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Bella Via Ristaurante

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1899 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3153 (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
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a surprise party for a friend and booked a table for 8. Our order included many different items and there was never a problem. Good pasta dishes, great service, and good selection at the bar, even camomile grappa!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good but mixed visit. First, the service was slow. It seemed understaffed. It took over 40 minutes for us to be served our salad course. Second the food was a bit above average at best. The Bella Via Salad was fine and large enough for my wife and I to split. My son had the Caesar which he said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious salmon salad special, great service. Salmon was lightly grilled and salad mixed greens and arugula with generous cubes of delicious tri colored beets with blue cheese and pistachios. Highly recommend! Husband had a veggie pasta dish, I liked it but a bit rich with plenty of seasonal summer squash pieces. We brought our own Italian wine but they also... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This neighborhood restaurant has pleasant outdoor seating, but we chose to sit indoors on a humid evening. Our table was comfortable and the environment quiet enough for conversation. Our server was training someone so (understandably) we didn't receive the attention we deserved....and it was close to impossible to get a water refill until we had finished our meals. I ordered... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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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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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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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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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, Private Dining, 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 60035-3153
    (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?