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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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4.3

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4.3

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4.3

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4.1

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Romantic (21)
Good for a Date (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Business Meals (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Authentic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Scenic View (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·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.

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 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very romantic, great wine and food was perfect

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 (Austin)·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 23, 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 17, 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 17, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 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 9, 2017

Lamb shank
Ravioli
Beet salad
Pizza

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 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 2, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 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 17, 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 15, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 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 4, 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 3, 2017

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

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