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La Bella Vita Ristorante

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55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
+1 207-288-5033
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best for a leisurely breakfast! If you're in a hurry to head out for an adventure, this is not for you but come back when you have time. I recommend the Mascarpone-Blueberry stuffed french toast and a mimosa!

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Thank cheri k
Florence, Kentucky
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant wants to be upscale but falls short. They start by wanting to sell you bottled water. No thanks - just take my drink order and I'm good with that. No thrill in paying for a bottle of Perrier. Service was OK - seemed to hurry from table to table. Food was so-so although I probably made a mistake... More 

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Tuftonboro
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The food and service were great for both breakfast and dinner. The only complaint was the fly that seemed to want to join us for each meal.

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Thank David C
Boston, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My friends and I ate dinner here twice while staying at the Harborside Hotel. The four of us enjoyed it very much. They have a nice selection of wine, many Italian varietals and a varied menu including Italian fare with plenty of seafood and meat options. First night I had chicken saltimboca. It was good... Second night we all had... More 

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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Has six for dinner. We ordered drinks. They took a while but waiter came and took our order. We ordered pizza. The Wood-Fired pizza sounded great. Wow were we so disappointed. The pizza was burnt black on the bottom. It was absolutely unedible. They did offer to remake but it was late and others had already half eaten their meals.... More 

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williamsburg, va, USA
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We love this place. You can creat your own pasta dishes. It has a nice view, good service and a lovely environment .

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Thank linda201198
Walnut, California
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

went for lunch. took almost 15 to 20 minutes to get service. took almost 30 minutes for food to arrive and we only ordered a small antipasto. hate to see how long a full meal would take. also ordered a piece of blueberry pie after about 10 minutes waiter comes back and says it will be about another 5 minutes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Can thoroughly recommend the Veal Scallopini, Chicken Saltimbocca, the tiramisu and the chocolate desserts. Generous glasses of wine.

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Thank LittleAnnie5
Farmington, New Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very crowded place - not much room between tables. Server was polite but seemed uninterested. Menu choices were limited but the chicken parmigiana was good. No sides came with it. Prices were higher than expected.

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Parker, Colorado
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Pretty location, over-priced and simply just "ok" food. The servers were also just "ok". it took them over 5-minutes to ask if we wanted anything to drink. Drink refills...COST additional. This is the case in many Bar Harbor restaurants, although this one DID NOT advertise it on the menu. Who would have guessed I would have to pay $6 for... More 

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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$20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?