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Bistro Bella Vita

44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
+1 616-222-4600
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bella vita” (9 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

With two adults and two kids under age 6, we arrived for an early dinner. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the place was: the kids loved their pizza and the adults enjoyed their pasta. Would definitely go again!

Thank Josh D
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Our Anniversary dinner was great. Joshua our server was Awesome and we all loved our entrees. I really loved the antipasta app, as well as the brisket.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

BBV serves up very good food, though I sometimes have trouble finding just what I'm looking for. However, they have excellent mixologists so if you are looking for an obscure drink, this is your place. Also, the bar is about as large as the dining...More

1  Thank Iam H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We decided to celebrate our anniversary at Bistro Bella Vita and we were not disappointed. We were wished a happy anniversary by the hostess as we entered and were taken to a lovely table that was set with linens and fresh flowers (I had asked...More

Thank 752patriciaw
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I tried Bistro Bella Vita for our anniversary dinner and we were really impressed. The sauce on the calamari gave it a delightful twist so it wasn't your average appetizer. For entrees, we shared the paella and split a pizza. The pizza...More

Thank BoomerUSA2014
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Service is excellent. I love the Beef Bourgin. Generous servings and a beautiful atmosphere complete the evening. My only complaint is that parking can be a challenge in the winter.

Thank AliceGr
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Really good martinis and pizza. They also have really good Main dishes but are more expensive! love the outdoor seating.

Thank crietsema
Reviewed 25 May 2017

One of the most delicious dinners I've had here in Grand Rapids. I am a transplant from Western Pennsylvania and used to delicious food and food choices. I was blessed to share and enjoy a beautiful day with my son and I am looking forward...More

Thank Sherry A
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The food is always great. Service is excellent. The always have a list of specialty drinks. You cannot beat the location if you are going to the Van Andel Arena for an event. They take reservations.

Thank pmt1234
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We ate here were a group, and everyone seemed very satisfied with their food, the service and the environment. Good place for a date, work lunch or casual dinner with the family. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it.

Thank Ted1255
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Whitney J
11 March 2017|
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Response from att284 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Let the server know or call ahead if you want to know what they can do. The kitchen staff are very accommodating. They have daily specials as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
    (Weston and Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-222-4600
  • E-mail
We go above and beyond to deliver the ultimate dining experience with top-notch service-that's the Essence Restaurant Group philosophy. Whether it's a pizza and beer with friends, or an elegant chef's table meal paired with appropriate wines, guests enjoy our creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. Our culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.
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