La Bella Vita

4.6
1185 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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CraigM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrittanyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
30 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
3 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
121 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like it. It’s good.

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KristineP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service was wonderful. Wo recommend this restaurant.

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Juice
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 5th time. Every time the food and service has been good. The chicken piccata (my favorite dish) is by far the best food I have eaten at any restaurant in Colorado Springs. Exquisite.

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GREGS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was outstanding again. Have now eaten here 3 times while visiting the area

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ScottO
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ivan was incredible. The servers and help we're very polite.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Vita has a sophisticated Italian kitchen staff that prepares dishes that are authentic and delicious, way above the average Italian restaurants in Colorado Springs. Our family has spent significant time visiting Italy over the years and we are impressed with Bella Vita's culinary skill. We'll be back!

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Doug
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding, the wine, too. Service was excellent, pleasant, knowledgeable serve. If you want an excellent date night experience, this is your place.

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vipAlex
New Mexico
88 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, good wine, servers are all well trained

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Dave
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLisaS
Denver
73 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
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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vipTerry
Chicago
5 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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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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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
Denver
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
15 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

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 1185 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.