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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Appetizer : Bread Plate - the bread was decent/good probably the worst part of the meal. A bit spongy and I prefer a bit of a firmer crust on my bread. Salad: Warm Salad - Delicious. Main course: Wife - Duck Three Ways - Wonderful...More

Thank ElSanto822
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a reservation for 8pm on a Sunday night. The restaurant was relatively empty, yet we were seated right next to the kitchen. The booth we were in was so drafty and cold it was literally moving the curtain and the menu on the...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a customer since the establishment opened. Always a delicious meal. Great bar service and super wait staff. My only issue is that it is not a quiet restaurant.....not ideal for intimate conversation.

Thank lovesmaui_alot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For years, Bistro Bella Vita has weathered the challenges of the restaurant business. And not only have they survived, they’re aging like a fine red wine - getting better and better. With out-of-state coworkers visiting Grand Rapids recently, I was anxious to have them experience...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were nice enough to prepare a meal that was on the menu many years ago. Pasta with various meats - delicious. The others truly enjoyed their meals as well. The cocktails were good - not measured. The Tiramisu was delicious. Got a second piece...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was busy before a concert and they did a good job keeping up. The atmosphere was fun and cool. Food was well prepared and fast. Service was amazing.

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been a long time since I had dinner at BBV so it was fun to return to one of the early "cool places" when downtown GR started to become a cool place again. Went with a few colleagues for a business dinner. Just a...More

1  Thank Bob E
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Nice assortment of food, quick service and the food was yummy too. Parking lot conveniently located across the street.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. Me and girlfriends came here before an 80’s cover band show. The drinks are phenomenal - prickly pear and a pineapple cosmo. The mussels were so good- I had to drink some of the broth and we ended up getting...More

Thank Sonya C
Reviewed 5 January 2018

My granddaughter's birthday was New Year's Eve so we celebrated a few days later. From reservations to service and food selections, we had a delightful experience.

Thank Sid F
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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, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
Modern French & Italian Cuisine Our specialty is Modern French & Italian Cuisine made from scratch with as many sustainably-sourced ingredients as possible. Enjoy homemade pasta, brick-oven pizzas, rotisserie-roasted meats or our famous paella, taste the difference of the highest-quality cuisine created with sustainably-sourced produce,experience fresh seafood shipped directly to our chefs, and delight in our exceptional, accommodating, professional service.
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