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La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge
La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge

La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.labellavitaristorante.com/
  • Phone: (207) 593-1529
  • Hours of Operation: Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Sunday Brunch Available.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tim Pierce
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: La Bella Vita at the Samoset offers many options for your private party. We have several different private rooms to accommodate a party of any size. Our catering team is always ready to help you plan your personalized private event.
  • Private Party Contact: David Day (207) 593-1530

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waldo Ave.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge
The new culinary experience, La Bella Vita Ristorante in Inoteka Lounge, will be approachable, intimate and engaging, referencing Trattorias surrounding the Piazzas of Italy. The interior design will complement the artful manner in which the food is prepared and served at the Antipasto Bar and Marketplace. The rustic finishes and textural materials will be genuine elements most commonly found in domestic Italian kitchens, such as marble, wood, copper and iron. Lighting and decorative fixtures will be strategically placed to enhance the food and create an intimate atmosphere; subtly illuminating the diverse dining areas. The color palate of the interior and patterns of the carpets and fabrics will be derived from both the food and the rich Italian history. The luminous colors of the ocean provide an additional dimension to the dining experience at Bella Vita. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "If you are staying at the Samoset Resort, this restaurant is right on site and doesn't require any driving. The food and service were good. The dessert was very good. The price of dinner, including a bottle of wine, was about $140."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The atmosphere, views, and excellent food is a great reason to visit. It is unfortunate that your service did not meet the same quality. Our server took our order - but that was the last we saw of him. Food was brought by runners, no follow up to quality of food, offer for another bottle of wine, fresh Parmesan or Ground pepper. Service can have a big impact on a dining experience - it did ours."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Tired of eating only lobster and fish chowder for the a week, we looked for a good place to eat our last meal while on vacation. I was completely caught off guard, don't get me wrong lobster and chowder are my favorite. The gnocchi was unique, prepared differently than I'd every eaten yet was excellent. The salads were fresh, combined with local veggies and fruits, and lovely dressings. Smaller portioned entree were available and were just the right size after having had appetizers and salads before the entree. A couple of glasses of wine with tip and out the door for around $100, good deal if you ask me. Jeff"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We had drinks outside on the terrace and moved inside quite late for our reservation. The staff never skipped a beat and Katie our server was wonderful. The food was delicious. The zucchini and calamity unique. The ability to have a small portion is most accommodating. We hope to go back during our stay here at the resort."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great meal in a very elegant surroundings with a wonderful view and great service"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a lovely brunch on Sunday. The food was wonderful and the service was terrific - prompt, none intrusive and always polite. The atmosphere is relaxing with beautiful views. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was good and service was efficient, however, buyer beware, the appetizer/salad offerings on the brunch are quite Italian oriented with a lot of pasta, pizza and marinated vegetables. Need to like Italian to thoroughly enjoy Still have the basic omelette and carving station as well as eggs benedict, sausage/bacon and home fries. Questionable value at $27 View is great across golf course to the bay and ocean. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Amazing - the food was delicious, the views were spectacular, and the staff was friendly and helpful! Would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. The food was well presented and delicious, the ambience was beautiful - the scenery was beautiful and when the restaurant darkened the pink glow in the room was warm and welcoming. The wait staff were very pleasant and made us feel special. We loved it so much we returned for a 2nd dinner a couple nights later! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Good food well, well served but it is a long walk from the parking lot to the restaurant if you are not staying at the resort."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Birthday weekend for my wife, was very restful. Food at La Bella was excellent and I expected the service to be the same but it wasn't. It was the off season so it wasn't very busy so I expected the service to be excellent. We had to wait for our server longer than acceptable for each course, and waited a really long time to get our check at the end of the meal. To top it all off our server messed up the check and change. Would have expected more from such an upper scale restaurant during a slow time of year. Thanks for the opportunity to review this restaurant. Brad"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Celebrating my birthday and I couldn't have picked a better place in town. The bar music was a bit horrible, both my partner and I kept thinking the girl was howling the same songs over and over. But ip we ignored it, haha. The food and service were a amazing. The steak was cooked to perfection, easy to chew. The desserts were very delectable. If we both were into wine there seemed robe a notable wine list. I would say for a special occasion or group dinning this is the place."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed the newly remodeled restaurant at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. The atmosphere was just right for a romantic evening. Although, it was nearly dark when we arrived, the view of the grounds and ocean is beautiful. The waitstaff were courteous and efficient without hovering. Our meal was carefully executed and delicious. The scallops wrapped in prosciutto were perfectly cooked. I would definitely go back to the Samoset and perhaps sit in the adjoining bar to listen to some music and have their excellent pizza. As a local diner, I appreciate being able to go out to a beautiful spot, dine on great seafood, and spent two hours enjoying my date. We'll go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had a great table, excellent service and an overall wonderful dining atmosphere looking out over a snowed in lawn and coastline"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We were a bit disappointed with the ambiance and service at this restaurant - they had advertised a special valentines day dinner but there wasn't much special about it. In fact, we felt like we were being rushed- maybe they overbooked?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I wanted to go to place off the beaten path and I think we found it. Wonderful spot great food and live music was a great touch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Ice Bar was fantastic and the number of people who were there made it a lively and energetic evening. Only wish that it had not rained. The food and drinks were spectacular!