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“Fantastic Find”

Bella Vita Ristorante
Ranked #19 of 56 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$17
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Shannon, Ireland
1 review
“Fantastic Find”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

After several days of underwhelming food at high prices this place was such a find. The prices were great and when the food came it was the best my friends and I'd had since being in Ireland.
There is also a serene patio area in the back and the staff was very friendly. We tried the skillet, pasta of the day, and another sandwich which we were all fantastic. I highly recommend this place.

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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food but prices????”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

During our visit to kenmare this week we got takeaways twice and there was a difference of e5 in the rate we paid for a rissoto (9.99 the first night and E14.95 on the last night). Food fab but felt ripped off so check the rate before you order especially if you are on vacation.

Visited April 2014
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Priors Hardwick, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great find, deserves to succeed”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

It's a pizza & pasta place in reality, but a good one. Great value for money and whilst easy to miss and walk past is deserving of success. Enjoyed eating here compared to some overpriced restaurants in Kenmare!

  • Visited April 2014
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Rome, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
296 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Lovely soup”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We only stopped here for a quick lunch while on the way from the Beara Peninsula to Tipperary, so we didn't have much time and opted for the first place we found. We didn't regret it - the mushroom soup was very nice, the service quick and friendly, the value good and the atmosphere cosy. They even went next door to check if they could get any gluten-free bread for me. Just one warning: if you are dairy-free and looking for a coffee with soya milk you won't find it here - but you'll find lots of other good things instead.

  • Visited April 2014
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Northants
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our Hotel for our first meal in Kemare.
The restaurant is very welcoming, great staff very friendly and attentive.
Our food was super, really well prepared and presented....delicious!

Visited April 2014
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