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High end Italian food at a truly modest price. Bella Vita's aesthetically classic environment provides the perfect rendezvous for a romantic date or a family outing. Let the stunningly designed atmosphere surround you while Executive Chef Andrea Di Luca creates a world-renowned dish guaranteed to please even the most refined of palettes. With an indoor fireplace, cozy nooks and an outdoor patio surrounded by stunning Sedona views, let the charm of Bella Vita wash over your senses and transport you into a place of old world tranquility.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love this place. The atmosphere is warm, the staff is awesome! We love Shane, who is the mastermind of the whole place. He remembers people's names and he even learns their their stories. There's are a warmth there in this place that is hard...to explain. If you try this place, you will go back many times!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located in Sedona Pines Resort but is not part of the resort. Awesome happy hour selection of drinks along with early bird specials and many appetizers to chose from. Our waiter Shane was exceptional! Ordered Endless Pasta bowl (available Wednesdays) and Rollato Melanzane that were...very authentic Italian. They were excellent choices and were delicious. The bread was also homemade and came with dipping oil with spices and tasted amazing. The menu for Early Bird had 4 choices and Dinner Menu is extensive. They also offered two varieties of Wagyu beef steaks. Definitely is hard to chose with so many amazing entrees. We had no room for dessert, but know they also have authentic Italian desserts. Inside restaurant is very beautiful. They also have patio seating. Shane made the dining experience here excellent. We were here for vacation and when we come back next year will definitely go again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Firstly, the service was sub-par. Our waiter was great but he was struggling to service like 12 other tables without help and there appeared to be plenty of help wandering around. The food was not very good and definitely not worth the price. I ordered...a steak and the steak was literally grey inside forget about warm pink center, the meat looked old. Would not go back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bella Vita Resturant is not really worth the price. The flavors were very good, but not worth the expense. We ordered the $18 Calamari Antipasti and half of it was covered with fried thin zucchini strips. *The waiter was sure to inform the manager about...the size of the calamari, and the manager was nice enough to give us a full order extra. Both were tasty, but I am not sure it was worth the price. The bread was Ok, but I would not highly rate it in comparison to other Italian restaurants. I ordered the Pollo ala Fiorela and the portion and taste was adequate, but it was not worth the cost of $40. This has the feel and price of a fancy restaurant. The wait staff was excellent. The next day we wanted a desert and tried the Cannolo (for they only served and not two) and Tiramisu. Both tasted as expected, but once again, I do not believe they were worth $10 each. Also, Gale or Gail at the maitre d' stand was not very friendly and a little rude when have interactions.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022

Okay, we have been meaning to try this place forever for a couple of reasons- one, we live in Cottonwood and the only Italian place we have is Nicks and while great, getting in the door at five is like a Rugby Scrum. The other...reason is because it is not in Sedona—meaning you don’t have to go through that godawful traffic circle that can back up traffic for a half an hour. I had the chicken Marsala and it was tasty. The wife had the Veal Parmigiana. Both were good but the highlight was the Tiramisu, which they say is flown in from Italy. Shane, our waiter, was a class act. Old school. He remembered our names, asked about the timing of the courses as in what we wanted when and made the right suggestions. One thing I feel I must mention is that the owners need to consider how best to make the patio Arizona summer friendly. Misters, fans and additional shade will allow them to seat people there without having them think it’s punishing. The restaurant will be a great locale around the Christmas 🎄 holidays. All in all a nice place for dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2022

Ciao Tim, I’m glad you enjoyed for your first visit, living in Cottonwood you’re not too far away for a return visit and enjoy are delicious items on the menu. We are now in the process of trying to get Yavapai county to approve plans...More

Reviewed July 14, 2022

Great service and happy hour specials. Above all, I ordered my entree from the menu instead of the happy hour menu and it was delicious! I did order the caprese salad as a starter—it had capers which was a nice add. I ate half and...took half home along with half my entree. I am definitely going back in April 2023 for more!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2022

Ciao Melissa, Thank you for your wonderful review I am glad you enjoyed dining out Bella Vita We look forward to seeing you again in April. Again thanks for your review, proud owner, Dan

Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! Beautiful interior with the feel of Italy. Lasagna was the best! Trout special was divine and the service was outstanding! Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2022

Ciao Tina, Thank you for your five star review, it’s great to read that you enjoyed your dining experience at Bella Vita. Proud owner, DAN.

Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

We love Bella Vita! The food, service and music on Fridays snd Saturdays during the summer is First Class! Most recently we celebrated my birthday with a catered dinner party by Bella Vita for 24 people. The food especially was outstanding making our event extra...special. We thank Dan Cohen for making this convenient out of traffic restaurant a hidden gem in Sedona!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2022

Ciao Rosemary, Thank you for your five star review, I’m glad you enjoyed Dining out and having us cater. your birthday party. We look forward to serving you in the future. Proud owner, DAN

Reviewed June 13, 2022

Dan and his team helped to make our wedding weekend so special! We absolutely loved our dinner at Bella Vita! The outdoor space was set up beautifully and the food was amazing. Everyone loved their meals and the ambiance! We were able to choose a...handful of items off the menu to offer to our guests, which was a great personal touch and everything was so delicious, beautifully presented, and served in a timely manner. The prices were reasonable for the dishes as well. Definitely recommend for a group dinner or nice night out!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2022

Ciao Kare, Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure working with you, and providing you with your wedding dinner. If there’s anything I can help you with the future please do not hesitate to contact me, our staff enjoyed serve you, and thanks...More

Reviewed June 3, 2022

Never make an event reservation here. This restaurant "forgot" about the wedding reception party my family had booked here, despite setting it up months in advance and exchanging numerous phone calls. They forced our party to split up, sat us next to an incredibly loud...live cover band, didn't bring the bride and groom water for the whole meal, and worst of all did not even apologize or try to correct the situation. We would have left if there were any nearby restaurants open at this time. They ruined our wedding dinner and did absolutely zero to make it right besides a little free prosecco. Honestly never support this business, they are a complete mess and don't care about your experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Ciao 572, This is not completely true, we try for three days to contact you to confirm this reservation, we left messages, we called again, we left more messages, to get a confirmation of this event. There was no deposit put on this event, it...More

Reviewed May 25, 2022 via mobile

Why surprising? We'd been somewhat disappointed by the food at highly rated eateries around Sedona. Walking in we walked through the patio where there was a 70's style singer belting out... 70's tunes. We were seated and to be blunt Vito Corleone called and walked...if his place still looked the same. Server was a bit odd, and unsure of the (1) special, "some kind of protein", and then while walking away remembered it was artichokes ( What?!). We almost left and something made us stay. the food was really good. REALLY good. The atmosphere is kind of ruined by the 70s singer blasting through the walls from outside combined with the soft Italian crooners on the interior sound system, but the food is good... Maybe go on as night they don't have"live music".More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Thank you for your review, I’m glad you enjoyed your dining experience, I’m sorry that the music was up to your liking, but we do have entertainment on weekends on the patio and soft enjoyable music inside. Proud owner, Dan

Reviewed May 11, 2022

My wife and I were vacationing in Sedona, and I made reservations for this restaurant about one month in advance. I specifically asked whether the Happy Hour / Early Bird special was going to be available on the evening we were coming, and I was...told it was. Before coming, I also looked on the restaurant's website, and the Happy Hour / Earlybird Special for that specific date was advertised with the dishes available and their costs. When my wife and I arrived at the restaurant, we were "greeted" by a sour hostess and a sour waitress (no smiles, no friendliness). Once seated and menus were given to us (which did not include anything about the Happy Hour / Early Bird specials) I inquired about the Happy Hour / Early Bird menu. The waitress told me that they weren't doing it that evening, as it was a holiday. When I pulled up their website on my phone and showed the waitress the restaurant's advertisement for the Happy Hour / Early Bird menu listed for that specific date, she read it, and went into a broken record, stating the Happy Hour Early Bird Menu was not available. It appears that she expected us to order the same dishes at about twice the price. At that point my wife and I decided to leave, and we will certainly never return.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Sorry you were unhappy we do not offer early menu on holiday weekends, but we did offer to make exception for you but you decide to leave. Proud owner DAN

Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

Very good experience with very good service and quality food. Would highly recommend this place.will return again to try other items.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Thank you for your five star review I’m glad you enjoy your dining experience. Proud Owner, Dan

Reviewed April 25, 2022

This was the best meal of our two week trip. Excellent waiter, excellent food. Patio was busy, we sat inside but actually think that was a better choice for us, there was live music outside.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Thank you for your five star review I am glads this was best meal you enjoyed while being in the Sedona. Proud owner, Dan

Reviewed April 21, 2022 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant several times over the past 10 years Sometimes good sometimes bad... This time was outstanding.... Dan got a new Chef and the food was amazing... Our only issue was the price it was $140 for 2 people.... two beers...no steak or anything fancy..... That being said we will go back for special occasion because the food was outstanding.... good job Miami Dan...More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Sedonadan, Owner at Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Thank you for your five star review I’m glad you enjoyed your dining experience, price for food has gone up, conservatively, consequently we had to raise our prices to accommodate for the increases. Proud owner, Dan

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Yes, a very good happy hour.
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I also am not associated with the restaurant but I would think they could accommodate 50 people but I think they would have to close the restaurant, but call them directly they are really easy to talk to and you have nothing... More
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Yes, Bella Vita Ristorante offers takeout services.

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Bella Vita Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5