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“Planning a Group Dinner? Don't Miss This One!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro Bella Vita

Bistro Bella Vita
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Ranked #8 of 916 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Weston and Market
Description: We go above and beyond to deliver the ultimate dining experience with top-notch service-that's the Essence Restaurant Group philosophy. Whether it's a pizza and beer with friends, or an elegant chef's table meal paired with appropriate wines, guests enjoy our creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. Our culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Grand Rapids, MI
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Planning a Group Dinner? Don't Miss This One!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

I arranged to have a business dinner party in Bistro's private room. Not only were they excellent to work with, they were very helpful with the planning of appetizers, the main courses and the the desserts. They gave our guests complete choice from their menu and their prices are very reasonable for the quantity and quality of their food. The service was outstanding.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DrBeekman
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English first
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were in Grand Rapids for the Art Prize and the place was packed. Even though they were very busy the service was great and the food was fabulous. We are from NE OH and my wife said we needed to come back to Grand Rapids just to come back to Bistro Bella Vita!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wayne S
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Farmington, Michigan
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“So-So”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Nice look, okay food. Not particularly impressed with the menu. All the members of our party had something different, but the food tasted no better than Olive Garden.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Amer9747
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
“Great Dessert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

The food was good but the flour less chocolate cake with candied walnut and vanilla ice cream was fabulous.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank venice4ever
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Wyoming, Michigan
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not that impressed the first time around.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had reservations for 8 people at 8pm and was not seated until 8:45, they made up for that with free appetizers for the table which were good. I ordered the beef and was not impressed with the dish at all. My husband ordered the bistro pizza and that was really good! Overall for the amount of $ paid I would have thought it would be better.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephanie C
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