We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Bella Vita Restaurant

55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288.5033
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Write a Review

222 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
    124
    60
    21
    8
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Our family of 5 enjoyed our dinner at La Bella Vita. We appreciated the large variety of dishes on the menu and the attentive service. The pastas and beef dishes were tasty, if not spectacular, but we can't comment on the desserts because we walked down main street to get ice cream! We would recommend this restaurant to those looking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Macomb, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The food was good, but it was over priced. Should not have to pay for refills on pop. The meal does not come with a salad either. Everything is extra.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by a local couple. We went early on a Friday night. It wasn't crowded. There are two locations and we went to the one downtown. We were seated by a window but strangely hotel guests using the pool walk through the restaurant to get to the lobby. Quite a few children and babies went through.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Hampshire, United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Naples, Florida
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Bella Vita Restaurant also viewed

Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine

Been to La Bella Vita Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Bella Vita Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing