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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.

376 First Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday To Friday: 11 AM 2.30 PM
Dinner: Daily: 4-30 PM 9.30 PM

Cross Street:
Between Main Street and San Antonio Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 917-0300

Website:
http://www.dinebellavita.com/

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

Parking Details:
Private parking or street parking is always available.

Public Transit:
VTA stops at First and Main Streets.

Executive Chef:
Marco

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

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

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

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
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Good for a Date (20)
Romantic (19)
Cozy (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very romantic, great wine and food was perfect

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food5
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Awesome food, great service and very reasonable prices - what more can you ask for.

I found the menu to be suitably broad with an excellent wine list.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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???

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The quality of the food has gone down from what i remembered.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A little loud at first; but it is the time for Christmas get-togethers. Found was excellent and reasonably priced. Wine by the glass was a bit pricey.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Lamb shank
Ravioli
Beet salad
Pizza

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Cozy, comfortable restaurant. The food exceeded our expectations. An absolutely delicious lamb shank special. Very good ravioli. Excellent Chianti house wine. We will definitely return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The fish special (snapper) was prepared just right, and very tasty. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We enjoyed the sweet potato soup, purée no cream!, as a starter. Good on a chilly day.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Stick to the pasta. I ordered duck which was way over cooked and underflavored.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great place for an excellent Italian lunch

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Bella Vita never disappoints! Have been going to this friendly neighborhood restaurant for years. Perfect for twosome, small group, or private parties!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service was slow, but food was good. Very noisy!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love this place. What can I say, they have the most wonderful food, and the waiters and all or so so nice. Lunch, Dinner, Special Family Occasions, Work Lunches/Dinners. Love them! Can't eat there enough!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Servers were great, ambiance was great, food was amazing.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Love the food, ambiance & service. Great for couples or families! Found on Groupon & great value for wonderful Italian food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great meal, excellent service and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The visa little scallopini is amazing! We particularly like the veal Marsala .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good vibe, good wine list. Nothing special but not noisy and local, will visit again

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I have to say, this is one of the most consistent place in Los Altos downtown. Whether it is for a nice family dinner or friends gathering, we were never disappointed at this place. When we cannot decide where to go for dinner this is our go to place. The menu may not be adventurous or wow worthy. But you can always count on it to give you a good meal and great service!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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