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Bella Vista

#418 of 2,444 Restaurants in Boston
€€ - €€€Italian
288 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-367-4999
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“lasagna” (17 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
“cacciatore” (6 reviews)
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288 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are too many places to eat in the North End to eat here. Pros: Great spaghetti with clams Cons: Service not friendly. And not in a "part of the schtick" fashion, but more like "I'm tired and I want you to hurry up" I...More

Thank Codeedo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I went there a few years back and had the best time. Great food, service and ambiance. The best. t was out of a jar and watered down a b We went there New Year's Eve 2017, and were very disappointed. The...More

1  Thank Like2Dine1214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG this was the best linguini with white clam sauce I have EVER had! 😋 and the service was wonderful. I will definitely go back! (But beer and wine only) lol. Other guests had the chicken Parmesan, garden salad with chicken, and we had a...More

Thank pastrychefjenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn’t go back here. Went with a large group and service was efficient but the attitude of the owners/servers was terrible. Food was mediocre at best, portions were good. To be fair I did like the pasta fagioli. Way too many exceptional places to go...More

Thank GeorgeInMemphis
Reviewed 8 December 2017

It is like being in Italy. Wonderful food. Great prices. We stopped in for lunch and was glad we did. I chose broccoli, fussili with sausages. I was glad it was not tomato sauce because I loved the buttery olive oil sauce. It was light...More

Thank travelingteacher51
Reviewed 27 October 2017

owner was born in italy, no over the top fancy flair to charge you more. You order good food for an excellent price! Great Value and flavor!!

Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited Little Italy in the early evening of Columbus Day after having spent the afternoon on the open top tour bus. We went from the ridiculously bad (tour bus) to the ridiculously good - Bella Vista!! Even though we hadn't made a reservation (which...More

Thank ExpatPlanters
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Our party of four enjoyed a wonderful lunch! As we were in port on a cruise, I had done a fair amount of research into the restaurants in the North End. The restaurant we had been planning to visit had a long wait so we...More

Thank rev_trips
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Best meal I had in Boston during my week long vacation. We had the lasagna and ziti with broccoli from the lunch menu. They were both perfectly prepared, fresh and hot. The bread was also hot and fresh. Loved the atmosphere with a cool breeze...More

Thank FootlooseHoosier
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

AMAZING food. Run by family. Small restaurant that one of the locals recommended. Our waiter Tony was top notch. Probably the best Italian food I have ever had.

Thank DalLwm
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: 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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