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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 #14 of 789 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
London, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Food everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, mine included which was the rigatoni Bolognese. They do have a nice variety to choose from, great local draft beers, and a good wine selection. Service great service. Waitress was always friendly, prompt, and timely. Facility Nice atmosphere, on the higher end. The place has some character in it, which is a nice change.... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very good food and nice ambiance...Wild Mushroom Polenta is awesome....service is OK...parking is little difficult as it is in downtown...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

With as large as the menu is, you'd think there would be more variety or more creativity. There's usually a wait, probably since it's in the VanAndel area, so those going to the arena are out for dinner. Not the best place in town to eat.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was a perfect restaurant for a wonderful meal after touring Art Prize all day. We were able to obtain a reservation about a week prior to our visit and the restaurant also is showing several Art Prize entries. Although the specials on the menu looked interesting, we ordered off the regular dinner menu. The goat cheese appetizer was perfect... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were visiting Grand Rapids from the UK and this restaurant was recommended to us. It was so good that we went back for a second visit. The menu was extensive and the service from all staff was exceptional. Thank you for making our trip memorable.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

I went to the restaurant with 3 family members to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Ambience, service(thanks Preston), and location were all very good. The meals we chose; mushroom polenta, veal ravioli, pappardelle with venison ragu, and paella were also very good. What I did not like is the fact that although the restaurant knew it was our anniversary, they... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is my favorite place to eat in GR. The prices are fair and the portion sizes of the meals is great. I love the featured entrees but my favorite menu item by far, is the duck two-way. The atmosphere is business casual to semi-formal. It's perfect.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A group of us came to Bistro Bella Vita upon a recommendation from a friend. It was more casual then I thought it would be. No bother. The drink menu was large and had something for everyone. The food was delicious. I don't think anyone disliked anything that was brought to the table. Our server was excellent. He was personable,... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The service was top notch, and the selection of food was very good, for all family member, even children. They do take reservations, and those can be made online, and on a busy weekend, it worked out perfectly, as our table was ready on time as requested. Our server was very helpful in suggesting dishes, and offering ideas of things... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been eating these hot dogs since the 70's. These are the best hot dogs in town. Great place for lunch, dinner or after the bar.

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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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