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Bistro Bella Vita

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44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083 (Weston and Market)
+1 616-222-4600
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Today
16:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful light dinner of mussels and margarita pizza. The food was great, the atmosphere was vibrant and friendly and our server was well prepared and very personable. The by the glass wine choices were broad and we were very happy with our choices.

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Thank Tcleve
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is actually pretty good and fairly complex, but, honestly, is not worth the steep prices you have to pay. Great ambience and beautiful decor.

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Thank Lisa M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food and wonderful company! The food was absolutely amazing and the service was unbeatable. Preston our server was amazing and very helpful.

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Thank Sheri M
Chelsea, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here at times and been blown away by the food and other times just average but the service is always exceptional. Nice warm atmosphere.

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Thank Bootes3
Park Ridge, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very accommodating to our large family. The food was very good and even my picky eaters were quite satisfied. Great wine selection in this 'beer' town. Delicious!

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Thank Michelle B
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would rate 3 1/2 stars if given opportunity. The restaurant has a youthful festive feel. Customers seemed to be enjoying themselves. That could be the result of us at a table in the bar area. We started off with the mussels which were a fairly good size and flavorful. Wife and I both had the Amish chicken which was very... More 

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Thank Melvin K
Muskegon, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten at the Bistro six times over the last year -- business lunches where I asked for a table for 6 in a spot where we could talk semiprivately, dinner with my wife and another couple and a meal before an event at the Van Andel Arena next door. Every time was different and each time the food, service... More 

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Thank Phil S
Jenison, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner. She ordered the soup and I ordered the rigatoni bolognese. The only way I can describe my dish was like eating a bowl of over cooked chef Boyardee. The sauce was heavy burnt. The pasta was chewy and hard and basically could not finish and I would not bring it home for the dog.... More 

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Thank tonycad
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten at Bistro on several occasions because the food is great and the service is impeccable. This year, we wanted to choose a private room for our 25th anniversary celebration but it was already booked. Because we wanted to do lunch, the staff offered us the dining room area to use for our ceremony because... More 

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Thank Lisa N
Terre Haute, Indiana
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty and all homemade, but it was not excellent or outstanding by any means. They had great service and the place was nice. Not worth the price in my opinion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?