Bella Vita Ristorante

4.3
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367 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bella Vita offers the very best Italian dining in Sedona! Located in the beautiful Sedona Pines resort, we offer a deserved escape from the city pace. With one of the largest outdoor patios in Sedona, we have option to meet your occasion. Come join us on our patio to enjoy the beauty of an evening sunset, or cozy up in one of our two gorgeous dining spaces, near the fireplace in the Red Room, or making memories at a family table in the Gold Room. Live music from the best local musicians is featured every Friday and Saturday, with Thursdays and Sundays added in the summer months. Our cuisine features vegetarian and gluten free dishes, as well as fresh seafood, veal, chicken and steaks. Our pasta is made freshly made daily.

*We are your top destination for Family Reunions, Rehearsal Dinners, and other Group Event needs. We have several Room Rental Options, as well as prefixed or buffet menu options. **
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vipMichaelHamburger
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised is an understatement. When I made the reservations I was grateful to get a prime dinner time reservation spot, especially when I saw how highly rated this place is on TripAdvisor... When we were driving to the restaurant we were starting to get a little nervous, especially when turning into the resort. We were thrilled upon opening the restaurant door and being greeted by the maitre' de. Our server Brett was incredible. He welcomed us and made sure we understood the menu... the food was delicious! I had the veal marsala and it was one of the best veal dishes I've had in my lifetime! My wife loved her chicken parmigiana. Our kids enjoyed the adult portion of the fettuccine alfredo and the kids' portion of the spaghetti and meatballs. We will be back next time we are in Sedona.

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ErickaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service. We will be back next time we are in Sedona.

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vipCarrie
Minneapolis
120 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the music and atmosphere on the patio at Bella Vita. The service and the food is always excellent. Best Italian food in Sedona.

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PurpleLady
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been loyal customers at Bella Vita. The food is outstanding and also patio divine. When they have entertainment, that is an added plus. Favorite place to dine.

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vipbLvL
Phoenix
118 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Excellent old school Italian dishes done well
Service excellent. On my negative is location and atmosphere very dated. If this place was closer to Sedona center with an atmosphere more inviting would be packed every night. The only reason I would not go back is location and atmosphere

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vipSunny
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined with young children on a weeknight during the Covid outbreak, which meant that they were a few other diners. We dined on a very nice patio, had excellent service and were surprised by the high-quality food and wine offerings available from their full menu. Prices were quite reasonable, Making it a great value. We would definitely eat there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The service was poor. Waited over 20 minutes. Had to ask who our server was. The pasta didn’t taste home made. The shrimp was overcooked. Definitely not worth the money. Overpriced! Very disappointing.

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Catriona
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sammy was wonderful. So grateful that we were able to go and sit outside. Thank you for everything!

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LoriK
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quaint, romantic restaurant. It's small and cozy. We enjoyed our "Early Bird" dinner and look forward to a return visit the next time we are in Sedona. On a cooler evening, the patio would be inviting. There is live music on weekends.

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Carol
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Bella Vita Ristorante. We went on a Saturday and there was live music (which was absolutely wonderful) and the food was just as amazing! Great staff and the Banana Fosters was incredibly delicious! I recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a romantic atmosphere and delicious Italian food!

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vipkitt
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Donna was exceptional. Food was outstanding.

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vipGail
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food selections, great atmosphere, quality ingredients, friendly service. Highly recommend!

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SallyScottsdale
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice excuse to drive a couple miles out of West Sedona to this low key resort setting, very courteous, personable staff, nice surprises in the calamari, the rolled eggplant dish with good side veg and angel hair pasta, just my hubby would have liked one more meatball. Dark, and lots of room to social distance.

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, nice sitting area, and the food was delicious!

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RodneyR
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance, and live music! I’ll go again.

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WPGF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good, but we had higher expectations due to the higher price.

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gggb
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood pasta. Outdoors was great. Great place to eat

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and live music!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service made this a worthwhile trip out of Sedona. Great music from dan vega + reception was warm by maitre d. Very special and would recommend highly.

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BrandonC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really a hidden Gem great food. A little bit out of town but worth it. Everyone is attentive and polite. Osso Buca is outstanding

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FoodieToo
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and festive time at Bella Vita. Lasagna, veal piccata all prepared perfectly and tasted great! Celebrating out friends wedding anniversary. Very nicely done.

