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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
  • Email: info@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

    Weddings,
    Rehearsal dinners,
    Birthdays,
    Anniversary
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Visited for dinner during the weekend. It was very quiet with just a few customers. Service was very good, waiter was friendly and not a lot of wait for the food. I ordered veal which was relatively pricey among other dishes. I was hoping to have juicy and tender meat, but it was very thin & dry... I thought it was sitting in the fridge for a while, or just over cooked... Sauce wasn't that good either, just bland. My company ordered a pasta dish. It was OK. Nothing special. The atmosphere was casual, not fancy but charming interior. Not like the most of the new yappie restaurants in the area which I prefer and felt comfortable. A lot of seating so it could be good for group."
    Dined on 7/15/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Authentic Italian food in Seattle. Excellent menu with many great tasting choices. Open late. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Consistently good food and service. Their Rugola Pizza is to die for."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Made reservations online earlier in the day based on reviews (never had been there before). Was not disappointed. Great ambience, very good food and Guiseppe made a point to stop by and welcome us. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Went to din here for my bday because it is my fav restaurant. It was new years eve so I can understand.Great corner table, to the right as you walk in, no complaints.Disappointed that even though I called days before to make sure they knew of the res (never booked solely on Open Table)I had made a note when booking on here and when I called that it was my birthday and nobody mentioned a thing.The accordion player was close to us and is a nice touch at this place. Ordered the lasagna, I never order it but I thought, try something new, it left something to be desired,much like the servers service. Will still,recommend,could have been an off night (p.s.despite the date of our visit it wasn't that busy) but I am not sure when I will be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • ".... I'd have ordered more. I am from NY where Italian restaurants grow on trees and I love this place. This is an old world, hidden gem in the center of the cheezy gltiz and puffery of Belltown."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We pass this place all the time on the way to Benaroya Hall. We finally stopped in and enjoyed our experience a lot. Our waiter helped out with wine selection and even let me try two different suggestions before making a decision. The meal was very good and priced just right. This is a very nice atmosphere for a dinner date and I plan to go back again. My wife had one of the specials, something like a crab ravioli that she raved about since it had a good amount of crab in it. I had a veal selection with prosciutto (sp?) and I loved it since I never had veal prepared with prosc. before. For dessert the tiramisu was excellent."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Food was fantastic! Will definately go back again! Wine that was recommended was delish!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Was celebrating sister's wedding, family in town frim across the country, and some all the way from England! Was an awesome recommendation from a friend and all had a great time, thank you!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "A family run restaurant with wonderful food and a comfortable vibe complete with regulars eating at the bar. This is our second visit and we have loved everything we've ordered. Flavorful and fresh. Delicious, but not pretentious. This place is authentic and reminds us of our trip to Italy...we'll definitely keep going back for more!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Had a fettuccine with mussels and clams lunch special for $10.95. The fettuccine was served in a nicely prepared cream sauce with numerous tender mussels and clams. The large portion arrived hot and was very delicious. A basket of sliced bread and a tangy olive oil/garlic dip were served with the meal."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We selected La Vita E Bella for our final carb-loading meal before the Seattle marathon. It was fantastic. The sauces in particular were outstanding. Great friendly service by all staff."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "not sure how they got 4 1/2 stars.. the fod was bad.. the beer was warm. the service was acceptable but not worth mentioning"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This was our fourth or fifth visit to La Vita E Bella. As with every visit, the food and the service were both fantastic. We were a little hurried, heading to a concert, and they obliged. They even sent my wife away with a to-go coffee cup that smelled suspiciously like the glass of wine she couldn't finish before we had to run. I've had the pastas, the entrees and pizzas. I've never, ever been disappointed."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The food was good, but rather pedestrian for an Italian restaurant. The atmosphere was comfortable, and it was a great place for our large group of 12. Good service."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "We made our reservation not knowing anything about the restaurant. We found that the food was excellent and the service very friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back. Sooooo Good!"
    Dined on 10/15/2013