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Posted by NYB on 02/09/2007
This is a small but homey place for pizza and other dishes. My friend and I ordered the fried zucchini and it was fabulous; thin and crispy, inside soft and melty. Yogurt sauce was good too. And it was a very large plate, enought for 3 or 4 people. I had the spinach ravioli, which was good but had too much sauce and it was too salty (I am not a salt eater so some may not find it so). My friend had the pasta with chicken breast and liked it alot. The portions are very large and a great value for the money. The service was mediocre. Our waitress had an attitude. My friend ordered a beer and she brought the wrong one. When he mentioned it she got snippy. When we asked for more time to look at the menu, she rolled her eyes. The place is also noisy; turning down the music would help. It is a place for good food at a good price with low expectations. I would go again but at least I know what to expect.
Posted by KC on 01/29/2007
Seeing all the good reviews posted, I have come to the conclusion that it might be good if you eat there. Everytime I have ordered to go, I am appalled by how long it takes them to put together a cup of soup and a slice of pizza. They're really disorganized and not service-oriented when you take out. When I get back to the office, I've got cold pizza and soup so hot I can't eat it for 1/2 hour.
Posted by Drakehoya on 01/28/2007
The food is overpriced, the service is poor, and the atmosphere is bland. My girlfriend and I went on a cold January night and everytime someone came in or left we would be shaking we were so cold. We asked to move to another table and the waitress said no because we were a party of two moving to a table for four. Mind you the place was only half full and a party of two was seated during our meal at the table for four we asked to move to. As we were eating our appetizer, our main courses were brought to us. The food is decent, but not worth the money. This place is for tourists because of the location and any true New Yorker should not be seen in there. Just don't go!
Posted by NYClover on 01/05/2007
The food, service, and value was impeccable! The place is tiny, but every restaurant in Italy is tiny, so you get the authentic feel of being in Italy! It's also right around the corner from most of the Broadway theatres and Port Authority, so you can catch a quick meal before a show or before you have to catch a bus! I would highly recommend Bella Vita to anyone visiting NYC:)
Posted by Perfect on 12/01/2006
Highly, highly recommended. Fantastic, fresh food with generous portions.
Posted by naadimre on 10/16/2006
i just ordered pizza today, and it was so delicious, that i had to write this review. one down point, is that i was told 30 min, but the pizza arrived after an hour and kind of cold. so i popped it in my toaster oven, and i immediately forgave the late delivery. it was so yummy! anyway, i had been desperately trying to find a **good** pizza place that delivered to my address. i called and the owner himself answered and he was super nice. and at the end of the order he threw in garlic knots (delicious!) "on him" he said, i have no idea why, but i who's complaining? i've finally found a place i can come back too!
Posted by David on 09/23/2006
On a recent visit to NYC, we were in the mood for some "Authentic" Italian food. Being that we are of Italian decent and visiting from California we were in need of proper guidence... So.... We asked two of NYC's Finest where to go.. They responded "Bella Vita" in perfect synchrony. Can I just tell you that not only are they NYC's Finest but they are also the smartest!! If it wasn't for the bright lights and billboards outside - we could swear we were back in Italy. The absolute best pasta and brick oven pizza outside of Italy. The ambience and service were both up to par with the superb cuisine.... Bravo - We'll be back.