Bistro Bella Vita

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$30 and under
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Modern European
Food First. Guests Always.

At Bistro Bella Vita, we’re driven by passion, servant leadership and most importantly—exceptional dining experiences. We believe that good enough simply isn’t good enough. It’s time to discover something special and taste commitment and creativity. Choose passion and purpose. Live the good life.

It’s time to accept nothing short of exceptional at Bistro Bella Vita.
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Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. 10/10! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

C
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a go to when we want to assure ourselves a great meal. No exceptions this time. Noise level is,as always, an issue. Could use some soft surfaces.

K
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, drinks and service

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Pro:
Chef seasoning was very good
Medium to small portion size servings
Salmon and beef brisket meal was amazing, flavorful and delicious
Knowledgeable waiter

Cons:
Parking
No pictures of dishes online

CH
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent

H
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, excellent service and perfect for our anniversary.

SK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and a beautiful venue. We enjoyed it for an important work meeting.

s
Grand Rapids
77 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked Bistro Bella Vita for our anniversary dinner. Wow! I didn't expect white linens and nice card.
The service was outstanding and the food great as usual. This by far is one of my favorites. Always exceeds expectation's.

SG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal! The service was fast. We had the cheese plate that had the most delicious jam. The filet was a little bit salty but other wise delicious. We had a baby with us and they made sure to accommodate us.

KJ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always

LC
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, an excellent dinner! Our favorite place in town - we went with good friends who now live in Chicago - also their favorite place in GR!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding fresh and innovative menus
Great service
Cool place to dine
Cool patrons
Easy access
Very nice wine selection with great price points
Always a great experience
We love to dine here every time we wiser GR

OT
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food with one exception! I ordered the beet salad and it was served with no beets!

OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Quick friendly service and great food to match, one of my wife and my favorite restaurants in GR.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Commencement

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Very personable servers. One of my favorite restaurants!!

SG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was fantastic and our food was delicious. We had the ravioli and the mushroom risotto. Both were fantastic...hot and fresh tasting.

L
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! My husband and I are regulars. I crave the Risotto. If you like mushrooms and asparagus...you will love this dish. It’s a savory delight. If you like sweet drinks, the cucumber martini is absolutely the best cocktail I have ever had. We are never disappointed after dining here.

G
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Always a perfect evening at Bistro.

AT
Atlanta
143 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was okay / average

Meat and cheese plate was weak - not much to it, and it he quality was not great.

Two folks ordered pizzas and they were average. The short rib dish I sampled was quite good and served in a generous portion.

Overall a lively, fun atmosphere. Decent outing but you are not coming here for epicurean / gourmet dining

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Meal not so much. Pork chops dry. You should buy from Sysco.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

Bar service took too long. Food was dry.

BW
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent except I ordered the pork chop medium well and it came very well done and dry. We got there when the restaurant opened the food was served very fast, almost too fast and I suspected that the chop was a reheat. The accompaniments were excellent and we were short on time so I ate it without sending it back. Not a major complaint and out of character for an otherwise excellent restaurant.

BB
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant! Our waiter this evening was the best! The food, atmosphere and service were top shelf!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday with best friend

GP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for out for out anniversary. Food was excellent, atmosphere was great. Valet parking was awesome and easy! Definitely would go back!

OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Grand Rapids has lots of excellent restaurants but this is where I always go when I have guests from out of town. The service is always excellent and the food creative and outstanding. The noise level was low because we sat outside.

KO
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a terrific meal during Restaurant Week. Look forward to returning and sampling the regular menu.

LJ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great rime. Maybe we had a little to much to drink? No, just right.

LS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food has gone sadly very downhill! Beef bourguignon, which was a signature dish, is now a slab of beef brisket smothered in barbecue sauce with a few (tiny bit!) of wan, dry broccoli underneath. Gnocchi was not gnocchi but instead little things like tater tots that were fried! Pork Raghu was just pulled pork with no depth or flavor whatsoever and no sauce or bits of vegetable. The food wasn’t just so so. It was bad. Inedible. Restaurant was at least half empty on Friday night at 7 pm. How do you take an outstanding, thriving restaurant and ruin it? Our first time there in a little over a year, and we will never be back.

LW
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for special occasions! Food was delicious!

SB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite for many years. Never disappointed. Will continue to visit BBV.

KC
Detroit
52 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Made a fast lunch stop on way up north. Very nice restaurant. Great server ... wish I could remember her name. Very attentive.

AL
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Caesar Salad has been quite small whenever we’ve come here, however the taste is very good.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both excellent. We chose to sit on the patio so there was some noise but not bad.

ZB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Nice atmosphere, Strong drinks, and a little on the expensive side, but enjoyed my time there thoroughly!

LK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait staff was exceptional, and made our evening truly memorable. We were celebrating my mother's birthday, and had a wonderful experience. Thank you.

MS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our anniversary. Our salad, drinks and dinners were excellent. Our carrot cake was also awesome! Eating outside was beautiful but really could have used a good cleaning. I understand overnight things get species of spider is that Cetra, but that should be done on a daily basis.

C
Grand Rapids
36 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pronto Lunch was very, very good! Loved the arugula salad with sliced apples and strawberries, prosciutto, and goat cheese. I couldn't eat all of the fusilli pasta so took it home and had it for dinner😊Almost forgot about the vanilla gelato for dessert - that too waa very good!

CV
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Was excellent, food delivered as ordered

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