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“Great find, deserves to succeed”

Bella Vita Ristorante
Ranked #18 of 56 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $17
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: WELCOME TO BELLA VITA RISTORANTE!We desire and dream about our food, attaching it to distant memories of childhood, friends, loved ones and family. We know that a wonderful meal is not about the food and drink we consume; it is a poignant experience bonding us to it eternally.Bella Vita Ristorante is an authentic and down-to-earth place, where the mouth-watering Italian and Irish cuisine heightens the informal ambience, the culinary inspired dishes and the thoughtfully selected wine list. Whether a guest prefers the rustic and cosy dining room or the amorous candle lit courtyard area, it is a gathering spot for those who want to revive their much-loved memories or create new ones.Situated in historic Kenmare in County Kerry in the South West of Ireland, Bella Vita Ristorante features Irish/Italian comfort food reborn as contemporary takes on classics prepared to order by our chefs, one of whom hails from Rimini in Italy.The new owners describe their acquisition of number 18 as a dream becoming a reality. They are simply passionate about fresh, authentic, Italian food and want to share their passion with you.
Priors Hardwick, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great find, deserves to succeed”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

It's a pizza & pasta place in reality, but a good one. Great value for money and whilst easy to miss and walk past is deserving of success. Enjoyed eating here compared to some overpriced restaurants in Kenmare!

  • Visited April 2014
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Rome, Italy
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288 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Lovely soup”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

We only stopped here for a quick lunch while on the way from the Beara Peninsula to Tipperary, so we didn't have much time and opted for the first place we found. We didn't regret it - the mushroom soup was very nice, the service quick and friendly, the value good and the atmosphere cosy. They even went next door to check if they could get any gluten-free bread for me. Just one warning: if you are dairy-free and looking for a coffee with soya milk you won't find it here - but you'll find lots of other good things instead.

  • Visited April 2014
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Northants
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213 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our Hotel for our first meal in Kemare.
The restaurant is very welcoming, great staff very friendly and attentive.
Our food was super, really well prepared and presented....delicious!

Visited April 2014
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Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“superb value!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

3 course meal €20! Fantastic food, great service, lovely atmosphere! Minestrone soup and brushetta, seafood pasta and pizza, tiramasu and fresh fruit pavlova. Plenty of good quality food. Definitely going back again,

  • Visited April 2014
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best meal we had in Ireland”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Not only is the restaurant adorable, and the food delicious, but the owner was wonderful to talk to. I started my meal with a fabulous bowl of french onion soup and ended it the best coffee I've ever had- espresso over ice cream. Wish I could go back again, such a great restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Deirdre C
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