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La Bella Vita Ristorante

55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
+1 207-288-5033
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (73 reviews)
“tuscan salad” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
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11 - 20 of 481 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great fun at the bar and really good oven fired pizza. Very good breakfast, but a buffet would speed things up in the morning.

Thank L P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading the great reviews, being seated in the pretty space, and served by a great waitress, I was slightly disappointed by the food. The menu offers a good variety of choices. I got to taste 3 entrees and none would boring me back. The...More

Thank bolild
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for trying La Bella Vita and your honest comments. The chef will get back to work. Please try us again when back in town

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Bella Vita is the restaurant in the Harborside Hotel & Marina. We ate one breakfast and one dinner here. Enjoyed their version of Lobster Benedict with good coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice after an early morning photo shoot and found it very satisfying....More

Thank directorfantasies
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in and taking the time to do such a wonderful review. Please visit us on your next trip to Bar Harbor

Reviewed 18 September 2017

It is a wonderful restaurant with a great view. Parking is very good with valet service. wonderful service and great food. Very comfortable and the noise level is acceptable.

Thank sunshineinflorida123
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We ate there for my 65 th birthday celebration and it was disappointing. The lobster and pasta dish lacked flavor and the wine was disappointing. Most of the wines are extremely overpriced and just not that good. The atmosphere is beautiful. The service was good....More

Thank linda201198
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had two meals here within two days, lunch and breakfast, so I will address both in the same review. Lunch was "build your own pasta" and pizza. Both were okay, but over-priced. Service was adequate, the view nice, but the atmosphere seemed a bit...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stayed at harborside hotel and decided to try la Bella Vita. Sat at the bar, great service, great food and drinks. Sean, our bartender was great...good service and conversation..to start....the bread with marinara dipping sauce is delicious! we tried the lobster/shrimp scampi (I think??) good...More

Thank jagsgapeach
Management response:Responded 12 September 2017

Sounds like you covered all the bases. Glad you had a good time. Please visit again when you are in town

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Given the wonderful location and fancy look of this place, we had a little concern about the price vs quality ratio here at first. However, there was no catch: outstanding quality of food, wonderful harbor view seating and amazingly yummy cocktails left us craving for...More

Thank Vega18
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We can't say enough good things about the meal we had at this restaurant. Although we have several dietary concerns (gluten free and vegan) we all found something that was amazing! The vegetables were fresh and crisp on the gluten free sandwich. Those of the...More

Thank Kelsey L
Management response:Responded 3 September 2017

Kelsey thank you for coming in with your group. So glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you in the future

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Just had a wonderful dinner with another family. With 5 kids and 4 adults at the table you never know what will happen. Del Roy took such good care of all of us! Super entertaining for the kids and worked hard with a food allergy...More

Thank Lynne C
Management response:Responded 1 September 2017

Lynne-so glad to hear you enjoyed everything and in particular Delroy's wonderful service. Please visit us again when in Bar Harbor

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10 August 2016|
Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
We split crab/lobster app 1 veal parm 1 very good pizza $58 Drinks/wine extra
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5033
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