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La Vita E' Bella

#165 of 3,028 Restaurants in Seattle
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2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Battery st)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic pasta. My wife ordered spaghetti carbonara and I ordered the Fettuccine Tartufo. Spaghetti and fettuccine were cooked to perfection. Carbonara was excellent (and, with apologies to a previous reviewer, we could have crafted the sauce at home - but that is virtually always the case with a pasta dish - which, to me is not a criticism). The... More 

Thank Sid R
Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two of us came in for dinner on a Saturday night. From the start it felt as though they were having an off night. Our server was the owner, which one would think would be a good thing, but he seemed to be distracted. Another server looked to have been crying. Not sure what was going on. We ordered waters... More 

Thank BC-Westcoaster
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just walking around trying to find a place to eat, and stumbled into here. Service was amazing and food was fantastic. The different bruschetta's are definitely not something to miss out on. We will definitely come back the next time we visit

Thank ZSuderman
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner was great! Closest we ever got to a Trattoria in the US. Food was well prepared. I think it was the seasoning that made it. Final comment - the waiter chose the house wine for us - it worked, great pairing

Thank William B
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

If you're looking for some authentic Italian food in the Belltown neighborhood then look no further. La Vita E' Bella serves homemade pasta, a wide selection if Italian wines, and is owned and operated by friendly Italian staff. Prices are reasonable and the restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating along 2nd Ave. This is a great spot for a... More 

Thank Justin_DK
Lexington, MA
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My wife and I stayed at a nearby apartment and had both lunch and dinner at th is restaurant. The food is good and reasonably priced. The service is quite good. The menu for lunch and dinner is extensive. A place to seek out if you're in the area.

Thank paul_czerny
Littleton, Colorado
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145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here based on good TA reviews. We were 4 minutes late for a 7:15 reservation and were informed at the door that we would have to wait 10 minutes for service. No greeting. No "do you have a reservation". Nothing. Basically, sit down and wait, and this with half the restaurant empty. Okay, fine. So 10 minutes later, to... More 

Thank Jeff W
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Don't miss out on this Belltown gem. Awesome ambiance and attentive staff. I really appreciated not being crammed into a dining room with too many tables - an all too common trend these days. Light and airy with big windows. Sidewalk seating, too. We had a fabulous dinner, Insalata Sicilia - crunchy celery, sweet tomatoes, kalamata olives and creamy fresh... More 

Thank CoventryM
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Got here late for dinner craving Spaghetti Carbonara. Service was a bit odd, but the food came quickly and was phenomenal! It really made my trip to Seattle. Heading out tomorrow with a great memory of the place! Was true to my memory of the proper way of serving the dish. And I have had many many failed attempts. It... More 

Thank Pbear1947
Cromwell, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We were exploring the Belltown area last night and were so pleased we came across this laid back restaurant. Atmosphere charming, food (pizza and crepe) were very tasty and served piping hot. Great service as well and we thought great value.

Thank RileySchnoodle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
    (Battery st)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: 206-441-5322
At La Vita E Bella we provide authentic Italian food made with homemade sauces and pasta. We offer many seafood dishes inspired by our Sicilian roots and fresh Seattle offerings. Thin pizzas are baked fresh for our mouthwatering customers. We have a large wine selection and many antipasto platters (appetizers) that are perfect for a quick drink and snack on the go. With a live accordion player, our restaurant has a romantic atmosphere and welcoming environment ideal for locals and tourists alike. Owner Giuseppe Forte strives to offer affordable cuisine that pops with flavor and value. He personally buys the groceries several times a week to insure the best products, allowing prices to remain low and fair for our customers. If you prefer, you can always call 206-441-5322 for an amazing meal TO GO!

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