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Bella Vita Ristorante

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18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland (Formerly Prego)
+353 64 664 0010
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Family meal with two kids. Nice staff and welcome. Pizza and ravioli lovely and fresh. Carbonara on the other hand was tasty to start but inedible from halfway through as so much grease and oil at the bottom of the bowl. Pointed out and staff agreed but charged full amount. Had kids with us and didn't feel like arguing but... More 

Thank Niallatc
County Galway, Ireland
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016

On a recent visit to Bella vita i found my self having breakfast on my own. The breakfast was amazing. Beautifully cooked and presented. The staff were friendly and i did not feel one bit uncomfortable eating on my own. I would recommend this restaurant. Suitable for all budgets.

Thank 885eb
Galway, Ireland
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

We had seafood risotto, chicken with parma ham and pizza on our visit this evening. I really enjoyed the risotto, cooked fresh and lots of fish. The pizza looked and tasted great especially the base which is always a good sign! The chicken was dry unfortunately but that was the only thing we had an issue with. Service was friendly.... More 

Thank Omagar
County Cork, Ireland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We ate mains & had a bottle of vino. Our meal was tasty. The spicy chicken was delicious & the accompanying Rosemary potatoes were yummy. The resturant was full /busy the evening we ate there. We would have stayed for dessert & coffee if The two friendly & unstressed waiting floor staff weren't soo very busy. We reckon a third... More 

Thank Niamh O
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Popular restaurant for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The place was packed with customers waiting for a table. Fresh cooked breakfast which was delicious. The full Irish was enormous and a bacon sandwich on ciabatta was first class. Really good after a heavy Saturday night. Would recommend.

Thank James B
Newport Beach, California
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

The food and service were so good we ate here twice in 3 nights. It's small, so make a reservation and enjoy!

Thank Dpeets
Bluffton, South Carolina
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560 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our pizza and fresh pasta. We were getting a little bored with Irish Food we have been in Ireland for two weeks and decided to try some Italian food Glad we did Good service

Thank HapyGuy7
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712 reviews
542 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We ambled by and a nice gentleman sitting out front told us Bella Vita was great so, on his friendly recommendation, we tried it. The service was fast and friendly with our waitress making suggestions. The pasta special was ravioli with blue cheese and walnuts. It was just right on the sauce, the cheese and the amount. Perfect for a... More 

Thank travchef
Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We were tired after a frightful ride through the mountains--rainy and in the dark, from Killarney (thanks GPS). We walked into town (I wasn't about to get back in that car!), came upon the Bella Vita They made room for us, even though the restaurant was full. Wonderful staff, fabulous dinner and excellent wine made for a relaxing evening for... More 

Thank lazyi50
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

We didn't have a table booked on a Friday night it was after 9 and busy. The lovely girl we met asked if we could come back in 20mins she would have a table . Great food ,excellent service, The girl was a local and very chatty as we had asked if she lived in the area. I would recommend... More 

Thank Pauline L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $16
Italian, Irish, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland (Formerly Prego)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 0010
WELCOME TO BELLA VITA RISTORANTE!We desire and dream about our food, attaching it to distant memories of childhood, friends, loved ones and family. We know that a wonderful meal is not about the food and drink we consume; it is a poignant experience bonding us to it eternally.Bella Vita Ristorante is an authentic and down-to-earth place, where the mouth-watering Italian and Irish cuisine heightens the informal ambience, the culinary inspired dishes and the thoughtfully selected wine list. Whether a guest prefers the rustic and cosy dining room or the amorous candle lit courtyard area, it is a gathering spot for those who want to revive their much-loved memories or create new ones.Situated in historic Kenmare in County Kerry in the South West of Ireland, Bella Vita Ristorante features Irish/Italian comfort food reborn as contemporary takes on classics prepared to order by our chefs, one of whom hails from Rimini in Italy.The new owners describe their acquisition of number 18 as a dream becoming a reality. They are simply passionate about fresh, authentic, Italian food and want to share their passion with you.

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