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La Bella Vita Restaurant

55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Ranked #23 of 120 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
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
New Hampshire, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had an early dinner as we knew the wait grew long later on. We did the make your own pasta and it was excellent! The bread and pomodora sauce were delicious, too.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Thanks you David, at the bar, and Justin, our server, for another very pleasant experience at La Bella Vita at the Harborside Hotel. Drinks and dinner were tasty, as always. Service was friendly and professional. Always a pleasure to spend an evening here, including a slow walk around the back of the hotel to watch the sunset and the tourists... More

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Port Washington, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We travel all over the world and dine in the finest restaurants. To our surprise, in the small town of Bar Harbor, Maine, we found ourselves having lunch, then dinner, then lunch again the following day at La Bella Vita. They were beyond accommodating, exceeding our expectations with the service and the food. Everything was so delicious from the salads... More

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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate at La Bella Vita numerous times during our 5 day vacation in Bar Harbor. Both of our children have serious food allergies, and after emailing the manager Colleen ahead of our visit, we were able to walk in and order and receive friendly service and delicious food. We return time and again, for dinner, for breakfast and for... More

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maine
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Gluten Free pizza was fantastic! Its the best I have had in a very long time. GF crust is really hard to make good and they nailed it!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were visiting Bar Harbor and after a few days of seafood were looking for a good Italian place. Being native New Yorkers we are Italian food connoisseurs... we asked a local shop owner for a recommendation. He suggested La Bella Vita, said it was in a pricey hotel, but was reasonable and lots of locals go there. We arrived... More

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Western Springs, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed at the hotel and ate here twice during our stay. David G was our waiter for a late afternoon lunch, and Alex was our waiter for a dinner. We had excellent service from friendly waiters and great food both times. Very scenic view too!

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Wichita, Kansas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Food was very good, service was somewhat slow but was the beginning of the season. Varied menu and something for everyone.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food was spot on! My calamari was cooked crispy but not overdone and my steak was a perfectly cooked medium rare and seasoned well. The antipasti plate was a very generous portion and loved that it came with some spreads. Everyone was friendly and the view of the harbor from the windows were very nice. Will most likely eat... More

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Brandon, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have made a tradition of dining at La Bella Vita on our first evening in Bar Harbor over the last 6 years. This year, we brought a friend who has never been to Maine and our daughter and her family on their first visit as well. We had told everyone how great the restaurant and service have been, but... More

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