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La Vita E Bella
La Vita E Bella

La Vita E Bella Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lavitaebella.us
  • Phone: (206) 441-5322
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Forte
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We do catering up to 250 people.
    Free of charge delivery

    Rehearsal dinners,
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Vita E Bella can accommodate your private event needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator (855) 620-8228
  • Entertainment: Accordian Player

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Battery st
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Vita E Bella
At La Vita E Bella we provide authentic Italian food made with homemade sauces and pasta. We offer many seafood dishes inspired by our Sicilian roots and fresh Seattle offerings. Thin pizzas are baked fresh for our mouthwatering customers. We have a large wine selection and many antipasto platters (appetizers) that are perfect for a quick drink and snack on the go. With a live accordion player, our restaurant has a romantic atmosphere and welcoming environment ideal for locals and tourists alike. Owner Giuseppe Forte strives to offer affordable cuisine that pops with flavor and value. He personally buys the groceries several times a week to insure the best products, allowing prices to remain low and fair for our customers. If you prefer, you can always call 206-441-5322 for an amazing meal TO GO! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Third time to visit, but first time to try the outdoor seating. The noisy commuter traffic on 2nd Avenue eventually becomes background noise, because you end up totally focusing on the consistently delicious food. Service seemed harried and busy from the get-go, but anticipated our needs during our meal. Entrees and drinks selected were spot on. Entrees included a ravioli special, spaghetti carbonara, salami pizza, and farfalle with salmon. Desserts tried were Grandmother cake and two orders of tiramisu. Coffee was a bit overpriced for only a partial cup each, no refills, and provided milk not cream with the service. I've now been here with six others over three visits. Minor missteps, but the actual food will bring me and others back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The service was great. The food was good. It was fun to dine outdoors with the Space Needle in view. It was cool to be in Belltown and people watch as there are many fascinating people in that neighborhood. The restaurant is small, the oven vent blows on you if you sit outside, our flowers on our table had lost their luster, and it was a warm evening and there were large fans blowing air from outside to the inside. Even with all that, the character and charm of the restaurant was fantastic and we loved our service. The food was good. We will go back because this is a unique neighborhood gem that we want to support and enjoy forever!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Visiting Seattle, stayed near Belltown, needed a relaxed restaurant for a family dinner within walking distance. La Vita E Bella fit the bill nicely. Not too expensive, lovely spot, and enough variety of Italian food offered that we all found something we liked. Service was very good. Our waiter had been there 5 years and knew the answers to all our questions. We all tried each others dishes, very yummy. Walked to the Chihuly Museum and the Space Needle afterwards for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "A great Sicilian restaurant with delicious spaghetti and rigatoni."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food at La Bella Vita is good with a nice variety of pastas, salads, pizzas, etc. However, the service is spotty, and the wait staff can be a little surly."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I brought my Fiance here for a birthday date. I wanted to impress her, without spending a ton of cash. The place was very romantic, service was excellent, and the food was so amazing! I really hit the jackpot here, it was perfect. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "With every trip to Seattle we always manage either lunch or dinner in the sidewalk enclosure at Giuseppe's La Vita E Bella. The service is stellar (Lori is a gem) and the food recommendations are worthy of consideration. This visit was for a late lunch so the three of us opted to share two Caesar salads and a New York pizza with our favorite bottle of Lavignone Barbera D'Asti. The sidewalk ambiance is always energetic (this is on 2nd Avenue in Belltown) and Giuseppe quickly moved and set up a couple of tables to accommodate our party of three. Check it out!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Last minute find for a family of 5. Had something for everyone, and all loved the food. Would definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food, the service and atmosphere are wonderful and always reminds me of Italy. Lori is a terrific server, even during the busiest of times. It's a charming place in a walkable neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had a great meal great wine and great service. We really enjoyed it. The server was awesome."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The best spinach crepes,in the world,came all the way from LA,CA, to have them,for the fourth time,also the service was amazing from Marcus and the rest of the crew"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A fabulous dinner in Belltown (Seattle). Excellent and friendly staff. Accommodated gluten, soy, dairy, and egg food allergies. We are going back soon."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Suggested by a friend, I grabbed a reservation at La Vita E Bella for 2. The walking violin/guitar duo put a great feel into the space -- I found myself creating a pleasant memory before even ordering. It was quiet enough for intimate conversation but loud enough to not be distractingly quiet. The food was excellent -- full of flavor, wonderful aromas and nicely sized portions (a bit larger than we needed)."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The restaurant does not acknowledge reviews made on Open Table, and it took us considerable time for a staff member to even greet our party. Staff was rude, and the food did not make up for the very low quality of service - overall very poor experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have a monthly lunch of 5 N.Y. high school friends who now live in Seattle and while the ICON Grill is our normal spot, we decided to eat a little Italian this month. Not that the portions were small at La Vita E Bella, the food was plentiful and good if not outstanding. We had a great time watching the World Cup and enjoying the comfortable venue."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Been there several times, always happy with my choice."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This place is a small neighborhood restaurant. They have outdoor seating, but we sat inside. They have small tables, for up to 4 people. We had 5 and they put a chair at the end, which was just fine (they did offer to put another table together for us). For 3 adults and 2 teenagers, we ordered two entrees (one menu regular, and one nightly special), a pizza and an appetizer. It was plenty of food and all of it was very tasty and flavorful. Even the teens were saying how good it was. Intimate dining and a nice small bar. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our anniversary. The food was great! Would definitely come back again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "For dinner had a refreshing Liguria salad (with red onions, artichokes, cannellini beans, etc.) followed by a very tasty and filling spaghetti carbonara. A basket of sliced Italian bread with an olive oil/garlic dip preceded the meal."