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Bella Vita

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49 W Maryland St B3, Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-822-9840
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great view of Geist!

I've been a regular for many years and always have had great service and food quality. The menu has a wide variety of choices, but specializes in Italian. The atmosphere in the summer time is outstanding. They always have good background music most nights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Dan F
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been a regular for many years and always have had great service and food quality. The menu has a wide variety of choices, but specializes in Italian. The atmosphere in the summer time is outstanding. They always have good background music most nights.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went to Bella Vita to celebrate an anniversary. They gave us a seat on the back patio as we requested, and the best part of the experience was enjoying the view of Geist Reservoir. We saw some other guests drive up in boats and come straight to the restaurant. I got the tilapia with risotto, which was incredible. It... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Bella Vita is nice restaurant located on the Geist marina. They have good Italian food, a nice bar and a great view. The often have a live band on the weekends. I took a first date here and she really enjoyed it. The restaurant was not to loud so that we could hear each other talk.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Love it here. We love to pull up in our boat and enjoy the food and drinks. Most meals are very consistent and even the Pizza is pretty good.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I went to Bella Vita for an early dinner with friends. It was not bad but nothing stood out as even something better than average. It certainly is priced as if it is something phenomenal. The young peppy waitress must have asked me 20 times if the food was great and wouldn't stop asking until I responded that way. It... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I knew Bella Vita when it was a couple of miles down the road at Brook School Rd and visited at its current location, on the water at the Geist Marina, many times over the years. It had, however been two years since my last visit. It was most definitely a place for singles to meet and be seen on... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I have enjoyed this restaurant for several years, ever since the current owners took over and renamed the place "Bella Vita". In fact, the food is very good, and the setting is great. But my rating is 2 out of 5 because of the women who are supposed to greet customers as they enter thru the front door. More than... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

On a balmy Sunday in June, this busy waterside restaurant served a perfect Sunday Brunch. Only $12.99 they had all the finest quality food - Eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, French Toast, wonderful bacon, link pork sausage, pastries, toast, and fantastic dried beef gravy on biscuits (hadn't had that for 30 years). Great service and ambience on the outside patio overlooking... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Bella vita is no longer bella vita! We went to eat there 2nd may 2014 couldn't find it, stepped into this granite restaurant to ask where Bella vita is and was told it was here and was bought out and changed. No longer an Italian restaurant!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My wife and I took three grandchildren here for Easter brunch. As brunches go, the food was actually pretty good. The problem was that the buffet was set up in an area between the dining room/bar and the open kitchen, and it was completely unlit. The array of serving dishes also had no tags or signs to indicate what was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 W Maryland St B3, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-822-9840

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?