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Bella Vie

Bella Vie is the successor to Aria Melanie, the lakeside Italian restaurant that made Newsday's Top 100 list. It benefits from the setting and the skills of chef Fabrizio Perinelli....

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Bella Vie is the successor to Aria Melanie, the lakeside Italian restaurant that made Newsday's Top 100 list. It benefits from the setting and the skills of chef Fabrizio Perinelli.

Housemade gnocchi in a fontina cheese sauce with caramelized onions and shaved black truffle at Bella Vie in Bay Shore.

Bella Vie in Bay Shore It takes over the spot from Aria Melanie, which ranked among Newsday's 10 best Italian restaurants. 

Diners enjoy a view of Lawrence Lake with their meal at Bella Vie in Bay Shore. 

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 The bar at Bella Vie in Bay Shore offers a view of Lawrence Lake.

Diners at Bella Vie in Bay Shore.

Eggplant caponata served atop crostini is a savory, sweet-tart appetizer at Bella Vie in Bay Shore.

Striped bass in cartoccio, or cooked in parchment, tops the seafood list at Bella Vie in Bay Shore.

The duck duo features sliced duck breast and confit of leg, with sweet potato puree and escarole, at Bella Vie in Bay Shore.

Executive chef and co-owner Fabrizio Perinelli plates striped bass in cartoccio at Belle Vie in Bay Shore.

Executive chef and co-owner Fabrizio Perinelli (second from left) with partners Eli Anker and Mike Lekaj and staff in the dining room of Bella Vie in Bay Shore.