Italian Time Warp


This weekend experience brought me down to Wheeling again to celebrate Walt’s birthday.  That’s Lisa’s Dad. Her nephew Ethan was also along for the ride with his parents + Lisa’s sister Lara.  Ethan is typically the star of the show – so that’s all you really need.  He’s a very active and cute 1 yr old.  We were having fun with Ethan trying out olives for the first time and squirming at sucking on lemon slices.  He’s the next generation food critic.

We went to Bella Via, which is an old Italian restaurant – that is happily still stuck in a time warp.  It has a 60-70s décor, but still has a family friendly atmosphere that has been catering to the locals for over 55 years!  Usually we go to the other restaurant in the neighborhood, Figaretti’s, but this one is equally great in its own unique way.  One specialty is its pasta. Bella Via makes homemade noodles that are delicious.  I didn’t photo everyone’s meal, but I had shrimp sauce with homestyle noodles, which was awesome and filling.  It’s Walt’s favorite there.  It had lots of shrimp and green peppers.  Lisa had the manicotti noodles.

Bella Via Restaurant
1 Burkham Ct
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-8181
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Bella Via    Shrimp Sauce Noodles    Bella Via

mama mia                    shrimp sauce               family table

Ethan    Bella Via Manicotti     Walt’s Cake

food critic             manicotti                        happy b-day!


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One Response to “Italian Time Warp”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Bella Via…yummmm.
    Two weekends in a row in Wheeling? That place must be a dining mecca!

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