Tony's Bella Vista Restaurant & Pizzeria
3116 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
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Bella Vista Restaurant is a family-run restaurant in Burbank. We are proud to have been serving authentic Italian cuisine to Burbank residents and visitors for the past thirty years. We have always been the place to go in Burbank. Aside from our pizza, the people of Burbank especially appreciate our delicious pasta and our fresh salads. Please come join us for lunch or dinner, we will make sure you get the best italian food around and provide you with excellent customer experience.
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Caterers, Family Style, Take Out, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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The pizza here is very good. I usually prefer regular crust or pan pizza crust at other places, but we go with the thin crust here, because their thick crust is pretty dense with bread. Salads are not bad also. The servers there are all good and friendly.
Overall good experience. Broth in soup was tasty but not enough veggies...mostly just a ton of onion. Chicken cacciatore was good with mushrooms and a gravy but, again, way too many onions and not enough mushrooms. Lasagna with meat sauce was very good. Spaghetti with meat sauce could have been good but the spaghetti was dry and clumped together as only pasta can. Meat sauce was tasty but not "wet" enough to unclump the pasta. We'll go back again to try something else.
I absolutely adore this family owned restaurant! It is a Burbank staple and the Burbank family that owns it is wonderful. The food is great and the staff is friendly as well. Bella Vista is head and shoulder's over the junk sold across the street.
We like to order Bella Vista take-out on Sunday evenings before settling to watch whatever happens to be on HBO. The food is always great, always ready when they tell you it will be (generally 20-30 minutes), and the people are always friendly. If you're looking for specific recommendations on what to order, my favorites are the Lasagna Romana, the tortellini 3P, and a pizza with tomatoes, capicola and basil. But, regardless of what I order, I've never had a bad meal. Everything is delicious. I will warn you though, for some insane reason that I don't understand, when you order the antipasto salad, you have to pay an extra $2 to have it chopped. If you don't, it is literally just lettuce with whole slices of meat on top. In the future, I will avoid this extra $2 expense, by just not ordering the antipasto salad...because I am cheap, and because who needs a salad when there is lasagna to be eaten?
12/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Do not let the stars fool you! If you want to overpay for a low quality food and some ok food, disregard my comment and go ahead and dine at this place.
Let me tell you how our dinning experience went.
First of is the food, we ordered a few things.
Pizza - I have tried pizza in NY, Chicago, other places in CA, so if you asked me to compare the quality of their pizza to other places that I have tried, they totally sucked! The pizza crust is hard; it is to an extent where we did not even eat the crust. The ingredients are just below average (nothing is rotten, but nothing is good either). I would rather go to BJs or order pizza hut, or round table pizza than go here again.
We ordered other dishes, which are not memorable at all. There were 6 people in the party and everyone from different backgrounds and everyone agreed that we are not coming back to this place.
Now the service.
The waitress who served us is full of attitude, very short with us, and made us wait a long time. She is hispanic/mexican girl with dark hair. She looked so impatient because we were asking her questions, and the place is not even that crowded. She said that she was going to come back and she stepped away. She did come back, but she came back after about 10-15 minutes. Not only could she not communicate well with us, also gave us the wrong information, so we ended up paying extra $5, which we took it out from her tips. $5 is just a small and insignificant amount, but what we did not like is that we asked her before hand and we went by the information that we were given. Just a little suggestion to the waitress, make sure you treat your customer with respect and give your customer correct information since you are in customer service industry. We paid for the amount charged without saying anything because we just wanted to get out of there and we were never going back. There are a lot more and a lot better restaurants in the area.
Lastly the price. This place is not your average-priced italian place for the quality of the food that they provide. I would have gotten a great meal, more enjoyable food, and a great service if I went somewhere else for the same price.
We went there thinking that we would get a good pizza and great food, but I do not want anybody to make the same mistake that we did and waste your money, so this is just a friendly comment to my fellow yelpers who are considering this place for lunch or dinner.