Looking for classic Italian Food? Bella Via is the best Queens restaurant for authentic Italian fare that leaves you dreamily thinking of the Old World.
When you visit Bella Via, start at the top of the menu and work your way down. Order a range of dishes to share, and experience all the delightful flavors and nuances of traditional Italian cooking with family and friends.
Starters or appetizers are in full supply at Bella Via. Try grilled marinated vegetables with fresh mozzarella, mussels sautéed with white wine and onions, grilled octopus salad with potatoes and red onion, stuffed mushrooms with crab meat, a salad of red beets with apples and goat cheese, or fried calamari with a spicy tomato sauce.
The “first plate” pasta dishes at Bella Via come in all kinds, to please any palate. The spaghetti carbonara is a tried and true favorite, or try ricotta filled ravioli in a pink sauce. Spinach lovers will enjoy the spinach fettuccini with shrimp and mushrooms in a pesto sauce, while those who enjoy lighter fare can choose from spinach and egg noodles with prosciutto and peas or spinach / ricotta gnocchi with fresh dice tomatoes and olives.
“Second plate” entrees include heartier fare. Try scalloped veal with wild mushrooms, Cornish hen with a mustard sauce, a lamb shanked braised with Barolo wine, or sirloin with a gorgonzola cheese sauce. Seafood is on offer as well – striped bass sautéed with capers and cherry tomatoes, grilled salmon with fresh herbs or jumbo shrimp stuffed with crabmeat.
Dessert and Wine
Finish your meal with a fine glass of wine (Merlot, Cabernet, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Rosato or dozens of others are on offer), and select a delicious serving of tiramisu, cannoli, crème brule, cheesecake, chocolate soufflé, gelati or sorbet to end the night in true Italian fashion.
It’s all on the table at Bella Via… Plan your next evening out with friends or family!