At Bella Vista, authentic, Italian inspired cuisine takes centre stage. Located in Southampton on one of Bermuda’s finest golf courses, Port Royal, the smart-casual dress code belies one of the West End’s finest dining experiences.
After opening in 2014, Bella Vista has established itself as one of the best restaurants on the island, ranking 7th on TripAdvisor. And that’s no accident. With a view virtually unrivalled across the island, overlooking the Port Royal Golf Course and sunsets over the Atlantic, it’s no wonder locals and visitors are flocking to the hilltop on which it stands.
The menu reflects the personality of Chef Livio Fergio, with a mix of Mediterranean, Italian, and grill specialties, and features fresh, locally sourced ingredients from fishermen, butchers, and Pacheco farms. Among the favourites are the homemade ravioli, the beef ribs, and fresh fish. You can even see him, and Head Chef Raj, hard at work right from your table.
Chef Ferigo was born in a small village in Northern Italy where his first lessons in the kitchen came as a young understudy, helping his mother cook meals for the family table. His passion for culinary arts was insatiable, and at just 11 years of age, he began training at the side of a hotel chef in Cortina d’Ampezzo. In 1994, Livio moved to Bermuda, and just 5 years later became the owner of his first restaurant. He now owns and operates three of Bermuda’s favorite establishments, Bone Fish Bar & Grill and Cafe Amici, both located in Dockyard, and Bella Vista Bar & Grill at Port Royal Golf Course.
“I always chose to work in an environment of very high standards, alongside respected head chefs,” he said. Going on to train at some of Italy’s most prestigious restaurants, it became more and more clear: “Being the best chef means your heart is in the work of your hands.”
Bella Vista also features a bar that focuses on specialty cocktails, made to your order. The open, family atmosphere gives a distinct, homely impression, and you’ll be hard pressed not to pause together as you watch the sun set over the cerulean ocean views. And if a table inside isn’t to your liking, there’s plenty of seating outside as well. There’s even a private dining room for those special occasions.
Reservations are required, and Bella Vista is also available for private and corporate functions, weddings, children’s birthdays and other celebrations.
Port Royal Golf Course, 5 Port Royal Drive