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“Beautiful view of the harbor and good food”

La Bella Vita Ristorante
Ranked #60 of 148 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Waltham, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful view of the harbor and good food”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of the harbor. Since it was a little cool the heaters that were near us certainly were appreciated. It was wonderful seeing the three schooner sail boat and a beautiful sunset. There was only a few couples sitting outside so the service was very good. We both ordered the seafood dishes which were very good.

  • Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Breakfast Buffet Only”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We only utilized this restaurant for a few breakfast meals from the offered buffet. We found the food to be good and the view to be great (overlooking the pool area and the bay). The wait staff in the morning seemed to be a bit absent at times even thought there seemed to be plenty of them. It is a small place, but well kept. The buffet is pricey at $15/person (unless you are on the meal plan from the hotel). The menu items seemed to be high also, but probably average for an in hotel restaurant. There were better prices in town. The breakfast buffet also has an omelet station where they are cooked to order. We found this part to be very slowly cooked and rather small portions, but the omelets were flavorful. The patio dining is set back a bit and seems rather an afterthought as it is overlooked by the glass elevator. We did not choose to sit here. Overall seems like a nice place with a very friendly and helpful front greeting staff. Especially noteworthy is Amber, who was very pleasant and worked hard to ensure everything was comfortable for the guests.

  • Visited June 2014
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King George, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Breakfast Buffet ample but average”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

The staff was lovely and accommodating. The breakfast buffet offered a large selection of items, however, the food was very average. Powdered eggs, dry pastries, bland blintzes. The fruit was very good though. Not really worth the $17 per person charge in my opinion.

Visited June 2014
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Paris, Kentuc
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“As good as it looks!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

The hotel complex is stunning in location, amenities, and furnishing, The staff at the hotel are welcoming and well versed in services, BUT the restaurant was awesome! The food is all prepared there, fresh, by master chefs; some things are prepared right before your eyes in brick ovens. Excellent! Special recognition to the bar tender, David G. who is so friendly and articulate about the spirits served and recommended. He treats his guests as old friends, all the while taking care of servers and others at the bar! He is a true asset!! When in Bar Harbor, don't miss this stop!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Escanaba, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Breakfast each morning was wonderful”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

From the parfaits with fresh Maine blueberries to the hot meals all the food we had was outstanding. We really looked forward to breakfast each morning and would have loved to enjoy a dinner or two here as well but we were usually out and about until late. Next time we will make it a priority!

Visited October 2013
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