Enjoy a Working Lunch or a Relaxed Time with Friends at Bella Via

Are you looking for just the right place for a lunch break, are going out with friends, or have to work through lunch while meeting with a client? When time is of the essence and you want to stay local for lunch in LIC, come to Bella Via. It’s the answer to each of these situations, serving Italian fare that will make a terrific impression. This includes coal-fired brick oven-baked pizza that’s the best in New York!

Antipasta

Here at Bella Via, you’ll find a tempting variety of starters, such as the delectable beet salad with apples and goat cheese. Starving because you skipped breakfast? Slake that hunger with the grilled Chicken Caesar. Need a veggie option? Our grilled, marinated vegetables with fresh mozzarella are always a hit. In the mood for something a little exotic? Try one or both of our two calamari options: grilled with walnut sauce or fried with red sauce.

Soups

Hot soup on a cold day sounds inviting, doesn’t it? Choose one of the three on our menu—beans and cannellini, egg drop with spinach or mixed vegetable soup. Enjoy with fresh bread and a wine choice that fits your mood.

Meat Dishes

Order free range chicken topped with mixed greens or cheeses. We also have veal scaloppini sautéed with asparagus tips (a traditional dish), or you may prefer the veal stuffed with spinach and raisins, covered in a pink sauce. Heartier options include grilled salmon, grilled pork chops or seared calf liver.

Pasta

So many choices! Rigatoni, angel hair pasta, penne, ravioli, and more. Each pasta is cooked to that “just right” texture and you can then choose the sauce you want. Traditionalists will have difficulty choosing between a light cream and a standard red sauce!  If you prefer, you may want to order our risotto as an alternative pasta. Potato lovers can enjoy our ricotta spinach gnocchi, with tomatoes and olives. Having a late lunch but don’t want a meat heavy meal? Delicious rigatoni with eggplant and tomatoes will satisfy your hunger.

Pizza

Our famous, coal-fired oven pizza is baked to perfection, with a thin, crisp crust. Our San Marzano tomatoes are fresh, as is our cheese. You’ll have a huge selection of gourmet pizza toppings from which to choose, including anchovies and pineapple.

Finish your delicious lunch with a sweet dessert – and, if you have time, linger over a bottle of wine for your table. Bella Via will quickly become your go-to restaurant for lunchtime meetups.