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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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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
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Highland Park, Illinois
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went for dinner because our daughter and fiance are considering holding their rehearsal dinner in the private rooms. While we liked the room, what impressed us most was the outstanding food. The spaghetti carbonara and chicken parmigiana are among the best we've ever had. Indeed, the carbonara was as good as any I had in Rome two years ago.... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I've been going there for about five years. The review that I would've written in 2011 is the same review that I'm writing today. Solid Italian food with caring competent service combined with a great wine list. Portions are large and the presentation is great. Also very pleasant outside dining

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Thank hanc18
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

After making reservations on Open Table, we got to Bella Via on time to be told that there was no table available inside for about 15 minute. We agreed to sit outside in 90 degree heat and have a drink until an indoor table was ready. The host raised an umbrella over the table that kept swiveling and nearly hitting... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Our daughter's group of friends booked a private room for about 100 people. Each family was able to pay their own way. The food was served buffet style and was delish! Atmosphere was great too.

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Thank R0cky3
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have to agree with other recent reviewers and say that this restaurant features excellent Italian food and fantastic service. They are very consistent and reliable in everything they do.

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Thank 850
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Whether you are out for dinner with a few friends or hosting a party for 150 you can not go wrong with Bella Via. We recently hosted a party for 150 in the restaurant's private room and the experience was exceptional. Amir is one of the most professional peope i have had the pleasure to work with and he and... More 

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Chicago
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I came here after seeing a movie down the street at the Renaissance. I was dining alone, and really received excellent care from my waiter. He gave good suggestions about the food (my veal piccata was good, the minestrone excellent, not watered down but thick in beans and vegetables) and was attentive throughout.

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Thank ChicagoHjohn
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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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Libertyville, Illinois
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 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
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

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