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“A unique experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of LIFeStyle

LIFeStyle
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Ranked #6 of 48 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $55 - $55
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: AT OUR TRATTORIA...the food is traditional Italian. There is no menu, the service is casual and the price is fixed. Everyone is seated at the same table where five different courses are served. We begin dinner with an appetizer, followed by the first dish (pasta or risotto), second dish accompanied by a side (pork, beef, chicken, lamb, salmon... it depends on what we feel like cooking that night!!!), then we finish the meal with a delightful cheese plate including pairings, dessert and espresso. The dinner is perfectly complimented by a bottle of your favorite wine, which our guests are encouraged to bring. Although we do not provide the wine, we will happily make suggestions about what to bring to accompany that night's meal. We do not charge a corking fee. Every night is a unique and wonderful trip for the senses, showcasing the different flavors and traditions of Italy. The cost is $55.00 per person with service included. Our menu changes for each dinner, so please let us know when making your reservations if you have any questions or if you have any dietary restrictions that we should be aware of. Due to limited seating, reservations are required and we recommend making your arrangements several weeks in advance. In addition to our weekly Trattoria, LIFeSTYLE is available for your private events and parties any night of the week except Saturdays, which we reserve for our weekly dinner. For parties of ten or more, the price is $55 per person and we can accommodate up to twenty-two people per event. We generally serve a five course, fixed menu dinner as described above, but we are always willing to customize the meal to best suit your special event.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A unique experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

LiFeStyle Trattoria is a small Italian market by day, but on Friday and Saturdays, it is transformed into an intimate adult family-style restaurant. Authentic northern Italian food, moderately priced. The fact that it is BYOB ensures an evening of sharing bottles and stories. If you are lucky, the chef will be serving chocolate pepperoni for dessert

Visited June 2013
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Kissimmee
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2 reviews
“What an experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Dinner is cooked for you by an interesting chef/owner based on what he could find fresh at the market that day…..great concept. Bring your own wine. We had a great time interacting with the other customers.

Visited December 2012
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Huntington Beach, California
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“more for the experience than the food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

lifestyles is a unique place in bedford. i've been there several times. its really a specialty italian food store that converts to a one seating set menu italian restaurant for friday and saturday night. the owner is from milan and a good guy. don't expect to be blown away by the food. its certainly ok but nothing particularly special. $50 is pricey for bedford but comparable to bedford springs which is only average for food as well. the experience is fun with maybe 20 people in total and since you bring your own wine, the conversation tends to pick up as dinner progresses. expect at least 2 hours for the dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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State College, PA
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A little Italy in Bedford”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

We always try to come here when we are in Bedford on a Saturday night, but it takes planning ahead as the Saturday night dinner can book up several weeks in advance. This restaurant is an experience - 22 people sitting at one long table who start out as strangers and end the evening as friends. Stefano is charming as he explains each course and the ingriedients. The $50pp charge includes tip and it is byob - overall reasonable compared to the fine dining restaurants at Bedford Springs.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, DC
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Sort of a secret dining experience--very fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a farm-to-table restaurant which seves dinner only ine night a week and the rest of the week is a store. One must make reservations in advance as they are usually sold out!

We went with friends when we all attended a wedding at the Bedford Springs hotel.
Most of the guests had the pork ribs, 3 of asked in advance not to have pork so we had fish. The 5 course meal started with bruschetta, then pasta, then the fish and salad, then cheese plate, then lemon cake.

The owner/chef explained that the theme throughout the dinner was ramps--an onion/garlic like green. The best dish, in my opinion, was the pasta with ramps which was excellent! The fish was scanty (although with 5 courses this is not a big issue) and the sauce overwhelmed the fish. The salad was lousy--wilted and poorly dressed. I liked the cheese very much. The cake was the typical Italian dry. The cost was $50.00 per person, including everything.

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the setting as much as the food. It is BYOB so that makes it easy. I would definitely go back for the ambience alone!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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