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La Bella Vita Ristorante

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55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
+1 207-288-5033
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at La Bella Vita on a whim, and we are quite glad we did. The view is amazing, and the food was really good. The menu is Italian, and there is something for everyone. Our server was very attentive, and the prices moderate. It was nice to watch the tourists and the boats out in Bar Harbor from... More 

Thank GraceMarieGMC
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Best for a leisurely breakfast! If you're in a hurry to head out for an adventure, this is not for you but come back when you have time. I recommend the Mascarpone-Blueberry stuffed french toast and a mimosa!

Thank cheri k
Florence, Kentucky
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant wants to be upscale but falls short. They start by wanting to sell you bottled water. No thanks - just take my drink order and I'm good with that. No thrill in paying for a bottle of Perrier. Service was OK - seemed to hurry from table to table. Food was so-so although I probably made a mistake... More 

Thank FlorenceYall3030
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The food and service were great for both breakfast and dinner. The only complaint was the fly that seemed to want to join us for each meal.

Thank David C
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My friends and I ate dinner here twice while staying at the Harborside Hotel. The four of us enjoyed it very much. They have a nice selection of wine, many Italian varietals and a varied menu including Italian fare with plenty of seafood and meat options. First night I had chicken saltimboca. It was good... Second night we all had... More 

Thank ropqsr
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Has six for dinner. We ordered drinks. They took a while but waiter came and took our order. We ordered pizza. The Wood-Fired pizza sounded great. Wow were we so disappointed. The pizza was burnt black on the bottom. It was absolutely unedible. They did offer to remake but it was late and others had already half eaten their meals.... More 

Thank ejw472003
williamsburg, va, USA
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We love this place. You can creat your own pasta dishes. It has a nice view, good service and a lovely environment .

Thank linda201198
Walnut, California
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

went for lunch. took almost 15 to 20 minutes to get service. took almost 30 minutes for food to arrive and we only ordered a small antipasto. hate to see how long a full meal would take. also ordered a piece of blueberry pie after about 10 minutes waiter comes back and says it will be about another 5 minutes... More 

Thank NauUsc
London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Can thoroughly recommend the Veal Scallopini, Chicken Saltimbocca, the tiramisu and the chocolate desserts. Generous glasses of wine.

Thank LittleAnnie5
Farmington, New Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very crowded place - not much room between tables. Server was polite but seemed uninterested. Menu choices were limited but the chicken parmigiana was good. No sides came with it. Prices were higher than expected.

Thank GCpainter53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?