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Bistro Bella Vita

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44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083 (Weston and Market)
+1 616-222-4600
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great lunch spot with consistently great service and flavors. Started with the carpaccio appetizer and a second one with special Italian chorizo stuffed dates. Filled by an opulent polenta entree, and my entree was a hearty buccitini carbonara. A couple glasses of the Malbec were very complementary. Fantastic thus far, but finished with a couple of rich pour over coffees... More 

Thank Mark D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dined here during ArtPrize. When we arrive for a reservation we were seated at a table with a tablecloth and flowers. The hostess said an anniversary party was canceled and we got their table! Service was quite good with a very knowledgeable server. Cocktails had a very nice pour. My wife had gnocchi and I had... More 

Thank IndyRon
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the service. The food was fantastic. I had the salmon then gelato with red wine-raspberry sauce. A little pricey, but well worth it..

Thank Hernan1
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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377 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great northern Italian menu. We had the Bucatini Carbonara and the Duck Ravoli last time and they were both spectacular. We've used Bella Vita for a wedding rehearsal dinner when we had >20 people, we've been here several times by ourselves as well. Their staff are very professional and handled both sized groups easily. There really isn't anything that... More 

Thank RickMIusa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting for pasta-tasting menu and we had a wonderful meal! Service was amazing and food/wine was exceptional (they even made the perfect Americano cocktail). Will definitely be back!

Thank Shawney B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good, lots of flavor, nice presentation. Great selection of martinis. A little pricy but good for occasional dining or drinks and apps

Thank Skarshort
Grand Rapids
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met prior to attending a panel presentation at a nearby university. And this dinner was wonderful. We had various entrees mine of which was a unique version of a pasta. It was prepared in a white sauce and herbs. I ordered with extra sauce and it came out splendid. When we ordered the wine our waiter provided an insightful... More 

Thank Michael B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're a family of 5 (3 teenagers). We loved the food, service was exceptional, wine selection was great, atmosphere is very luxurious and roomy, very modern. Just a little pricey, but worth it. You get what you pay for and we thought we did get our "money's worth".

Thank Alicia R
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal here with my wife. Very gregarious and courteous service. Had the beef brisket bourguignon and my wife had coq au vin. Both were incredibly flavorful and very well made.

Thank Anthony G
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Motircycled from Chicago to explore Grand Rapids. Spaghetti Diavlo was excellent! High marks for duck ravioli as well. One of the better Caesar salads with great anchovies. Smooth Chianti and powerful Tito's vodka martini. Service and advice from Preston was exceptional. Excellent restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
    (Weston and Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-222-4600
We go above and beyond to deliver the ultimate dining experience with top-notch service-that's the Essence Restaurant Group philosophy. Whether it's a pizza and beer with friends, or an elegant chef's table meal paired with appropriate wines, guests enjoy our creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. Our culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.

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