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“Bella Vita - Fantastico!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bella Vita
02911 Boyne City Road, Boyne City, MI 49712
231-582-3341
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Ranked #11 of 26 Restaurants in Boyne City
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our goal at Bella Vita is to provide guests with a true dining experience. From exceptional service and delicious food, to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you can socialize with family and friends, and meet new ones.Please come join us!
Petoskey, Michigan
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303 reviews 303 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
“Bella Vita - Fantastico!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We love Bella Vita! The new owners have kept the best of the old Monte Bianco and dare I say, improved the menu. Service is outstanding, the rolls are soft and scrumptious, salad is great, but the star is the walleye and ANY pasta dish. I personally love the Tortellini, but had a great Veal Milanese recently too. Too bad they can't be open year round. Wine list is limited, but very affordable. Great, great place!!!

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Petoskey, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A Very Pleasant Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to this restaurant at the height of the fall color season in our area. We had been hearing about this establishment for quite a while and had driven by many times, It isn't very impressive from the outside but the minute we went through the doors we were very pleasantly surprised! It has the look of laid back elegance. We were a little concerned when we arrived, shortly before six p.m. on a Friday night that there were very few cars in the lot. Tell you what, we were very glad that we went when we did. By the time we were served our appetizers there was a line out the door! We found the menu did not have the dishes commonly found at most Italian restaurants, no lasagna or baked spaghetti. They had a more eclectic variety of Italian food. We decided that everyone at our table would order something different and we'd share. They were all so good that we had to beg for a bite off of the other's plates! Two Pasta dishes and two fish dishes, they were all outstanding. We had a very fun banter going on with our waitress, who we later learned was the owner along with her husband who was tending bar. Let me tell you he makes a kick butt, Stoli and cranberry juice. We had a great time that night and are looking forward to going back again. It gives me great pleasure to give them a great review, they deserve it!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Love their Burrata with their hot, fresh rolls. Kelly does a great job of helping you select a great wine for dinner. Their Walleye is always outstanding. But I have to admit there are times I crave their Bolognese sauce. Weekly specials give you the chance to try things beyond their menu. Oh, yes, try Kelly's gelato.....

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Granger, Indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“This place is the best restaurant around!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The food is fantastic! The walleye is caught daily and is superb! The staff is very friendly. We had a large group and the staff was very accommodating. We were only in town for a week and we went twice! Prices are a little high, but you get endless delicious bread, salad and perfect dinner portions.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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