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La Bella Vita Restaurant

55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Ranked #25 of 119 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
Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Bedford, NH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Once again we enjoyed our annual visit to Bar Harbor and La Bella Vita Ristorante It is always a great pleasure to see David G. behind the bar and making sure that all goes smoothly. He is such a wonderful asset to the restaurant and the company he represents.

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Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I just had an incredibly delicious meal and experience at La Bella Vita. The wait staff from the bartender, David G to our waiter Rudy K were not only helpful, kind, considerate but also very friendly and accommodating. We ordered the lobster ravioli chef special which was outstanding. The view was an added plus. It was our... More

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Fort Kent, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great breakfast. Levi was a great server. The bartender who is mentioned in a lot of the reviews was pretty cheery. We saw him in passing and he was quite the guy!

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