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Bistro Bella Vita

4.6
1807 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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What 1807 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GregJ 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We received great service. The cheese plate was outstanding to start things and our meals were very good. I had two mixed drinks, each made perfectly. My wife enjoyed a Pino. Your restaurant is especially good for special events because of the varied and interesting menu, as well as the atmosphere. Our waiter was always there when we needed him and had a good working knowledge of the menu items. The pacing of the meal from small plates through to desert was good, and the waiter helped it along by simply asking if we were ready for the next step. We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I came here for Valentine’s Day and were not disappointed!

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DanielleH 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

As a veteran of the hospitality industry for over a decade, I have extraordinarily high expectations of service. Travis, met and exceeded them, with the help of the lovely Candace. Service was exceptionally prompt and attentive. The food was sublime, as always. The only constructive criticism I could provide would be not to dim the lights so much. It was distracting to have the level of light change multiple times.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good. We have always had a good experience at Bistro Bella Vita

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ChrisS (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We loved this restaurant! After a long Valentines get-away, this was our last dinner in downtown. It was definitely worth it and is one of our new favorites!

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed Saffron Risotto and Whole Roasted Branzino

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food and wonderful service for Valentines dinner

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Jack (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Once again, BBV did not disappoint. Had the best filet I've ever put in my mouth, with risotto and bearnaise sauce. OMG!! Fabulous dining.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Best dining experience we’ve had in a very long time (including fine dining in Chicago and New York).

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JennaS (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Dinner was delicious! The food was amazing. Starting with the calamari and ending with the steak it was all worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Valentines date!

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MelindaD (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our third Valentine’s celebration at Bistro Bella Vita and our experience with them just gets better every year. Our food was phenomenal and our waitress was fun but professional and attentive. We will be back again next year!

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vipGRFoodie (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Luke was a great server. The kitchen felt a bit slow despite the restaurant being fairly empty.

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KyleM (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We were cared for from arrival to exit. Food was spectacular and presentation was held at a premium.

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KDMA (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The service was good. The food was delicious. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere. Parking was easy to find. I would recommend going for a special occasion. It's a bit pricey but not as bad as I thought it would be and definitely worth it.

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SueH (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Several of us (5 out of 6) had the Beef Brisket Bourguignonne and, although tasty, it just wasn't the same as the last time we were in. The brisket was tender and flavorful but lacked the baby carrots and mini potatoes as last time which made it much more appealing; a great blend of rustic flavor and vegetables. This time, there was only thin slivers of potato and mushroom so we felt like we were just eating meat. And, in one portion, there was a big glob of fat. But other than that, martinis were good.

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JohnW (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Atmosphere was excellent, service was great, people were friendly and everyone seemed to help out each other.
Food could have been better, I had the duck ravioli and the amount of duck in each piece was quite small. When I cut it in half, it was a challenge to get duck in each half. There really wasn't as sauce for it except oil used to cook veggies.
My date had the risotto and it wasn't cooked properly. Needed a little more absorption of chicken stock to make it not so firm. I wasn't done all of the way.
Wine was great but expensive.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Came her last Saturday. Server was super helpful on deciding the menu. Wasn’t very knowledge on specials, had to read off menu. But food was amazing per usual so we always come back for big dinner dates

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Spot (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Food and service were good. Waitstaff friendly, knowledgeable and willing to learn. Red wine by the glass was MUCH TOO WARM. Whites were fine.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for my wife's birthday. The food was excellent as was the service. We went on a Saturday evening, so it was fairly crowded and loud. If you dine here on the weekend, I would recommend reserving a table. I thought it was a little expensive for the portions, but not too pricey.

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