Bella Vista

4.8
235 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Bella Vista Restaurant located in the historic north end of boston! We are a family owned and operated restaurant for over 30 years. Come in for lunch or dinner and feel at home with our old school family style cooking. With our big portions and affordable pricing you will never leave hungry.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 235 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beyond delicious! Plenty of food for 2-3 meals! I had the cacciatore and it was the best I ever had!

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Arty
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

4 of us had an awesome meal. The calamari appetizer was very large and delicious. Service was fantastic. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food good service lovely ambiance

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ElenaH
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. We happened to show up ~30 mins before our reservation time, and were immediately invited inside and seated anyway

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SNOW
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

So many choice in Boston's North End! We had a really good dinner and the staff was very friendly. My daughter really enjoyed her linguini with clams and the prices were extremely reasonable.

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Jerry
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place was perfect. It was quiet, the staff was super friendly to my children. The food was amazing. Everyone from my children to my wife were super happy with the choice of dinner.

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Kris
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Bellavista! It’s a must every time we visit the north end and we won’t go anywhere else. The owners are fabulous and the food is delicious. Once you try Bella Vista, you won’t go anywhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would give them all 6’s if I could. Wonderful!

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vipKennethB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful small old North End Italian restaurant. Food was outstanding. They are great at improvising, I asked the Chef to make something not even on the menu . . .he obliged and it was wonderful! Would recommend to all to try!

(No I'm not related!)

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vipk2p1965
New England
185 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a neighbor gem in the North End. Food was good, only serve beer and wine here but we were ok with that (wine pours were very generous). Wine menu was limited but I enjoyed my selection, but if you are fussy about your wine this might not be the place for you. Service was very attentive. Just a cute little North End restaurant with very reasonable Boston and North End prices. We will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Nice ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was here for 2 year anniversary. Everything was great! My favorite place for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bella Vista is the “BEST” of what the North End has to offer!!! Family owned and operated. Wonderful People who know how to make their customers feel valued. Food is exceptional, with the Best Sauce in the North End! All plates are under $30. with exceptional portions. If you have room for dessert they make a delightful cappuccino and the Tiramisu is out of this world. The dining is very intimate and the music gives you that old school Italian feel. I like to take my wife for a date before a show or I’ll bring the whole family. This restaurant is a Treasure!!!

Jon & Sobeya Dixon

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KristenF
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!! Will be going back & recommending to friends

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vipMarcelM
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food.very nice restaurant. Tony who is one of the owners served us.
I would highly recommend this nice and cozy restaurant

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Agjden
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service right in the middle of the north end.

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ChrisM
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter Tony was so personable and attentive. The food was delicious and love the ambiance of the place.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food outstanding....We go to Bella Vista first then we visit Boston!!!! From Rhode Island, My wife and absolutely love this place. We had the lasagna, Escarole and cheese tortellini soup and clams casino. Service with Tony is always perfect. Best place on the North End

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spsmith59
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Excellent old school Italian. Perfect North End stop.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner with family!! The service was excellent the food was so delicious I can’t wait to go back!!The owner was so friendly and accommodating!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bella Vista was fantastic. During such trying times, we were one of only 3 parties dining, the other two consisting of 3 total people. Although this is an unusual experience due to Covid restrictions, we loved everything about it. I’m not here to say this restaurant is the best I’ve ever been too in my life, but it’s hard to have ever felt more comfortable dining while also eating fantastic food at what I consider the best value in the North End (out of 10 different North End spots I’ve been to).

- Ambiance was warm and inviting
- Staff were caring and genuine
- the food delicious and very well priced

Please support restaurants such as this one in such tough times, you won’t regret it!

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Frank
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Place was great, food was excellent, didn't feel rushed at all throughout the meal. Will definitely be coming back again.

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vipShereseF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat as always! We love it here. We brought my husbands two brothers who had never eaten here before and they thought it was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! The food was delicious, the service was outstanding and it was all around an absolutely amazing night. We cannot wait to return and try some new items off of the menu. Highly recommend and will be sending all of our family and friends.

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HollyE
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We went on a quiet day for lunch. The food was delicious but the only complaint was that the servers were not wearing their mask.

I would go back but I hope they are safe as the numbers pick up again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of us went for a friends birthday dinner. The owner, her son and all their employees went above and beyond. The food was as great as the experience. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great experience. The food was a perfect Italian meal with very generous portions. We started with the calamari as an appetizer, which was delicious. The service was very attentive and we felt like we were part of the family the entire time. Highly recommend for an authentic Italian experience!

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vipDeborahU
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered grilled veal, which came with a large serving of spinach. The spinach was made just right and the veal was delicious. My hubby ordered chicken (he can't remember what it was called on the menu) and it was also delicious. The restaurant was quiet, great date night and worth the walk from Seaport. Can't find good Italian food at home.
The owner, Tony, is a very pleasant man who is well informed about the history of the area.
So glad we visited.

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RuthieA
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Bella Vista! We've been coming here for years and are always blown away by the service and food! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful window seat at Bella Vista! Got together with friends for a fun night of good food, great drinks and lots of laughter! Great atmosphere, food was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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PaulC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to many different restaurants in the North End over the course of many years. After reading reviews of several restaurants that I have not tried yet, I decided to give Bella Vista a try and I’m thrilled that I did.

On a busy Saturday night in the North End, the 8:30pm reservation went without a hitch. The restaurant was not very busy upon my arrival and we were quickly seated and attended.

I must say that everything from the service, the bottle of wine, the two appetizers (meatballs and the antipasto) were fabulous. Even the warm bread and dipping oil was very good. The portions were very generous. The entrees were also very large and delicious. We had to take much of it home as leftovers and it made for a great lunch the following day.

One big difference from Bella Vista and other North End restaurants was the price. As many people know, most restaurants in the North End tend to be a bit overpriced. Bella Vista is entirely the opposite. Very fairly priced with all of the great flavors you would expect.

Not sure why the restaurant was not as busy as others in the area but I’m guessing people have yet to try this hidden gem.

This will be my go to place whenever dining in the North End for sure.

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vipTiki
New England
43 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This restaurant is as traditional old school Italian as you can find in the north end. The owner came around and checked on us multiple times. The food quality and the portions were incredible. We will definitely be going again!

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Kris
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Every time we come to Boston and the North end it is our go to restaurant!

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Nino
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience! Owners treat you like family. Definitely a North End Gem!

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AntonioD
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Owner went above and beyond to make our lunch an incredible experience. Stop in and try this gem.

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janetm
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usually only resturant we go to in the north end best egg plant Parm we ever have waiter is great lot of fun prices are amazing never disappointed will be back soon

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vipJoeR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food made with fresh ingredients and extremely nice people.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came to the Norh End of Boston on the 4rh of July. Very quiet, no crowds. Still the best food. Great place on Hanover St.

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic pasta

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FAQs

Bella Vista offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 367-4999.

Bella Vista is rated 4.8 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.