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La Bella Vita Restaurant

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55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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  • 153
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
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  • 11
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Delicious Lunch!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Stockton, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Stockton, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Outside dining in this pretty restaurant is great. The view is breath taking, food was great. We had thin crust pizza which was one of the best one I have ever had and after that haddock and spaghetti Bolognese, both dishes were excellent.

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Ellicott City, MD
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was a very rainy night so we elected to stay in for dinner at our hotel (after finding out that The West Street Cafe had a long wait.) We enjoyed a break from all that lobster with some fine Italian specialties and a nice bottle of wine. It was a very relaxing evening.

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Dls Tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went back this morning just in case yesterday was a fluke There are flies which I reported to the manager. Her response-What kind? My bewildered look prompted-you know, house or fruit? Cuz I want to know what kind. I shrugged, all I know is there are flues in the buffet food area and restaurant which is gross

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Halifax, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We wanted a break from meat so looked for an Italian restaurant for pasta and this did not disappoint. We both had the caprese salad which was tasty. My husband had the 'build your own pasta' where you can choose your pasta and then your sauce and then the vegetables and meat. He loved it. I had gnocchi 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients

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