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Bistro Bella Vita

4.6
1854 reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European, French, Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm
Friday 11 am - midnight
Saturday 5 pm - midnight
Sunday 4 pm - 10 pm
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Phone number
(616) 222-4600
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aaron Van Timmeren
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Weston and Grandville
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Parking details
Metered street parking and 4 lots and ramps are located either adjacent to the building or within a short walking distance.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

You expect exceptional dining experiences when it comes to private events. We promise to deliver nothing short of exceptional every time you dine with us and the same goes for Private Dining. We offer for intimate gatherings like birthday dinners and meetings, as well as wedding receptions.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom at Bistro Bella Vita!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1854 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Never disappointed with the Bistro. This visit was a wonderful pasta and one of the best dirty martinis in town.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Tristan and his staff are excellent. Connor the bartender makes fantastic drinks and we thoroughly love sitting in bar area

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

When we arrived at 5:30 the daily menu was not ready. My Italian dinner was very small and overpriced. The waitress was not overly friendly. I would not recommend

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My wife and I went to GR for her birthday and Bistro Bella Vita was our choice for the meal and it was the right choice. Great food ( I had the pork chop) and perfect for my wife's food allergy issues (celiac, dairy and soy free). They custom made her food just right!!! and she didn't get sick. :) They even had a Birthday card waiting for her at our table.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I love this place! Menu items like the Bistro steak, cheese plate (always has something fresh/different), and martinis are amazing! Higher end, so can be pricey, but it’s worth it! I can’t wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

New menu and it was excellent! Service was also outstanding. Best experience I have had at bistro Bella vita in sometime. We will be back

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was great, atmosphere was excellent, and our waitress was outstanding. We'll definitely be back

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

An all-around great dining experience. Great menu, good service, and nice decor. Will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere. Wonderful food. Amazing waitress! We love this place.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Really good food. Special birthday dinner. Too pricey for a casual meal.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We dined there to celebrate a birthday. It was our first time at BBV. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. She split a salad for us on two plates so it could be shared and suggested a less expensive way to order desserts. The birthday girl received a complimentary dessert. All our food and drinks were delicious! We will return!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The Pizza Rustica was one of the best pizzas I have had in a long time. The chopped salad was really good as well. The service was awesome too.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A very beautiful restaurant too bad the food is just ordinary. Even the drinks are overwrought and so complicated that in the end they taste really bad. Avoid this place even though it looks like the perfect spot for a lovely dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Consistently our favorite place downtown to dine. Always quiet and comfortable, the wait staff is patient and never pushy. Portion size is spot on and the food is fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always great food, great service, great place! Never disappoints us. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent at reservations made in advance, excellent service, and excellent food choices and food was very good!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We went to meet up with friends we have not seen in a while. We wanted good food and moderate noise level and easy parking. We stayed for over 3 hours and our server was wonderfully patient with us.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Very nice place. Food is good. High prices and not big portions.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Absolutely loved this Resturant. The pasta were fantastic. The service was top notch. And the ambiance was exactly what I needed for my business meeting.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our server, Spencer, was excellent. Excellent knowledge of menu, drinks, etc. Good conversation, was very patient with me as I was waiting for my daughter to arrive.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Went with a friend before a concert. Great experience with the staff.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food, and great service. It was extremely busy as we were in GR to see a concert, but we were in and out very quickly, but did not feel rushed.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Overall the experience was great. I would have enjoyed it more if there wasn’t a loud obnoxious girl at the table next to me. Food was great. Many options. Service was standard. Nothing special.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Friendly staff
Great food. Always something new and interesting.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was ok but if you want I wasn't happy with the dinner selections. NO sandwiches and only 1 soup option.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food with a constantly changing menu of daily specials with some unique entrees.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Our first time. Food was plenty and fabulous. Service was great. We certainly will be back. We are from 30 miles away and well worth the drive. Spencer was a great server.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Nice meal and service was very good. The restaurant was packed and the noise level was almost beyond hearing table conversations. Ambience could be better on a less crowded night

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We met a group of friends before a play at the Civic. Server was accommodating with our timeline and we had plenty of time to enjoy the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Having spent the majority of my life in big cities, I have high standards for cuisine. Bistro is one of the best restaurants in the area. Such high quality food and great service!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food and environment was great! Service was outstanding! Very accommodating to food allergies!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food and service was great. Nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were running late but they were very kind to hold our reservation. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

My wife and I went there for our 6th year anniversary and we absolutely loved it. The music that was playing went beautifully with the occasion. I had requested a bottle of Chardonnay and there it was awaiting at our table. Our waitress, Lynelle, was very understanding and helpful explaining the menu to us. We even got a dessert on the house to conclude the evening. We will DEFINITELY be coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We, my friend and I, had a lovely evening at Bistro Bella Vita. The food was delicious, I loved the music, and our server, Hallie ? was great. She was warm and friendly, and I appreciated that she asked the cook for the recipe of a dish I particularly liked. And I appreciated that the kitchen was willing to share it with me!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Wonderful imaginative food and great service. Live jazz was an added bonus!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

In town for a girls’ weekend. Food was fantastic and service was top notch! Loved the atmosphere too!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Bella Vita was fantastic! Food was outstanding and servers and sommeliers were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We went for a birthday and all the staff wished my sister a happy birthday, they had placed a nice card on the table for her and even gave her a free dessert! Would definitely go back and highly recommend for a nice evening out!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It was our first time at Bella Vita . Our server Travis was friendly and helpful and the food was great!! We will return!!

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