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La Bella Vita Ristorante

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123 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
+1 207-801-3979
07:00 - 22:00
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Burley, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A wonderful little Italian eatery on the edge of town. This is not a red-sauce joint but the kitchen turns out delicious food in a delightful environment. It seems popular with the local population as well.

Thank 989warrenr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed at this hotel and had dinner here one night. Table at the window with view of water. Good service and good food

Thank cathy b b
gold coast
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131 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had dinner here one night of our stay recently. There is a limited menu but the meals are huge and good value. Friendly staff. There is also great views from the windows overlooking the ocean if you dine before sunset.

Thank crompos
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Dinner was excellent but the bar service by Sean O'Brien was exceptional. He honestly did the work of what would have taken three bartenders at another bar. He was very friendly and did an awesome job taking care of patrons and drinks for the restaurant. A young boy belly up'd to the bar and he very sweetly explained he had... More 

Thank rjmpsych
Carteret, New Jersey
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The view alone is worth the experience. The breakfast buffet offers both a good variety and fresh food. There is an omelette station that prepares eggs any way you can imagine. The staff made sure my coffee cup was never empty (which is a big plus for me). The price was a little high for a breakfast buffet. I do... More 

Thank John P
Westerville, Ohio
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206 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is the restaurant inside the Holiday Inn Resort (formerly the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel). Normally, I'm not a big fan of hotel restaurants but this was the 2nd time on this trip that I ended up eating in the hotel restaurant -- both times it was late and I didn't feel like going out looking for another restaurant. La... More 

Thank Jim H
Central Oregon, Oregon
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

In a very nice setting overlooking the water and separate from the hotel itself. We both had the lobster and it was very good. Excellent service and assistance with the lobster, if needed.

Thank walkalot4ever
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Our meals were served by Kira K. She's a treasure Made menu suggestions that were excellent! Knowledgeable about the Bar Harbor region.. She made our experience extremely pleasant!

Thank christine r
West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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347 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

While staying at the Bar Harbor Regency, dinner here seemed appropriate. Italian flare meals were well presented and well prepared. The Tuscan Salad, Chicken Piccata, and Chicken Parm were all decent size portions and very filling. The dining room has absolutely beautiful views overlooking Frenchman Bay. The waitstaff was friendly and accommodating.

Thank archman8
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Buffet style breakfast, typical for most hotels. Assortment of eggs, meats, waffles pastries, fruits, cereals. Has an omelet station, chef was very polite and quick. Service was okay. Slow to seat and slow to wait on us. Then again, it is getting towards end of season, so staffing may be a small issue. Restaurant was clean and off course, has... More 

Thank Craig W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-801-3979

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