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Bella Via

1 Burkham Court, Wheeling, WV 26003-5305
(304) 242-8181
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Ranked #41 of 95 Restaurants in Wheeling
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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English first
Wheeling, West Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited for baby shower. Waitress was very rude. Only one working the shower. Disgusted by every request anyone made. Chicken parm was one of meal choices and at least 6 people had chicken hard as a rock. Couldn't cut or eat it. Needs updated decor and furniture.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Old-fashioned, classic restaurant. We enjoyed homemade pasta and sauce, and a very delicious baked fish. Love the cole slaw. The owner greets you warmly, service is very good. We are able to ride our bicycles to this restaurant, but parking is plentiful. Reminds my husband of the same cuisine at this location years ago. Worth a visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I used to love Bella Via however it has become so rundown. The light fixture has dust hanging from it above our table. It is so upsetting to see a place I loved as a child so rundown. Salad is a joke (they had brown lettuce 1 onion slice 1 cherry tomato 1 cuecumber slice) calamati was bland. Don't eat... More

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey
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135 reviews 135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is a great, old-fashioned family, Italian restaurant. I was on a road trip and the staff at my local hotel recommended this place. When I entered the restaurant I was greeted by the owner. I told him I was looking for take-out and asked what is the best meal them make. He quickly answered the Veal Parmesan. It is... More

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Nashville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Plenty of parking and plenty of seating Although the booths are too small for large people like myself The pasta was very good and the service was excellent

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Moundsville, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My family used the upstairs banquet room this past weekend for a 65th wedding anniversary. As always, the food at Bella Via was good. Some of the best Italian food on the area, I always say. However, this review is based on the banquet room experience. First of all, we had to call our orders into the restaurant the Wednesday... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The Bella Via has excellent Chicken Parm and it's the only reason I visit the restaurant from time to time. The service has been ridiculously awful every single time I have been there, no matter if it is dinner or lunch, semi-busy (I've never seen it super busy) or totally empty. By awful I mean rude waitress, empty drinks, and... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Have been going to the Bella Via for 30+ years, and even though it has changed hands, you still receive a great meal for your money. We have never left hungry. The chicken and peppers and cappellini with meat sauce are 2 of our favorites. If you want a salad they have 2 specialty salads that are packed full of... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Bella Via - Oh how the mighty have fallen. Between the half-wit that runs the place now and a staff that looks straight out of a soup kitchen, an institution and mainstay of my youth has been ruined! If cold, unedible pasta, canned vegetables, canned sauce & rubbery meat are your idea of Italian cuisine, then have at it. If... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Food was better than average. The serving sizes are HUGE requiring take out boxes by our entire party. Service was very quick and efficient. The atmosphere is very homey and comfortable. Do not be looking for glitz as it does not exist here. Nice to eat in a privately owned restaurant. I would recommend this to everyone.

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