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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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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 4 days ago via mobile

I was disappointed with the cheese plate. I've never had a cheese plate that didn't come with toast or cracker to put the cheese on. Confit beet salad was excellent. Thought everything was overpriced for the portion size.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have loved visiting Bistro Bella Vita since it first opened. Always great food, great service, and a cool location.

Thank Shotcaller21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very convenient location to our hotel we could walk. The service was very good. Wine by the glass and list were fairly priced. The food was vey good with a different take on some classics.

Thank veradayrizer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With two adults and two kids under age 6, we arrived for an early dinner. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the place was: the kids loved their pizza and the adults enjoyed their pasta. Would definitely go again!

Thank Josh D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Anniversary dinner was great. Joshua our server was Awesome and we all loved our entrees. I really loved the antipasta app, as well as the brisket.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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 28 May 2017

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 27 May 2017 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 26 May 2017

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 25 May 2017

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

Thank crietsema
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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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