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Bella Vita

300 West College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911
920.380.4745
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Ranked #99 of 315 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, Wisconsin
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

We all loved our meals. The scallops on special were fantastic. The only negative on the night was that our server lacked personality and a sense of humor. I felt like since our gratuity was already added to the bill (being a party of 6), she didn't try at all to make our experience special or memorable. After the initial... More

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Matthew V, Manager at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to fill out your experience on Tripadvisor, and for visiting the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel and dining with Bella Vita Ristorante. My staff and I are pleased that you chose to dine with us. We strive to continuously provide exceptional dining, personalized service and comfortable, elegant accommodations as is our goal to earn your loyalty... More

Marquette, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

I found the Copperleaf and Bella Vita on a Wisconsin tourism site. Am I glad! We dined on a rainy Sunday night. I had the Bolognese & my companion had the gnocchi with chicken. Both were delightful! We chose a wine at our waiter's suggestion & he was spot on. Service was solicitous without being obtrusive. We had an amazing... More

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Matthew V, Manager at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We pride ourselves with our chef’s innovative ideas and knowledge on Italian cuisine. I’m also excessively happy to know that our knowledgeable servers guided you to make sure your wine appeal was spot on! We strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and go above and beyond as we want to earn your... More

Weyauwega, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

I recently visited Bella Vita for the second time. I was meeting a group, so we first grabbed beverages in the bar area. The service was great and the hostess worked to insure our every need be met in a timely manner. She even went so far to ask us if we needed anything and to excuse her when she... More

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Matthew V, Manager at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Kasey, Thank you very much for your kind words. We pride ourselves with our chef’s innovative ideas and knowledge on Italian cuisine. I’m glad you loved the Baked Manicotti it is one of my personal favorite items on the menu. Since your last visit here at Bella Vita we have made more distinctive changes to our decor adding old world... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We went here for our anniversary. We had calamari, caprese salad, brodetto and chicken piccata. The food was OK, but definitely nothing special. The service was fair at best. For good Italian in Appleton go to Carmella's.

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Matthew V, Manager at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to fill out your experience on Tripadvisor, and for visiting the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel and dining with Bella Vita Ristorante. My staff and I are pleased that you chose to dine with us. We strive to continuously provide exceptional dining, personalized service and comfortable, elegant accommodations as is our goal to earn your loyalty... More

WI and FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

I didn't eat more than one bite of my shrimp scampi.

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Matthew V, Manager at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to fill out your experience on Tripadvisor, also for visiting the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel and dining with Bella Vita Ristorante. My staff and I are pleased that you chose to dine with us. It concerns me that your Shrimp Scampi was uneatable. We strive to continuously provide exceptional dining, personalized service and comfortable, elegant... More

BIRMINGHAM
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Newly opened in the former Black & Tan space in the Copperleaf Hotel, Bella Vita is a marvelous marriage of Italian cooking and sensibility, with local Wisconsin meat & produce. While the entire meal was excellent, the standout was the cup of soup -- a thick tomato base with bits of chicken and kernels of fresh sweet corn. Perfectly spiced... More

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Matthew V, Manager at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We pride ourselves with our chef’s innovative ideas and knowledge on Italian cuisine. Since your last visit here at Bella Vita we have made more distinctive changes to our decor adding old world charm with a warm and inviting atmosphere to make you feel you are right in Italy. We strive to... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We loved the pasta, fish, wine and desserts at the Bella Vita Restaurant in the CopperLeaf Hotel. Everyone in our party of four (two teens and two adults) found something delicious. We would definitely come back. The veggies served as sides were cooked and seasoned perfectly--one of my favorite parts of the dinner.

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Matthew V, Manager at Bella Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to fill out your experience on Tripadvisor, and for the kind words. My staff and I are pleased that you chose to dine with us. We strive to continuously provide exceptional dining, personalized service and comfortable, elegant accommodations as is our goal to earn your loyalty as a return guest. We are working closely... More

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