Bella Vita Ristorante

4.4
912 Reviews
$30 and under
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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JenO
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Really my issue was the service. It was poor. The server was slow slow slow and it wasn’t busy. The wine was old/stale. The Chardonnay was sour and the Prosecco was flat. The food itself wasn’t bad. Although I’ve never heard of putting pesto in Alfredo sauce or on fried mozzarella. And I go to a lot of restaurants. Definitely would not recommend. Also the location was a pain. Easy enough to get to but coming back to the town of Sedona it was more of a hassle. I wouldn’t waste my time with this place

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Joanne. Steak and other foods cooked to perfection. The big chairs inside give a nice privacy!

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vipKaren
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st and sadly, only time to dine here, as we'll probably never be in Sedona again. Bella Vita was very busy for a week night and as are most restaurants these days, short on staff. Thus, everyone, including the aging owner, were wearing many hats. And keeping every table well taken care of. The food was wonderful and authentic Italian! I wish we could dine here frequently!

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bvan14
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the pasta and service. Excellent homemade pasta and very responsive to allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner. Craig was outstanding in accommodating us. The place was slammed due to inclement weather for the outside patio but they handled it professionally. Once we were seated, Jesse, our waiter was calm and attentive. In fact gave us recommendations on where to visit. We loved the town of Jerome! The food was fabulous. Well done…..

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MissBits
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This is the worst “Italian” food we’ve ever had. The prices are ridiculous for what you get. I had the Tutto Mare. $40 it had 2 shrimp, 1 scallop 3 mussels 2 clams and a couple of squid rings on mushy pappardelle pasta. My husband had Vongole di Limone it came with the pasta in a big mushy clump for $30. Awful. We ordered wine the waiter brought the wrong one, of course it was more expensive. The waitstaff seemed VERY overworked and stressed out. The decor was tacky. $250 for the 2 of us. Yuck. There are so many lovely delicious restaurants in Sedona I can’t understand how this place stays in business. Spare yourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and superb service. Nice outdoor seating area. Overall a first-rate experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Absolutely awful. Don’t waste your money!

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KendraR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were very excited to try this restaurant as it was highly recommended by OpenTable. We were unfortunately very underwhelmed by the food. While the patio seating was nice and the musician playing had a great voice the food was just sub par. The salmon was over cooked though we specifically asked for it to be under cooked. The gravy on my lamb shank had a horrible flavor and the risotto was not even edible. For a restaurant to sell risotto as one of their main sides for each entrée it was quite weird that they have not mastered it. Truly, was the worst I have ever had. Again, we enjoyed the patio and music, great ambience, but the food just really ruined the night. I will say my lamb shank was incredible tender, so kudos for that, but it was ruined by the gravy.

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ALANs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious hostesses were great. Our server was okay….I expect to hear this reply at Macdonald’s but not somewhere as nice as this…reservation was for 7, our server, when asked how she was just looked at us like 😳I am so tired we are so busy….not the most attentive either.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Drinks were poor. Service was also slow

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vipAZNative
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This restaurant isn't what it appears so don't get deceived by the pictures. The staff is as good as Denny's but dressed up. Not worth the price and cheesy look. Also they have a really bad singer who dresses like a cheesy 80s Prince / James Brown and plays karaoke with a horrible voice.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Horrible food. Very expensive. We will not be back.

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vipDiegoV
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Italian food. Home made pasta made all difference. The Italian soda was outstanding. Is truly recommend this place.

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vipCVdiner
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

So we almost didn’t go in after seeing this offensive sign out front. Appreciate the intent of encouraging kindness to servers but the political commentary was offensive (not to mention inaccurate based on latest data about why people don’t want to work in the service industry). Anyway, we tried the restaurant despite this and the sever was the best part of our experience! Food and drinks were fine but prices were not commiserate with the experience (and were $5-7 more per item than shown on website and Open Table). Sadly, it honestly felt like no one wanted to be running a restaurant, least of all the owners.

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KayH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Our server Brett was very attentive. Enjoyable dinner.

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JefferyD
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my son‘s promotion. Beautiful place great surroundings ambience is out of this world. Great service food was delicious. For a quiet intimate dinner this is a place to go

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mike5269
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really exceptional, comfortable, retro Italian restaurant. Outside dining outstanding. Inside feels like a friend's home dining room. Delicious meals are served here.

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MelissaF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with authentic food and excellent service.

