La Bella Vita

4.6
1206 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
This restaurant is owned by a native Italian Chef Giuliano Casulli from Bari and offers Colorado Springs a true mix of Northern and Southern Italian cuisine on La Bella Vita’s menu.
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Noise · Moderate
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AnnG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great~ First time there, will defiantly go back

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall - I gave it 5 stars because, c'mon, if you don't agree that this is THE top Italian spot in COS, then you can at LEAST agree that it's in the top 3?
Food - Top notch - It's fun trying new things here, because it's all so good.
Service - Great staff, especially through the pandemic. Hats off to all service workers.
Ambiance - They have been in this location for a very long time. They could do better, considering that this building is a bit outdated, but since they are such a high quality, deeply established restaurant in the local community, it almost adds to the ambiance, in a weird sort of way. I wouldn't change a thing. I love them right where they are located. So, 5 out of 5.
Value - As a customer, you spend half the amount of other great places. So, it's a great balance between "special events," and "every once in awhile" type restaurants. It's a great value for "special events," and not too expensive for "every once in awhile."
Noise Level - Started out "quiet" when we arrived at 5pm. Ended at "moderate" when we left around 615pm, since it was packed, but still had a certain, low light ambiance, that demanded people talk at a slightly lower volume.

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vipSteveCCIM3009
Denver
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

LBV has been my favorite Italian restaurant for years. The food is always consistently good or excellent. Last night was good, not great, bu the service was excellent. The remodel is really nice, bit lights are too bright. We'll be back soon.

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Alan
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I can say I was not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service first class. Our server was an older Italian gentleman and he was very attentive. He made sure we had everything we wanted and needed. He constantly checked on us and really appreciated all his efforts.

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Great
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a very nice dinner with really amazing service.
The Manicotti, Chicken Marsala, and Salmon were phenomenal, but the Spaghetti Bolognese was very very dry. The sauce to noodle ratio was way way off and the Bolognese sauce left something to be desired.
Everything else was wonderful and will definitely return but just won’t order spaghetti again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The chicken parm was store bought, frozen. We sat right underneath a TV on the wall. The table wasn’t set for us when we sat down. The seafood pasta dish was as decent, had a nice spice to it.

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vipJamesA
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was wonderful.

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virjiniak
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Food and service amazing; booth seating however is very uncomfortable. It might be time to upgrade the seating furnishings in the venue. They have been in use for a very long time.

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Gorty
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Native of Colorado Springs and never knew about this gem. The food and employees were excellent! We will definitely be going there again!

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JeffB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing this is the place to go if you want authentic Italian food

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CAROL
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as usual. Great service. The dining area is open, so the noise level was a bit too loud for our date night.

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vipTerryS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always

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anthonyM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great New Year’s Eve dinner at the Bella Vita. They were able to squeeze in two more guests at short notice. The food was great and our server was so friendly and attentive.
We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed with my experience. I surprised my parents with a 20th wedding anniversary dinner last night. My mom has a gluten allergy. I called and talked to several different people about this and even went in and talked to someone in person to make sure they could prepare gluten-free pasta (which she hasn’t had in years). I was super excited that I was by La Bella Vita that they would be able to provide a great experience for my parents. I called the day before just to confirm the reservation and the gluten free. Once again, was told everything was set up and ready to go. When parents arrived, they were told that NO special pasta was going to served. The restaurant was very loud and the server was rude. I received a phone call 45mins after their reservation time from my parents saying they were leaving and asked if they could enjoy my fiancé and I at a different restaurant for the rest of their anniversary. This was not the experience I wanted my parents to have on their anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was salty, the menu was very restricted but that’s usual for New Years. The waiter took long towards the end but the place was not full at all. I told her my food was salty and she questioned me and I don’t think she removed my food from the bill, I love this place but yesterday sucked!

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KathyH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Ivan was awesome! Enjoyed the evening.
Will be back soon.

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AnnaG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. Ivan was a fantastic waiter and food was absolutely 5 stars. I will return!

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JimN
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner … the service was outstanding!!! Great wine, great fresh hot bread with olive oil, and fantastic entree’s … the shrimp scampi and the Buffalo ravioli were terrific!

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ArtG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food, attentive and amiable servers. They never disappoint!

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DanielD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great nice to see the place hopping

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th time there, they have amazing food

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GeoffO
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and setting are fantastic. Fast and friendly service. The food is truly beyond words. I would eat here every day if I could.

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Mike69293
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful tasting Italian food. I've never been to Italy so I can't attest to authenticity.

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DouglasR
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian dining in our city reminiscent of the mom and pop Italian restaurants I grew up with in my small town on the East coast as a youth.

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CraigM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, had an excellent dining experience in every way. Thank you.

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BrittanyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in the Springs. Great Italian food in a wonderful setting. The waiter, Ivan, was amazing! Numerous and knowledge, he also made a fantastics bar tender. We hadn't finished our appetizer before we were making plans to go back.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time eating here after hearing great things and it was fantastic. The service was great and the food is amazing. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a little taste of Italy.

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GlenL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ivan is an awesome, knowledgeable waiter and the food is incredible!!!!

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DavidM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

For the best Italian food, was quite shocked....Not impressed

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance was great both times we ate here. Would definitely go back. Many entries I still want to try.

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barbarar
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Great service. Great food. Our server, Ivan, had wonderful recommendations on food and wine.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tthe food is fantastic! Best Italian in town. Highly recommend.

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vipSHERRIB
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Restaurant is old and dingy , needs a major overhaul. We were seated in a booth and when we sat down we felt springs in the seats. The food is so so at best , we would not return.

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MarkW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We waited about a half an hour and had to ask for a waiter to come to our table to take our order. There was a large group in a private room that probably affected the kitchen and waiters. Our food was good when it finally came. Not exceptional, but very good. Moving recently to Colorado Springs from a large city, we have found restaurants here to be “fair” at best. Lá Bella Vita is better than many of the restaurants we have tried so far.

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TanyaB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff and food amazing! Will definitely be back!

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LInder
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always incredible here. The Chef is a master at sauces.

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CaylaB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was amazed with this place. As soon as I walked in I felt so entranced with the table wear. The folded napkins were so pretty and I loved the light blue color scheme. Our servers name was Ivan and he really made me smile and captured our imaginations with the story of the restaurant, his background, and how he came to get his job at La Bella Vita. The food was light and airy and my husband doesn't like tomatoes but loved the Bruschetta. We want to make La Bella Vita a regular place that we go to for our dates.

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vipJimK
Denver
124 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Manicotti and scampi entrees were great. Desserts were tasty.

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Stefano
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The warm bread is to die for! Food is excellent and portions are generous.

FAQs

La Bella Vita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 260-4730.

La Bella Vita is rated 4.6 stars by 1206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.