Restaurant Bella Vita Pizza

Bella Vita Pizza and Restaurant

3 N. Ferry Rd
Shelter Island, NY
Phone: 631-749-5462

Bella Vita Pizza and Restaurant, located on Shelter Island, combines delicious italian cuisine and over 20 varieties of specialty pizza.

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  • Family Friendly, Take Out

Hours Not Specified

Contact Info

3 N. Ferry Rd
Shelter Island, NY 11964
631-749-5462

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Contaminated well water. Unsanitary practices.

Contaminated well water. Unsanitary practices.

Jul 22nd, 2015 12:09 AM

The water in this place is considered to be contaminated / undrinkable. Suffolk County has an official sign posted in Bella Vita's bathroom. This means everything Bella Vita cooks is potentially contaminated. Even UV filters need to be replaced / cleaned, and water filters lose their effectiveness over time. So unless a filter is relatively new, bacteria has the potential of being passed into the food. Personally, I would prefer to eat at a restaurant that has not had their well water condemned by the Suffolk County Health Department. Bella Vita uses water for almost everything they cook. Even pizza dough needs water. I'm also always surprised at how little common sense is applied by restaurants when cooking food for the public. For example, when Bella Vita makes pizza, the pizza maker forcefully blows onto the pizza to fluff up the edge. You might as well french kiss the big ugly guy who's making the pizza because there are potentially more germs in your mouth than in a toilet bowl. But these guys seem to think that a hot oven will kill any germs. But it 'ain't true. For example, cold germs and bacteria have survived on the moon for as long as two years in a total vacuum of space with boiling hot temperatures and constant radiation from the Sun. So putting a pizza in the oven for ten minutes is not going to kill all of the bacteria. Especially since Bella Vita's well water is officially contaminated by Suffolk County. I actually had a very bad case of the "runs" (several times) after eating at Bella Vita until I accidentally found the official "Suffolk County -- Contaminated (Unpotable)) Water" posting in Bella Vita's bathroom. The counter staff also serves pizza without gloves and handles cash with the same hands. This may not be as bad as blowing on the pizza or using contaminated water (even if they supposedly boil the water), but it sure doesn't help. They really should use gloves. I've also noticed that this pizzeria does often charge a different price for the same items being ordered. I just let it go because it's usually not a lot. But I have always wondered why the price is often different for the same items that my family usually orders. Not recommended.

Contaminated Water. Unsanitary Practices.

Contaminated Water. Unsanitary Practices.

Jul 15th, 2015 01:52 AM

The water in this place is considered to be contaminated / undrinkable (unpotable). Suffolk County has an official sign posted in Bella Vita's bathroom. This means everything Bella Vita cooks is potentially contaminated. Even UV filters need to be replaced / cleaned, and water filters lose their effectiveness over time. So unless a filter is relatively new, bacteria has the potential of being passed into the food. Personally, I would prefer to eat at a restaurant that has not had their well water condemned by the Suffolk County Health Department. Bella Vita uses water for almost everything they cook. Even pizza dough needs water. I'm also always surprised at how little common sense is applied by restaurants when cooking food for the public. For example, when Bella Vita makes pizza, the pizza maker forcefully blows onto the pizza to fluff up the edge. You might as well french kiss the big ugly guy who's making the pizza because there are potentially more germs in your mouth than in a toilet bowl. But these guys seem to think that a hot oven will kill any germs. But it 'ain't true. For example, cold germs and bacteria have survived on the moon for as long as two years in a total vacuum of space with boiling hot temperatures and constant radiation from the Sun. So putting a pizza in the oven for ten minutes is not going to kill all of the bacteria. Especially since Bella Vita's well water is officially contaminated by Suffolk County. I actually had a very bad case of the "runs" (several times) after eating at Bella Vita until I accidentally found the official "Suffolk County -- Contaminated (Unpotable)) Water" posting in Bella Vita's bathroom. The counter staff also serves pizza without gloves and handles cash with the same hands. This may not be as bad as blowing on the pizza or using contaminated water (even if they supposedly boil the water), but it sure doesn't help. They really should use gloves. I've also noticed that this pizzeria does often charge a different price for the same items being ordered. I just let it go because it's usually not a lot. But I have always wondered why the price is often different for the same items that my family usually orders. Not recommended.

Recommend

Recommend

Oct 11th, 2012 08:52 AM

My girlfriend and I are pizza lovers, so when a friend recommend us this Italian cuisine restaurant, we thought to find all sort of dishes, but never such good variety of pizzas served here. Over 20 to try!

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