We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistro Bella Vita

44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
+1 616-222-4600
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (30 reviews)
“arugula salad” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (491)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 485 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

It's been a long time since I had dinner at BBV so it was fun to return to one of the early "cool places" when downtown GR started to become a cool place again. Went with a few colleagues for a business dinner. Just a...More

1  Thank Bob E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice assortment of food, quick service and the food was yummy too. Parking lot conveniently located across the street.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. Me and girlfriends came here before an 80’s cover band show. The drinks are phenomenal - prickly pear and a pineapple cosmo. The mussels were so good- I had to drink some of the broth and we ended up getting...More

Thank Sonya C
Reviewed 5 January 2018

My granddaughter's birthday was New Year's Eve so we celebrated a few days later. From reservations to service and food selections, we had a delightful experience.

Thank Sid F
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We dined at Bistro to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The food was fantastic. Some of the best pasta and pizza we've had. The service was also great. I highly recommend this downtown eatery.

Thank jillbH869FJ
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Thanks Bistro Hostess, Waiter and Staff!! We dine here 3-4 times per year and always end up saying "we should do this more often!" For starters, Bistro Bella Vita has ample parking across the street, or via their Valet Service. Reservations are highly, highly recommended...More

Thank michiana5
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is pretty much a sure thing. Consistently great food, killer hearth baked pizzas, fab pastas, salads, and more. Fairly extensive wine list with choices from all over the world. Also lovely outside dining in the summer. Can't lose with this one.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017

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 12 December 2017

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
Nearby HotelsSee all 49 hotels in Grand Rapids
Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown
392 reviews
.21 km away
253 reviews
.41 km away
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
1,008 reviews
.41 km away
Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
1,710 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Restaurants
790 reviews
.23 km away
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
354 reviews
.25 km away
Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails
78 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Side Bar
8 reviews
.40 km away
Grand Rapids Public Museum
555 reviews
.51 km away
Van Andel Arena
369 reviews
.14 km away
Grand Rapids Art Museum
225 reviews
.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Whitney J
10 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing