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Bella Via Ristaurante

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1899 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035 (Second St. & Elm St.)
(847) 681-8300
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian neighborhood restaurant

Not gourmet, but good old fashioned Italian neighborhood restaurant. A nice place to go with the family or with friends. Spacious and accommodating. The food is very tasty and the service is good. Many choices on the menu and on the wine list and it is reasonable too,

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Paul C
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Lake Bluff
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been here a few times and seem to get the same table and waiter. Neither of which I was a fan of. The table was at a location where it had a cold breeze and we had a party of 6 so no place to go. Waiter showed no interest in his job. Food was average. Keep trying it but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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178 reviews 178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not gourmet, but good old fashioned Italian neighborhood restaurant. A nice place to go with the family or with friends. Spacious and accommodating. The food is very tasty and the service is good. Many choices on the menu and on the wine list and it is reasonable too,

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Highland Park, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best places to have dinner in Highland Park. Very good Italian but a little expensive, although most places on the north shore will be higher than usual.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

There is a reason I live in Highland Park and do not frequent this place. It is just another OK restaurant. Most of the food in Highland Park is just ok with higher prices. I don't mind the higher prices but you never get your "foodie satisfaction". I think the people are just not knowledgeable about what good dining really... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Very enjoyable meal. We were late for our reservation & they still seated us within a few minutes. I had the veal saltimbocca, my husband had the veal piccata. Both were excellent, service was very good.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We dine out often and live really close to this restaurant. We first visited about one year ago and never returned. This place is very busy every night and we decided to give it another shot. Last night was great! Our food was great, beer was cold! The servers are a little inexperienced but they were fine. On weekends they... More 

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Aventura, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There were 4 of us and 2 of us loved what we ordered and the other 2 were not as happy. The service was very good. We were sitting outside on a beautiful evening and at the table next to ours was a family with little children. When they started crying the parents did nothing to try and quiet them... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had dinner here about a year ago and it was great. Perfect for traditional Italian food, a cozy atmosphere and great service.

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Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had not been to Bella Via for several years except for a couple of party functions. It was always average, but we are pleased that we tried it anew. The food was very tasty with ample portions. Entrees come with soup or salad. The kitchen was very accommodating in preparing the dishes with some things left out or on... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Years ago my wife and I were introduce to Bella Via by two dear friends. It was one of the best introductions that were ever made to us! The owner, Maurizio, is one of the hardest working, caring and giving souls around. He came to this country knowing no english and has created one of the best restaurant experiences on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1899 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035
    (Second St. & Elm St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: (847) 681-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?