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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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“bella vita” (9 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 4 weeks ago

Our first time here and it was great. Service was very attentive and atmophere was very nice. I got the carbonara and my friend got the duck ravioli we both loved our meal. I seen a server walk by with a pizza and it looked...More

Thank GrannyTammy01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again my friends at Trip Advisor did not let me down. I was in town for work and arrived around dinner time so I used Trip Advisor to help me make my dinner selection. I loved this place. Great atmosphere, very fun/casual atmosphere at...More

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

So glad we had a reason to visit Grand Rapids. Lovely city with extensive dining options. Glad we found this bistro. Our Restaurant Week 3 course dinners were amazing. My meal was great, but wife's was fabulous. The Tartine appetizer and her Rabbit Regot took...More

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The food is better than anticipated. Service is consistently good with visibly interested management. Great lunch spot. Good for before downtown events (location and variety). Ambiance is generally not sufficient for a nice evening out or for a better business dinner. They are accommodating on...More

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Pros: Interesting, large menu; food was well prepared. Restaurant wasn't busy and noise level wasn't a problem. Cons: Primary server seemed undertrained (for example, handing drinks across the table rather than walking three feet to the other side of the table and placing them on...More

Thank Travl1n
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Really like this spot. It is attractive on the inside and i love the menu has a range from $12-$30 stuff. The pizzas are really, really good. Great, large martinis. Great date night out.

Thank U9735IEmarks
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our group of 3 enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on a warm and sunny day in July. Due to a local concert, all indoor spaces were taken so we dined al fresco on the patio. Wait staff was attentive and fun. Being a connoisseur of calamari,...More

Thank Cheri V
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

As usual, a great dinner! From the carpaccio to dessert, not a single disappointment. Our server was friendly, but not intrusive. Try the cucumber martini!!!

Thank Cyndy W
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Met a friend in GR for dinner - this place has a great location in downtown, walking distance to the VanAndel, the Venue, the Bob and many other cool locations worth checking out. The food at the Bistro is always top quality, for fine dining...More

Thank carad23
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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
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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, 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
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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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