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La Vita E' Bella

#301 of 3,523 Restaurants 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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
excellent food, worst wait staff ever

So my girlfriend and I came here for dinner. the restaurant was nice, welcoming and the food was amazing. But it is so overshadowed by the horrible service. We were there for 1.5 hours. in that time our waiter came to our table a total of 3 times. thank god for the busgirl being attentive, because... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Clyde_Betts
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So my girlfriend and I came here for dinner. the restaurant was nice, welcoming and the food was amazing. But it is so overshadowed by the horrible service. We were there for 1.5 hours. in that time our waiter came to our table a total of 3 times. thank god for the busgirl being attentive, because she was the only... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Went solo on a Thursday, 9pm. Had homemade fettuccine with a homemade sausage and king mushrooms in a white wine lemon sage sauce. Delicious. Mushrooms were a great choice. Did not overwhelm the sauce. Homemade bread was served with an olive oil dipping sauce. Dessert was homemade cannoli. Can't wait to go back.

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Kalispell, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Based upon trip advisor ratings, my wife and I walked there in the rain from our hotel on 01/17/2015. The atmosphere was nice and we liked the music playing in the background. Service started quite slow even though the place was only half-full. It took fifteen minutes to get more than water. Once our order was taken, things moved along... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We made reservations, for it was Christmas day, thank goodness we did there was a line out the door. The atmosphere was romantic with an accordion player serenading the guests. I got one of the pizzas and all I have to say is there had to be a little Italian women in the back making the food because it was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had two pasta dishes, the Spaghetti Carbonara and the Fettuccine Tartufo which were both great. The dishes are a large serving and quite rich. We got the Romano pizza for our 8 year old as the pasta dishes were a bit much for her, but the pizza was great.

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Renton, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The food was very good - unlike some Italian restaurants I've been to this was unpretentious - just good tasty food. The service very prompt and friendly. I would definitely go back here again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Just found this great place through Groupon. It was a real good find. Food was great and service was better. Great value. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The pasta was amazing, the service was genuinely friendly. I have been trying to find good coffee the last 6 weeks of travelling through USA (american coffee is the worst) and this is definitely a coffee addicts dream. The tiramisu was the best I've tasted outside of Italy. Highly recommended!

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Kennewick, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Was there tonight. All was good. Home made lemon cello was awesome. Filet mignon was a bit heavy on the port sauce but was cooked perfect. Going back soon. I come to Seattle a lot and will be there again within three days

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I spent 10 days in Napoli, Italy which has spoiled me when it comes to restaurants claiming "authentic pizza". However, this place is the real thing. Great tasting pizza, nice decor, friendly staff. Would suggest the older staff be reminded of food hygiene - handling menus and then handling food (i.e. making a sandwich) is not good practice.

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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: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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