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Beautiful setting and views. Atmosphere welcoming. Noise level a little higher than I would have liked. This was a brunch at noon time and the selection of food was excellent. The ham, roast beef, omelettes and desserts were great!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This resort and restaurant is a commute for me but always worth the drive. Friday evening 1/24/14 we attended the 2nd annual "Ice Bar" event ... we will look forward to attending again next year. The outdoor festivities were a bit chilly on this particular night, but the bar and restaurant we welcomingly warm and inviting. Both food and service were excellent! This is a year round destination ... I'll be back in a couple of months and again in the fall ... and anytime an opportunity presents itself."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went to the Samoset to see the Ice Bar and stayed for dinner. The mushroom risotto was outstanding! A totally enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This place excelled my expectations. The hostess brought us to our seat which had a nice view of the ice sculptures that were outside. The waitress was friendly and attentive. We started with the bruschetta which was amazing, three different selections and varieties to taste. We each had separate meals. My boyfriend had the new york strip with gnocchi and some greens. It was cooked to perfection, and well plated. I had the Chicken Saltimbocca, plated nicely, amazing taste, chicken was moist. It seemed to be busy but because of the ice bar and a function, but because of where we were seated it was not loud. It was a nice atmosphere, perfect food, and the wait staff was part of the best we've experienced. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was a great spot located at a great resort! The food was solid, and the service was over the top! Zoe was the best waitress I've had in a very LONG time, and ensured that we had a great time!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had brunch here with a large group. The overall setting is nice, but the service was just ok. The food was what I would consider average for a buffet, but definitely not worth the price! We ordered room service later in the day from the restaurant and the food was much better!The hotel just had a renovation and made huge improvements."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We booked a table from London prior to our arrival based on the reviews from trip advisor. We were not disappointed. The food was very good and reasonable. The restaurant has a fantastic view overlooking the ocean. The dining table are well spaced out so you don't feel so close to other diners. We will go back to the restaurant for sure the next time we're in Rockland and you bet we will recommend La Bella Vita to our friends too."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Great Week-end ! The resort is wonderful, the view magnificient...The golf course ,beautiful and full of challenge , The restaurant was perfect for finish the day ! Excellent service !"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "A wonderful place to dine in or out good food and service in a relaxed setting"
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "The food was good but not spectacular. I expected more for the prices. The service was very good and the atmosphere was fine. The location has a lot of potential if the kitchen was more imaginative. There are better dining choices in Rockland."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We could not have asked for a better evening out celebrating with friends! Everything from food to service was perfect including watching the full Harvest Moon rise!"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Excellent! Going back for a fourth time in three weeks."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "Restaurant very highly rated so decided to try brunch. Delicious lobster corn chowder and bread. Otherwise really boring. Eggs Benedict particularly disappointing- hollandaise no flavor."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "The 4 of us agreed: nice decor, good music and most important, exquisite food. Would go back anytime!"
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Had our 29th anniversary dinner at La Bella Vita and were extremely happy with everything. A wonderful table, great wine list and the food was delicious! I would go back next time we stay at the Samoset for sure."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "We so enjoyed our two dinners while visiting Samoset-one more formal and then a "pizza night" with a sampling of the wood fired pizza. From formal to fun everything was exceptional. Food, wine selection, service and ambience. Grazie."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "Had a wonderful dinner. Food was delicious, especially the beet salad, pasta and fish. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "The setting is nice with options of eating outside, inside near or far from live music, or at the bar. The lighting was soft and the table and settings were great. Was surprised at the # of wait staff. We had the wrong food served to us and even when our food came, the waitress was not the one who took our order so she didn't know who got what and we weren't sure which dish was which. Food portions were fine but the taste was mediocre. We only saw a few things on the menu that appealed to us. It was nice to have a gentleman stop by to thank us for visiting but then another gentleman came by to give the same speech. We also had to listen to him give the same speech to each table around us. Too many people on staff! We won't be going back."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Excellent, with a few exceptions. Cheese plate was overpriced for small size and chicken saltimbocca was lackluster compared to prior experience of delicious. Otherwise, outstanding dining experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "This restaurant was beautiful. The entrance and the welcome was great, we felt really at home. Everything was sparkling clean and the waitress, although a little aloof, was every efficient. The food was excellent and the dessert heavenly. Although the chicken saltimbocca was not as prepared like other places we have been, it was very good. I would definitely visit again but not for awhile."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "Bella Vita is in the Samoset resort in Rockport with a lovely view out to the ocean from its lower level dining room. Wedge salad with blue cheese dressing was artfully presented on the plate and tasty. Portions are very large (it's Maine). Chicken parmesan was tasty and tender. This is a fine dining experience and the prices reflect that. Very pleasant waitress and since we were on the early side, we had the dining room to ourselves for the first half hour."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "Looking for a nice lunch in Rockport, this was one of few nicer places open at lunch with Italian food. We did not know it was in the Samoset, so that was a little confusing as nothing in Open Table info we saw indicated it was in the Samoset. Lunch was ok, soup, salad, pizza all were usual, decently prepared. Service was so/so, too many checks by wait staff team over a few minutes, followed by long breaks. All our food came at once, which the server seemed clueless about."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "1. There are many great restaurants nearby. 2. The service was a disaster on Sunday night. Took hours to get served and almost everything was wrong all night. Servers were very nice but management seemed to be non-existent. 3. Food was good far from great and in Camden and Rockland, both within seven miles, there are truly great restaurants. 4. Sunday brunch was a disappointment; over cooked oatmeal, unripe fruits, soft bacon, mushy scrambled eggs, nothing creative. The omelet was good."
    Dined on 8/4/2013