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La Vita E' Bella

#221 of 3,126 Restaurants in Seattle
#264 of 3,656 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Battery st)
206-441-5322
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 67
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Decent sized portions

Lovely little spot in Belltown. Outside tables have views of the Seattle Needle. Serving sizes are large, food was very good, sever was friendly but did forget my drink over and I had to go and get the menu and also the bill myself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Laura S
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this gem on our first night in Seattle as it was right beside the condo we were renting. The food was amazing - dinner for 4 and 4 fabulous meals. The service was great and the food came out very quickly. We would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

First, this is the best meal I have had in 12 years when it comes to Italian.. This coming from one who lived abroad!!! This is not Olive Garden microwave food.. So if your taste buds have been destroyed you will never understand... This small little restaurant on 2nd st is a must go!!!! It's like they have grandma, Oma,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Slightly dated Italian atmosphere. Good food, average service. Nothing special but a handy find for this area.

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Santa Monica
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The owner oversees the preparation of his grandmother's Sicilian recipes and makes the only Limoncello we've ever been able to enjoy (not sweet/syrupy). Delicious calamari, perfectly nestled in fresh pesto, lemon & greens. Perfect carbonara prepared without cream. We sat outside enjoying our dinner last Sat. (after a Mariner's game), then proceeded to stay another hour savoring expressos while enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just amazing! Been in Seattle and Northwest for a couple weeks. Went out to eat a lot. I have fallen in love with food in Seattle. On our last night my bother in law found La Vita E' Bella. 15 od us. Holy smoke! Food was absolutely amazing. Service was special. Was my parents' 50th Anniversary and we were treated... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lovely little spot in Belltown. Outside tables have views of the Seattle Needle. Serving sizes are large, food was very good, sever was friendly but did forget my drink over and I had to go and get the menu and also the bill myself.

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MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Atmosphere of a small neighborhood Italian restaraunt. Homemade pasta and pizza. Enoyed the spaghetti de mare. Cannoli was the best I ever had -- better than Boston's North End!

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Went there with friends to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was terrific. The waitstaff ere friendly and efficient. Terrific service and the price was totally reasonable. Nice neighborhood. We are outside and enjoyed the way better than usual Seattle weather.

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Moses Lake, wa
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a Monday and were able to sit outside, which is very nice. I ordered Ravioli with mushroom sauce, but my mushrooms tasted burned. And what I hate is if you ask for a dessert and they tell you the haven't 2 out of 6 desserts anymore. Sory ... that is a no no for me.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

No booking, just dropped in and restaurant was not busy. Food was good but service was most inattentive and we needed to catch the attention of the two (only) staff present on several occasions. Obviously regular customers demanded their attention with greater priority! To top this off the gratuities were automatic and we would not have gone to the 18%... More 

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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, Special occasions, Doing business

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?