We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bella Vista

) #496 of 2,392 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ Italian
288 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-367-4999
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“manicotti” (10 reviews)
“cacciatore” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
288 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
Neighbourhood: North End
Write a Review
Reviews (222)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Small restaurant but very large in quality of food. The three of us as well as other customers were verbally thanking the help for delicious meals. More than I could eat but my adult kids managed to leave clean plates.

Thank LizbethRD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great sauce, meat taste and cheese. Thanks to the elderly gentlemen that work next to Paul Revere House for referring me and my husband to Bella Vista. Large helpings! Great service sending kudos! Cleveland, OH folks will know to visit Bella Vista if they ever...More

Thank Cecelia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the North End for the First time Looking for a Real Italian Restaurant and Found Bella Vista and As soon as we went in it was Simply Amazing, Family Restaurant, Awesome Customer Service, Food Was Simply Amazing, Very Affordable Prices!! You Got...More

Thank AndylovesJenny
Management response:

Thanks, Andy and Jenny! It's awesome you two really enjoyed your first visit here -- I look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing, Italian meal. All the best, Anthony Pezzano, Owner

Reviewed 20 April 2017

In the midst of the frenetic Easter Sunday/Marathon weekend, our party of seven, including one marathoner, was wandering around the North End for a nice lunch spot...we walked into BV no reservation. We were very graciously and quickly greeted and ushered to an impeccably set...More

Thank Georgia V
Management response:

I'm so thrilled the seven of you could join us on a certainly busy Sunday. It's wonderful everything hit the spot during the lunch, Georgia -- tell your marathoner congrats again for me! All the best, Anthony Pezzano, Owner

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My husband, two daughters and myself went to Bella Vista for lunch today. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great and the owner Tony was very funny and engaging. He took the time to come to our table, talk with us and make us...More

Thank Erin D
Management response:

And I look forward to seeing you and the family back, Erin! Glad you had a fun time here -- it was our pleasure having you in. All the best, Anthony Pezzano, Owner

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had lunch here last week with a friend who knew the owner. I had eaten here in the past several times, on cold winter days, with young guys who like to eat a lot at one time. It was always good. This time we...More

Thank JohnKappa
Management response:

It was great seeing you the other day, John! I know you said this at the restaurant, but I'm thrilled the pastas could hit the spot for you and your wife. I look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in the mood for...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I fly to Boston often and when I do I try to get to the North End for Italian food. Over the years I have tried many of the restaurants in that area but I don't need to sample any new restaurants. I will forever...More

1  Thank Denise R
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Good food. We had a lunch there today. Large portions, good chianti wine. Reasonable pricing. Good service.

Thank JALa67
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Just happened upon Bella Vista as we were trying to find a place for a light lunch on a busy Saturday. Our waiter, Tony, was a riot!! "Authentic Italian" and had us laughing with his anecdotes. The restaurant offers lunch specials at reasonable prices; my...More

Thank 66birchpoint
Management response:

While the bread wasn't exactly what you were hoping for, I'm thrilled the rest of your meal truly impressed! I always enjoy hamming it up with guests, so I'm glad you and your husband had fun on Saturday. Next time you're around, I'd love to...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Every detail was upon order, the other things in their bakery looked amazing! Just not a mass produced warehouse, more of a small specialty place, and the nostalgia in the decor worth going for alone!

Thank DeniseBeth
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
Nearby Restaurants
Mamma Maria
885 reviews
.06 km away
Mike's Pastry
6,297 reviews
.02 km away
Trattoria Il Panino
654 reviews
.04 km away
The Daily Catch
720 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
North End
5,503 reviews
.06 km away
Old North Church
2,309 reviews
.26 km away
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
283 reviews
.23 km away
The Paul Revere House
914 reviews
.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bella Vista staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
Bella Vista located in the historic north end of Boston features classic Italian cooking. Stop in for lunch or dinner today!