Bella Via Ristorante and Banquets

4.6
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675 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bella Via Ristorante & Banquets is an authentic Italian Restaurant located in downtown Highland Park. A family owned and operated restaurant that has become the neighborhood spot for 20 years. We feature northern and southern Italian fare with an impressive selection of Italian wines. The menu consists of a variety of appetizers, homemade pastas, fresh fish, tender veal, chicken and many other Italian favorites.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Heather
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are looking for a lovely dining experience with a gorgeous outside patio, look no further than Bella Via! The food was fantastic and our waiter was so very attentive.

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Pooh
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The patio is a lovely oasis. The servers were on top of everything!

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vipJanG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food fabulous! Service great.....friendly, accurate, perfect! Patio wonderful. Will be back again this week.

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vipBruceK
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always wonderful and the service is perfect. Masks and gloves all around. Best patio for miles

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DaniK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food lovely patio in back for outdoor dining.

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vipJNO621
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great! Husband just wished that the portions were bigger. Every time we go to a fancy Italian restaurant now, they give you about 6 pieces of ravioli of a small serving of pasta and he always leaves hungry. Otherwise the ambiance is fantastic and service was great.

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vipsherylW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Attentive service. Beautiful patio.
Overall a great experience.

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vipRandyC
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A thoroughly great experience with outstanding service.

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vipMarcyL
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, and the tables were comfortably far apart from each other.

ML
vipMikeL
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely

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DaleM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outdoor area is comfortable and the greenery is quite nice.

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kenl
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We Love coming to your restaurant . Your food is always spot on. Your server was very polite. I appreciate her attitude because i had to wait an hour for the rest of the party. Sorry.

JK
vipJoelK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!!

Great patio!

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VickiS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, very creative chef & really great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Outside dining area is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Pretty setting

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vipDebK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time ‘Out’ during pandemic and it was such a treat to be pampered with impeccable service, romantic outdoor setting and outstanding food! Serving staff was totally mindful of precautions, making us feel comfortable being out again. Bella Via is our new go to place! 💞💞💞💞💞

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DEBG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hot & Steamy outside. Windows opened in the dining area to the street creating a pleasant atmosphere with a slight breeze. Food was excellent. Bread was lackluster, dry and cold. Service was adequate. Would have liked a more friendly, personable server. A plus, entree removed before a request "to go". Accommodated by making an entire entree and fixing it "to go". PERFECT Customer service. Thank you.

I would definitely recommend.

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vipNeverAgain
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipHPFan
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

All good, especially love the backyard patio area.. lovely setting and setup with tables far apart. Service excellent and recommend the eggplant parmigiana.

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viplydiaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Extremely slow and waiter did not check in with us as we waited
a very long time for dinner
Lovely patio
They did apologize in the end

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vipBruceK
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The patio behind the building next door was a revelation to us. The service was wonderful (thank you Miguel) and the food as good as we had remembered.

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vipBenC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Appetizers great. Entrees so-so, relative to the price.

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vipsmdds
Chicago
134 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It had been a long time since we ate in the back patio here, and it was just lovely. We had delicious salmon, sea bass and lamb chops and good wine. Rashed was very busy but very sweet and patient with us. Gave us celebration tiramisu to go as it threatened to storm.

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NancyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the restaurant, service, table spacing, soft music!

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IleneS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s graduation here. We sat in their garden patio. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time!

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Graz
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have enjoyed Bella Via since it opened several years ago.
We have recommended this fine restaurant to scores of our friends
Always enjoy the quality of the food, the diverse offerings,the professional service and the competitive prices

Jp Graziano

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vipPamA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat outside on side patio. Tables are socially distanced, all staff wearing masks. The food is always delicious. Service prompt and courteous. Love Bella Via!

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vipFloyd
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was well prepared and well served. The patio behind the restaurant is delightful. It’s secluded and way better than eating on the sidewalk.

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RachelK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! It was a little pricey, but, it included soup or salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire restaurant was very nice, our server I believe his name was Omar couldn’t have been more amazing! The food and service was great.

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ElyseB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pistachio encrusted salmon was the best I’ve ever had anywhere. The veal Parmesan was also excellent. Very nice ambience on the patio.

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vipLongtimeFoodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Love this restaurant and thrilled that they have reopened. The food is great. Well priced and good service. Very happy to dine with them again. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A friend and I went there for our first dining experience after quarantine. They have a lovely outdoor patio area in the back, with great lighting, great music, and lots of space. The waiters had very good PPE and the tables were socially distant. It was a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful patio. Incredible service. I had a blast

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vipCarlaVZ
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the spaghetti bolognese (as usual) and Mike had a lemony chicken dish . . . he said the salad dressing might be the best he has ever had. And the bread is right, crusty on the outside served with plenty of parmesan and good olive oil!

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vipRson
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal at Bella Via! The wait staff is very pleasant. Go to restaurant

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vipSBCB
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food & Service!!! This place has been a staple to downtown Highland Park for over 15 years. Great local, homemade, delicious Italian food!!

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vipdani
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was fantastic and I enjoyed the large menu - everyone had plenty of choices. My husband had the rib ravioli special and I had the veal parm - we were both very pleased and we can not wait to go back.

That being said, the place could use a complete renovation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service. Authentic Italian!

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Bella Via Ristorante and Banquets is rated 4.6 stars by 675 OpenTable diners.

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