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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Business meal

I lead a band and needed to feed my crew before our gig. I was looking for a lunch spot with a decent view. We were serviced really well by Alison! When you choose to dine here, request Alison!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Larry W
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Portland, Maine
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I lead a band and needed to feed my crew before our gig. I was looking for a lunch spot with a decent view. We were serviced really well by Alison! When you choose to dine here, request Alison!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner served by the friendly, courteous waiter, Sergio. The brick oven pizza was delicious, especially the Umbria pizza. The design your own pasta is a great idea and was cooked with fresh ingredients and allowed our picky children to choose the ingredients that they enjoy (and will actually eat!)

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Fairfax, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner here, and our server was so nice! The food was cooked well (filet mignon and lobster tail) and the tiramisu was really tasty too. I would definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I spent a week at the Harborside Hotel and Spa from June 12-18, 2015. We enjoyed every morning's breakfast outside on the terrace, overlooking the pool and beautiful harbor. From omelettes to Eggs Benedict to blueberry pancakes and yogurt parfaits, the quality of food was always very good. One cannot leave Bar Harbor without enjoying a blueberry... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We ate breakfast here every morning during our stay at Harborside. We had the lobster eggs Benedict, the bagel with smoked salmon, and the pancakes. All were very good and eating on the patio early in the morning made for a great start to the day.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The food was excellent as well as the service. We enjoyed dining outdoor and having a great view of Frenchman's Bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

As always La Bella Vuta was able to provide an excellent meal. I was out with my fiancé celebrating a new job and the service from the staff particularly Ryan our server was spectacular. I would highly recommend requesting his service when you come to dine. I enjoyed a very good chicken saltimbocca with very fresh ingredients. My fiancé had... More 

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San Diego, CA
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24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great location in a high end locale/hotel right on the water in Bar Harbor. This isn't a traditional Italian Restaurant as the menu is more continental. Pizza is super thin crust and great but I really wanted a seafood padta which they didn't have. Lobster bisque was great. For a great, high end feel lunch but not traditional Italian it's... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great dinner. Started with the wedge salad which had a different approach and tasted great. Dinners were Veal Parm and Chicken Saltimbocca. The Saltimbocca was wonderful with a nice dark sauce, mushrooms, served on a bed of mashed potatoes. Bread came with a small bowl of sauce and parm to dip. Nice view too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

La Belle Vita is located in the Harborside Hotel. We stopped into the bar for a drink and a light meal and had a very nice experience. The calamari appetizer was delicious, and the wood fired pizza was outstanding. We enjoyed meeting David (the bartender) who was very friendly and accommodating. David is a local who is very knowledgeable about... More 

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Additional Information about La Bella Vita Restaurant

Address: 55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207.288.5033
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?