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“Hen Party- definitely recommend Bella Vita!”

Bella Vita Ristorante
Ranked #18 of 56 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $17
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Limerick, Ireland
1 review
“Hen Party- definitely recommend Bella Vita!”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

24 of us were at a hen party the August bank holiday weekend and dined in Bella Vita. The manager allowed us to pre-plan a three course menu at a fixed rate that was extremely reasonable and included the service charge for such a large group. The food was fantastic and plentiful and the staff were excellent to deal with in the run up to the hen. We had our own area outside the back which allowed us to play hen party games. The staff also allowed us dictate when we wanted music of/off to hear some of the games and had plenty outdoor heaters for anyone who may have been chilly as the evening went on. We weren't waiting any length for any of our courses and again, food was freshly prepared and beautiful. Staff also accommodated us and took a few group snaps for us :) Highly recommend Bella Vita, especially if you like Italian food and for large groups, want some privacy whilst in the restaurant.

  • Visited August 2014
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Maynooth, Ireland
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“Lovely surprise in Kenmare:)”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our last night in Kenmare and one of the best! The Monkfish was exquisite and the pizza was delicious. Mick and his staff gave us such fantastic service. It was busting at the seams and the excellent service never let up! Thanks for a wonderful night...we will definitely be back when we return to the West!

  • Visited August 2014
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Carrollton, Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious pasta in a lovely setting”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a great dinner. We enjoyed Briscetta and dough balls then salads and pasta. Our friends had the Monk fish. It was all well prepared and served with gracious service. The owner stopped by several times to be sure we had everything we wanted.

  • Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Didn't feel like Ireland!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We went for a late lunch/early dinner, although it wasn't that busy the staff were abit slow but I think it's just the norm in Ireland! We were greeted straight away and went to sit out on the back patio which we wouldn't have known about had the lady not told us! The food was lovely and good sized portions. The staff were really nice and being sat outside with such lovely weather was fabulous! There's a good variety on the menu, and the prices were on parr with the rest of the places to eat in kenmare. Would definitely go there again and recommend it to others!

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Brilliant Italian Restaurant in Ireland”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited only once ( on the last day! ) during a week long trip to Ireland, food excellent , service excellent. Will definitely go again next time we're there.

  • Visited August 2014
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