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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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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

We visited here for dinner, 2 adults and 3 teenagers. Food was average and service disappointing especially when the restaurant was only two thirds full and there were plenty of staff, When we were given the menus we were not told that 3 items listed were unavailable and so had to change some of our selections. When food was served,... More 

1 Thank RoscommonRosaleen
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

There are lots of great breakfast places in Ireland to have a Full Irish, but this place stood out for us. The food was plentiful and superb. The wait staff was over the top friendly. Would return in a heartbeat!

Plainview, New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

We enjoyed a pizza and salad for dinner. A real find in a town filled with many restaurants. The desserts looked amazing. Stop by after 5:00 for a nice break.

Thank computerisland
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner with my mom who is vegan. They made us a pizza half without cheese and served the cheese for the salad on the side. Other people's dishes looked delicious. Bathrooms were clean. Excellent service, kind staff. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Anna B
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154 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016

The service is very fast and the food good but it is lacking in soul, no bread basket/olives and we felt rushed. We had hoped to visit several times during our week in the area but decided to try elsewhere. My grandson always has Calzone but felt it was not the usual standard, however, my Caesar salad was good.

1 Thank Jennifer O
Killarney, Ireland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Went here as a night out for something different had the pizza was very fresh and tasty and service was great def worth a visit if your in the area also seen breakfast menu looks great

Thank Bruzer15
Westport, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

A good quality meal in a friendly environment. The calzone was delicious and there was no issue with taking away what we didn't finish. A very enjoyable first evening in Kenmare.

Thank Clare S
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This pizzeria is a bit of an outsider in Kenmare. We came here on a saturday evening when a lot of Irish restaurants are fully booked. The pizza's are good, pasta is also well made. The menu is ok, enough choice. A short wine list, but here also enough choice. Good spot for a quick meal.

Thank Pietreis
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Our family was very happy with our meal. We enjoyed a variety of pizza's and pasta. Our waitress spent time with us and made suggestions on some of the local beers. A very good experience.

Thank Liz H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited with 3 kids. Food was decent, nothing exceptional but nothing to complain about either. Kids enjoyed their food and were able to order smaller portions of adult dishes at half the price. Good value. The coffee after dinner was great and the service friendly and not in your face.

Thank Darian O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $17
Italian, Irish, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
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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