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1899 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035 (Second St. & Elm St.)
(847) 681-8300
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 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

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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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
Food Excellent; Atmosphere So So

I had dinner at this restaurant last night. It is about 45 minutes north of the city--depending on traffic. I expected Ok food given the online menu. The menu that was presented seemed to be a little pricer, but I may have been looking at the lunch menu online and the dinner menu at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
JackBSiegel
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had dinner at this restaurant last night. It is about 45 minutes north of the city--depending on traffic. I expected Ok food given the online menu. The menu that was presented seemed to be a little pricer, but I may have been looking at the lunch menu online and the dinner menu at the restaurant. The main course was... More 

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Lake Bluff
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20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?