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Bella Via Ristaurante

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1899 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3153 (Second St. & Elm St.)
+1 847-681-8300
16:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Highland Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

A cold night in March and five of us needed comfort food. We were not disappointed. A hearty Minestrone soup and a glass of good red calmed the shivers. Three of us had fish. I had the Pistachio coated Salmon, a generous portion with an excellent broccoli side. Others had Grouper and a differently prepared salmon. Service was good,noise level... More 

Thank Robert C
Deerfield, Illinois
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155 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My wife and I were out for a quick meal before going to a play. We couldn't decide on a restaurant and remembered some friends talking about a local favorite that somehow, we have ignored. We drove by, parked, and walked in. The entry area is delightful and busy and we were taken to a back room. There is a... More 

Thank RJK_Chicago
Scottsdale, AZ
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102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice Italian restaurant with excellent pizza and chopped salad. Wife says best salad she can remember! Delivery service very efficient.

Thank Michael T
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My favorite dish here is Linguini with White Clam Sauce. It really is the standard by which i rate all other Italian restaurants. In fact, I've never had a bad meal here. It cam get a little noisy at times, but that doesn't take away from it's food and value. We go often.

Thank ELP733
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Real Italian food at decent prices. Fresh tasty meals by a family owned business. It has become a staple for very good dinning in Highland Park. With many other very good resturants around..this place is a special treat!

Thank niceguyfromchi
Woodstock, IL
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ate here with 2 friends prior to visiting the Chicago Botanical Garden. The restaurant is decorated very nicely and is very spacious. We had good service and enjoyed a wonderful meal. My husband and I chose their grouper special, which was beautifully prepared with spinach and capers. Prior to enjoying the main entree we had bowls of minestrone soup,... More 

Thank BobKathy
Chicago, IL
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Food in the Bella Via is always consistent. Good and fresh. Good choice for carry out as well if you want to have good food at home.

Thank comn2getme
Chicago, Illinois
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131 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 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!

Thank miceguru
Chicago, Illinois
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155 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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 

Thank Anthony D
Chicago, Illinois
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284 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 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 

Thank AdventurerJudy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
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: +1 847-681-8300

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