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Bistro Bella Vita

44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4064
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Ranked #14 of 782 restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Weston and Market
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89% Recommend
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English first
Novi, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Grand Rapids. My daughter who has lived there for the past 3 years says that her fellow doctors always go there to impress colleagues. This past father's day we celebrated and had a beautiful meal that was as scrumptious as it was good looking. A very creative lobster bisque with strawberries, paella... More

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Milwaukie, OR
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Ate here several years ago when working locally and remembered having a good experience, so i returned not once but twice while i was here. The food was as excellent as before. I enjoyed the melon caprese salad and pork shoulder over polenta the first night and a grilled salmon the second night. Mp they source their food locally as... More

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Grand Rapids, MI
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every time I go here, the drinks are creative and excellent, and the entrees are the same. This is simply a very good and cutting-edge restaurant.

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Leesburg, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Extensive menu, pleasant atmosphere. We disagreed on the value - he thought it was a little pricey, but I thought it was fair. Service was excellent. Open design seems well suited to large groups, not intimate dinners.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We chose this restaurant for our daughter's wedding reception, which was a small intimate affair concentrating on fine food and good company. Our guests, who flew in from the east and west coasts, commented that the meal served at Bistro Bella Vita was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. And indeed, it was. The service was... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dined before hockey game with family. Love Bistro Bella Vita! Annual dining choice prior to Griffin's hocley game at Van Andel Arena. Very convenient.

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The food was a bit pricey, but we knew it would be. Overall, the food was good, though I'm not sure it was as good as you would expect given the price. I am gluten free and dairy free and our server was very accommodating of this. I ordered the greek salad without croutons and cheese, but added grilled shrimp... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Been to this restaurant many times since it opened and took my wife and daughter there for Mother's Day resulting in another pleasing dining experience. The menu is creative and always delivered hot and tasty. Service is excellent ( a young man from Texas) including helpful suggestions

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This restaurant doesn't disappoint. Ask for Connor. The bar made a great red sangria to have with the paella. The schnitzel was amazing. Beer, wine and spirit selections are extensive and diverse. You will not be disappointed.

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Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were town visiting for business and our contact strongly recommended this Place. Service was spot on, attention was without a hitch. Some of the food was a bit bland but for the most part it was enjoyable. Presentation and everything were really good. A bitt on the pricey side but yes very good

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