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“Truly Memorable!”

Ristorante Bella Vista
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Veleso
Price range: $22 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
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“Truly Memorable!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The first meal at Ristorante Bella Vista was lunch. We arrived at our holiday accommodation in the early afternoon and our host drove us up to the restaurant.

Fortunately, our host drove, as the drive, particularly the last couple of hundred metres in the village was "interesting". Once we arrived at the restaurant our breath was taken away by the "bella vista". We enjoyed a glass of prosecco on the trerrace overlooking the lake far below and the area of Milan, which this day was shrouded in mist.

Though the restaurant was officially closed, Paolo "whipped us up" some bruschetta and gnochi...outstanding! He made us feel that he had been waiting for us with a meal specially prepared. We left with a basket of heirloom tomatoes from his garden and grapes from the pergola over the terrace.

Fortified with the confidence of several days driving on the mountain roads we returned to Bella Vista for dinner. The view was even more spectacular as the sun set over the mountains and the lights of Milan started to twinkle. We sat on the terrace, enjoying our prosecco, marvelling at the view and listened to the bells of the nearby church.

We had the braised veal, which I think is somewhat of a speciality. As with everything we had at Bella Vista, it was excellent.

In a country known for great food, for us, Bella Vista will remain a most memorable experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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PAOLO8109, Chef at Ristorante Bella Vista, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Thanks so much for your review. we really happy to see how our job make people feel good.
hope to see u again in future.
best regar from all us
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Amazing”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We have been in Italy for a week and this was the most amazing meal we have had! The meal was so well balanced and perfectly seasoned! His creations are truly a work of art! It was so nice to enjoy our meal with the amazing views of the lake and towns below! Do not skip dessert!

  • Visited September 2013
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“Treat yourself”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

The view is awesome from this very elevated restaurant. It was very laid back and friendly and the food was excellent. In particular, the ravioli was the best we have ever had.

  • Visited September 2013
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Barcelona
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“Excellent quality, unique dishes”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

I already left a review on the page for the Albergo+Ristorante (if you're also looking for accommodation, have a look there, the hotel is great too). Just to repeat some of the similar comments from other users below, we're well-travelled in Italy and the rest of Europe (my partner is Italian and we live in Spain) and I have to say this is one of the most memorable meals we've had. A perfect mix of traditional Italian quality and experimental combinations. Make sure you go with a good appetite so you can try all three courses! Wonderful friendly service, great house wine, and of course the view is the cherry on the cake.

  • Visited August 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Gorgeous wedding”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Wedding agency "Caramelevents" (from Russia) would like to thank ALL: the location, climate, sun shinning all day, perfect meal made of fantastic products, The Chef Paolo and his family, all stuff - for their help and preparing a lovely wedding dinner in July 2013. Good service and splendid mood are guaranteed in this place, called Bella Vista! We were very happy here!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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PAOLO8109, Chef at Ristorante Bella Vista, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Thanks so much for your review. we really happy to see how our job make people feel good.
hope to see u again in future.
best regar from all us
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