La Bella Vita

4.6
1163 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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vipAlex
New Mexico
88 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, good wine, servers are all well trained

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Dave
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dinner with great service. The ambiance was extremely nice.

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vipLisaS
Denver
73 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Ivan was great! He gave good explanations of the specials and regular menu and was a lot of fun! Food was excellent!!

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Rob625
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service.
Overall very good evening aside from the noise level.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It took a while for us to be greeted and service was slow. Ambience isn’t what I consider “romantic”, as described on Yelp. Food was excellent, but prices are a little high. In reservation we mentioned it was our wedding dinner and mentioned to greeter, so I was expecting something special but that didn’t happen. Maybe that was unrealistic, but it did surprise me.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Ambiance was a little lacking. Staff was short-handed but our waitress was outstanding. Food overpriced, but that's Colorado Springs these days.

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Robert
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible food… and the service was very good…. A bit pricy considering they have some tables with folding chairs… come on, buy some more chairs… I wouldn’t sit in a folding chair to spend ~$200 on dinner for four.

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SteveW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent. I ordered a bottle of wine, and they came back and said they didn’t have it in stock. None of the wines on the wine list listed the year of the wine. I felt as if the restaurant was just a tad rundown. But overall, food was excellent, and had an enjoyable evening

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vipTerry
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan, our server, was a joy. The food was delicious and a great value.

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PamH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious (and came out fast), the service was great.

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Llsa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food consistently outstanding and the service is personal and excellent. La Bella Vita is our favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good, but it appears limited staff caused delays. Ambiance used to be better, but again, it seems limited staff does not allow them to focus on the small detail needed to maintain such things.
Would I return? Yes, but not until COVID is no longer hindering them, directly or indirectly!

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4TCfoodies
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine menu and service!

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RobD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food. Hard to hear my dinner companion due to acoustics, affecting overall ambience. Excellent service.

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JFord
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with the location, staff and the meal. Everything was magnifico.

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Nolefan
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just kind of lucked into this place. Looking for an Italian restaurant while visiting Colorado Springs and read some decent reviews, so we decided to try it. What a hidden gem. Linguine and clams for one meal and spaghetti carbonara for the other. Both were fantastic and our waiter, Ivan, was equally as good. If we had more time here , we would go back.

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SarinaM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I LOVE Bella Vita! It's our new favorite "celebration" spot. The bread? OMG. Buy the garlic bread, too. My go-to is the linguine pasta with seafood, I can't recall the name, but it's slightly spicy with decadent seafood like calamari. The service is always great, too. And I got a little birthday surprise dessert! Just love it.

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FredB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really good and priced reasonably for the quality

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JandDB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

After all the great reviews we read, we were terribly disappointed in our food and experience. They supposedly have a well known chef and everything is from scratch including the pasta, but not only was that barely average and didn't taste homemade at all, my chicken parm tasted like a frozen entree. My husband ordered a dirty martini that should have never even been considered a martini... not sure what it was. The poor waitress did do her best and was about the only pleasant part of the evening. Overall, an incredible disappointment to a night we were looking so forward to.

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PamW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was personable - best I’ve had in a few years. Wonderful evening!

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Leah
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday and the food was delicious. Seated at reservation time. Service by Danielle was excellent. We will definitely be coming back.

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JosephL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Italian food I’ve had in town the salmon was cooked perfectly everything was full of flavor and amazing.

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DanielD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Never a bad plate. Such a nice place, maybe a minimum dress code would be nice. It is a first class place, they don’t need people coming in like they are going a fast food place for breakfast

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LanceT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has been exceptional on both occasions that we've been there. Their staff is very well versed on the meals and the food is very good. We'll keep going back.

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KimH
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian food in the Springs. Everything is homemade and an excellent value for what you get. Great service by our favorite waiter Ivan! It can be a little loud in there when it’s busy but no different than most restaurants at busy times.

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vipDavidL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our server was very sincere, but intermittently present. Food took a fairly long time; all very hot and good, but very small portion of ravioli (vs ample amount of other 3 entrees).

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CoTraveler
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been to Italy many times and this is authentic Italian! Molto been.

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Mike69293
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food. Sauces are great. Enjoyed eating here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Usually a great experience. Tonight food was average and service was not good at all.

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Tonio
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent Italian food. Authentic to different regions of Italy. Waiter was informative, entertaining and accommodating.

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CindyT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our meal at La Bella Vita was disappointing. They brag about the chef having been trained in Italy, but obviously forgot his training. We have been to Italy, several times in different regions and know what good Italian food is like. the food at La Bella Vita is not even close.

The calamari tentacles were very tough, maybe they were overcooked. The meat on the Antipasto Misto was cut thick instead of very thin as is the custom.

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Meeatsalot
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner with our whole family. Best authentic Italian food my family has had in a very long time. Every dish outstanding, cocktails beyond yummy (I recommend the IVAN special), service was impeccable. Desserts were perfection! We'll be back!!

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Staycationspot
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted a local place not a chain and this place seemed like it had great reviews. The decor was not fancy , very simple but clean and comfortable. It’s in what appears to be an office building. Parking was easy and entry was immediate. Our server was very accommodating and friendly as well as the bussers, food runners and assistants. I ordered a pesto rigatoni dish, my mom had the lobster ravioli, husband had the shrimp scampi and ordered a side of linguini. We also ordered appetizer and desserts. Everything was great, the only one I didn’t love was the lobster ravioli. It was okay , the meat seemed puréed and I hadn’t had it like that before. But again, everything else was excellent and my husband doesn’t even like Italian food and cleaned his plate! Overall a great experience and we would definitely dine here again.

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SamanthaG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother here while she was visiting. I wanted to spoil her a bit, but also wanted to make sure the food was going to be excellent. La Bella Vita is the best! We each ordered a tasty glass of wine, shared the bruschetta, and had wonderful entrees. The waiting staff was apologetic for the waits, but honestly our wait was not unreasonable at all. I can’t wait to come back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our waiter Ivan, was as amazing!!

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ArtG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful atmosphere with friendly and attentive staff. Our food was presented in a timely manner and was absolutely, deliciously and authentically Italian!!
We will be dining again at La Bella Vita!!

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ArjayS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and our server was very personable, taking time to make informed menu recommendations.

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REMM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Awesome place to celebrate any special occasion.

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JodiK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local Italian restaurant! Delicious every time.

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vipFoodie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Server!!

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 1163 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.