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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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“paella” (31 reviews)
“bella vita” (9 reviews)
“con pollo” (7 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank crietsema
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have gone to Bistro Bella Vita many times over the years and have always received excellent service and great food. I have tried many things over the years and have found that most of them have been excellent. Surprisingly descent happy hour too, as...More

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times over the years, as I visit Grand Rapids twice a year on business. I must congratulate the pastry chef, as I had the flourless chocolate tart and ice cream which was fantastic! I also had the Bolognese and...More

1  Thank Aliceco1
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Whitney J
Are there Vegan friendly options?
11 March 2017|
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Response from Phil S | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure.
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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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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