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Aandre
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall pretty good experience. Just some standard etiquette things that need some polishing. We ordered a bottle of red wine and our server named Jessica brought out the bottle already opened without presenting the bottle to us for confirmation & did not open it in front of us. Then poured both glasses half full for us to sample to make sure we liked it (should have been a tiny 2 oz pour in one glass only). Then poured the glasses each about 3/4 full (way too full). Also then used her hand to put the cork back in the bottle (something typically never done) even though we still planned to consume the rest. Throughout the meal she never once came by to pour the wine in our glasses as we were consuming it. This is not about red carpet treatment, just very standard protocol and etiquette with regards to wine and serving it to a customer. She was a very nice person, just needs some work in that area. Overall nice and quiet and relaxing restuarant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My family enjoyed a wonderful dinner two nights ago. We all appreciated the mask wearing and social distancing policy as well as having our temperatures checked before we were allowed in. The food was fresh and delicious and the presentation was very nice. The staff was very professional and our waiter very attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will definitely return on our next visit to Sedona.

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Kitty
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quaint Italian restaurant off the beaten path with delicious food! The servers were very friendly and attentive and even knew us by name when we walked in! Definitely sit inside as the patio appears a bit cheap and run down. The inside is cozy and reminds me of a Tuscan villa. The food was delicious- I highly recommend the Limon Pollo for your entree and the Bananas Flambe for dessert. Such a tasty treat and they make it at your table and also tell you how to do it- very cool experience! It's the perfect place for a special occasion or a date night.

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vipgourmay
Houston
394 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bella Vita is a good choice for Italian in Sedona. It is a little way south of town, but worth the drive. The atmosphere is good, the food is authentic and the service is usually prompt.

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vipJoJo15
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bella Vita. The dining room was romantic and cozy, excellent service and delicious, fresh food. A very pleasant surprise

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Save room for the dessert show!

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FeliciaF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved having Dan Vega there to serenade us on a perfect evening and not having to wear masks was great! Food was super and service was good but they were busy. Thanks for the staff wearing masks and gloves. Also found it interesting to have my temp taken on arrival. Would certainly go back and recommend!

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WilliamR
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and amazingly good food.

We will definitely be back.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is fantastic.

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JulieS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

When we arrived for our reservation, they had difficulty determining where to seat the three of us. Service was very slow and the server brought the wrong bottle of wine so had to wait twice for that to arrive. The food took forever, but Sammy Davis was performing which was great and the main reason we came. When I made the reservation, I mentioned we were celebrating a birthday, but the restaurant did nothing to acknowledge that. So my rating is middle of the road. Great patio and entertainment but poor service and very pricey food for the portions. Everything is ala carte. Next time I go, I will order off the appetizer menu.

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vipStuartS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipPaso
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When brought to our table we waited 15 mins and no one even brought water. There also was a very very loud table. That was not Bella Vita's fault but not any acknowledgment from staff and there was the table of 6 - the only other table with guests in the room. They have another room also but some one should at least say they know you are there. We left and went to
Geraldo's in Sedona and had great service and food.
We had been there last year and the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. Great food. Great ambiance and live music.

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vipgourmay
Houston
394 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first trip to Bella Vita in a few months and nothing much has changed except Coronvirus precautions. Dan has instituted temperature checks for all patrons. He asked us whether or not we objected to this, but we think it's reasonable for him to be cautious. The food, the service and the ambience were all up to par and everyone enjoyed the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but was delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and amazing food. Our waiter Neil was great. He was wearing a mask and gloves. Made me feel very comfortable dining. He was very knowledgeable on the menu. Make sure u get the banana fosters.

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vipVincentM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a home run. Perfect location away from the masses. They nailed every dish. The meatballs are to die for. This is coming from a Jersey boy who knows Italian food. This place is the real deal. The entertainment outside was excellent as well. Be sure to make a reservation. Brett our server was excellent as well!

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BB55
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went here on vacation. It took 20 minutes from being seated to getting our drinks. Slow service continued all evening. The drinks were generous and very tasty. Food was very good. Prices seemed high even for a vacation area.

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vipKeithH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Checking in they were disorganized but sat us outside after about 10 minutes. We had a reservation. Waiter came in about 5 minutes and brought us water and asked us for our drink order which we provided. After 20 minutes and no drinks or waiter we left. Outside was junkie with the patio pealing up. The seats were in bad shape and could not use one seat. Go elsewhere when you are in Sedona.

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Bella Vita Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (928) 282-4540.

Bella Vita Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 367 OpenTable diners.

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