Bistro Bella Vita
Exellent experience -I had an excellent dining experience. Service was great as was the list of daily specials. I would highly recommend this establishment to some one who would like a special night out.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was great!My wife and I had a great meal and the service was even better. Our waitress was very helpful with food and wine selections and she was on her game Friday evening.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceMy wife and I made reservations for 6pm for a date night out. When we arrive a few minutes early, we were promptly seated and our waitress was at our table almost immediately. The food was delicious from the tomato bruscetta to the filet mignon to the creme brulee. The restaurant was clean and nice. Service was speedy and overall the experience was wonderful.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceThe service at Bistro Bella Vita has always been top notch. I have never felt rushed. All of the servers are friendly and helpful. It is one of the main reasons I feel comfortable recommending this restaurant.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWe tried Bistro Bella Vita on a recommendation. We were very pleased with the food and service.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood butGood food, good service, lots of background noise - too much for conversation to be easy and comfortable.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Bella VitaFantastic food, wouldn't change a thing. I had the filet and my husband had the boeuf bourguignon, both were amazing. I also had the basil mojito which was delicious as well.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat meal!!!!!All entres are very cleverly and tastily prepared, presentation is 100% and taste matches, would recommend to anyone........5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOff night...I've eaten many times at BBV, and all but this one have been terrific. Somehow, there was an issue with something ordered by everyone at our table. The waitstaff did their best to rectify it, and I commend them for the effort, but I guess the kitchen just had an off night.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's the Wine, Food & ServiceMushroom Crostini - it's an app, and a meal in itself.
I asked "Jason", our seasoned server (7 years at Bistro), for the "reserve wine list". But, the Asst. GM cuts in and says "Brad has something picked out for you this evening". Great choice, Brad!
It's always a special evening at Bistro!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food - Some criticismsThe environment was loud. Families, old couples, kids.. everyone was there. I ordered a $30 steak, and it came with fries. Really? It was so disappointing, and felt like such a rip off. The steak was "okay", but for a place that charges that much for a meal, and then puts fries on my plate like it's fast food, I won't be returning.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice foodFood:
Calamari - good, not as tender as I hope
Seafood Spaghetti - very good, except the prawn, maybe overcooked or stored in the freezer for too long
Crème Brûlée - very good
Tough to find free parking on street. Be prepared to pay for parking in parking lots nearby.
May 20135/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe first time we have beenThe first time we have been here and will certainly return again. They had some unique items on the menu.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience. ThanksExcellent experience. Thanks again to Tina for making our reservation work.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff and wonderfullyGreat staff and wonderfully prepared food from scratch.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had reservations, wereWe had reservations, were seated promptly, the server was excellent, knowledgeble about the menu, the wines, and right on top of any needs. (Refilled water without my asking etc.) The food was excellent, as usual.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Bella Vita is Delish!!!We are never disappointed at the Bistro.
They have an extensive wine list.
Fabulous house made Martinis.
Lots if different beers.
And the food?.....
Delish!!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMe and my friends went toMe and my friends went to eat here before prom. the food and the atmosphere was great.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had no problem findingWe had no problem finding a reservation time using Open Table, even though other restaurants in the area were booked solid. Food and service were great. There were four of us there, and came for dinner after a show downtown.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was outsatndingt!Food and service was outsatndingt! Menu selection is just right, not too many items to sort through. Fantastic wine list as well!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA must try place for Italian food !I love the relaxed feel of this place - ambient light and cozy. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The humus trio was amazing and the liquor suggestions were good. Service was well-timed and friendly. We're in for a surprise when they did not charge the dessert since it was my wife's birthday!!!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a special appetizerWe had a special appetizer dish sent from the kitchen upon arrival. Awesome. The mussels are always delicious and flavorful. The featured beef brisket was the most amazing with a corn polenta and Brussels sprouts. Nate, who was our server was knowledgeable and comfortable with his job.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBBV is always a guaranteedBBV is always a guaranteed fun night of great dining in the city! Our server, Stephanie(on the bar side), is always there with a smile - and she truly enjoys serving her guests!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDowntown Foodies Spot !Consistant Service and Food Quality.
Entre presentations were very good
Server knowledgeable and very well trained
One of my favorite places to dine in Grand Rapids.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA little overpriced. GreatA little overpriced. Great service and beautiful dining enviornment. Creative dishes lack some simplicity in menu.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice spot, with 4 starVery nice spot, with 4 star food and atmosphere. We were there during school vacation week, so the whole town was very quiet. I suspect that on a normal Thursday night in warmer weather it would be a hot spot, and would like to try it outdoors on a Friday or Saturday night again sometime3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur reservations were honoredOur reservations were honored and we were taken straight to our table. The service was good and the food was wonderful. Very good experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was terrific andThe food was terrific and the service was even better.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our experience. GreatLoved our experience. Great service. Great atmoshphere.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely spectacular. GreatAbsolutely spectacular. Great service, excellent service, and a great atmosphere made this one of the best business dinners of my 27 year career.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the atmosphere andWe loved the atmosphere and our group had a difficult time with selection from a great menu. Thank you!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM"Beef Burgundy" was a PHENOMENAL"Beef Burgundy" was a PHENOMENAL recommendation from the waiter!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Husband had theGreat food. Husband had the salmon, which he really enjoyed. I had the pasta with pesto and chicken - excellent! Will return here next time we're in town.2/11/2013 12:00:00 AM