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Bella Vita

49 W Maryland St B3, Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-822-9840
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Ranked #631 of 1,990 restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Maryland
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My niece and I both ordered pasta meals. She had linguini and I had tortellini. Both arrived piping hot and were very tasty. The portions were very large so we were able to take some back to our hotel. The restaurant sits on a lake so request a table near the window because the views are spectacular.

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Oaklandon, IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife had been to the Geist Bella Vita a few years ago and wasn't impressed, but we visited recently and were very pleased. the service was very good, our server was impressive, food was good, price was good. All in all, a very pleasant evening and we will return!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Go to the one on the water in Geist. Excellent outside dining. Food, Drinks and Service is always perfect. Call ahead dock the boat, eat in or go back out and cruise.

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Fishers, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Average food. Some tables wayyyy too small and booths are very uncomfortable. This could be sooooooo much better!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Back in 2006 (I think) a girlfriend of mine and several others went to Bella Vita for a New Years Eve bash! It was a hell of a night, dont remember going home, lol..It was THAT fun! On the note for the food and service: The food was amazing, (dont get the crab unless you like it cold, thats how... More

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