About Ristorante Bella Vita Italian Bar and Grill - Los Altos
Ristorante Bella Vita is located in downtown Los Altos on First Street and serves Northern Italian Cuisine. Our dishes are prepared the finest and freshest ingredients featuring ever changing daily specials we will prepare any special meal to meat your diet. Gluten free and whole Wheat pastas available on your request We offer a full bar with an exceptional Wine list.We have Private dining available for any to gathering and catering out.
Los Altos, CA 94022
Italian, Californian, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday To Friday: 11 AM 2.30 PM
Dinner: Daily: 4-30 PM 9.30 PM
Between Main Street and San Antonio Road
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bella Vita Private dinning avaable cater In or out for more information please vizit www.dinebellavita.com or contact Bella Vita email@example.com
Your Host is I.Jan Unlu
Private parking or street parking is always available.
VTA stops at First and Main Streets.
Private Party Facilities:
Guests will enjoy the beautiful ambiance of Ristorante Bella Vita’s private dining spaces. With several to choose from, we have the perfect spot for your next celebration with family and friends or business meeting with clients.
Private Party Contact:
Jan Unlu: (877) 737-6109
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
I. Jan Unlu will work with you on any Special or private evens we have beautiful wine room or Italian cortabella for private dining
Information under Catering thank you Bella Vita
Ristorante Bella Vita Italian Bar and Grill - Los Altos Ratings and Reviews
Bella Vita is a classic, go-to neighborhood Italian restaurant. They have a classic menu with plenty of selections of all courses without being overwhelming, plus they always have a couple of good entree specials. The wine list is almost exclusively Italian, but no Barbera! How can an Italian restaurant not offer a Barbera? Despite the lack of Barbera, we keep going back because the food and service is very good and it's in our neighborhood.
The food was tasteless , and the pasta over cooked. The server did not know what spaghetti al olio was. The bruschetta were soaked in water.. overall was a big disappointment as we had been there earlier in November and everything was good. The reason we came back.. I don’t think we will return . The prices were jacked up for the season also.. we had no wine or alcohol and all we had was pasta. Still the bill was over 250.. for what???
I selected this restaurant mostly for service reviews. Our waiter was barely adequate. Waited some time for waiter to approach table to take drink order. Never checked back after serving dinner. We instructed server to give my husband check so we could treat. Waiter did not give it to the right person’ had to argue to get the bill.
Food was ok, however we were not greeted upon arrival for over 10 minutes. Unsightly water stains in all ceiling corners, seating very worn looking, very crowded. We had to move our table out just to sit down. One of our guests was sitting right next to a big column.
The food is always superb: fresh, flavorful, and steaming hot. Service is really exceptional and ambiance is wonderful. The only criticism I have is the wine list. The only wines that are less than $34 are the house wines and the house Chardonnay was one of the worst I have ever had. It was actually bitter. The markup on wines I am familiar with is more than triple what I pay retail. So next visit I plan to have a cocktail.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious, the service is friendly and efficient, and the desserts are fabulous. It is a special place that is great for any occasion. .. a quiet date night or a larger group of 4 or 8. The ambiance is lovely with Its Italian theme, and the restaurant is much larger than it looks from the outside.
I love that they are willing to make changes to dishes in order to satisfy the customer. All restaurants should be willing to please the customer but this is not always the case. Every time I have gone there they have wanted to make my food in a way that I will like it! Nice job!
We live in woodside. Friends live in Saratoga. We used to be able to go one way or the other. No more with the horrendous traffic. Checked open table for restaurants in Los altos. Half way for us. What a find. Not fancy. Nice Italian atmosphere which we appreciate since we normally normally spend 3-4 mos/yr in Italy. Food very good. Authentic. Great menu and wine list.
We met friends for dinner and had a wonderful meal and good service. The drawback to the restaurant is that it can get very noisy as the crowd increases in size. At times it was difficult to carry on a private conversation. I ordered the short-rib special and they were excellent. The desserts are wonderful.
My 3rd time there and Intrukynlive the atmosphere and food. However, I was there for lunch and the waiter, although friendly and gracious, rushed us to order even though the restaurant wasn't busy. Overheard the people at a nearby table make the same comment. I will go there again but assert my desire for more time before ordering.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. We go here a lot. They also have a back room where you can have a group party. We have had several office Christmas parties here and also the rehearsal dinner before our wedding. The staff is always very accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend.
Met some friends for dinner on a weekday. The restaurant was full but not overly crowded which made the atmosphere festive and comfortable. The service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing. The halibut special was excellent as was the linguine Bella Vita. The calamari was also great with a light crust and tasty cocktail/tartar dipping sauce on the side. They also have a great wine selection for both bottle and by-the-glass servings. We always enjoy our meal here. It's a great neighborhood place. The only downside is parking. There are a limited number of spaces in front/side of the restaurant. Parking on the street is also limited, which is not very convenient.
The food is great especially their linguini and clams. The clams are very large and delicious. The wait staff is very friendly and they allow you to alter the recipe of their dishes such as "please leave out the garlic". They make very good thin crust pizza for a very fair price. Parking is a little difficult but manageable.
Loved the restaurant ambiance. Excellent food, wine list also excellent, service good (server was very good but forgot to ask us if we wanted dessert or tea/coffee), bathrooms need some work. Women's was leaking under toilet, paper towel dispenser empty, and men's needed mopping due to sloppy customers.
We have been regulars here over the years. Recently, food prep has gone down and prices have gone up, service was pretty spotty too. Calamari, a staple, was woefully over cooked and upon offering our complaint, the waiter said: oh and walked away. this was after asking 3 times for salt and vinegar and dipping oil for the bread. Wine bottle pricing is 3x the store price. my husband's rigatoni with chicken was flavorless and the chicken tasted precooked, frozen and reheated. My chicken marsala was cooked in an overly sweet, probably really cheap marsala wine. Chicken was again tasting like a frozen filet, overcooked. when asking to substitute angelhair for mashed potatoes that was fine but I suggested no sauce as the marsala would be fine. Instead I got red sauce. good thing since the marsala s*.
so sorry a nice little village restaurant has gone down. New signage and naming maybe signals new management. Will skip going forward.
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