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“Top spot!!”

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: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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.
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
“Top spot!!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Having had great meals at the former Prego on a visit to Ireland two years before, my wife, our two adult children and I were tentative about the 'new' restaurant. After our first breakfast (the "wee Irish" and the mushrooms were a standout!!) we knew Bella Vita was better!! So we went back on each of the four days we spent in Kenmare! New owner, Mick, is a great, caring and interested host. He has retained the excellent chef and staff from Prego, has opened a beautiful outdoor eating area at the back of the restaurant and maintains a welcoming, comfortable ambience. The food and coffee are terrific, presented with care and attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals and highly recommend Bella Vita as a "must eat at" destination in beautiful Kenmare.

  • Visited June 2014
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Tralee
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Sooo good”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Been back a few times and this place never disappoints. Great pizza and pasta, generous portions which i can never finish and great desserts. My fave is the lemon tart. Out of this world. Brill. Will be back for certain.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Excellent Pizza and Great service”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Best spicy pizza ever.. great size and very filing, had all the elements of a great spicy pizza, not for the faint hearted, Excellent. Pastas were well presented and well prepared, Service excellent. Had the same thing 2 nights in a row!

  • Visited May 2014
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Yellow Springs, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Great French Toast in an Italian themed restaurant and one of the best cups of coffee I've ever had. Two of us had the French toast, I had the full Irish breakfast and the other person had the soup and a salad. We were all well pleased with our choices and will return for dinner some night soon.

Visited June 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious Breakfast”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Called in on a bank holiday Monday for a breakfast, group of 4 adults and 3 kids. Very accommodating & food was top class

  • Visited June 2014
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