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Bella Vita

300 West College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911
920.380.4745
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Ranked #115 of 313 Restaurants in Appleton
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Rustic, authentic Italian cuisine. 17th Annual Golden Fork Award winners in 9 categories!
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English first
Appleton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We dined here on 7/13/13. using a Groupon which had been given to us as a gift. We had made reservations, but quickly found out there had been no need for them, as only a few tables were occupied. Water was poured, and about five minutes later, our server, Mark, came to our table. We ordered drinks, but Mark recommended... More

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Kevin L, Manager at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced in respect to your food quality and service upon your visit. At Bella Vita Ristorante, we take a great deal of pride in ensuring our customers satisfaction. Unfortunately, we did not meet yours or even our own expectations, which is the exception and not a normal occurrence here. As... More

Easton, Maryland
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Very nice. Private, small rooms. We both had pasta dishes and both were very good. Maybe a bit heavy on the pesto sauce. Bread was heavenly and a great wine and beer selection.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We enjoyed dinner at Bella Vita before a performance at the P.A.C. Their halibut special was outstanding and the wine list, while short, was good. Service was very pleasant and we were not rushed. Gelato was outstanding, but I suggest they offer espresso. It's an italian restaurant, after all. The atmosphere is nice and well decorated, but definitely that bland... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant and hotel are top notch!!!! The new menu debuted tonight.... It was AwEsOmE!!!!! We can't say enough about the friendly staff, great atmosphere and excellent food!!!! Our favorite little getaway!!!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stopped in at the CopperLeaf Hotel bar for possible dessert and drinks on the evening of June 11th after 8 pm. We were not certain they even served dessert, but we liked the look of the hotel and it seemed like an inviting place to visit and relax. When we arrived there were four tables occupied. Lively, but not... More

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Deb J, General Manager at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Dear Opcal, Thank you for letting us know about the service you received in our lobby bar and please accept my sincere apology for the service you received. Our goal is to always deliver outstanding customer service whether we are busy or not. I am so sorry that you received anything less than stellar customer service. There is no excuse... More

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

loved the atmosphere and table service -- my dish was salty - my salad was blah - the gelato was not up to par - the wine selection was sparse - liked the bar good beer selection and specialty drinks (though service was slow).

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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Wonderful fresh homemade pasta. Great service! We enjoyed a lovely dinner which certainly was the closest to authentic handmade pasta as I've encountered in a long while. We also were quite impressed with the wonderful breakfast that was offered. The food was hot and fresh and very tasty. Not like most other hotel breakfast buffets. You won't be dissapointed!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food is just ok, not bad but not great. The service was a little slow, considering it wasn't really busy. It's a beautifully decorated restaurant, but it seems awkward to be there, like it's too quiet. It feels like you can't help hearing other conversations, and wishing you didn't feel the need to whisper, so others can't hear yours.... More

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WI
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The atmosphere at this place is nice, especially if you have a small (5-6 people) group. The way the tables and booths are situated you feel as if you have some privacy. The food is pretty good. Bruschetta is great. I've tried veggie ravioli and shrimp fra diavalo during visits there. Skip the gelato....it's more like flavored ice.

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appleton, WI
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Making a reservation was a little difficult during the day since their on line reservation service was down, but someone ultimately did call back to assist me. The restaurant has several small dining areas, which makes it more intimate and quiet than most. I like that concept. I also like the half round booth concept. The food was fairly good,... More

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