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“Best tasting food in Ireland”

Bella Vita Ristorante
Ranked #21 of 56 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $18
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed August 7, 2014

Best Restaurant we could find during our 2 weeks B&B trip in Ireland. The restaurant is clean, the food is fresh, has a great taste and is served by very friendly staff.

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Thank Marmotte444
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Dropped in for a quick lunch and was very impressed. Had a toasted special (ham, tomato, cheese and onion) with salad and chips and two hamburgers with a large sparkling water, cranberry juice and tea for three. Was very impressed with the food, the burgers were very juicy, tasty and most importantly, hot. They were delicious. Very reasonable price for a good lunch for three people. Am intending to go for dinner to try it out.

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Thank Kitty63Melbourne
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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.

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Thank Mer M
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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!

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Thank VickiG316
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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.

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