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“A happy accident”
Review of La Bella Vita

La Bella Vita
Ranked #10 of 89 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We stumbled on this lovely Italian restaurant. We thought in mid-February that getting a table for two anywhere in Westport town wouldn't be a problem, not true! Everywhere was booked, including this place but the lovely host put us in the upstairs room with a warning that no-one ever wants to be seated there. We didn't care, we were hungry. A couple of proseccos later and the dreaded upstairs room was full, we chose from the varied menu a HUGE platter of smoked fish and also the beef carpaccio, both lovely. Portions are big. We had pasta/gnocchi mains and both again were delicious and plentiful. I had dessert which was fine but not as good as rest. By then, we were chatting away to all our fellow upstairs diners, a mix of locals and blow-ins from all over, we stayed on after dinner chatting away. Really good night, lots of fun and made so by the charming staff. I loved this place and it was an unexpected evening of craic and lovely food, will return for sure

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had dinner here last night. The restaurant was very busy. The food was top class.
Two members of the party had steak, three had fish one chicken and one had seafood pasta. Everybody was delighted with their choice. The service was excellent and it was reasonably priced. would definitely return

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Thank BrooklodgeBnB
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

Once again, just a lovely meal, lovely surroundings and an evening to remember.

Warmly welcomed by our waiter/maitre d', who'd remembered us from a year ago, which was just unbelievable! Delightful starters of mussels and bruschetta, mains of cod and rosemary chicken, then all wrapped up with a fabulous tiramisu......

Highly recommended!

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Thank Imjustatourist2
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Lovely little restaurant with great food and staff. very enjoyable evening. Well worth a visit and reasonably priced

Thank Anne T
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

We ate in La Bella Vita last friday night. Had read a few reviews and were delighted to find an early table (6.30pm) on what became a busy evening. Firstly, the staff were lovely. The waitress was informative & chatty. We had starters - Bruschetta for me and the Arancini (Rice Balls) special for my hubbie. Both delicious! For mains we had Penne a la Salmon (me) and Seafood Linguine (hubbie) - both lovely. Tiramisu and Lemon Tart for dessert + a lovely Montepulcino Red for our drink. The service was excellent, the food was beautiful, we didn't feel rushed and I would recommend to couples and families. A very homely, welcoming restaurant in the heart of the Westport. Ps. they also do a very good early bird for €19 - but we went with main menu as it was a rare night out for us!

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Thank nicklinhaus
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