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La Bella Vita Restaurant

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55 West St., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
207.288.5033
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy Italian

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere of this restaurant. It is also in a good location for a nice after dinner walk to town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Proud_Mom42
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Telford, Pennsylvania, United States
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Telford, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere of this restaurant. It is also in a good location for a nice after dinner walk to town.

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Orange, California
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were staying just a few doors down from the restaurant, had been out all day, and did not want to go into town for dinner. We saw the La Bella Vita and decided to give it a try, not having very high expectations. We were seated quickly, had a nice view, and had attentive service. We had salad, pizza,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

With perfect poached eggs in the morning, and pizza or pasta (choose your own or order from the menu) we were well cared for. Allergies accommodated cheerfully. House made fresh pasta with lobster one night, takeaway pizza for an in-room snack another. Mangia!

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Pensacola, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This place was really quite pricey. I ordered the margherita pizzette which I expected to be about the size of a personal pan. Boy was I wrong! It was a full sized, 8 sliced delicious pizza. The only thing it needed was more cheese! I originally wanted pasta, but a half sized pasta dish of fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp or... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The lobster salad wasn’t greens with lobster on it as the menu implied. Rather, it was lettuce with lobster salad on it. But it was quite good. Highly recommend it. Hubby had pasta Bolognese which he ordered in the smaller portion but still couldn’t finish it. Restaurant is QUITE small for the number of rooms on property. And it has... More 

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Chicago,IL
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168 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Although the menu does not have a huge selection it offers a unique and well presented dishes, we dinned there twice, first time we arrived at the hotel late and didn't want to go out of the hotel, that was a great decision, we had the two pound lobster in pinot gris butter sauce with broccoli and sauté potatoes delicious... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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178 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My wife and I stopped into La Bella Vita for dinner while we were in Bar Harbor. It's a nice restaurant, we didn't have a reservation, but we were seated in a timely manner when we arrived at the restaurant. The waiter was a nice, talkative young man who did a great job waiting on us. We had drinks and... More 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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272 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The best meal we had during our week's stay in Maine. Italian food was excellent, the service provided by Ryan H. was truly exceptional. We had one of the best views at the La Bella Vita for dining. Superb in all ways!

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Boulder, CO
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Italian restaurant has authentic Italian food and great service. We went on a busy night and everything hit the mark. From the house bread with tomato sauce to the wine selection perfection. The portions are large. The food was gourmet and perfectly cooked, the wood fire pizza looked great but we didn't try one. Go here for a relaxing... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We ate here on our first night since our first choice had a long wait. The pizzas are huge (can easily be shared) and the crab and lobster fondue was delish. My only complaint is that refills on sodas are not free. If a place charges $3 for a soft drink (which probably cost them $.25) refills should be free.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 West St., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207.288.5033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?