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“Chic place to eat downtown” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Bella Vita

Bistro Bella Vita
44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4064
+1 616-222-4600
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Ranked #9 of 743 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Weston and Market
Description: We go above and beyond to deliver the ultimate dining experience with top-notch service-that's the Essence Restaurant Group philosophy. Whether it's a pizza and beer with friends, or an elegant chef's table meal paired with appropriate wines, guests enjoy our creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. Our culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Stevensville, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Chic place to eat downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

After a day of shopping we were in search of an Italian Restaurant. Sundays seem to be a difficult to find one open. We found this on the internet and thought it would be good for a try. Unique menu, the most excellent Bruchetta and salad. My husband had the seafood pasta with an incredible aroma; which he loved. I was adventurous and had the gnodi with vegetables; which was also wonderful. The atmosphere was new age but very tasteful. Would recommend it to anyone who is in the downtown area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Warrenton
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The pizza is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I ordered the Formaggi pizza and Arugula Salad. Both were phenomenal. The waiter recommended a local brew that was also wonderful.

Visited November 2012
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Delicious, local cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

The food was unique & the waitstaff very knowledgable of the menu. Our dinners were delicious & had an imaginative, artisan quality. The specials menu, great service & focus on organic/ local ingredients will have us returning! Loved the lemon bar with plum sorbet!

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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great location with ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Whenever we're in downtown GR we stop here for lunch or dinner. It's always good although limited in seafood offerings.

Visited July 2012
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Wakarusa, IN
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place / great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Attentive service, very reasonable prices, delicious food and drink and wide variety of both.
Would highly recommend if visiting Grand Rapids.

  • Visited November 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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