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Good food and fairly priced. Nice price, generous pour, and selection of house wines at $8. Outdoor seating available. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed a delicious plate of lasagna embedded with tender and juicy shreds of wild boar. The lasagna was a nice portion, also tender, and was served hot. A basket of sliced Italian bread and a tangy olive oil/garlic dip preceded the meal. Lori again provided excellent service and made the dining experience especially pleasant."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "What a wonderful, comfortable, and romantic place. We were a party of five and each of use walked away very pleased. The food was very good (try the duck) and the knowledge of our waiter was well appreciated. Thank You La Vita E Bella for making my dear friend's birthday dinner one to remember! "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, and I was very happy with the ambience of the restaurant. But I called twice to try and move and change my reservations, and I called to confirm as well, which was perfectly fine over the phone, but when we arrived the reservations hadn't been changed or moved at all. And our server wasn't very kind, he seemed like he didn't want to serve our table, and seemed to try and get us to rush out. But the restaurant is beautiful, in a nice part of town, with fantastic food."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This wonderful eatery is a hidden gem with truly great Italian food and FUN service! It's a slice of Italy in Belltown with years of great service. Carefully set tables - and a charming outdoor patio - are tended by a great staff, its owners, a son-mother team. It cannot get any better :) The food is authentic and well prepared/presented!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Had a Restaurant Week 3-course lunch for $15. Several choices were offered for appetizer and entree, and 1 choice for dessert (a light, melt-in-your-mouth tiramisu). Enjoyed a refreshing and large salad prior to a deliciously prepared gnocchi in a tomato cream sauce with spinach and mozzarella. A basket of sliced Italian bread and a tangy olive oil/garlic dip preceded the meal. Lori provided spot-on service."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Always nice service and good food. Great neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I absolutely love this place. I have yet to have a dish which is average. Great prices and the service is amazing. Food is comparable to that which I had in Italy.I've made it a point to dine here on every spcieal occasion I've had since high school."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "So much fun for two couple friends out on Saturday night!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Although we had been to La vita e bella previously, we hadn't been there for about a year. It was a pleasure to eat there again. The food was delicious, and the wait staff pleasant and knowledgeable. We had a good dinner and have already recommended this restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Food mediocre, my seafood spaghetti had no flavor. Service was lackadaisical. We had been waiting to order for a while and the waiter walked by without checking in. I had to call him over. I had to ask for a bowl for my seafood shells, they should have known to supply that. They were out of the Peroni that I ordered and the special. They had to return later to the table to tell us causing a reorder. Restaurant seemed a little run down with uninspired photos on the wall. it was a Saturday night and difficult to get reservations elsewhere but easy to get it here which made it feel like we were not at an "it" place. The restaurant was half empty and a little depressing. I'm not going back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great service and wine but the food was nothing spectacular."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We ordered a caprese salad to start but it never came. It turned out that was fine since we had plenty of food with our bread and entrees and ended up ordering dessert. My husband was trying to decide between the ravioli with crab and spaghetti & meatballs. He ended up going with the crab ravioli (which was excellent) but the waiter brought a complementary small dish of the meatballs so he could try them anyway! I had the farfelle with smoked salmon and leeks. It was also very good. We ordered dessert: I had coconut gelato in a real coconut shell - amazing! My husband had a limencello parfait thing that he said was really good. Entrees came very very quickly, a little too fast."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Everything about La Vita E Bella was quite good; very fresh food, solid presentation, attentive service considering there was only one waitress on the lunch hour and it had some busy moments! We were a group of six with varied tastes, ordering from the pizzas through the pastas and salads. All of us agreed our choices were delicious, made very fresh and served piping hot (well, with exception of the salad!). Minor point of disfavor was that our table which was a couple small tables pushed together was cramped even with smaller seated wooden chairs and we are not large people (4 ladies, one slim man and a child of ten)"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We had a blast our food was amazing and the ambiance was just perfect with a guy playing the accordion."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We chose La Vita E Bella for out Valentine's dinner. We thought the menu looked good, and we were not disappointed. With our OpenTable reservation, we were seated in a few minutes and our waiter was very attentive. The food and atmosphere were both wonderful. We will go back and will recommend to our friends. Not very expensive either."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've been to La Vita E Bella many times over the years and they never disappoint! The food is absolutely delicious, and you can't go wrong if you order one of the specials of the evening. This is truly authetic Sicilian cuisine (as their menu indicates), and the owner and staff make you feel very welcome. The wine list is great, the ambience is superb, and the prices are very reasonable. This restaurant is a good choice for dinner any night of the week."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "For lunch enjoyed the Boscaiola (a rigatoni pasta in a tomato meat sauce with sweet peas and mushrooms). The dish ($9.95) was nicely prepared, very tasty, filling and arrived hot. A basket of sliced Italian bread and a tangy olive oil/garlic dip preceded the meal. Lori's excellent service made the lunch experience even nicer."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and good. Owner is proud of his establishment and sees to it guest are taken care of."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband & I discovered La Vita E Bella on our visit to Seattle in November 2013 and so when I took my Mom to Seattle to celebrate her 80th birthday I knew this would have to be a place to celebrate. Giuseppe and his staff made us welcome and the meal was as good as the 1st time we dined there. They sang happy birthday to my Mom and brought her complementary Tiramisu with a candle. A perfect evening and will always be on our list of places to dine very time we are in Seattle."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "have already recommended the La Vida to three friends, two of which went there for dinner since we were there."
    Dined on 1/8/2014