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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 #13 of 795 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

3 out of 4 enjoyed our meal very much. The 4th was critical because a certain dish was not prepared very well. Our service was exceptional. Melissa showed what great service really means; she made us feel very welcome and gave great recommendations. Sometimes the service makes up for all other ills and yet this restaurant has little that deserves... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I had my rehearsal dinner here and had a fantastic experience - 11 years ago. :) That was my first visit. Our family was so happy with both the service and food that we have been back many, many times since. We often come here for our family's traditional Christmas Eve dinner and always have great food and service for... More

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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We really like this place..close to arena and trendy feel to it. Nick, our server, recommended the beef bourguignon which was excellent..great flavor..tender beef and lots of vegetables. We enjoyed the mushroom appetizer and nice sized salads. The featured wine was very tasty as well. All of the choices looked appealing and it certainly is a place to consider if... 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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