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Bistro Bella Vita

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44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083 (Weston and Market)
+1 616-222-4600
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been here a few times over the years, as I visit Grand Rapids twice a year on business. I must congratulate the pastry chef, as I had the flourless chocolate tart and ice cream which was fantastic! I also had the Bolognese and there was so much sauce that it was overwhelming but in a "too much" way!... More 

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1 Thank Aliceco1
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a place I go often when meeting someone for lunch downtown. They do give you a discount on parking and the food has always been excellent.

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Thank DLynnC2015
Clarkston, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered Rigatoni Bolognese. I assumed I would be served a salad or bread with my meal, but, literally five minutes after ordering, my plate was plunked down. The pasta was quite undercooked but the sauce was good. The entire meal was just...underdeveloped and served with absolutely no flair or pride of presentation.

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Thank 270lovetotravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Ownership has done a fantastic job with offering fine dining at affordable prices. A must stop if you're visiting downtown.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after a volleyball tournament with 16 people. They were extremely accommodating. For one, they took reservations (many restaurants couldn't or wouldn't) and when we had to push it back 15 minutes, they were very cool about it. The menu is a bit pricey, but we all agreed, it was worth it. Wait staff was excellent. We had... More 

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Thank Christy S
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here with work friends. We went at 5:30, perfect time to get quick service. By the time we were leaving about 7, it was getting busy. Great food!!!

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Thank Ray S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Bistro Bella Vita since we haven't been there in a while and it has always been a favorite of ours. The Martini's are amazing and the food has always been exceptional with the Beef Bourguignon being a personal favorite. The menu changed since we were there last, but the Beef was still available. My Husband ordered it as... More 

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Thank Deb S
Traverse City, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible selection of hand crafted martinis. Brought table-side and shaken until they're perfectly frosty! Wonderful selection of appetizers. We ordered 5 for the table to share and each was excellent.

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Thank Annette T
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Main course was Duck Ravioli. Very good. Appetizers ordered included the Hummus with pickled vegetables, Polenta with wild mushrooms and Bruschetta. Polenta was very good, Hummus was tasty however the Bruschetta was a bit soggy. My husband had the Brisket with Risotto, very good as well. Keep in mind soups, salads are not included with your meal. Delicious, I would... More 

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Thank SOBieAZ
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh, delicious food. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Staff was friendly and flexible in regard to a change in our reservation. It was a little too noisy for my taste, but great experience overall.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
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
Description
We go above and beyond to deliver the ultimate dining experience with top-notch service-that's the Essence Restaurant Group philosophy. Whether it's a pizza and beer with friends, or an elegant chef's table meal paired with appropriate wines, guests enjoy our creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. Our culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?