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Bella Vita Ristorante

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18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland (Formerly Prego)
+353 64 664 0010
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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17:30 - 21:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Very nice dinner with friends. Food was excellent, children were welcomed and the waitress was a smiling angel. Highly recommend the place

Thank Caro D
Monterey, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This was a wonderful experience in a lovely restaurant that we stumbled upon. Pizza was excellent and reasonably priced. We also had two salads; the vegetables were fresh and crisp with a tasty dressing. The service was swift, friendly and made us feel welcomed and comfortable. We are looking forward to our next trip to Kenmare to be bale to... More 

Thank kaizenfitness101
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163 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We went in but scones were gone. We were offered cake but choice was limited to deserts. We settled for Apple tart which was fine and my wife had a lemon tart. The lady was helpful and other who came in were having Italian meals which looked fine. It was not a big place but it was neat and clean

Thank williamCarrigaline
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

On a Saturday night, Bella Vita was almost empty, which I found surprising. I had a wonderful glass of wine at a very reasonable price, and then received a lovely, small lasagna with a salad. The quality was very good - a nice sauce, good amount of cheese and bolognese sauce on the lasagna, but it was almost a child-sized... More 

Thank CardinalsLady
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I had joined a few friends on a weekend break in the city. I'd been out on the Fri morning for a long run and missed breakfast in my hotel. By total chance I walked into Bella Vita and was not disappointed. I had to wait a while to get my order taken, but the portion size and quality of... More 

Thank David H
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Been to Kenmare a few times and discovered lovely Italian on my last visit at Easter. the food was superb and it does the gourmet capital of Ireland (Kenmare) proud. The service was excellent whilst at the same time not being over intrusive or too casual at the same time . Great ambiance and the courtyard adds to it all... More 

1 Thank KieranBelfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Found this gorgeous Italian while visiting Co.Kerry with friends. The service was perfect and the desserts were to die for. Will definitely book a table next time I am visiting.

Thank Amanda M
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

It's always a delight to find a restaurant that ticks every box, especially being a first time visitor to a destination... A little piece of paradise...definitely to be repeated again.

Thank Lynne A
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Called in here on our last visit to Kenmore. What a pleasant surprise ! Unexpected in a part of the world not known for tasty Italian cuisine. Ticked all the boxes.

1 Thank Bsc2013
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is a real gem in the heart of Kenmare- an absolute 'must' if you're headed that direction. We had a wonderful evening in Bella Vita on our trip to Co. Kerry ! The food was delicious, the service excellent and the staff were welcoming ,friendly and accommodating. Everything very clean and well managed. Definitely recommend stopping off here for... More 

2 Thank berniem99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Italian, Irish, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland (Formerly Prego)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 0010
WELCOME TO BELLA VITA RISTORANTE!We desire and dream about our food, attaching it to distant memories of childhood, friends, loved ones and family. We know that a wonderful meal is not about the food and drink we consume; it is a poignant experience bonding us to it eternally.Bella Vita Ristorante is an authentic and down-to-earth place, where the mouth-watering Italian and Irish cuisine heightens the informal ambience, the culinary inspired dishes and the thoughtfully selected wine list. Whether a guest prefers the rustic and cosy dining room or the amorous candle lit courtyard area, it is a gathering spot for those who want to revive their much-loved memories or create new ones.Situated in historic Kenmare in County Kerry in the South West of Ireland, Bella Vita Ristorante features Irish/Italian comfort food reborn as contemporary takes on classics prepared to order by our chefs, one of whom hails from Rimini in Italy.The new owners describe their acquisition of number 18 as a dream becoming a reality. They are simply passionate about fresh, authentic, Italian food and want to share their passion with you.

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