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La Bella Vita Ristorante

55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
+1 207-288-5033
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (71 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a wonderful restaurant with a great view. Parking is very good with valet service. wonderful service and great food. Very comfortable and the noise level is acceptable.

Thank sunshineinflorida123
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate there for my 65 th birthday celebration and it was disappointing. The lobster and pasta dish lacked flavor and the wine was disappointing. Most of the wines are extremely overpriced and just not that good. The atmosphere is beautiful. The service was good....More

Thank linda201198
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two meals here within two days, lunch and breakfast, so I will address both in the same review. Lunch was "build your own pasta" and pizza. Both were okay, but over-priced. Service was adequate, the view nice, but the atmosphere seemed a bit...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at harborside hotel and decided to try la Bella Vita. Sat at the bar, great service, great food and drinks. Sean, our bartender was great...good service and conversation..to start....the bread with marinara dipping sauce is delicious! we tried the lobster/shrimp scampi (I think??) good...More

Thank jagsgapeach
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Sounds like you covered all the bases. Glad you had a good time. Please visit again when you are in town

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Given the wonderful location and fancy look of this place, we had a little concern about the price vs quality ratio here at first. However, there was no catch: outstanding quality of food, wonderful harbor view seating and amazingly yummy cocktails left us craving for...More

Thank Vega18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can't say enough good things about the meal we had at this restaurant. Although we have several dietary concerns (gluten free and vegan) we all found something that was amazing! The vegetables were fresh and crisp on the gluten free sandwich. Those of the...More

Thank Kelsey L
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Kelsey thank you for coming in with your group. So glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you in the future

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful dinner with another family. With 5 kids and 4 adults at the table you never know what will happen. Del Roy took such good care of all of us! Super entertaining for the kids and worked hard with a food allergy...More

Thank Lynne C
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Lynne-so glad to hear you enjoyed everything and in particular Delroy's wonderful service. Please visit us again when in Bar Harbor

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sean at the bar is phenomenal! We had a great time an incredible meal and a few laughs! He does not miss a beat and is an asset to this hotel! Could not recommend going in for at least a cocktail, just to say hi!

1  Thank Len H
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Len - we realize what we have in Sean and glad you had a good time. Hope to see you on your next visit

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for three days and only came to the restaurant for the breakfast. I loved the breakfast buffet as it was also vegetarian-friendly. There was an option for Chobani yogurt- only vegetarian yogurt out there. the highlight was the chef for...More

Thank Khushbu P
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed everything at the regency breakfast buffet. Jefferson is awesome-thank you for noticing

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sure this is a complete anomaly, but our meal was ruined by staff. First the waiter took our orders very, then forgot our drinks. After 10 minutes, salads came out, we then reminded server to bring drinks. Then 3 of our 4 meals came...More

Thank urbanelectron
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11 August 2016|
Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
We split crab/lobster app 1 veal parm 1 very good pizza $58 Drinks/wine extra
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5033
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