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Bistro Bella Vita

44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
+1 616-222-4600
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (30 reviews)
“arugula salad” (5 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bistro is a top-notch Place for good, interesting food and unique menu offerings. Drink specials and different-sized portions make this a perfect place to go anytime, whatever the mood or occasion.

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place Iike to just go to to grab a quick snack liek one of thier pizza's and a drink. Good food selctions made perfectly and a great drink menu with very good martinis.

Thank jnewberg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to BBV because it was highly recommended, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was fun. It was perfect for dinner before going to see Wicked. The part I was not impressed with was my server. She hardly checked on us, seemed irritated...More

Thank kristen m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were attending a concert next door and only had one hour to eat..Our waiter was fast, courteous and friendly. Had the beef brisket which was awesome. Got in and out in plenty of time. My only com[plaint was that the martini glass wasnt chilled...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Went here after Art Prize and had wonderful service and food. Atmosphere and location right by the river were great too! We had the hummous, argula salad, brisket, and bread pudding dessert. All were fantastic. The first two courses had a nice lemony zest. The...More

Thank Jacqueline P
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Been to Bistro Bella Vita many times. Always very good as it was again this time. Wine list is a bit expensive for the offerings. Food was very good for all. Four different main courses and two salads. Only downside was they charge you for...More

Thank Richard I
Reviewed 2 October 2017

First time visitors this past weekend....celebrated our anniversary. We had a reservation. Upon arrival, we were esorted to a quiet table where there was a card to recognize our anniversary. Shortly after our arrival, the server brought us complimentary glasses of champagne. Such a nice...More

1  Thank utting
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Our first time here and it was great. Service was very attentive and atmophere was very nice. I got the carbonara and my friend got the duck ravioli we both loved our meal. I seen a server walk by with a pizza and it looked...More

Thank GrannyTammy01
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Once again my friends at Trip Advisor did not let me down. I was in town for work and arrived around dinner time so I used Trip Advisor to help me make my dinner selection. I loved this place. Great atmosphere, very fun/casual atmosphere at...More

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

So glad we had a reason to visit Grand Rapids. Lovely city with extensive dining options. Glad we found this bistro. Our Restaurant Week 3 course dinners were amazing. My meal was great, but wife's was fabulous. The Tartine appetizer and her Rabbit Regot took...More

Thank BatGuano30
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Whitney J
11 March 2017|
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Response from att284 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Let the server know or call ahead if you want to know what they can do. The kitchen staff are very accommodating. They have daily specials as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
Modern French & Italian Cuisine Our specialty is Modern French & Italian Cuisine made from scratch with as many sustainably-sourced ingredients as possible. Enjoy homemade pasta, brick-oven pizzas, rotisserie-roasted meats or our famous paella, taste the difference of the highest-quality cuisine created with sustainably-sourced produce,experience fresh seafood shipped directly to our chefs, and delight in our exceptional, accommodating, professional service.
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