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“Very enjoyable”

La Bella Vita Ristorante
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Wonderful menu. Nice to have the option of ordering half portions. Salads, chicken piccata and pasta all were a hit. Our server, Meredith, was a pleasure.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Long Island, Ny
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Sit outdoors if you can, great terrace”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

The italian food wasn't anything to write home about. The past was homemade, but not too wonderful. The meatballs were good.
The fried calamari and zuchini, very good.
We had an annoying, overly friendly waiter, that thought he was funny , but actually, just intrusive and inappropriate. He said he was on staff all seasons, too bad.

Visited July 2014
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Thank redheadLongIsland_Ny
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good food in a spectacular setting”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

La Bella Vita at the Sagamore resort hotel has an envious location, with its dining room windows and an outdoor deck overlooking beautiful Lake George. We chose the outdoor deck for lunch. Had to wait a bit for a table, but it was worth it. Lake breezes are modified by the glass half wall, while sun or the occasional light sprinkle are taken care of by an overhead awning. At least half the experience is enjoying your privileged perch while motor boats, kayaks and other water craft ply the deep blue waters of the lake against a green mountain backdrop. Menu prices take this into account. We ordered a salmon salad and a rosemary chicken ciabatta. The salmon salad was good - not superb - but good, and the chicken ciabatta was good, but a bit too peppery. Saw lots of seafood appetizers going by which looked appealing. Skipped dessert, but have to mention that we did sample a birthday cake on a previous occasion which was heavenly. Service was ok, nothing special. Also, the waiter left a previous diner's champagne bucket sitting next to our table until we actually picked it up and moved it mid-meal. My only suggestions for the resort are to try and up the culinary ante, and emphasize service in its signature restaurant to make the experience complete.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Carol L
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Paris, France
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fine pizza, pasta in the Lounge”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great view over the lake. We had really fine Umbrian pizza and paperdelle with short-rib ragu. Just terrific. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank William R
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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Poor service, screaming children, sloppy guests”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

This should not be considered fine dining. More like Applebees after little league lets out. So much potential -- ruined by so much incompetence

Visited June 2014
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