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La Bella Vita Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 155
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummers

Very nice restaurant. We came here for breakfast on our last day in BH. Wish we had found it sooner. What a wonderful breakfast! I had the Lobster Benedict - holy moly it was good. Toasted english muffins, roasted tomato slices, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. With some delightful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Eileen F
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Breckenridge, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice restaurant. We came here for breakfast on our last day in BH. Wish we had found it sooner. What a wonderful breakfast! I had the Lobster Benedict - holy moly it was good. Toasted english muffins, roasted tomato slices, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. With some delightful lobster claw meat in between the two muffin pieces. Sinfully... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

service was very good food was above average. delicious pizzas and pasta dishes. good wine list dessert was very good.

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Manchester, Maine
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had appetizers here and they were so good we came back later for dinner, and we were not disappointed. There were five of us and three chose the fixed price menu and the other two chose

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The menu was rather limited and I wouldn't say it had a lot of classic Italian dishes available. Although the waitress was obviously new and did a decent job she was nervous and couldn't answer basic questions on the menu. The food was not served hot and was not good. We left without finishing.

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Stockton, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ordered the salmon...portions were generous, served with yummy vegetables, and nice presentation. My only complaint was a bit salty. My son ordered a seafood pasta dish that he really liked. Enjoyed a glass of local wine with lunch. Nice restaurant, but located in a strip type shopping center, so no view. Staff was friendly. I would definitely go back again.

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West Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

That doesn't mean it is mediocre though! The atmosphere was nice and the service was attentive. We were staying at the hotel (Holiday Inn) so it was convenient in that we were more than a few miles from the downtown of Bar Harbor. Others my traveling companion and I thought the menu selections were very good and the prices were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Harborside Hotel in Bar Harbor, ME for a medical conference in August 2014. Each evening we would stop by the restaurant in the hotel, La Bella Vita for a cocktail before going out on the town :) I have to say David G. is the most personable and friendly bar tender in Bar... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had room service and drinks in the bar. The pizza we had for room service was fantastic. Made in a wood fire oven to give it that authentic taste. David the bartender was fantastic. Very personable. Great restaurant!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went to Maine Oct 11,2014 and stayed at Holiday Inn Regency which was nice but the food in the La bella Vita resaurant was excellent, Nice portions and good flavor. We sat in the bar and had dinner and the service was great. Our bar tender Michael H was great. Took our order, brought us bread, and brought our... More 

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Snellville, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a very nice, somewhat expensive restaurant located in the bottom of a really nice hotel (we went to the downtown location). The view of the harbor is great, the help was very friendly, but I thought it was overpriced compared to other places. $24 for chicken parm seems a bit much. I got the lobster salad and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207.288.5033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients

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