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Bistro Bella Vita

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Sun, 6/16
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

We are committed to offering dietary options for our guests. Please inquire with your server and we will assist you in navigating our menu.
Menu subject to change.
10
Tomato Bruschetta
Balsamic roasted tomatoes, onion, pesto, ricotta, crostini
15
Charcuterie Plate
charcuterie, Italian meat, bread, appropriate garnish
9
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
feta raita, pickled onion, sherry vinegar, EVO
8
Frites
Truffle oil, garlic aioli
14
Cheese Plate
Artisan cheese, bread, appropriate garnish
13
Calamari
Pesto marinade, marinara, garlic aioli, gremolata
1.50 per person
House-made Focaccia
EVO and herbs
9
Maison
Greens,‎ carrot, radish, croutons, choice of dressing
About
Modern French & Italian Cuisine Our specialty is Modern French & Italian Cuisine made from scratch with as many sustainably-sourced ingredients as possible. Enjoy homemade pasta, brick-oven pizzas, rotisserie-roasted meats or our famous paella, taste the difference of the highest-quality cuisine created with sustainably-sourced produce,experience fresh seafood shipped directly to our chefs, and delight in our exceptional, accommodating, professional service.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Service was great we decided to go with drinks and a app to start server didn't rush us and suggested just the right wine it was our anniversary it was a good choiceMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thanks so much for dining at Bistro Bella Vita and taking the time to write this kind, thoughtful review! We're glad to hear you had an exceptional anniversary celebration with us from food, to service and ambiance, and we look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expected to give a 4 star rating, but was disappointed on several fronts, thus the 2. The good - utilized the team server concept, so plates are cleared fast & meals arrive all at once. The bad - despite the team concept, my water glass...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank SpartyJack
Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave this honest review about your recent dining experience at Bistro Bella Vita. We aim to provide exceptional experiences for all of our guests from food, to service and ambiance, and apologize for missing the mark....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend recommended us trying Bistro Bella Vita. We were not disappointed. Went on Friday evening before the Memorial Day weekend. Place was not busy as the locals go out of town. Service was great and food was delicious. They have a decent selection of...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Doug W
Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Doug, thank you so much for choosing to dine at Bistro Bella Vita with your co-workers and taking the time to write this kind review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional evening from start to finish—including food and beverage, service, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a gift card and so tried this place. First impression: nice interior; patio doesn't matter. Second impression: ouch! Start searching for the lowest priced options. Third impression: excellent staff. Warm and professional Fourth impression: very fine food, but what can be bought elsewhere...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave this honest review about your recent dining experience at Bistro Bella Vita. We aim to provide exceptional experiences for all of our guests from food, to service and ambiance, and apologize for missing the mark. We...More

Reviewed May 9, 2019

Superb went here with some coworkers was wonderful service was great will be back soon Love the Atmosphere TY!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for choosing to dine at Bistro Bella Vita with your co-workers and taking the time to write this kind review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional evening from start to finish—including food and beverage, service, and atmosphere....More

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening pre-theater. Very busy. Lots of prom kids. And unfortunately sitting right near us a large bachelorette party that was VERY noisy. Even without them, the atmosphere was too noisy and busy for us. Shared calamari appetizer - just ok. My...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave this honest review about your recent dining experience at Bistro Bella Vita. We aim to provide exceptional experiences for all of our guests from food, to service and ambiance, and apologize for missing the mark. We...More

Reviewed May 8, 2019

Most Italian restaurants don't have gluten free options. Bistro does! Most of it's entrees and and clam chowder are gf! Everything was delicious. Our server found a flourless chocolate tort for dessert for me. The signature cocktails were yummy and not too sweet.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Hi there! Thanks so much for dining at Bistro Bella Vita and for taking the time to write this thoughtful, kind review. We're thrilled to hear that we were happy to accommodate for your dietary needs and that you were exceptionally satisfied with what you...More

Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

Easter brunch along with dinner menu, so many choices. I had the beef brisket with veggies and a excellent sauce. Everyone else ordered of the brunch menu which included pizza choices, biscuits eggs sausage. Salads were large and tasty.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for celebrating Easter at Bistro Bella Vita and for writing this kind, thoughtful review! We're thrilled to hear everyone had an exceptional dining experience with us and enjoyed both the brunch and dinner menu, as well as our service...More

Reviewed April 9, 2019

My mom's birthday dinner, 14 in the Wine Cellar room. We arrived early and got two cheese platters which included preserves, apple slaw, cucumbers and three different cheeses. Everyone loved them! Family style dinner with two beautiful salads (beet with cheese, walnuts, etc., and arugula...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for choosing Bistro Bella Vita to celebrate your mom's birthday dinner and taking the time to write this incredibly kind and detailed review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional evening at our VIP Cellar Table from...More

Reviewed April 5, 2019

I loved everything about this bistro which is a few minutes' walk from GRAM: the friendly, intelligent service; the warmth of the wood and exposed brick; and of course the food. My roasted Brussels Sprouts were excellent and the gnocchi was to die for. The...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Natalie T, Brand Representative at Bistro Bella Vita, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for dining at Bistro Bella Vita during your visit to Grand Rapids and taking the time to write this kind, thoughtful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an all-around exceptional dining experience with us and especially enjoyed...More

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Yes. Let the server know or call ahead if you want to know what they can do. The kitchen staff are very accommodating. They have daily specials as well.
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