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Bella Vista

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288 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-367-4999
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“lasagna” (20 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
“cacciatore” (5 reviews)
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288 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

The lunch specials were reasonably priced and huge portions. We had lasagna, eggplant parm and house salad. There were only a few people in the restaurant and it took a very long time to get our food. A family who came in after us got...More

Thank Yvonne F
Management response:Responded August 15, 2016

While I'm glad you all enjoyed your lunch specials, Yvonne, I'm disappointed that you thought our service fell short. I completely understand your frustration with having to wait for your food and check, and I apologize for any inconvenience this might've caused. While we do...More

Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We were hungry. It was the only restaurant we saw without people waiting outside. BIG sign- but we were HANGRY (hungry where you could become angry). We walked in and the hostess (using that word loosely) asked us how many, pointed to a table, plopped...More

Thank MiMi s
Management response:Responded August 8, 2016

I'm sorry that you and your husband decided to leave. When necessary, our staff will help out in other parts of the restaurant to ensure that our guests are seated in a timely manner. Having said that, you should always have friendly and attentive service,...More

Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch at this very wonderful restaurant and were immediately impressed. Our lunch pasta plates were under $10 but they were large portions and authentically flavored. Delicious! Our server ,Tony, was pleasant and helpful upon learning we were first time visitors to Boston. The...More

Thank Bird R
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Everything made to order and always happy to accommodate special requests. Delicious food and friendly staff.More

Thank Linfran2013
Management response:Responded July 25, 2016

We pride ourselves on serving fresh, authentic Italian dishes, so I'm glad you've enjoyed your meals here. As for the service, our staff is always happy to help in any way that we can. Thanks for taking the time to show your appreciation, and we...More

Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Hey trippers! Don't go here, even if you're desperate for dinner like my family was last weekend. The restaurant was not completely full and that should have been our first clue we were going to have a miserable time! At least 4 or 5 groups...More

Thank SurfGirl816
Management response:Responded July 12, 2016

I'm sorry that you and your family didn't receive the friendly and attentive service you deserve. We always want our customers to feel welcome and valued, and it sounds like we dropped the ball here. As for your meal, your food should always be served...More

Reviewed July 10, 2016

We were thinking about grabbing a sandwich at lunch as we were walking the Freedom Trail, but Bella Vista had a half dozen lunch specials that were a great value. It was a nice day, so we were sitting inside but with open windows. Very...More

Thank John G
Management response:Responded July 12, 2016

I'm glad you and your wife could stop in for lunch, John, and that you enjoyed our specials. We pride ourselves on serving authentic Italian dishes that leave our customers feeling fully satisfied. I hope you'll both dine with us again next time you're on...More

Reviewed June 23, 2016

Near the end of our day trip to Boston we were looking for a place to eat in the Italian district . We walked past the Bella Vista thought we would give it a try. The fact that the restaurant wasn't very busy should have...More

Thank danmarh2016
Management response:Responded July 7, 2016

I'm sorry that you and your family didn't enjoy your meals. We always want to serve our customers delicious, authentic Italian dishes, and it sounds like we dropped the ball here. We appreciate getting feedback in the moment and will do our best to make...More

Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I chose this place as our last dinner on our Boston trip. Mainly chose it due to the fact that most places close early and it was already close to 10pm. So glad we chose this place! First, let me point out...More

Thank Jennifer B
Management response:Responded July 6, 2016

I'm glad you chose us too, Jennifer! We're more than willing to accommodate you whenever we can -- whether it's a last-minute table or a special request for a dish. Hearing that you thought our food was to die for makes it all worth it....More

Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent! Open air dining was very pleasant. No complaints at all! So glad we found it.

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Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Everytime we come to boston we always make it a point of having dinner at bella vista. The food never disappoints, it's always delicious. Service was excellent!

Thank Alice C
Management response:Responded July 6, 2016

Thanks for always including us on your trips to Boston, Alice! We're always happy to serve you, and we appreciate you taking the time to show your appreciation for our food. Hope to see you again soon, Anthony Pezzano, Owner

North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-367-4999
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Bella Vista located in the historic north end of Boston features classic Italian cooking. Stop in for lunch or dinner today!
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