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“Authentic and tasty Italian food. ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Vita e Bella

La Vita e Bella
Hafnarstraeti 92, Akureyri, Iceland
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Ranked #23 of 36 Restaurants in Akureyri
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Dining options: Reservations
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Authentic and tasty Italian food. ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great little place. Nice atmosphere (we sat to the left of the door which was darker, candle lit, and really very atmospheric).

Food was great. My wife chose the chicken risotto which looked absolutely fantastic (she approved!) - I had a pizza which was delicious (thin and crispy style Italian pizza).

Desserts were similarly delicious. The ice cream was home made and tasted lovely.

Only downside - like other restaurants in iceland - is the relatively high price tag. We paid 9000 ISK (about £50) for main courses and desserts (no alcohol) for two of us. But to be fair - this is similar to other places in akureyri and other cities in iceland.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This little Italian restaurant is a nice alternative to the many restaurants around Akureyri where lamb, whale, and other intriguing meats are on the menu. Great salad and pizza in a cozy atmosphere.

Visited February 2014
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Very Good Italian Food for Iceland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was the first restaurant that we decided to eat at in Akureyri, because we were in the mood for Italian food and are vegetarians. In Akureyri, there are not that many restaurants that have many - if any - vegetarian entries. This restaurant has a good selection of pastas, pizzas and salads. The services was a little off, but the food was really good. If I had to, I would eat here again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Lovers of Italian cuisine, be warned !!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Sensed trouble when we were told to sit at a cramped table close to other diners in a fairly empty restaurant and were not allowed to have a different table. We ordered 2 minestrone soup to be followed by pizza. After nearly 30 minutes wait, they arrived together and the soup was the WORST either of us has ever tasted. Minestrone was a luke warm tomato purée with a few vegetables. The waitress said it was their style of minestrone and offered no alternative. Thus we had no option but to go elsewhere.... A terrible introduction to Akureyri restaurants.

Visited March 2014
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Belleville, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Really, Really Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Sadly, this was our last dinner in Akureyri. Wonderful meal, great atmosphere totally unexpected quality of food - we could have been tele-transported to Italy! I have the sedani (like rigatoni) with scallops and a side salad (which was huge!), my husband chose the lasagna and our travel partner had the tagliatini with camembert, bacon and musrooms. We had local beer (Viking, Thule) and wine and coffee to follow. Really wonderful ending to our amazing trip to thiswonderful northen city!

Visited January 2014
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