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La vita 'e bella

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Calle Hermegildo Galeana 15 esquina Nicolas Bravo, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
+52 755 112 2114
Wed - Mon 3:30 am - 11:00 am
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Montgomery, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Homemade pasta, Sea Bass doesn't get any better. Sabrina owner/hostess is a "hoot". Always outside greeting the tourists whether they stop in or not. Outside dining, off the main street is a welcomed addition. Two items: the bread is usually stale and there is NO Italian bread to be found on the premises!. Chef/owner says no substitutions. Example: cannot order... More 

Thank Yankeeinbama
Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

My husband and I went on the recommendation of some other tourists in our building and thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service. I had the grilled fish of the day which the waiter said was Dorada (bream). It was cooked perfectly and presented on a bed of sauted red & yellow peppers & onion which were described as sweet... More 

2 Thank squeaky_suki
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We've been to Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo about 5 times before, but have never been to La Vita 'e Bella. After hearing about it from others at the condo where we are staying, we decided to go there last night for my birthday dinner. The setting is really nice, the service was great and the food was wonderful !!! Three of us had... More 

22 Thank LCB1234
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a charming restaurant with outdoor seating, lovely food, terrific service and the most welcoming hostess in all of Mexico.

13 Thank Linda H
White Rock, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

From the welcome from the hostess to the last sip of our cappuccino, this was a wonderful dinner. The pasta was made fresh, the ingredients worked well and the overall experience was both relaxing and fulfilling. A definite go to spot if you are looking for a taste of Italy. We will be back!

12 Thank Doug J
Victoria, B.C.
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152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2015

The pasta is anything but fresh; the pesto sauce is old and oily and does not taste like basil. The stuffing in the ravioli is not much and it's tasteless. And when you finish you have to wait at least 40 minutes for the bill. Don't eat here!

Thank KipWilson
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255 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2015

We chose this restaurant because of past reviews from trip advisor. All were right the food was simply amazing the service fast and friendly and price was unbelievable( $30. for full dinner for two including drinks,soup and appetizer) The owner Sabrina was Italian and brought all her cooking skills to Mexico. I recommend anyone visiting Ixtapa or Zihautanejo eat at... More 

31 Thank fisherman65
Portland, OR
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2015

We had a lovely dinner here, sitting outdoors in the warm evening air. Delicious pasta, and a decent salad, husband had a caprese salad which featured thick slices of tomato and mozzarella, and we shared a tiramisu for dessert along with real espresso. While the food was not up to Italy- which we have experienced many times- it was very... More 

27 Thank el13207
Rancho Mirage, California
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

One of the best in Zih and easy to locate. Reasonably priced- great food and good service- about all you could ask for. Only negative is as usual for Zih - lack of wine.

27 Thank James G
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Get an enthusiastic greeting and enjoy indoor or outdoor seating. As a local this is one of my favorites and I can't seem to tear myself away from the delightful simplicity of their home made lasagna stuffed with ricotta cheese and cooked to the definition of al dente covered with a simple pomodoro sauce. We regularly call to pick up... More 

26 Thank Zihsee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
3:30 am - 11:00 am
3:30 am - 11:00 am
3:30 am - 11:00 am
3:30 am - 11:00 am
3:30 am - 11:00 am
3:30 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hermegildo Galeana 15 esquina Nicolas Bravo, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 112 2114

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?