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LaVida Bar and Restaurant

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178 Keen Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
+61 2 6622 4664
Mon 15:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Ballina, Australia
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Christmas party with colleagues was made better at LaVida. Steak was cooked perfectly and an excellent choice of wines are available. Staff efficient and helpful.

Thank beryl k
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a business lunch at LaVida and the food was quite nice, service was friendly and prompt, and location convenient.

Thank Tom B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service -pleasant setting if outdoors -Italian tapas is Fabulous and caters to all tastes.

Thank Liz H
Lismore, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food was great and the staff are lovely ,wonderful atmosphere, highly recommend this restaurant :)

Thank Jack T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on Oct 31, 2016. The service was fine, the surroundings pleasant and the food was very good except for over salting the green vegetables. I had fish which was perfectly cooked, as were the sweet potatoes. But the green vegetable (spinach or silver beet) was so salty as to be inedible. Please tell the cook to lightened... More 

1 Thank Rose Marie B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

On Tuesday night my family and I enjoyed a complete dining experience at LaVida. The restaurant has the whole package. The moment you step through the door of the courtyard the decor transports you to the romantic streets of Europe. The staff are there to greet you with a welcoming smile and faultless service. The food was presented beautifully and... More 

1 Thank Michelle M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Knowledgable wine expertise, genuine Italian flavours in this busy but efficient courtyard setting. Friendly staff.

Thank Fred C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went for tapas, dessert and wine and we left very happy. The wait staff were helpful (Nicole was lovely), the food ( i recommend the stuffed peppers) was a great size portion with wonderful flavour. The atmosphere was bright, cheery, with wonderful Italian music pairing nicely with the view of the fountain and Vespa in the courtyard. It was... More 

Thank Bec A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Was taken for my birthday what a little gem we have here,the tappas what can i say sensational,perfection.the food fresh ,even the sizes of food presented was not on the small side either. Value ,relaxed dining, great service

Thank Lisa P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Whenever we are organising a get together we keep coming back to LaVida. It's not just the delicious food, it's the service. We all try to have something different and we always want to taste test each others. Serving portions are just right, food is fresh and the wine list quite appealing. Whether you are wanting to dine alone or... More 

1 Thank Jenny R

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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
Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Keen Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6622 4664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?