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Bella Vita Ristorante

18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 0010
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (84 reviews)
“carbonara” (9 reviews)
“caesar salad” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Irish, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 401 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's late in the tourist season. Restaurant schedules are spotty. We wandered in at 700 on a Tuesday with no other customers present wondering if we had made a mistake. One ordered the mushroom risotto and one ordered the penne arrabiata. Both were hot, delicious...More

1  Thank Larry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After days of seafood chowder, and Guinness beef stew , and lamb, well we need a fix of Italian and Bella Vita more than exceeded our expectation. I had spaghetti carbonnara it was wonderful, I often don't order things I make but this time I...More

2  Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely meal! My risotto was outstanding! Great service too. I would definitely return and recommend this small restaurant to friends.

1  Thank FergusHavertown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came in late after a long drive from Cork. Staff was friendly and even though it was very late and time to close up, we did not feel rushed. The atmosphere was quiet and the pizza and pasta we had was delicious, as was the...More

Thank Momofarp
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Basically pizza and pasta restaurant, but very good. I had excellent home made lasagne, and my partner really enjoyed the "on fire " pizza.

Thank annemdoran
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A simple yet tasty Italian. Staff extremely friendly. Menu was not massive but there was something for everyone. Nice to have a change from a very fishy menu (like a lot of the town). For the children's menu is half portions of the adult menu...More

1  Thank motherduckling
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I wish I could say I'll be back but I probably won't. The ambiance is good as are the staff but I'm afraid the food left it down especially the tomatoe based sauces. I naturally can only comment on the food my wife and I...More

1  Thank Lucy5050
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Italian food, reasonable and family friendly. Really enjoyed our visit here. It was a find.

Thank CountyCorkNMurphy
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Kenmare and had lunch here one pizza and one pasta they were both very good and reasonably priced the staff were also very friendly maybe not an authentic Italian restaurant but a very good one anyway

Thank PJ M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I ate here with my family on a recent day trip to Kenmare. I was so disappointed I had eaten here years ago and really enjoyed however the food has gone down bug time. The menu choice is poor, there were a number of specials...More

Thank abbeyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland (Formerly Prego)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 0010
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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.
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