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Ristorante Bella Vita Italian Bar and Grill - Los Altos

4.3
514 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday To Friday: 11 AM 2.30 PM
Dinner: Daily: 4-30 PM 9.30 PM
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Phone number
(650) 917-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marco
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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.
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Private party contact
Jan Unlu: (877) 737-6109
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Catering
Bella Vita Private dinning avaable cater In or out for more information please vizit www.dinebellavita.com or contact Bella Vita ristorantebellavita@gmail.com

Your Host is I.Jan Unlu
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Main Street and San Antonio Road
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Parking details
Private parking or street parking is always available.
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Public transit
VTA stops at First and Main Streets.
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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
Additional
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
What 514 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was excellent. Food as always tasty and fresh ingredients. A very pleasant experience n.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great Italian food. Great comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

With reservations we had to wait 30 minutes. The table had a direct A/C vent hitting me in the face, which we requested that they turn down, which they did. The Greek salad was very basic and drenched in vinegar. The pizza was OK... Overall, not good.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

A wonderful and intimate dining experience with exceptional service. The food was excellent and perfectly paired with the house Merlot. We love Bella Vita and visit frequently.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Good selection of Italian food well prepared, tasty. Service is excellent, waiters attentive to customers needs,glasses filled, empty dishes promptly removed, All in all a fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Bella Vita always delivers reliable Italian food! Make a reservation if its friday or saturday night.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Hands down one of my favorite Italian restaurants. So many vegetarian options. Would like more wine by the glass options. Polite and responsive staff.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food quality is zero. We had an impression that they used frozen food, the taste was very bad and old. I believe you would have better Pizza and Bread if you go to supermarket, while it is positioned as Wood Fire Oven food. Total scam, nothing to do with Tuscany or Italy.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had pasta dishes and a nice wine. This was a good find, close drive from our house, they have a nice back room for rent for larger parties. The service is very good and they have a nice bar area.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Have dined there many times and have been very pleased. Dependable and satisfying. Affordable and very nice staff. Accommodates large groups or intimate ones.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We enjoy this restaurant because it is close to home and the downtown area.
Quiet atmosphere, for an early dinner, which allows for easy conversation.
Staff is knowledgeable about food and drink. Attentive, but not overly so.
Food is always tasty and well presented.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

It was a wonderful place to spend my birthday! I enjoyed the neighborhood feel, the diverse menu, and the delicious food!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our first time there. Waiter was quite good, and food too.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I typically recommend this restaurant when I'm wanting to have a get-together over great food in a warm environment and the opportunity to talk in a way where we can actually hear one another and feel good about the conversation. This restaurant gets what it means to make the dining experience something that focuses on all aspects for an evening out!!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very cosy, family-run kind of vibe. Fairly small menu but what we had was great. Service could have been a little more attentive but they were quite busy. Will definitely comeback and recommend to others

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The Alfredo pasta was delicious and my husband added chicken which the kitchen accommodated with no problem. I ordered the lamb shank special and it was divine. Our vegan son was very pleased with his meal.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Very good lunch. Nice ambiance and service as well as good value.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We were at the restaurant for the Valentine dinner night. Food was excellent, so were the services. The environment was perfect for a romantic dinner night. Recommend to add more vegetarian options.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Very good authentic Italian food. Service was good. Prices are average, get there early as it can be difficult to talk when the restaurant is full.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our anniversary dinner. Options are vast and pretty good. We got a complimentary Tiramisu for our anniversary. Appreciate the gesture.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a very good time. It was very crowded for Valentine's Day, and it took awhile to get our food, but that was really just due to the occasion and a very full restaurant. The food was really good, the ambience nice and the prices were very reasonable. I highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Go to when in the Los Altos Hills area. Traditional Italian. The food and service complement the experience of the reason for the visit.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Bella Vita is a nice restaurant for friends, family, and celebrations. The menu has a nice variety of dishes, the specials are also very good, and there is a full bar. Bella Vita is one of my favorite places to eat.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service. The polenta/mushroom starter is very tasty. The Marsala reduction sauce laced with Gorgonzola is particularly yummy. The penne Siciliano was tasty. The chef knows what to do with Italian style dishes.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

A great place to bring family for some Italian fare.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We were very pleased with the food. The service could have been a little better. We plan on returning.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food has been consistently good over many years. Ristorante Bella Vita is a family favorite restaurant.

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2.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We have always enjoyed dining here. However, this time the meal did not live up to past dining experiences. Cappelini Al Pomodoro with added chicken was not very flavorful. Also, the portion seemed smaller than in the past. Beet Salad was very good. Service was friendly and attentive. We like that we can come here for a quiet, casual meal so will try again with hopes of a return to the good meals we have enjoyed in the past.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Service was excellent as usual, but I have to say I was disappointed with the fettucine bella vita pasta dish. Compared to past visits (at least 4 times/year), the portion was small, the sauce bland, and the veggies were sparce. The gamberi prawns entree was the expected quantity, but a little bland also.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Really enjoyed the outdoor atmosphere! Exceeded our expectations. 5 out of 5 dishes ordered were fabulous.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Bella Vita was great, however they had no record of the reservation I had made on Open Table. I had gotten a confirmation number too fro Open Table. Was disappointed.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

We love this restaurant... beautiful plates of delicious Italian foods...always delivered to our table with amiable waiters....great way to celebrate our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

What a high note to end the MLK weekend...delicious food, etc!!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food and service. Nice for evening out. I hope you'll enjoy it as we did.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants, whether just my wife and me, or with another couple or two. It's quiet enough for good conversation, and the food and atmosphere are excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant has a family feel to it. Cozy and warm inside. The wait staff seemed to be doing a pretty good job considering all the full tables. The food was tasty with a good portion size. I also liked the wine selection.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was OK, but not great. The greeting was one of disinterest. There was nothing that made the occasion special. The food was, again, OK, but not special. We're walking distance, but I'm not sure that it was worth the walk.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The service level was lacking on this night although the rest of the experience was good. It just appeared as we showed up on a night when they should have been closed. We have been there before and the service level was far superior.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very romantic, great wine and food was perfect

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