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“Food 9/10 Price for said food and service 6/10” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Vita E' Bella

La Vita E' Bella
2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
206-441-5322
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Ranked #304 of 3,434 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Belltown
Cross street: Battery st
Description: At La Vita E Bella we provide authentic Italian food made with homemade sauces and pasta. We offer many seafood dishes inspired by our Sicilian roots and fresh Seattle offerings. Thin pizzas are baked fresh for our mouthwatering customers. We have a large wine selection and many antipasto platters (appetizers) that are perfect for a quick drink and snack on the go. With a live accordion player, our restaurant has a romantic atmosphere and welcoming environment ideal for locals and tourists alike. Owner Giuseppe Forte strives to offer affordable cuisine that pops with flavor and value. He personally buys the groceries several times a week to insure the best products, allowing prices to remain low and fair for our customers. If you prefer, you can always call 206-441-5322 for an amazing meal TO GO!
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Food 9/10 Price for said food and service 6/10”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Been here 3 times and had different dishes each time, so I'm not sure how consistent they are, however, the salmon with capers was the best by far.

It's been both very busy and very slow. Like me my date and 3 other people slow. The owner,- a New Yorker and one of the chefs I believe - is definitely entertaining and makes you feel like a prized customer.

The atmosphere is great for a first dinner date, but only if its busy, say a Friday or Saturday night. With that said things are on the pricey side, especially wine and other drinks, they will get you on that,

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sandy, Oregon
1 review
“Quality and service beyond the price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

My wife, teen-age daughter and I walked to this Belltown restaurant from Seattle Center last night for dinner. We are closet cooks and make our own pastas and sauces from scratch, so our expectations are reasonable when we go out for Sicilian or Italian food. We had eaten the previous evening at an Italian restaurant just three or so blocks away and were disappointed by the experience. The interior of LaVita will not impress you, but whatever you do don't turn around or you will miss out on some of the better meals you will have in an Italian restaurant. Our server was relaxed and attentive without imposing on our table conversation once. I had a veal saltimbocca, my wife ordered the smoked salmon pasta and our daughter had a margherita pizza. We shared some bruschetta, and we each enjoyed a fresh salad with an oil and vinegar dressing. My veal was sliced almost paper thin and wrapped in prosciutto, it was perfect. My wife and I each had a glass of one of the by-the-each wine offerings. It is a rare occasion that one of us does not have a criticism of one or another of the details in the meal, either the presentation, the food itself, or some aspect of the service. Our entire experience here was terrific and we will return. We all recommend this restaurant as a ten for the food and service. Pricing is extremely reasonable, starters are 8-10, pastas 12-18, and meat and fish entrees 12-25. In and out for three of us, generous portions of great food, with gratuity-all for under 125; great night out, real value and "better-than-priced" meals.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Mcmurray, Alberta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good Food? Yes.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

La Vita E' Bella - Life is beautiful at least from a gastronomic point of view at this restaurant. Simple dishes well made with decent portions.

Visited August 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Food is awesome, Atmosphere not so much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We went on a busy Friday night. There was no seating outside so we were seated inside. It was very hot not sure the AC was working. The food was fantastic, we had a pizza, Cioppino, and one of the specials. Loved everything. Great valve for quality. The atmosphere was shabby and felt un kept. The restrooms were not to clean and down the hall in a seperate building. That was a little weird. Our server was good but over charged us by $30.00 bucks, Good thing we looked at the ticket. I would go again but make a reservation for outside seating if it's on a Summer night. The inside is in much need of a make over.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whittier
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“The company was better then the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

I have read some of the other reviews and I agree with the person who said to beware if you are in a large group. The waiter did rattle of "the specials" and never mentioned the prices. When the food arrived it was just okay. I ordered the special spaghetti and meatballs. My boss is Italian and brings spaghetti and meat balls to work once in awhile. They are amazing so I was excited to try Bella's meatballs. Honestly if I wasn't with our new friends I would have sent them back. They were just luke warm almost cool and tasted just okay. When they brought the bill the waiter added 21% tip! REALLY! WHAT! Again we did not want to say anything in front of our friends, I just have to say BEWARE of their need to pad the bill.

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