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La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge

220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856
207 594 2511
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Ranked #1 of 21 restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Waldo Ave.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The service is not long enough to call slow, but the atmosphere makes up for any indecencies ten fold. Families from all over, comedic relief, a beautiful place, and great food. Thank you Vicky, our waitress, for making our night something special. I love this place because of you and I want to come back. The bread and butter are... More

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Our table at La Bella Vita provided a good view of the wedding reception in progress outside, and the sweeping view of Penobscot Bay beyond. We had the Tuscan salad, which arrived with a mound of frisee onion rings (not in menu description -- "Mixed Greens, Olives, Gorgonzola, Cucumbers, Roma Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette"), but the greens were... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Simone was my server at this restaurant, and she was just a perfect waitress. She was friendly and polite. She got the drinks and food out in a timely manner.

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

Crossfitfighter ~ We are pleased to learn that your dining experience was a positive one and will certainly pass along your compliments to Simone C. who is one of our valued servers. More

Rockport, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After a long car trip to the samoset Resort, my friend and I decided to catch dinner at Bella Vita, which is located on the resort property. We had a lovely cheese plate, which was overpriced, but nicely done. We also ordered the Italian wedding soup, which was okay. Unfortunately, the young server spilled the soup on me. He was... More

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

JParker25 ~ Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and for recognizing the servers sincere apologies when he inadvertently spilled the soup on you. We would also like to express our genuine apologies to you and assure you that we would be happy to reimburse you for the cleaning cost of your clothing. As we strive for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Amazing view, great music, relaxing, great food, and fantastic service! Everytime I ate there I always requested Simone C. as my waitress-all I can say is, incredible. Defiantly recommend!

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

Courtneyyyyx331 ~ Your compliments are much appreciated! We are truly happy to learn how much you have enjoyed your dining experiences with us and will let Simone C. how impressed you were with her incredible service. More

South Thomaston, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our family of 16 (and a 19 month-old) reserved a private dining room for the celebration of the 65th wedding anniversary of our parents. We could not have been more pleased with the room, the service and the food. The room had a view over the golf course to the ocean and lots of natural light due to the wall... More

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

Sotome ~ Congratulations to your parents on their 65th wedding anniversary!! We are honored that you chose the La Bella Vita as the venue for the celebration of such an important occasion and are very pleased to know that your dining experience was one that you would highly recommend. We will certainly pass along your compliments to the chef, culinary... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The staff at Samoset Resort and La Bella Vita are excellent. Attentive and friendly. Food choices were interesting and great.

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

Deadrickfamily ~ Thank you for taking time out of your family vacation to post your comments concerning your families dining experience. We will certainly pass along your kudos to the entire staff at the Samoset Resort and will look forward to your return visit. More

Camden, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A beautiful restaurant, especially the setting, seating, lighting, and overall atmosphere – it felt luxurious, and we enjoyed our evening. We actually stayed at the Samoset one winter before moving here, but didn’t eat at La Bella Vita then; not sure why. But this time, with tripadvisor rating it the #1 restaurant in Rockport, we just had to try it.... More

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

NubbleSK ~ We are happy to hear how much your party enjoyed the Haddock, Calamari Appetizer, Quattro Formaggi Pizza and Blueberry pie in the luxurious setting of the La Bella Vita. However since we strive for excellence we are saddened to learn that you were not completely satisfied and will certainly pass along your critique to our Chef and his... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My father and I ate here twice for dinner at the Samoset Resort in Rockland, ME. The service is excellent. When you need something changed or have a special request they grant it with a smile. We had to change tables due to a draft, and they accommodated us willingly. We had several special menu requests due to food allergies... More

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

Michelle P ~ Your humble opinion means quite a lot to us! Thank you for your high praise, our entire team strives to ensure an excellent dining experience for our guests. Christie will be pleased to know how much you and your father enjoyed your meal and appreciated her friendly service. We will look forward to your return visit and... More

Aiken, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine offers some of the best views of Penobscot Bay, and a great ocean golf course, but it's its La Bella Vita Ristorante that highlights the resort. Fine food in a great setting. From pizza to fine Italian, everything on the menu is outstanding. Dine in or out on the veranda, you can't go wrong.... More

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

MDLTSK ~ We are truly honored by your high praise and very pleased to learn that you had an exceptional dining experience at the La Bella Vita. We will certainly pass along your compliments to Katie regarding her superb service and will look forward to welcoming you again for that return visit you mentioned! More

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