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La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge
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Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Waldo Ave.
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We stayed at the Samoset because of the Ice Bar. The place was packed. Which is really nice to see in the middle of winter on a extremely cold night. We had one drink outside and decided it was too cold so we went to eat at the restaurant. It was going to be a 2 hour wait! But Phil actually apologized and was very nice. So we hung out by the wood fired pizza oven and eventually got two seats. Casey was our server and what a great guy. The pizza we had was delicious. The service from everyone at the Resort was excellent. It made the stay very enjoyable and will likely bring us back again. We did have the breakfast buffet the next morning and it was amazing all the items you could get. Ate so much we skipped lunch.

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Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We wanted a nice evening out, and it is exactly what we received. I made reservations ahead with opentable.com. The hotel was clean and inviting when entering. The hostess brought us to our seat. We both seemed a bit nervous at first because the place was very busy but the seats were perfect. It was just enough that it was away from the chaos. Our server was wonderful, she was friendly and attentive. The food, what can I say, amazing! The plating was outstanding, clean and crisp. My boyfriend had steak and gnocchi. Which was cooked just as he wanted. I had the Chicken Saltimbocca, very moist and delectable. We both had desserts. Overall, if you're looking for a place thats romantic, wonderful service, clean and amazing food. This is the place for you. Im one that says, I do not mind spending a little more to get amazing food, everything fits what you pay for.

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Thank Paris S
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

This was a night out with friends. We had excellent service from Chris and the meal was delicious. It certainly met our expectations and we will return as soon as we can.

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Thank Frenan04856
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We have been going to the Samoset for about 21 years and have dined in Marcel's as well as Bella Vita. Although we love the renovations, we are not as keen on the dining experience. We ate there on a Friday night and could not even carry on a conversation due to the loud live jazz band. The actual music would have been lovely but not the decibel level. Likewise the food is ok not great and not really much variety. Marcel's offered more choice. The Samoset management group should figure out if they want to offer fine dining along with a relaxed atmosphere or whether they want to be a loud noisy pub with no ambience. A suggestion would be to open up a bar area situated away from La Bella Vita and the Enoteca Lounge. Hope they actually read this review. In general if you want a relaxing dining experience there are many much nicer restaurants in the surrounding area.

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Thank Florence503
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

This was our fourth time staying at Samoset but the first since this restaurant replaced Marcel's. This is a beautiful space with tiered seating and some private dining areas. The only detraction from the ambience was a really terrible lounge singer who started wailing partway through our dinner and our table was located close to the lounge entrance. We were served water and bread by a runner very promptly but had to ask the hostess to summon our waitress. After that, the service was very acceptable. The menu selections and food were outstanding! I thought the prices were reasonable for a first class resort. This wouldn't be an every day selection but for a nice dinner on vacation at a beautiful resort - this fit the bill.

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Thank Rich O
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