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La Bella Vita Restaurant

55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Ranked #24 of 122 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

After reading the reviews I was convinced to try it, and I did it. Unfortunately despite the name pasta was over cooked, no way, the price is too high for the quality of the food. Place is nice, good view, nice people work there, but pasta it's better to avoid.

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Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

After a day exploring bar harbor we thought we would try the restaurant in our hotel, and we were more than happy with our choice. A great meal, overall we were all happy , helpful friendly staff overall and our server Dan was very knowledgable and helpful. The beautiful ocean view was absolutely gorgeous.

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League City, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After walking the streets of Bar Harbor, my sister and I looked forward to a late lunch. I knew that this restaurant had a very good recommendation from AAA, so we stopped there to eat. No disappointment here. We ordered a green salad and a Classic Margherita pizza and shared both. The chef did an excellent job with the tasty... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I wandered into this gem of a hotel restaurant with modest expectations and had a delightful experience. Ate at the bar and started with a challenge to the bartender to prepare a special non-alcoholic drink of his choice. Memorable for a number of reasons including his name - Gummy- he delivered a beautiful lemonade blueberry drink garnished with mint and... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We enjoyed a delightful lunch at this lovely restaurant. The food was delicious. My wife ordered the Veal Parm and I had the Rosemary Chicken we both cleaned our plates. We did however save room for the Blueberry Pie with Lemon Curd and Gelato. The food was enhanced by the amazing views from the outside eating area and although the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm 12 and you would think a fancy place like this wouldn't interest me, but I loved it! I personally picked it out for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed. Great food, view, atmosphere, service, what else is there to say? Our server, Alex, was very nice, and when I asked him for a suggestion on which food was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We saw all of the rave reviews about this place so we decided to try it. We went there with our young daughters. The girls' brick oven pizza was good. They have an extensive wine list. The rest of our food was average at best. The surf and turf was very small for the price and the chicken picatta was... More

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Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I recently ate at La Bella Vita based upon the reviews from TripAdvisor. It was by far the best Italian food we have had, not only on vacation, but even coming in first over our favorite place back at home. We ate inside and didn't have to wait for a table. We were seated at 6:30 pm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was in the area for a getaway weekend and enjoyed an evening at La Bella Vita for dinner with my boyfriend. We were immediately greeted at the entrance by a younger woman who was all smiles. I ordered the filet and it was cooked to perfection. The server was attentive and helpful with menu questions. The atmosphere was cozy... More

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Portland, Maine
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was the most expensive dinner of our vacation ($300+ / 9 people) but we loved the food, the view and the "ambience"..........so worth it in our mind. The restaurant is inside the Harborside Hotel. They do have some outside seating, but couldn't accommodate our large group outside. However, inside they have large windows with beautiful views of the harbor,... More

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