Bella Vista Ristorante

4
159 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Enjoy dinner on our two-tier riverfront patio or warm up inside by the fire. It’s Italy done right with the freshest ingredients and lovingly prepared dishes. Join us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 159 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We rode the boat to dinner and arrived earlier than our reservation but Adam sat us anyway so we could get done before it got too dark out. We sat on the patio outside overlooking the river and with view of Niagara Falls. Even though we live across the river we felt like we were on vacation. This restaurant along with every other in our area is experiencing a staff shortage so they did very well with what they have. Better than most places actually. Adam, who sat us and waited on us also made our drinks which were fantastic. Menu is small but something for everyone. My wife had salmon, I had a giant burger and my two teenage boys each had their own pizza. All cooked perfect. Surprisingly we were served pretty quick and definitely hope to be back again before the boat gets put away. This year we were turned away more than we were able to get in due to the on going worker shortage so that was disappointing but not the restaurant’s fault. Hope the best for this and the other establishments and that things get back to how they were soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

My wife and I made reservations and the restaurant wasn’t even open

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great view and the service was very nice even with limited staff!

MB
MicheleB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Poor service, one very raw hamburger, and smoking should never be allowed on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner! Our waitress was great!! She had a large party but still was very tentative to our table. Warm and friendly. Atmosphere was beautiful!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent
Food delicious
And a beautiful view

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The pasta was clearly pre-cooked, so the meal wasn’t great but the server was fantastic!!

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WScypion
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was very nice and had a great location. It was peaceful to have a conversation but still had a great atmosphere.

HS
vipHaroldS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was just ok
Lots of bugs outside
Like an expensive Applebee’s

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Lindsay
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch after spending the day sight seeing in Niagara Falls! I would recommend this restaurant to travelers and anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Restaurant wasn’t even open. Not sure why we were able to make a reservation if they were closed. The girl at the desk who was not very pleasant said they haven’t been open on Mondays in forever. They should probably update their hours.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

The restaurant was not what we expected. The pasta tasted like it was reheated from yesterday. Outdoor dining was not available.

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Bran
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food, great views, great atmosphere but service was kind of slow both times I dined at Bella Vista Ristorante. I still enjoyed my visit and would go back for sure!

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Chacmool
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

This survey forces you to rate all items. Should have a "not applicable" response. I was forced to rate the food, for example, even though we did not order. Having discovered this restaurant and the fact it offered outdoor dining on the Niagara river we were excited to try.

We made reservations for 7:15, arrived shortly after 7pm, and after a few minute wait were seated on the patio slightly before our 7:15 reservation time. At 7:30 pm we were delivered napkins and silverware. At 7:45, half an hour after our reservation time, we sat waiting, ignored, without so much as a glass of water or an apology. We were seated at a table right near the door where the server had to frequently enter and leave the patio so he knew we were there. At that point I was in no mood to wait further, so we got up to leave. The server who checked us in was standing behind the bar and watched us walk out without saying a word. I guess the $100 tab the three of us would have generated with dinner and drinks was not enough for them - I guess they make too much money already.

Would not go back unless hotel the restaurant is in changes management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful views of the river at sunset, food was great. The room was a little too bright, lighting and the chairs was like a conference room.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While the restaurant is located in a hotel lobby, you will have people coming and going to the pool and whatnot, I recommend this place highly. The food was great, the view is amazing, and the service.. oh boy the service.

Adam was my waiter. We let him know it was our one year of marriage, and he went well above and beyond to make it special. He gave us a wonderful seat between the fireplace and the windows. Adam also recommended a wine that we enjoyed so much we finished the bottle. The website says they are open until 10, but they actually closed at 9. Adam made us feel very welcome and let us hang out while also conversing with us and having a great time even a little after close. He was very good at staying busy and getting things done, while also making us feel welcome and at home.

Overall, this was our second visit to Niagara, so we had to come back a second time. I will definitely make this a stop every single time we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner. Originally put requested notes 3/4 weeks before the reservation to be by the window to look at the water but was seated somewhere else... however they were able to accommodate my request and move me to the seats. Great view, settle music and atmosphere, great food selection, and reasonable pricing. However our server blonde hair glasses was slow, and had to repeat and wait on requests simple as napkins and refills. We also were able to overlook the doc and water. But in the room in front with these glass windows this couple had their masks off and the lady took off her heel and kept rubbing her bare feet and picking on the nails which wasn’t pleasant while we were eating. Despite those couple mistakes I would still recommend the place & would go back.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, very well-priced and the service was outstanding! What a hidden gem this restaurant is! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We absolutely loved the food and service here; however, the ambiance was a little lacking. We went at 7pm and the lights were so bright in the restaurant, I felt like I was in a classroom. A little mood lighting goes a long way! That’s truly my only critique. The stuffed figs, bolognese, and Heathbar cheesecake were phenomenal! We’ll definitely be back when return to the area in the summer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience1

All around it was a good night out!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it ! It’s such a beautiful place over looking the river. Enjoyable in winter and I bet you come spring and summer. Loved the food, service, everything !

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Brooklyn
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

One of the meals ordered was awful. It tasted sour. It was a pasta dish and after only one bite taken we told the waiter and he did nothing about it besides say sorry. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Michael
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great views. Once the flagship or the Treadway Inn.

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Michael
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner! Wonderful service, best pizza around.

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carol
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would def go back--esp. during better weather--when the outside patio can be enjoyed -for the view of the river!! Everything was A-Plus--minus a couple of hiccups-but were corrected!! Our waitress was exceptional!!

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vipSusanB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was wonderful , the food was outstanding , the chef is definitely gifted!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Walked into restaurant and no one was working. Was confirmed for a 715 reservation

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AnnetteB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy hour meeting was perfect! The charcuterie for 2 was perfect for 3 ladies. Wine was delicious. Service could not have been better!! Adam, you deserve a raise! Your service was spot on. A lovely afternoon/evening in a beautiful river venue.

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MikeMacD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything about our meal and experience there was great. Our waitress was very efficient and polite. We were there for the Sweetest Day menue and now we cant wait till next year.

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Michael
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on Sweetest Day for the dinner for two special. The food and service were the best we had any where since the pandemic. Cannot wait to go back to try other items on their menu.

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Debbie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view, food and service! I will be sure to visit again !

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service as always was excellent. Both dinner and dessert were cooked and arrived to our table in a timely matter and tasted great. I love their steak pizza and our server was super attentive and sweet. 10/10 would recommend and will be back soon

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KeithD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pork wood fired pizza was perfectly cooked along with the chicken pesto pasta. The outdoor seating at night was pleasantly quiet

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RobertoA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the view and food!

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vipAmanda
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor seating is amazing!! Chicken pesto was good as well as their Cheese board w great views

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LoganL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
63 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

with Covid was looking for an outdoor venue and this hit the spot. directly on the river with a large covered deck. Good service and view. One of the better meals we had while visiting the area. worth the drive

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FrancineB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The outdoor seating offers a spectacular view and although the staff is trying hard, the service is sketchy. Biggest complain is quality of the salads. Chopped salad is nowhere like an actual salad and looks and tastes exactly like the Greek salad. The pasta dishes are a disappointment. Noodles stick together and not tossed properly with seasoning.

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SaurinP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Two female waiters, I wish I got their names, were outstanding on Sunday Sept 6 evening. The greatest asset for any restaurant are its staff. Thank you.

FAQs

Bella Vista Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 299-0344.

Bella Vista Ristorante is rated 4 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.