After a couple years in business, the northwest side neighborhood pizza shop Bella Vita Pizzeria has apparently called it quits.

No one from the restaurant has confirmed the closing, but the restaurant's phone is disconnected and there's a "For Lease" sign on the building.

The small mom-and-pop pizza shop that prided itself on its deep Italian roots and traditions was opened a couple short years at 4229 W. Ina Road at North Oldfather Road. It was in the small storefront space that once housed Picurro’s Pizzeria.

Bella Vita, helmed by chef Lorenzo Iacopelli from Palermo, Italy, won rave fan reviews posted on Yelp for friendly service and authentic Italian pastas, pizzas and calzones. Prices ran from $8 to $9 for sandwiches to $17.95 for large specialty pizzas and $10 to $14 for pastas.

See more restaurant news in next Thursday's Caliente.