Bella Vista Restaurant

13451 Skyline Blvd, Woodside, CA 94062
Map location is approximate
(650) 851-1229 · $$$$ · American
Rating: 3.0 out of 5"3 reviews ·


  • Tue - Sat5:00 PM - 11:30 PM


The Bella Vista was built in 1927. My family, the Wards, purchased it in 1979 from Bob and Jetty Hogan. We made it more upscale by going with white linens on the tables along with our signature Bella Vista, Fine China Show-plates. It has a feel of upscale elegance in Morea relaxed country atmosphere. It’s like being in Tahoe and it’s 15 minutes off Hwy 92 and Hwy 280. Our concept is easy to describe. Very large portions of prime ingredients, deep, rich sauces served hot and on time for a fair cost. That has not changed in our 30+ years of serving you and we will not budge off that premise as long as my family owns the BV. How many times have you gone out to dine and looked back on the experience and said, “what just happened? I’m still hungry and I just put out hard earned money to be asking these questions now?” Believe me- we understand. Bella Vista is not inexpensive, but it is a big-time value. We are criticized for over-serving, not under-serving like so many other fine restaurants.

Popular menu items

Broiled Lobster Tail

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Latest reviews

  • Great Anniversary Celebration

    Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by by jillybean1127 at Citysearch at Citysearch User Review8/27/2005My boyfriend took me here on our two year anniversary and we had an excellent time.The food was wonderful especially our main dishes.We also loved to dessert - chocolate souffle with raspberry sau... More
  • Overpriced, so so view/food

    Rating: 2.0 out of 5"by by deedoka at Citysearch at Citysearch User Review6/30/2003I have heard about this restaurant from my friends, so I went there for my anniversary. It is a cozy small restaurant amidst the woods overlooking Palo Alto and the South Bay.Unfortunately, I was ... More