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Suela
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go there for our 7th anniversary and we’re not disappointed! Our server, Brett, was on it! Great recommendations from him re all aspects of our menu. Really enjoyed our meal, ambience, and the excellent service Brett provided. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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vipMarkD
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Rating service a 5 because they are very understaffed. They let us know that up front. Server worked her best and was running all over the place but things like drink refills wine and check took a long time. Food came out pretty quick. That said food was just average. Hope they can get some additional support because I believe when fully staffed things will get better.

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JulieB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good but not GREAT. had music tho which was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Mike went above and beyond for his customers!

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JohnK
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great waiter from Prescott. Short ribs and oso bucco were wonderful. We ended up indoors at a very quiet and romantic table.... great food..

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AllenK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was great. Outdoor seating was very comfortable. I wish we ate a little later so we could enjoy the music.

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JOEYB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Vita Ristorante has had an incredible make over. King-sized, comfy chairs have been added to the Upper dining room as well as new patio furniture and great heaters to enjoy the live music during or after dinner. Where you can dance under the stars. The entrees were delectable. Truly a hidden Sedona gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service. Food was fantastic. So many options to choose from. Absolutely loved the dining area we sat in. Beautiful. Incredible experience all around. Owner stopped by to check on us too!! A very nice touch.

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vipBrianS
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

40th Anniversary

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lpotas
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful meal. Great and very knowledgeable of the menu staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! We loved Donna! The food was delicious and the portion sizes were great!! Would definitely go back!!

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Natashax4
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the ambiance as well as the very tasty meals. Our waiter was attentive & entertaining. We would go again.

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travelover
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly efficient service. Perfect patio weather. Everyone enjoyed their dinners

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our experience was pretty terrible from start to finish. We sat on the patio and my husband was seated in a wet (cushioned) chair, which he didn’t realize initially but was left with a totally soaked rear-end. We ordered the mussels as an appetizer, along with some margaritas. Drinks came out promptly and were fine but it took almost an hour to get the mussels. The restaurant did have a sign posted giving fair warning that they were short-staffed so please be patient. We would have been fine waiting the hour for our appetizer had our server actually ever come back and offered us more drinks, but he didn’t. So we just sat there with empty glasses for about 40 minutes waiting. Mussels finally came out and after eating a total of 5, we realized the rest were completely closed shut and inedible. Took another 30 minutes for the server to check on us before we could even tell him the appetizer was largely inedible. Still no more drinks (although we ordered glasses of wine when the appetizer was delivered, same time we ordered our entrees). Waiter did check in once after and apologized that the entrees were taking so long. We said that was okay but reminded him we had ordered wine. He said, “Oh, I figured you wanted it with your dinner.” That would normally make sense, but when you have customers who have literally been sitting at the table for almost 2 hours without any edible food, wouldn’t you think to ask if they’d like their drinks while they wait?! Entrees finally came. I ordered the carbonara with gluten-free pasta. When it came out it appeared to have the regular linguine in it. I double-checked with the server that it WAS gluten-free and he assured me it was. I started to feel sick within about 10 minutes and stopped eating it, not to mention it was VERY salty. My husband said his meal was also overly salty. I am more than willing to be patient if you are short-staffed, but the food wasn’t good and it was a terrible experience from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joined out of town friends for dinner. Meal was wonderful and our server Mike did a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had a reservation but couldn’t be seated right away due to staff shortages. They repeatedly warned us that service would be backed up. However, in reality the service was just fine! Everyone just seemed stressed about it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a place. The food was nothing short of incredible. Amazing wine/beer/liquor selection. The patio ambience was so nice, and we were there on a Saturday night so there was live music. Our server was great and personable! This is my new favorite spot in Sedona!

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vipMandyL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music every Friday and Saturday night; we got lucky with an amazing guitar player who entertained us all evening. The courtyard is very cute; we were glad we got to sit outside on such a nice September evening.

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HolliS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

We were extremely excited to try this restaurant. We had reservations at 615pm and were seated outside. We had appetizers and some great watermelon sangria. About 10 minutes after being seated, a singer was on stage at a LOUD VOLUME and we could barely hear one another talking. Dinner took forever. Our food didn't arrive until 830 pm and all literally tasted the same with a HEAVY hand with lemon seasoning. Ruined the entire meal. The restaurant seemed very short staffed and we waited, and waited, and waited for our bill and dessert. The bill came, $360 for the four of us?! Not at all worth this price. Very disappointed. Server, Jesse, was the highlight of this establishment and the only redeeming quality. The host was RUDE!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was horrible

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal great service

FAQs

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

Bella Vita Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 912 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.