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La Bella Vita Restaurant

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55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 153
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 10
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  • 11
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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
Best french toast ever!!! And I own a pastry shop.

I just want to say the the special french toast at La Bella Vita was the best french toast that I have ever eaten in my life. Hands Down!! I own a pastry shop so I know a little bit about sweets. My bakery swisshausbakery has made the finest pastries in Philadelphia for over 87 years and this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2012
jhaus
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Philadelphia PA
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Philadelphia PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I just want to say the the special french toast at La Bella Vita was the best french toast that I have ever eaten in my life. Hands Down!! I own a pastry shop so I know a little bit about sweets. My bakery swisshausbakery has made the finest pastries in Philadelphia for over 87 years and this french toast... More 

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Chatsworth, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Last week while visiting Bar Harbor, we ate dinner at Labella Vita. Our server, Brittany, did a super job in both service and information. My wife had the sea bass which she said was as good as she has had anywhere. Fresh, light full of flavor. I had the two pound lobster which was excellent. The kitchen removed the lobster... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The food is very good, and the service even better. What ever the management is doing, it works well. Our server Paige was friendly, professional, and downright pleasant. Emily was as well. Simply a nice place to eat and lounge. A welcome spot in this bustling summer town. Enjoy!

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Overlooking the harbor. You can sit inside or out and dine on delicous food served by friendly waitstaff. Our server, Meghan, was efficient an attentive. I had the Veal and my husband had a steak. The meals were prepared perfectly and so tasty! I have had breakfast too. This was my third visit to La Bella Vita and I will... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The wait staff is so friendly, makes you feel like you are part of a family, food is excellent, creme brulee for desert out of this world. great breakfast and lunches as well, LOBSTER ROLLS LIGHT AND DELICIOUS!!!

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Shreveport ,LA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

If you like traditional Italian cuisine , give it a try at La Bella Vita Restorante inside the Harborside hotel spa marina . The lobster and shrimp appetizer is very tasty , so is the down to earth vegetable soup . Simple foods , not too heavy , but definitely will make your tasting buds happy. The marinated skirt steak... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Had a wonderful dinner. There were four of us......all ordered different appetizer (lobster bisque was best ever had and salads were excellent) Everyone's entree was delicious . Very generous portions. our waitress Brittany was top notch.......friendly, informative, fast service. Would highly recommend!

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Dexter, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Had an excellent dinner at Bella Vita restaurant on Tuesday night. Dining room was busy and service was great..except for the young family seated near us. Dad and the two boys were well behaved but the woman fumed about everything and took her apparent bad mood out on the young manager who was had everything under control. Come on lady,... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The food and service was excellent. Friendly and accomadating. The fresh halibut melted in your mouth. Clean and very professional staff.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We arrived at Harborside Hotel to stay on vacation here in Bar Harbor. We decided to stay here in town, while we still had our RV located at Narrows II Campgrounds, which is superb. After waiting 25 minutes for our dinner, we asked the manager what is taking so long, and her answer was "its only 25 minutes it hasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?