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La Vita E' Bella

#139 of 3,171 Restaurants in Seattle
#163 of 3,760 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Belltown
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2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Battery st)
206-441-5322
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11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Description: At La Vita E Bella we provide authentic Italian food made with homemade...
At La Vita E Bella we provide authentic Italian food made with homemade sauces and pasta. We offer many seafood dishes inspired by our Sicilian roots and fresh Seattle offerings. Thin pizzas are baked fresh for our mouthwatering customers. We have a large wine selection and many antipasto platters (appetizers) that are perfect for a quick drink and snack on the go. With a live accordion player, our restaurant has a romantic atmosphere and welcoming environment ideal for locals and tourists alike. Owner Giuseppe Forte strives to offer affordable cuisine that pops with flavor and value. He personally buys the groceries several times a week to insure the best products, allowing prices to remain low and fair for our customers. If you prefer, you can always call 206-441-5322 for an amazing meal TO GO!
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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic & Home-Made

I definitely loved the authenticity of this place. They had lots of specials (which the waiter could rattle off) and everything (including the pasta) was home-made. There were several specials that sounded very good but I ended up with a pizza because I was in the mood for it. The menus said that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Duchtel
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recently in Seattle with 8 adult family members, and we went back here for three meals total (various combinations from 2-5 people), during just a few days. The service was great each time, and the meals were fresh and full of flavour. Between us all we ordered pizzas, gnocchi, mussels, some other seafood stuff (I'm not a fan,... More 

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Thank madlyStefanie
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything here was perfect for our Christmas dinner in Seattle. Our wine was delicious and everyone raved about the food. Desserts were probably our least favorite, but were still tasty. Best pasta we've had in a long time. Everything tasted fresh and homemade. Loved the accordion player next to use. It was entertaining and we had a fabulous time.

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Thank melliz818
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I had the cannelloni, my husband had gnocchi in a red pepper sauce and we split a bottle of Sangiovese. Every bite was eye-widening delicious and portions were just right. Great service and amazing food. (Saturday night, 5:00) We'll be back!

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Thank Mighty M
Revelstoke, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Without a doubt the best pasta we have ever had. The fresh homemade noodles were perfectly prepared and the sauce was exquisite. We really enjoyed the casual and welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant as well. Highly recommend the restaurant if you want great food.

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Thank Terry B
Friend, Nebraska
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I personally picked this restaurant after reading online reviews. I thought it would be original, tasty, homemade Italian food. Boy was I wrong. The service was slow, restaurant needs a good scrub and the food was average at best. My sister and I met in Seattle for a long weekend. I felt bad I picked such a humdrum restaurant for... More 

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Thank Frogpondqueen
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I definitely loved the authenticity of this place. They had lots of specials (which the waiter could rattle off) and everything (including the pasta) was home-made. There were several specials that sounded very good but I ended up with a pizza because I was in the mood for it. The menus said that there were no substitutions but the waiter... More 

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Thank Duchtel
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We went to Seattle from Minnesota to celebrate my birthday and a hostess from a restaurant near by recommended this Italy place. We all loved it! The food was very good. My son ordered the pizza and it was delicious!!! Our waiter Sean was excellent and the owner Giuseppe was super friendly!! I definitely recommend this restaurant. It serves great... More 

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Thank Marcia G
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Food was great, after traveling all day . and waitress know the wines well enough to make a resonable and good recommendatio

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Thank Pattiemallen
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Ate on the patio the night we arrived to Seattle. Good food and atmosphere. Service was decent- not great but not horrible. Nice street and nice neighborhood. Worth going to dinner here.

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Thank KandPKodiak
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is our favorite Italian food spot - great service, very good prices, nice ambiance. The gnocchi, bolognese and lasagna are delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
    (Battery st)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: 206-441-5322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions

Description

At La Vita E Bella we provide authentic Italian food made with homemade sauces and pasta. We offer many seafood dishes inspired by our Sicilian roots and fresh Seattle offerings. Thin pizzas are baked fresh for our mouthwatering customers. We have a large wine selection and many antipasto platters (appetizers) that are perfect for a quick drink and snack on the go. With a live accordion player, our restaurant has a romantic atmosphere and welcoming environment ideal for locals and tourists alike. Owner Giuseppe Forte strives to offer affordable cuisine that pops with flavor and value. He personally buys the groceries several times a week to insure the best products, allowing prices to remain low and fair for our customers. If you prefer, you can always call 206-441-5322 for an amazing meal TO GO!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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