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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 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
Save room for dessert.

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Gary B
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Derby, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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270 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derby, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Portland, Maine
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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 

Rockland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It is great to watch the food being made and the very attentive staff. Had the Sicilian Pizza highly recommend!

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

BreakwaterDB Thank you for your high remarks, we do have the best pizza around, we take great pride in our customer service and it show with all of the positive feedback. I hope you will be back soon for another Sicilian Pizza sooner than later. More 

Portland, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

First, the drinks are well worth the price tag. The sun shower was my favorite. Refreshing and delicious. I had the baked haddock and it was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic. My boyfriend had the Fettuccini which he enjoyed very much. The smaller portion was actually bigger than I had imagined and was plenty for him. The trio of creme... More 

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

AimeeMc We are very proud of our handcrafted cocktail menu, it is very unique, and we use nothing but the freshest juices and herbs. The smaller plates are always a hit when someone is looking for lighter fare, even though it always more than enough for me. Thanks again for your high praises. We all hope you join us again... More 

Springvale, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Friendly servers, great Italian dinner choices (including wood fired pizza), wonderful breakfast. Serving sizes were great.

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

Kim635 Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, I am happy that you enjoyed everything. Please join us a again soon. More 

Rockport, Maine USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the best places around to wine and dine, in an area that is blessed with many. The fire in the lounge is cozy on these cold nights, and if you're there in the daytime the view from the dining room can't be beat. In warm weather the deck is ideal for lunch or an evening meal. It is... More 

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

RockportME I have to agree with all of your great praises; the pizza I feel is the best around. There is nothing like sitting by our two fireplaces on a cold snowy day, relaxing with good company and letting us take care of you. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the Lobster Ravioli, as it normally is a... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We ate here often during a one week stay @ Samoset in the summer of 2014. Food is very good & the atmosphere is very classy. We did breakfasts, several dinners, & Sunday brunch, dining al fresco for brunch. Dinners are a little pricey, & on weekends it's best not to be in a hurry, but it's worth it for... More 

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

Michael646808 I am pleased that we left such a great impression on your stay and your dining experience, thank you for all of your kind words. Our Sunday brunch has always been a highlight by our guest and the community, no one leaves hungry. Please join us again soon. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We never sat in the main restaurant, but ate three meals in the Enoteca Lounge while staying at the Samoset in January. We also ordered desserts delivered to our room, which were yummy. We enjoyed hanging out at the lounge. The place is very comfortable and welcoming. The bar menu food is pretty good but I made the mistake of... More 

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

Keggr Thank you for all of your many visits while staying with us, I am sorry that the Chicken Picatta was not something that you enjoyed; I have passed your comments on to our Chef. As you can imagine our outdoor seating and the fire pit are always packed, as we have a wonderful view of our eighteen hole championship... More 

New York
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

While staying at the Samoset Resort over the holiday break we enjoyed two dinners at La Bella Vita. To be honest, both of our meals and the service exceeded expectations. First, the restaurant is quite nice, trendy but comfortable at the same time. The front area has a great bar and private seating areas, and the dining room is upscale... More 

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

Skgbos I am pleased that you enjoyed your experience so much that you came back again; we take great pride in our service and food. With a complete renovation three years ago, we have an updated, fun and relaxed atmosphere that keep guest coming back for more. You’ll have to come back soon, maybe even sit in one our private... 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

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?