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Bella Vista

Johannes Verhulststraat 156, 1071 NP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 671 3888
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Johannes Verhulststraat 156, 1071 NP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Friends took me here two times earlier and again last night. Bella Vista is a pleasant enough restaurant in an up-scale neighborhood of Amsterdam. It's set quite nicely on a tree lined square; there's indoor as well as outdoor seating. Reception/service was disappointingly slow with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Stoic1948
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We enjoyed our meal and the food was very good. The restaurant was busy and the service was spotty with long periods of time between any recognition from the server. That was the difference between four and five stars.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank fiberwave
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Group of 8 of us arrived and were left standing and no one greeted us for 5 minutes. Our food arrived before we were even given cutlery and even then we had to ask several times for it. When the lady collected our plates she...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank leeg212018
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Nice food, kind-of-friendly, but the person at the entrance (Italian bar tender?) Is not friendly edging on arrogance. It is surprising as the restaurant offers a great decor and good food and the experience could be better. We just moved to the place. We are...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Monica A
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Bello Vista is a chic neighborhood restaurant that serves up above averaged Italian dishes. They have a large selection of Italian wines and one can have a few of them by the glass. I had their past Bolognese, which I think is always simple test...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Maninasuitcase_10
Reviewed 24 July 2017

For many years Bella Vista is my favorite restaurant for Italian food. Being served by the owner is, off course, a big plus. They serve nice Italian wines. The prices are moderate and for dinner you better make a reservation. Prices are moderate.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank robertz756
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I Live here, so I know the neighbourhood, unless you like frozen style pizzas and plain escalopes do not go there, there are at least 2 much better italian places less than 3 minutes walking distance away.... Big disappointment, especially it looks nice on the...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank OlivierTZ
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Authentic Italian place (to the extent that the waiters don't speak Dutch) and really excellent food, but let down by very sloppy service. Improve that and it could be 5/5.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank ChrBrd
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

So I read the other reviews that gave bad ratings for this restaurant for its service, however, I always take those with a grain of salt. Especially being American, we tend to expect very quick service which is not the standard in many other parts...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank SuzyQ62
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Real Italian, local hotspot with great wines and excellent food in a good atmosphere. Try the Spaghetti Vongole!!!!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank WAA1
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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13 April 2017|
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Response from Montana W | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, per se. Had dinner there again this month. Definitely more comfortable if dressed in business casual or better. No one was in jeans. Four diners had on suits and ties.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Johannes Verhulststraat 156, 1071 NP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 671 3888
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