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La Bella Vita Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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55 West St., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 175
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 10
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  • 12
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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
A must!

Delicious! The Lobster Eggs Benedict was amazing. Wonderful view, family friendly, and great staff willing to accommodate your needs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Nancy M
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
East Tennessee
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husbands "rustic stew" was wonderful. I ordered the halibut and it was overcooked and dry. When I told the server, he just replied "I'll tell the chef".

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The hotel/restaurant itself was beautiful. We got seated by a window overlooking the water. I found the host to appear rather snobbish. The food was okay not worth the money in my opinion.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious! The Lobster Eggs Benedict was amazing. Wonderful view, family friendly, and great staff willing to accommodate your needs.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had dinner, looking for something other than lobster, in a place to comfortably dine away from the sun and mob. This is a mid range Italian restaurant like you are familiar with at home. It is predictable, not wonderful, but a reasonably priced meal when you are traveling nonetheless. Most of the tables have a scenic harbor view and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The staff was friendly and efficient. Great food with a very good selection. Wish they were close to home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had salads as well, which were mediocre - but they had the best margarita pizza I have ever had. Everyone must try!!

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I ate at La Bella Vita twice during our stay on Bar Harbor. The first meal was so good that we went back for a second meal. The gnocchi is sinfully good and the New York Strip was tender and flavorful. My wife got a Tuscan salad and the haddock dinner and both were excellent. We went... More 

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northern virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had breakfast here the first morning and then refused to eat breakfast any where else for the stay of our trip. A lovely terrace oversees the harbor, the ambiance of the main dining area is excellent and also provides beautiful ocean views, and the service was exceptional. Breakfast choices are traditional, and handsomely created. Value is good for what... More 

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Knoxville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Harborside Hotel in Bar Harbor for our 10th anniversary. (We got married in Bar Harbor and had our reception there in June 2005.) the food at the reception was fantastic. The restaurant has since been replaced by La Bella Vita and moved from the Bar Harbor Club per current staff..we decided to eat... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The people here understand fine dining and tremendous guest service. The menu is spectacular and our server was adept at suggestive selling.We were privileged as a group of seven to sit at the family table which is named correctly as it was one of the best settings for a large family group that I have ever experienced A true sign... More 

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Additional Information about La Bella Vita Restaurant

Address: 55 West St., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207.288.5033
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  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, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207.288.5033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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