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“Authentic Italian” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Bella Vita

La Bella Vita
Hight Street | Westport, Westport, Ireland (Formerly La Belle Vita)
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Ranked #6 of 58 restaurants in Westport
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Ballycastle,Northern Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had early evening special menu, mussels in white wine to start (delicious) and tagliatelle & chicken diavolo for mains (very good) E17.50. The bottle of house red was robust and very moreish! Even though he was busy, the waiter helped the ladies in the company into their coats. The ground floor dining room is cramped but this only adds to the atmosphere. Lovely!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best carbonara I've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

This place is just fantastic! The owner , staff, music, atmosphere,real fire and above all food are just beautiful.Will definitely recommend to everyone and we'll be back at some point.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Galway, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

We did not have a reservation on a Saturday night but we were shown to a table upstairs in a lovely small room with a library in it..very different! Wine was lovely and the food was so tasty. Was only sorry we didn't leave room for dessert as the tiramisu would have been amazing in this authentic Italian restaurant!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stumbled on this Italian restaurant a little by accident and, what a find! Absolutely everything was perfect. Service attentive but unobtrusive, food wonderful but not fussy, wine recommends were spot on and the venue itself was sweet and welcoming with a hearty fire to complete the cosy feel. One of the best meals we have ever enjoyed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Myself and 3 others went to this restaurant during a stay in Westport at the start of march. All 4 of us found the food fantastic. Lovely atmosphere in the restuarant with small rooms with 4 or 5 tables in each. I had the monk fish which was lovely. Others had haddock, seabass with shell fish and pasta with prawns all 4 thouroughly enjoyed the meal. The only word of caution I would give is that this is not a in out restuarant it is more of a traditional Itallian with long breaks between courses. Which suited us perfectly. Excellent restaurant that I look forward to visiting on my next trip to Westport.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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