We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

LaVida Bar and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
178 Keen Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
+61 2 6622 4664
Website
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon 15:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 163: English reviews
Ballina, Australia
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank beryl k
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank Tom B
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank Liz H
Lismore, Australia
Level Contributor
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 :)

Helpful?
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rose Marie B
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Michelle M
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank Fred C
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Bec A
Level Contributor
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

Helpful?
Thank Lisa P
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jenny R

Travellers who viewed LaVida Bar and Restaurant also viewed

Lismore, New South Wales
Lismore, New South Wales
 
Lismore, New South Wales
 
Lismore, New South Wales
Lismore, New South Wales
 

Been to LaVida Bar and Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Monday
15:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from LaVida Bar and Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?