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Bella Vita Ristorante

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18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland (Formerly Prego)
+353 64 664 0010
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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17:30 - 21:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Far away from being an italian restaurant, despite some few options on the menu inspired to, it's a pretty nice spot in the very town centre , where you have plenty of choice for a lunch, a dinner, a whatsoever, during your day in lovely Kenmare! They also have vegetarian and vegan options, as well, and daily dishes you may... More 

Thank SilvyaJ
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Recently shared a really nice pizza, Caesar Salad and a bottle of Italian red. Pizza as it should be, crispy not doughy and with just the right amount of topping so as not to have it go soggy as you eat it! Lovely friendly staff and nice ambience. I'll be back, when visiting Kenmare next time.

Thank TipperaryIrishJohn
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I went ther for dinner with my sister and her partner.The food was very good and the staff are lovely.

Thank ejodonoghue
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Family meal with two kids. Nice staff and welcome. Pizza and ravioli lovely and fresh. Carbonara on the other hand was tasty to start but inedible from halfway through as so much grease and oil at the bottom of the bowl. Pointed out and staff agreed but charged full amount. Had kids with us and didn't feel like arguing but... More 

Thank Niallatc
County Galway, Ireland
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

On a recent visit to Bella vita i found my self having breakfast on my own. The breakfast was amazing. Beautifully cooked and presented. The staff were friendly and i did not feel one bit uncomfortable eating on my own. I would recommend this restaurant. Suitable for all budgets.

Thank 885eb
Galway, Ireland
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had seafood risotto, chicken with parma ham and pizza on our visit this evening. I really enjoyed the risotto, cooked fresh and lots of fish. The pizza looked and tasted great especially the base which is always a good sign! The chicken was dry unfortunately but that was the only thing we had an issue with. Service was friendly.... More 

Thank Omagar
County Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We ate mains & had a bottle of vino. Our meal was tasty. The spicy chicken was delicious & the accompanying Rosemary potatoes were yummy. The resturant was full /busy the evening we ate there. We would have stayed for dessert & coffee if The two friendly & unstressed waiting floor staff weren't soo very busy. We reckon a third... More 

Thank Niamh O
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Popular restaurant for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The place was packed with customers waiting for a table. Fresh cooked breakfast which was delicious. The full Irish was enormous and a bacon sandwich on ciabatta was first class. Really good after a heavy Saturday night. Would recommend.

Thank James B
Newport Beach, California
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The food and service were so good we ate here twice in 3 nights. It's small, so make a reservation and enjoy!

Thank Dpeets
Bluffton, South Carolina
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499 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our pizza and fresh pasta. We were getting a little bored with Irish Food we have been in Ireland for two weeks and decided to try some Italian food Glad we did Good service

Thank HapyGuy7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 16
Italian, Irish, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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
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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