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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
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food, but nothing very special. Spaghetti bolognese was a bit salty. You do not get bread with your meal.

Thank Debbie K
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I first heard of Bistro Bella Vita, it was all about the Martini's. When I went, the food was very good as well. Great night/date spot.

Thank timnawrocki
Grand Rapids
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Atmosphere is visually nice, but a little cramped and hard to maneuver. Food is good, but not nothing to write home about. Pricing if very high for just good food. I would suggest it as a drinks and dessert stop only.

Thank 624katiel
Ada, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I accidentally went during Grand Rapids Restaurant week and was pleasantly surprised. Usually this is a time to avoid going out due to the crowds but Bistro handled it just fine. None of my party took advantage of the specials but regular menu always pleases. Our server from Texas was terrific but alas, I've forgotten his name. I had not... More 

Thank Tom M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is light and bright. The food is excellent. The location is desirable because of its location to downtown venues. Parking easily found.

Thank Brian J
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can never go wrong with Dinner and drinks at this establishment! Bartenders are the best in GR. Food always fresh and the presentation perfect! Something for everyone!

Thank Laura M
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this place for a parents 90th birthday and one person in a wheelchair as well. We were accommodated at a private table in the "wine room" that worked well for 7 people. The staff was patient and understanding. The food choices were unique (including octopus) and well paired. Every person was pleased with their meal.

Thank L2231NEscottp
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our meal food was hot and lots of flavour. Appetizers were amazing had the beet salad and calamari! Enjoyed our night out

Thank lakeviewfarmer
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite Grand Rapids Restaurant. The location is close to everything downtown, the ambiance is nice. But the food is great! They have a stable menu with excellent choices and a constant flow of new offerings as specials. Lots of local ingredients, great variety of local brews. Lots of special wine and beer flights. Prices are really reasonable... More 

Thank Steven A
DeForest, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second visit to this restaurant, with the last visit two years ago. The salads, focaccia bread and main courses were all very good. I had the Ricotta Gnudi and the wait person said they would add extra mushrooms. They added a lot and it was wonderful Their outdoor seating is very nice too. Definitely recommend this restaurant... More 

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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
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, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?