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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
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Wonderful Italian Food

I can always count on Bella VIa for a good Italian meal. The chicken penne pasta and minestrone soup are always satisfying. The veggie lasagna is a big hit with friends who are vegetarian... or not. I am confident when I recommend Bella Via to friends that they will get a really great meal for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I can always count on Bella VIa for a good Italian meal. The chicken penne pasta and minestrone soup are always satisfying. The veggie lasagna is a big hit with friends who are vegetarian... or not. I am confident when I recommend Bella Via to friends that they will get a really great meal for a fair price.

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Thank Cglicken
Libertyville, Illinois
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The restaurant is dark and looks a bit tired. On the other hand, the staff work hard and aim to please. Out of four entrees sampled, the grilled salmon was delicious and the sausage and peppers were good but overcooked. The chicken marsala was dried out and chewy and the penne was average. I enjoyed the caesar salad; did not... More 

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Thank debra334
Highland Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The food is always great. And it taste exceptional like you would expect from a great Italian Restaurant. But it goes evan further in the warm and friendly staff who go out of their way to make you feel like you're having that Italian meal in their home. All this exceptional food and atmosphere comes from the owner - Maurizio!... More 

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Thank Michael H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Only had 40 minutes and wanted a small bite before the movie, so we popped in here in hopes of mussels and a glass of wine. Mussels were terrific, wine was generously poured, and a great caprese salad. Service quick, efficient and pleasant. Perfect.

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Thank smdds
Highland Park, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is an elegant dining Italian restaurant. There is an extensive wine list and the entrees are delicious. The pastas are handmade and done to perfection. The bread and service is good and the wait staff accomodating. I have always enjoyed whatever I have here.

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Thank rroppmd
Chicago,illinois
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85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopping for dinner we decided on pizza. They offer very nice upscale dinners. Tonight we had their pizza. Excellent. High quality ingredients. ..its strange they push pizza as carry out but their main dine in looks like dinners. Almost like two restaurants. Pizza so good.

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Thank sbord1
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We do not live nearby and had not been back to this restaurant for at least a year after previously enjoying a good dining experience. Most recently, we happened in with no reservations after a nearby art festival and were seated quickly. Fortunately we had arrived on the early side because in 30 minutes the restaurant was full. Al in... More 

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Thank lbrzezenski
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It's a good Italian restaurant, I have been there many times . Most of the time the food is really good, but there have been couple of occasions that it wasn't.

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Thank Katka242
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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185 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

that for the past few years when I have frequented Highland Park, I have noticed that Bella Via always has many customers, yet I did not visit the establishment until last week. Evidently, the popularity of the place really does not reflect the product that it puts out. Essentially, from an aesthetic point of view, this restaurant is fine. It... More 

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Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Been going to Bella Via for years... Atmosphere remains good, nice menu, service is fine, but unfortunately the food was downright awful. Ordered two very basic dishes, and the quality - both in presentatioin and in taste - was very low. Surprisingly and disappointingly bad. There are many options around here, so no need for us to go back... That's... 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?