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La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge

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220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856 (Waldo Ave.)
207 594 2511
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 9
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Food and View

This was a great place to spend the evening. Dinner was wonderful-We had the Veal Parmigiana and Veal Piccata. Both ample portions served with Pasta. The service was excellent from everyone. As we were walking out, every staff person smiled at us and said "goodnight". The lounge has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
lwartow
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Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to spend the evening. Dinner was wonderful-We had the Veal Parmigiana and Veal Piccata. Both ample portions served with Pasta. The service was excellent from everyone. As we were walking out, every staff person smiled at us and said "goodnight". The lounge has a fireplace, and a sax player that evening. Great ambiance all around.... More 

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Westport Island, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Get there before 6 for great Happy Hour deals. Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz in the lounge are truly enjoyable. A happy place where we have made several new friends.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had no reservation due to prior confusion and really did not know how we would be received. Upon arriving we were told we could sit anywhere in the bar area and immediately found a very comfortable table. The server welcomed us immediately and made us feel right at home. We ordered off the regular menu and found our food... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have been coming here for dinner for the last three summers and it is consistently excellent, both for food and service. The lobster bisque and lobster ravioli are real stand-outs. The pasta with braised short ribs ragu is also excellent. Dining outdoors with the beautiful view of the ocean and golf course is always a treat. Dining indoors is... More 

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David D, Manager at La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge, responded to this review

DCtoMaine I am pleased to hear that you had another wonderful visit. When in Maine you can never go wrong with our Lobster dishes, the Pappardelle Farnese is the dish I get the most in the winter, classic comfort food, which is great because it comes in two sizes. Thank you for pointing out how outstanding our wine list is,... More 

Smithville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you're in the area make time to take in the Sunday Brunch at La Bella Vita. The food is plentiful, of excellent quality and fresh. The assortment is great, with a variety of seafood, pastas, salads, breakfast dishes, and a carving station with 3 types of meat. Brunch is served with momosas and in my opinion, very reasonably priced.... More 

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David D, Manager at La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge, responded to this review

Jeffrey F Thank you for your wonderful remarks in regards to our establishment. Our Sunday Brunch has always been a local and crowd favorite. It was good to hear that the service from our staff matched the quality of the food. I will pass along the high praises to the whole team. We look forward to your future visit More 

Topsham, Maine
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The service was very good and the food was excellent. I had the lobster bisque, which was thick and creamy, and steak trio, which was cooked to perfection and very flavorful. My husband had the fried calamari, crisp and tender, and a pasta dish that he quite enjoyed.

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David D, Manager at La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge, responded to this review

Mamamezz Happy Anniversary, thank you for choosing to dine with us on your special night, I am glad that all of the food you and your husband tried met your expectations. We look forward to your future visit. More 

Biddeford, Maine
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a business dinner, so a buffet was served. The most unique and efficient buffet set up I have ever seen. I especially liked the appetizers. Interesting and delicious choices.

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David D, Manager at La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge, responded to this review

health33 Thank you for your high praises on our buffet room, used for our breakfast buffet and Sunday brunch. I hope you join us again soon to try our menu. More 

Derby, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Tuscan salad has a variety of good eating greens. It is almost a two day eating event salad. The Rustic Stew is excellent with an assortment of Shellfish in tangy tomato sauce. Leave room for dessert!

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David D, Manager at La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge, responded to this review

Gary B Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed everything. Our Rustic Stew does offer tastings of all local seafood, and the Tuscan Salad which is our house salad, is great. I hope you did save room for dessert. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Wonderful view and relaxed pace. Started with Tuscan salad; fresh and lightly dressed with a very tasty balsamic dressing with large chunks of bleu cheese. Spaghetti (small size) with two large meatballs in a flavorful tomato sauce with chunks of mozzarella was plenty. Very reasonable price for a superior meal!

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David D, Manager at La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge, responded to this review

Douglas O I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal, the breathtaking views and the atmosphere. All of the item are true crowd pleasers, make sure on your next visit to save room for our house made desserts. More 

Portland, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Delicious Italian food traditionally prepared. The Rustic Stew with local shellfish was richly flavored with tons of tender perfectly prepared seafood. Whenever I dine at an Italian restaurant for the first time I try the chicken parmagiana. La Bella Vita's version was wonderful, just like my Italian mama makes! The service was perfectly paced for a relaxed evening with experienced... More 

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Carmen070, Manager at La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge, responded to this review

Maria T We want you leaving thinking that you were just in Italy, it sounds like we were able to accomplish that. It says a lot when our guest compares our food to their Italian mama, that is in my eyes one of the best compliments. Next time you join us you need to try our Stuffed French Toast. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856
    (Waldo Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: 207 594 2511

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?