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“Don’t trust the wait time!”

La Bella Vita Ristorante
Ranked #27 of 153 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They don’t take reservations and when we called they said there would be no problem being seated. When we got there they said it was an hour wait. No apologies for messing up our evening.

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Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry that we did not help you to have a good night. Sometimes depending on weather or just a particular evening circumstances do change. Again our apologies

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in for a late dinner about 830pm. Seated promptly at an inside table right off the patio, we still had a nice view of the harbor. Our server Sam introduced herself and we knew immediately that we were in good hands. We had a couple appetizers, like this incredible meat and cheese board followed by some really great brussel sprouts. Our entrees came out, one halibut and one build your own pasta. The fish was cooked to perfection with great flavor and the pasta was cooked al dente and portioned so I could even take a little home for later ;). The manager Connor came around for a second table touch (which is huge in my opinion) and we learned a little bit about the kitchen and the mastermind behind it all, Chef Brady. Dude definitely knows what he's doing.

Overall, this experience was 5/5 and we can't wait to come back. Sam, Brady, and Connor thank you for a Wonderful experience at a spot we have never been to on the island.

1  Thank BJ D
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Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed yourself and the team showed how proud they are of what they do

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner last Tuesday night at Bella Vita and it was excellent from walking in the door to finish. The hostess was great, our wait person Steve was excellent and the food was soooo yummy. So impressed that an establishment with spectacular views offeras this quality of service and food. The wine list was also superb. We wil ba back every visit to Bar Harbor!

1  Thank Stephanie B
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Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and the lovely review. Please come see us again when back in Bar Harbor

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

DARIN, was an excellent waiter. Friendly and accommodating. Our meal was very good, I wish we would have started our stay dining there instead of having it as our last supper.

1  Thank Paula2010T
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Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for dining with us and hope to see you on your next visit to town

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. We sat outside on a sunny but chilly evening. Thankfully, we were near a heater and it was perfect. The view was beautiful. Our waitstaff, Madalynn and Ashley were great. Our meals were excellent. I loved the halibut with fresh pasta, YUM. My husband had the Fisherman's stew, also delicious. The meal was a bit pricey but well worth it. By far the best meal we had during our stay. Would definitely return with out a doubt.

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1  Thank jamaplus
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Bobby M, General Manager at La Bella Vita Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the glowing review-we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience to that extent. Please come see us again

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