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“Lovely” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Bella Vita Restaurant

La Bella Vita Restaurant
55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Ranked #29 of 120 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great visit great service!! Brian was amazing such a pleasure! You are very lucky to have him he is a shining star! Keep up the good work!

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English first
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
“Honeymoon Bliss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and I made td's restaurant our last stop for dinner during our stay in Bar Harbor. We love Italian cuisine and we very excited after looking at the menu. Rudy K, was our server for the evening and took great care of us, offering great knowledge of the menu and local spots around the city. We were already certain about returning to the Harborside and are now completely enamored with our entire experience. We also shared three courses, and a bottle of wine for $150, a great value considering how outstanding the food was. Thanks to the La Bella Vita @ The Harborside Resort, everything is fantastic!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Smithfield, Rhode Island
2 reviews
“Great food, great drinks, and great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I visit La Bella Vita often when we are in Bar Harbor. We are treated with impeccable service, and the food is just fantastic. I have had so many different and delicious drinks made by their awesome bartender David G. He is extremely knowledgable in his trade, and takes great care of his customers. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cologne, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Perfect dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

An interior like an Italian winter garden, this restaurant was the most outstanding of our New England trip so far. The entrees were real Italian cuisine, the service almost perfect, and the espressos best I had in US. Great style, great food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best place in Bar Harbor--especially if you're tired of lobster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Okay, so I can only eat so much lobster. Most places seem to serve lobster or a variation of lobster on their menus, and La Bella Vita does the same. We went here two nights out of four of our stay because we liked it that much. I actually got the steak and lobster the first night we went to this restaurant because I wasn't yet sick of lobster everything. It was delicious. My daughter and hubby ordered the fried Gnocchi dish and loved it. The boy ordered a build your own pasta dish each time with great success. The second time, I ordered just the steak trio and enjoyed every bite. The only thing we didn't enjoy was the truffled honey on the charcuterie plate--but that was our bad since the menu clearly stated their was truffled honey on the dish. Otherwise, the food was all high quality, well prepared and served promptly. It had a great, quiet atmosphere. We could actually talk to each other throughout the meal without yelling.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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