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Ristorante Bella Vita Italian Bar and Grill - Los Altos

496 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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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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
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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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Bella Vita Private dinning avaable cater In or out for more information please vizit or contact Bella Vita

Your Host is I.Jan Unlu
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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
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 496 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rose (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipSFnative (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

lsrgp (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipdiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipCharles (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

AnnS (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipnapadiner2 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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

DrTom53 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

Bunny (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipGaryG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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

Sunshine (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

29andCounting (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.