A haven for aficionados of Italian cuisine, Bella Vita is a charming Italian restaurant located on Botley Road in North Baddesley. With its mouthwatering menu of authentic Italian dishes and its stylish setting, diners can experience a piece of the beautiful life at Southampton’s Bella Vita. Whet your appetite with some antipasti like the calamari fritti, before moving on to some pizza, pasta or another Italian favourite like the vitello saltimbocca alla romana (escalopes of veal wrapped in parma ham with fresh sage and a white wine sauce, served with vegetables and potatoes). For the complete experience, round of your meal with a decadent dessert like the tiramisu – bellissimo!
My 2nd visit to Bella vita and the food was delicious hot and tasty. Good service. Lovely decor and friendly staff. Although not very busy a very nice and comfortable atmosphere.
Excellent, friendly service, very good food and very easy parking. A good range of vegetarian choices also very welcome. Quiet, roomy and enjoyable ambience. Really, I have no complaints.
A lovely restaurant where the food is divine. I asked to alter my starter slightly, the waitress took her time to explain the menu, nothing was too much trouble. I had Bruschetta, the Lamb Shank and The Banoffee Pie, it was all gorgeous! I’ve been there a number of times and will certainly be going back.
Excellent food and service, would highly recommend, went there for our Christmas party and enjoyed the food, so we went back to sample the Italian menu
The restaurant itself is very nice and we all really enjoyed our food (4 adults & 2 children), it was very reasonably priced and I only knocked off one point as the staff were not very friendly, although they were not in any way rude or unprofessional. There was no separate menu for the children, instead the pasta dishes and pizzas came in child portions/prices, although they were huge. We would definitely go again if visiting the area.
The food and service was very good with reasonable prices. The only negative thing was that the atmosphere wasn't very good, the restaurant wasn't very full and it could have looked more festive, I only saw a few strips of tinsel hanging up. The room itself was lovely and with a few more decorations and a tree, the atmosphere for this time of year could have greatly improved. Otherwise, a lovely meal spent with a friend who I hadn't seen for a long time, so a very pleasant evening.
The visit to Bella Vita was absolutely amazing. The staff were very helpful and made us feel very relaxed, and the food was absolutely outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and our waitress was only too happy to take photos for my partner and myself. We will definitely visit again. Many thanks, Dave.
The food was generally ok however the cheese garlic bread was over cooked and therefore hard and crispy. Service wasn’t great had to ask staff to tak a drinks order then our food order and we had to get the pudding menu ourselves to look at. Thought it was cheeky that they th n automatically added a £12 service charge. Hop fully this is t their. Kemal service as the food was tasty and the atmosphere good
We've been to this restaurant many times, and it's always really good. Last night was the busiest I've seen it, including a large party, but we still didn't have to wait very long for our food. The food, as always, was really lovely. We'll definitely be returning.
Fabulous meal and service. 4 of us sent to celebrate a friends birthday and we all thoroughly enjoyed everything. nice atmosphere. this is the second time we have been, the previous time was with family for a birthday and again nothing could be faulted.