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Our Story


Bella Vista, meaning Beautiful View, is a family-owned restaurant in Fruit Cove, Florida.  Owner Giovanni started working in restaurants and upscale hotels as a teenager, near his hometown of Sicignano degli Alburni in South Italy.  There, he became passionate about the food service industry and imagined one day owning his own restaurant.  After graduating from a 5-year culinary program, Giovanni moved to New York City.  He worked at various restaurants and as a personal chef, bringing his customers a taste of Italian hospitality.  While in New York, Giovanni met his wife Alysha.  After a trip to visit family in Jacksonville, Giovanni felt inspired by the area and the two moved to Florida together to make his dream come to life.  


We invite you to join us at Bella Vista for a homemade meal, you'll feel as though you are dining alongside Italy's famous Amalfi Coast, taking in the beautiful views. 

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