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Bistro Bella Vita

44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4064
+1 616-222-4600
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Ranked #8 of 799 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Weston and Market
Description: We go above and beyond to deliver the ultimate dining experience with top-notch service-that's the Essence Restaurant Group philosophy. Whether it's a pizza and beer with friends, or an elegant chef's table meal paired with appropriate wines, guests enjoy our creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. Our culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.
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English first
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our large group (14) had lunch at Bistro Bella Vita after the GVSU graduation. We were seated at the VIP Cellar table, which was perfect for our private celebration. Everyone was pleased with the prompt and attentive service. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious! This will be our #1 choice when we're in G.R. again.

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Was in town for work and this was pretty close to where I was staying. I was at the restaurant around 7 PM on Monday and the place was packed. I was promptly seated in the Bar area ( where they have tables too). The service was very good and my server was quiet attentive. They have an extensive selection... More 

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Grand Haven, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My family and I had another great meal here at Bistro Bella Vita. We have been eating here for 15 years and it has been one of the very top places to eat in Grand Rapids since it opened. The use fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. The results are wonderful overtime. Their drinks are great... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is our fav restaurant anywhere. Tonight we had a cheddar bisque and rustic pizza for small meal before a hockey game. The food was outstanding with fresh herbs and roasted pistachio garnish. The service was great. Never had to wait for a drink or to order and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. A must... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

When we walked in this looked had a "chain restaurant feel" but the food was quite good. Portions were generous. Staff was nicely attentive. Wine list was good.

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Four of us stopped for Restaurant Week and received a fabulous meal. Fortunately, each course was made up of 4 selections (except the entree, there were 6). So each of us made a different choice so we could try as many of the different options as possible. None of us were disappointed. From the appetizer to the desserts, everything, including... More 

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Ada, Mi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food, have never been disappointed. Good service, great atmosphere. One of the better restaurants located in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have been to this restaurant several times over the years and I've never been let down. Servers are terrific (Molly most recently) and the food has always been excellent. Great place to meet before a show at the nearby Van Andel Arena, if you are headed to the Intersection or having a late beer at Founder's. The only knock I've... More 

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Ottawa il
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This restaurant is located in an area that is going through a commercial renovation and is located just outside downtown Grand Rapids. The building seemed relatively new and there was a parking lot across the street. My first impression of the interior of the restaurant is wood and chrome and shiny. Although it is modern, it is warm and inviting.... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Okay, so to qualify, I was with some old friends that I was VERY excited to see--so I had a blast. That said, let's start with the service. It was AMAZING. Our server walked us through the daily menu and explained that everything on the daily menu was local. That's not a big deal to me, but it was nice... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Bella Vita

Address: 44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4064
Phone Number: +1 616-222-4600
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French

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