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Bistro Bella Vita

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££ - £££
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44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083 (Weston and Market)
+1 616-222-4600
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great meal! The spinach sweet potato salad was delicious. I could have ate an extra serving and would have been praising the place . will definitely return.

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Thank Tom C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the plum martini. The niceties spacey was a little strong for me. The royale was ok and as always the cold hearted us amazing. Not a ton of vegetarian and vegan options and expensive but worth it. I just did the hummus appetizer with pickled vegetables for dinner.

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Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christmas Eve was definitely a busy night for Bistro Bella Vita! I made reservations early, knowing that there are not many Grand Rapids restaurants open that evening. We arrived early and took a seat at the bar, where the bartender was friendly and efficient and makes a great cocktail. We were seated at a table shortly thereafter, and the waitress... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was excellent at the bar. We ordered our drinks and had a couple wood-fire pizzas that were delicious!!!

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Thank Lisa N
Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good Italian food, but the location is unbeatable, being only one block South of Van Andle Arena. If you go prior to s concert, you might want to make reservations !

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Thank drcser
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Its one of the classier restaurants in Grand Rapids. The food and service was as expected from a high end restaurant. Dinners range between $20- $40 a plate. I'd suggest making a reservation if you go on the weekend - it was busy. I docked it one star because of how loud the restaurant was. Lots of people, packed fairly... More 

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Thank Edward C
Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had a variety of food and everyone enjoyed their selection. Amish chicken was outstanding as was the lobster/cheese dish. the calamari was especially good. Loved the cheese cake dessert-the bread pudding( not so much) All in all a lovely evening in very pleasant surroundings

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Thank Enylorac
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful light dinner of mussels and margarita pizza. The food was great, the atmosphere was vibrant and friendly and our server was well prepared and very personable. The by the glass wine choices were broad and we were very happy with our choices.

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Thank Tcleve
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The food is actually pretty good and fairly complex, but, honestly, is not worth the steep prices you have to pay. Great ambience and beautiful decor.

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Thank Lisa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and wonderful company! The food was absolutely amazing and the service was unbeatable. Preston our server was amazing and very helpful.

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Thank Sheri M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
    (Weston and Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-222-4600
Description
We go above and beyond to deliver the ultimate dining experience with top-notch service-that's the Essence Restaurant Group philosophy. Whether it's a pizza and beer with friends, or an elegant chef's table meal paired with appropriate wines, guests enjoy our creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. Our culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?