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La Bella Vita Ristorante

55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
+1 207-288-5033
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (77 reviews)
“tuscan salad” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
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1 - 10 of 528 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had breakfast here and sat outside. The view was unreal. We also had a really good breakfast here. We both had omelettes which were very good. Not the largest I size but well prepared. Service was very good and the food was fresh. I...More

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Harborside for 5 days and took advantage of this yummy restaurant several times. Sat at the bar for mussels and cocktails, had breakfast sandwiches made and brought up to our room, had delicious breakfast on the terrace. Sean the bartender truly...More

Thank lisajohn99
Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the very nice comments and we look forward to serving you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I sat down for breakfast at La Bella Vita while on vacation. The food was delicious and presentation was good. Our waiter, Joseph, was great, very energetic, attentive, and always keeping us refilled on coffee and orange juice. P.S. he has a...More

2  Thank mlee2197
Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Joseph is an excellent server and we are glad to hear that he took such good care of you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with some friends while on vacation here. The service was good, food good but unimpressed with the manager. My wife and her friend ordered a pizza and Tuscan salad to share. My friend ordered chicken parm. I ordered veal scalapini with a side...More

Thank bobo306
Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear about the confusion and mishandling of the situation. We will use your observations to improve our level of service-thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sit outside, lovely view. Nice food, good service. A great place to dine in Bar Harbor! Was Kids friendly too. Highly recommended!

Thank Guy B
Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you and your family enjoyed everything

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can only review the lack of service at this restaurant as we never actually ate anything. We arrived at 8:45 and were told there would be a 15 minute wait even though the restaurant was half empty. We were then seated and waited another...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to hear about your unimpressive visit to La Bella Vita-we strive to give an experience that people can remember and not chose to forget. Our apologies

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic dinner last night at Bella Vita! We recommend the gnocchi, build your own pasta of any style, chicken parm, lobster bisque, and pizza! For lunch, we highly recommend the lobster roll. The service is absolutely beyond amazing--Connor McBrierty made us feel...More

Thank mariaemurphy
Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear that the staff tag teamed you and showed you a wonderful experience

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting with unacceptable food. Waiter said the pizza was thin crust just what we wanted. But it came out soggy . Showed it to the manager and he said it looked like a New York flop! Ordered rigatoni with bolognaise sauce. Got No rigatoni...More

Thank DonnaWOW
Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry that we did not deliver an experience to meet your expectations

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast and dinners are terrific with lots of variety and high-quality food and service. Can get crowed when cruise ships are in the harbor but a great restaurant.

Thank romancebyjoy
Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us and the very nice review. Please visit us again when in Bar Harbor again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a work in progress, however, the effort is yielding a wonderful result. The chef there is really quite good and the details in preparation and presentation are evident. We had a lovely table outdoors (highly recommended) and begged the manager to hold...More

Thank Milan M
Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad to hear that you enjoyed the fruits of the entire staff's efforts. Hope to see you on your next visit

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Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
We split crab/lobster app 1 veal parm 1 very good pizza $58 Drinks/wine extra
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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