All-you-can-eat feasts are growing in popularity as people are naturally drawn to the limitless quantities of their favorite meals, from the over-flowing sushi boat to the caesar-salad hot tub. Bite into an eternal pizza with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Brazilian gourmet pizza at Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza in Culver City.
Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza artfully handcrafts more than 20 styles of thin-crust Brazilian pizzas, generating a Carnival-esque menu overflowing with colorful ingredients and fresh flavors. Pizza pies may be purchased individually, or slice seekers can fill up on all-you-can-eat pizza, which circulates the dining room on the arm of a roving waiter and powerful trade winds ($14.99). Grab a triangle from dynamic pies such as the four-cheese pizza ($8.99 for 10" & $15.99 for 14") and the calabreza, which melts together spicy smoked sausage, mozzarella cheese, and onions ($8.99–$15.99). Diners can also try the popular frango com catupiry, home to chicken, corn, and Brazilian cream cheese ($9.99–$16.99). Seal meals with a thoughtfully composed telegram or the sweet kiss of a dessert pizza, which features such saccharine toppings as chocolate, strawberries, bananas, and acai cream ($7.99+).
Patrons can choose to take their meals to go, savor them in the cozy courtyard area, or settle in under the blue-glass ceiling, complemented by local Brazilian art and hanging lights. The dining room's gold walls, comfortable seating, and the undulating floor pattern are designed to resemble the Copacabana sidewalk in Rio de Janeiro or a Tim Burton sand-art project.
Reservations recommended for dine-in customers.
Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza
Short of the sink, Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza's chefs pile almost every ingredient in the kitchen—from meats and cheeses to fresh fruit and chocolate—onto thin-crust disks to create 30 different styles of gourmet pizza. Waiters then meander through the dining room in the tradition of Brazilian-rodizio-style meals, serving guests as much pizza as they can stomach or fit in their cheeks for later. Slices come slathered in specialty Brazilian-style sauces and topped with brazilian sausages, and catupiry—brazilian cream cheese—as well as in other non-traditional toppings such as cinnamon, hearts of palm, beef stroganoff, and vegetarian cheese. In addition to its savory pizza staples, Bella Vista also churns out dessert pizzas and four pasta dishes.
Open seven days a week and stationed in the Brazilian Mall, Bella Vista enshrouds guests in the light emitted by a tinted-window ceiling and decorative wicker-basket light fixtures. Energetic music fills the space as diners sup on slices and sip their own BYOB beverages. And on major international soccer match days, the matches are broadcast on TVs throughout the restaurant.