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La Bella Vita Restaurant

55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Ranked #30 of 122 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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were in Bar Harbor for 3 days in September this year. There were so many restaurants there. It was difficult to figure out which ones were really good even with the help of "yelp". Through the recommendation of a local for an Italian restaurant, we went to La Bella Vita. This restaurant was inside the upper scale hotel Harborside.... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The interior of the Restaurant and the Hotel Lobby are stunning! Very impressed. If the weather is good, sitting on the patio is a must, great setting and nice views! The food is a little overpriced bit still very good. Excellent selection. I thought the food was Excellent but my wife thought it was only okay so I gave it... More

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ny/dc
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

First of all I will say the setting is lovely. The hotel grounds are very nicely landscaped and the restaurant has a lovely mosaic floor. The bar is tiny and overlooks a pizza oven. In terms of the food, it was completely average. It had a chain restaurant feel to it. The bread was completely bland. The salads were ok.... More

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Staying at the Harborside. Great little bar and good pizza. Excellent manhattans. Will go back tomorrow night.

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Sandwich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I went for an early afternoon lunch, we shared a bottle of wine, the meat & cheese pate and a pizza, it was so wonderful that we came back hours later for a late dinner. The mushroom risotto was to die for and the chicken piccata with fresh pasta was tender and perfectly seasoned. Highly recommend!!!

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South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I ate dinner and breakfast at this restaurant. For dinner i had Chicken picata which was served with pasta. The chicken was such a small serving - I think it was the smallest I have ever received at a restaurant. On the other hand they filled the plate with about a half pound of pasta. The taste was nothing special.... More

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Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay in Bar Harbor. Once for dinner and I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of gluten free options at an Italian restaurant. The food was very good and the waiter really friendly but the service a little slow. The bottled wine was reasonably priced and good. We split an amazing gluten free... More

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After reading the reviews I was convinced to try it, and I did it. Unfortunately despite the name pasta was over cooked, no way, the price is too high for the quality of the food. Place is nice, good view, nice people work there, but pasta it's better to avoid.

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Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

After a day exploring bar harbor we thought we would try the restaurant in our hotel, and we were more than happy with our choice. A great meal, overall we were all happy , helpful friendly staff overall and our server Dan was very knowledgable and helpful. The beautiful ocean view was absolutely gorgeous.

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League City, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After walking the streets of Bar Harbor, my sister and I looked forward to a late lunch. I knew that this restaurant had a very good recommendation from AAA, so we stopped there to eat. No disappointment here. We ordered a green salad and a Classic Margherita pizza and shared both. The chef did an excellent job with the tasty... More

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