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Bella Vita Ristorante

18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 0010
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (78 reviews)
“carbonara” (8 reviews)
“caesar salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
Italian, Irish, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat ourselves down after about as the waitress was too busy to acknowledge us, she was clearly under a lot of pressure, after another 10 minutes of being ignored we just left, we were all hungry after our journey down and needed food. Cannot comment...More

2  Thank Paula M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great, ambience lovely & staff member who served us, on a busy night, was "grace under pressure" personified!

Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something light and they had great salads you could either get as a starter size or a meal size. Prices were very reasonable. We did not have the pizza or pasta but they looked really good when others received their orders....More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate in this restaurant the two nights we stayed in Kenmare. The food was very enjoyable,I had the lasagna my friends had the pasta dishes and a nice bottle of merlot which was well presented! The 2nd night most of us had the pizzas...More

Thank Charles O
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This turned out to be a decent "Italian" restaurant. If you're looking for traditional Italian you'll probably be disappointed but we weren't and we enjoyed our meals. The day we were there they were serving a blue cheese pasta which was very good. Although the...More

Thank 389tonyn
Reviewed 8 May 2017

In Kenmare yesterday evening for a quick bite and decided on Bella Vita. I had pizza which was tasteless and cold (bad pizza is very rare now thankfully) He had 'seafood linguine', the only seafood in it were a few mussels, and packet sauce. All...More

3  Thank HamiltonCork
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I'm Italian and the food in the place has nothing to do I did not try the pizzas, they might be saved

1  Thank Sergio F
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My wife and I walked in and had a nice window seat looking onto the street.The restaurant was an ideal alternative to endless irish pub food onour trip. The service was excellent, the meal served quickly and the food very tasty

Thank JuJu300
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The food here was great. It has a nice charm to the place and my wife and I had a very relaxing nice meal here. It was very reasonably and we appreciated them taking us so close to their closing time. The staff were lovely...More

Thank Will C
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Food definitely was not worth the wait! Limited as far as Italian restaurants in the area. Pizza was ok. Waited an exceptionally long time for our dinner and the waitress seemed surprised when my wife had mentioned it. Maybe I'm just used to quicker service...More

Thank thedogshack97
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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