small intimate setting where food is excellent but small portions. Oooh, that pesto cream sauce is to die for! house made balsamic excellent! Owner makes you feel at home.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Chef Roberta takes great pains to make all the pasta in house. Delicioso. Best and most authentic Italian restaurant in the county. The price to quality ratio is ridiculously good. In fact, every friend I've brought keeps coming back.
Ciao,
Charles

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BW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very good experience at Bella Vita. Food was outstanding as well as the service. Staff seemed very knowledgeable of the menu and and very accommodating . Only draw back is the space is small so reservations are encouraged. I think this will be remedied when they move to their new location.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ladies night out, always looking for small restaurants to support. This place is a gem! We all chose lasagne and I have to say it was the best I’ve ever eaten! Everything is homemade and fresh. Service was top-notch. And the chef, Roberta, even came out to our table to introduce herself and see how we were doing. Prices were so reasonable! Will definitely be going back! They will be relocating to downtown Fairfield by the first of the year to a larger location.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Bella Vita. The food is delicious and the staff is so kind. Definitely one of our favorite places to eat in Fairfield!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first experience at this lovely dinning place was unique & OUTSTANDING!! The food was delicious. I recently moved to Fairfield from Oregon. I was warmly welcomed by Lori and Roberta. I would loved to have dinner with them next time. You can be sure I will be back.
Thank you for a great dinning experience and new friendship. Agnes

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CM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Causal atmosphere, great food and the value is super. I love the way Roberta chef/owner comes out to cbeck on you as if you were a guess in her home.

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Bella Vita! It never disappoints us. Every meal is delicious, and Roberta is such a great cook.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All three of us enjoyed our entrees, my chicken Piccata had lots of capers and fresh lemon. My son even ate his entire salad, and he doesn't usually eat salad. And the cheesecake for dessert was excellent.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

LOVED the bruschetta and tirimisu. The pastas we got (spinach ricotta ravioli with pesto sauce, I forget my boyfriend's dish) were both good, though we both wished we had tried different sauces. The service was friendly, the owner seemed very sweet. A lot of things are made in house (or so our waitress kept saying, so yay!).
To those who have trouble finding the restaurant, it's the corner spot and the signs are all over the windows, not the roof like the other businesses.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant that accommodated our party of 10 with no problems! Food was very tasty and affordable! Will definitely return when in the area again!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian restaurant in Solano County, wonderful pasta and sauces prepared in house
freshly for each order. After 5 visits, still YUM.

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LG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have heard from a friend about belli restaurant and tried before but they had a large party so we didn't try to go in plus the sign in the door stated reservation only. That just made us want to again. And we are glad the we did. Great service ,food and the owner is delightful too

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l
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal from fresh warm bread to salad (caprese) to fresh pasta (spinach ricotta ravioli) to dessert (chocolate brownie sundae). I will return! The chef even delivered two of my courses. Friendly service and delicious food at a very fair price. What's not to love?

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IL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a new place for us. The location is difficult to find because it is at the end of a strip mall on a main street, and we drove right past it the first time. The Chef/Owner talked to us, and she made us a Carbonara with tortellini instead of plain pasta. Salads and bread came with the meal ordered. We also ordered a delicious Italian Sangiovese for only $30 .
This was a very nice dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Service was slow. Salad had wrong dressing. I ordered a wine flight and they served the selections one at a time with long intervals. My wife ordered the veal that was tasteless and we both found the pasta sauce watery and tasteless. Ambience? It is a store front in a strip mall. The dessert was wonderful and we enjoyed a complimentary glass of wine.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Homemade Italian food at prices you can't beat. I love the gnocchi and can't wait to try the other dishes on the menu!

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B
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Excellent service by friendly staff/family. Gnocchi with creamed pesto sauce was not a light as I have had in the past. Chicken Parmesan was very good served with a large portion of penne pasta. They hope to be moving by May as this place is very small.

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GS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

extremely friendly local owner/chef made this a very good experience. the food and value of the food was outstanding and the service from the staff was also very good. The atmosphere/ambience is not that good but I understand they will be moving to downtown Fairfield soon so hopeful the ambiance will improve at the new location.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent! Love the variety of Italian meals that are made fresh by the chef. My fave is the gnocchi but there is something for everyone on the menu and the prices can't be beat!! Can't wait to return!

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent menu and delicious meal. We will definitely return on a regular basis.

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D
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a hidden gem! The food is well prepared and the service very friendly. It has an extensive menu and everything is prepared on site. You need to keep an eye out or you will miss this little spot, but it is worth the search!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I would have loved to have written an actual review on this restaurant but unfortunately it took me and boyfriend and an hour and half to try to find this place! We had set up this reservation because it was my Birthday. We did not have a phone on us but had printed out directions from google maps. They really need a sign on the front street or a better location. It was such a shame because I was really excited to eat here. Please, please fix this. You are losing customers because of your location.

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NP
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great! We had chicken parm and seafood Alfredo. Only recommendation is make more lasagna, as we heard is was unbelievable! We will definitely return. The owner/chef was very nice as she came out to meet us personally.

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