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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 good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Bistro numerous times over the years. The experience has never been spectacular but was always reasonably good. We have visited twice in the past few months with both meals being far below my expectations. The service is decent, and the environment...More

Thank OriginalMojo
Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, we truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us, but are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on serving fresh, creative food and beverage with impeccable service and apologize for missing the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went last night. We were seated promptly and our server was very nice. I got the Bourguignone. there was plenty of beef but very little vegetables. The beef was nice and tasty however. We also got the bruschetta which was good. We also tiramisu...More

Thank JimboBryan
Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, we truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on serving fresh, creative food and beverage with impeccable service and apologize for missing the...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Great restaurant! I had the goat cheese ravioli and my husband had the risotto... both were very tasty. The environment was nice, but nothing unique. Personally, felt it was slightly over priced but still an enjoyable evening.

Thank stephmrorie
Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to review Bistro Bella Vita! We're glad to hear you and your husband both enjoyed your meals. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 11 April 2018

My wife and I celebrated her birthday here and it was great. Large portions of tasty food. I had the pork chop and it was so tender and juicy. For my wife they made her meal perfectly to meet here dietary needs (gluten, dairy, and...More

Thank marklynashbrook
Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! We're happy to hear about your exceptional dining experience with us—especially that we were able to accomodate for your wife's dietary needs. Happy birthday to her! Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Stopped in for dinner with friends. It was a bit empty when we arrived in the evening. The hostess seemed irritated that she had to clear off a table for us. We were seated a few minutes later. Our server was friendly and nice. He...More

Thank rb_sumers
Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi there, We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on serving fresh, creative food and beverage with impeccable service and apologize for missing the...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great food and service- the pasta was well cooked but the argyle salad was my favorite. The chocolate gelato was a great finish.

Thank Katie C
Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Katie, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Is there anything we can do next time to make it a 5-star experience for you? :) Let us know. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Hadn't been to BVV in several years, but knew going in that it tends to be pricey. It was--but the meals for our group of 4 were splendid! The menu is quite varied; we all ended up with different drinks, different entrees, and different desserts...More

Thank Jim S
Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Jim! We're so happy to hear about your exceptional experience at Bistro Bella Vita. We'll be sure to pass along the compliments to our culinary and service teams, as well. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Appetizer : Bread Plate - the bread was decent/good probably the worst part of the meal. A bit spongy and I prefer a bit of a firmer crust on my bread. Salad: Warm Salad - Delicious. Main course: Wife - Duck Three Ways - Wonderful...More

Thank ElSanto822
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We had a reservation for 8pm on a Sunday night. The restaurant was relatively empty, yet we were seated right next to the kitchen. The booth we were in was so drafty and cold it was literally moving the curtain and the menu on the...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Been a customer since the establishment opened. Always a delicious meal. Great bar service and super wait staff. My only issue is that it is not a quiet restaurant.....not ideal for intimate conversation.

Thank lovesmaui_alot
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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
Description
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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