La Bella Vita is more upbeat
La Bella Vita is more upbeat and less formal since reconstruction from French to Italian cuisine. I was very surprised at the pricing of the food. It was much less than I thought it would be. I am going back to experience it again. Why 4 stars? I think someone should be at the door to escort or direct you where to go. We stood at the doorway waiting to be seated, I had to ask someone where we were to go. The lounge wait staff saw we were standing at the door (foot of stairs) but did not offer to speak to us. You have to walk through the lounge to get to the restaurant. The restaurant experience was wonderful.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Brunch Setting
We enjoyed very nice Sunday brunch here at La Bella Vita Ristorante, locatd at Samoset Resort. The restaurant is located one level down from the lobby, in the main building. The brunch is served betwen noon and 2 PM.
There is very good seleection of food items, both breakfast and lunch, including cooked to order omelettes and pasta dishes. They also offer a raw bar and a very good chowder. The salad selection is just average. To counter that, the dessert selections were fabulous. Try them all!! The brunch cost is $27.00, which includes one glass of Champagne or a Mimosa and unlimited refills of non alcoholic drinks.
The setting is very nice with remarkable views of the surrounding golf course and coast line.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed with our Sunday Brunch!
It was a beautiful day matched by the exceptional service, atmosphere,
We will definitely return the next time that we are in the area!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian in the land of lobsters
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.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, with a few exceptions.
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.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dinner and service
Had a wonderful dinner. Food was delicious, especially the beet salad, pasta and fish. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The 4 of us agreed: nice decor, good music and most important, exquisite food. Would go back anytime!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent! Going back for
Excellent! Going back for a fourth time in three weeks.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful place to dine in or out good food and service in a relaxed setting
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Week-end !
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 !
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved it
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.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM