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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (30 reviews)
“arugula salad” (5 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

I love this place. Excellent menu, every dish is top notch. The variety outstanding and presentations are eye-catching. You can't go wrong with any cocktail here as their bar and bar service is Top Notch. I love their pizza, pasta, salads and desert. At lunch...More

Thank Kurt F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We hadn't eaten here in some time, as the prior time or two had been sort of disappointing, with the food oversalted and generally not up to prior standards. But our enthusiasm was restored last Friday. My husband ordered two specials, a lamb appetizer and...More

Thank MichiganDeb
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a reservation for a table of 7 at opening - 11 am. Arrived 15 minutes early to find doors locked, In December in GR. Staff could see me at the door (where coincidentally I had to look over the door lettering saying hours begin...More

Thank tom a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined at Bella Vita many times have received consistent , professional service. The food is innovative and fresh along with main stays that have been on the menu forever. The mushroom polenta is not to be overlooked...I am not terribly fond of mushrooms...More

Thank eat0ut0ften
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Bistro is a top-notch Place for good, interesting food and unique menu offerings. Drink specials and different-sized portions make this a perfect place to go anytime, whatever the mood or occasion.

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a place Iike to just go to to grab a quick snack liek one of thier pizza's and a drink. Good food selctions made perfectly and a great drink menu with very good martinis.

Thank jnewberg
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We went to BBV because it was highly recommended, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was fun. It was perfect for dinner before going to see Wicked. The part I was not impressed with was my server. She hardly checked on us, seemed irritated...More

Thank kristen m
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were attending a concert next door and only had one hour to eat..Our waiter was fast, courteous and friendly. Had the beef brisket which was awesome. Got in and out in plenty of time. My only com[plaint was that the martini glass wasnt chilled...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Went here after Art Prize and had wonderful service and food. Atmosphere and location right by the river were great too! We had the hummous, argula salad, brisket, and bread pudding dessert. All were fantastic. The first two courses had a nice lemony zest. The...More

Thank Jacqueline P
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Been to Bistro Bella Vita many times. Always very good as it was again this time. Wine list is a bit expensive for the offerings. Food was very good for all. Four different main courses and two salads. Only downside was they charge you for...More

Thank Richard I
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Whitney J
10 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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