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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (87 reviews)
“tuscan salad” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

This place is located within a hotel adjacent to the harbor. It is conveniently located to the downtown Bar Harbor area, though it is a block away from the main street in town. We walked to dinner here, so I cannot comment on parking. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JustPeachy17
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Parts of this visit were an F and other parts were an A. Starting on the A side was Leah. She corrected/adjusted for all the Fs that occurred. We called on a Friday night to ask about seating for 6 later in the evening. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bushmckay
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Nice ambiance but the service and food were lacking. We asked our server if the "fried calamari and zucchini chips" would be good to split between a seafood lover and a vegetarian. She said it was a mix of the two so we ordered it....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sara H
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

A truly spectacular meal—spinach artichoke antipasti, wedge salad and make-your-own pasta w a nice bottle of Malbec. Service was everything service should be—pleasant, attentive and competent. A first-rate dining experience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank idatarbell2015
Reviewed 10 October 2018

My wife and I recently spent time in Bar Harbor. We are well traveled and have had some of the best experiences dining and probably some of the worst. We recently had an outstanding dinner experience at this restaurant and want to thank our server...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gm2berger
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We had the chicken parmesan and chicken picatta. Both meals were excellent. The bread was plentiful and it was served with a red sauce for dipping. The service was efficient and friendly. I would definitely go back again. We loved it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Q4360PCjeang
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Was looking for something different after two days of lobster, this was it. Great ambiance, at 5 the crowd was small but got busy. Make your own pasta was very good. It’s all about the sauce. Server Jesica was great as well. Worth going to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank abelasco
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Have eaten dinner there twice this week. Both times I had to go track down someone to give me a menu and take my drink order. I don’t know if it’s because I’m traveling alone and easily overlooked? The servers seemed very engaged and friendly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Debora D
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place near the harbour. Oddly the pasta was better than the seafood. They don't take reservations but was not a problem.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 6 October 2018

When my wife and I first checked into the Harborside Hotel back in 2009, we weren’t sure what to expect because we’d never been to Maine. In fact, before The Harborside I hadn’t traveled beyond Plymouth, Massachusetts. I’d only ventured outside New York State a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank moanerlawrence
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11 August 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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