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La Bella Vita

4.6
474 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday, Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(719) 260-4730
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giuliano Casulli
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Private party facilities

La Bella Vita offers 2 private dining rooms. Our bar room has a capacity of 24 seats. Our Venetian room has a capacity of 60 seats with a selection of wonderful different set menu options for lunch and dinner, that includes soup or salad and dessert.
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Private party contact
Eric Koehler: (719) 260-4730
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Catering
La Bella Vita offers anything to customer either from our menu or customized dishes based upon customer's request.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Garden of the Gods/I 25
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Parking details
Ristorante La Bella Vita offers plenty of free parking for their customers in the front of the restaurant and in the back of the restaurant which is where we have wheelchair access.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 474 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Server Nicky was outstanding! Cocktails were excellent.

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vipwhsnm (Denver)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding & authenic

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bpbp (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

No gluten-free pasta on any Friday because the chef doesn't want to make it? If you're going to advertise GF pasta, then exclude it because you don't like doing it on Fridays, you should expect poor reviews. I was ready to walk. My wife is the one that is GF and she is the who decided to try something else.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great atmosphere. The lobster bisque was the best we’ve ever had. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner. Called ahead to ask about special menu and was told there was one but that we could order from the regular menus as well. We were going specifically for the linguine vongole something impossible to find in the Springs. To my disappointment we were informed once we were seated that we could not order this. The manager/owner came over and apologized that we had been misinformed but that chef would NOT budge. Very disappointed!
The food we settled with was very good, service was excellent by Garfield. Ambiance leaves a little to be desired, very out dated, way too bright and a much much older crowd.
We may return for the linguine vongole in a different occasion.

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michael242 (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was good but overly salty. You guys don't need to add a bunch of salt to a browned butter sauce! Veal was tender and cooked perfectly but again over salted. Burratta appetizer was excellent and not overly salty :-). Service was fast and friendly. We might give this another try but will consider other options first.

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CynthiaL (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, and I am picky about my Italian food!

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anthonyM (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

First visit to this restaurant. It was a great Valentine's date. The wait staff was very friendly and offered some good suggestions for food and dessert. We enjoyed the experience completely. At the end of the dinner the manager stopped by to see how we like it. That is a good sign as not all restaurants do this extra step

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter Nicki was phenomenal as always. I had the veal with crapes and olives in a zesty tomato sauce. Every bite the flavors just exploded in your mouth. What a great meal. My wife had the lasagna bolognas which was just as amazing. Today was Valentine’s Day and they were very busy yet Eric the manager kept his pulse on everything and the restaurant ran like a well oiled machine. Great service !!! Thanks so much

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DelectablySatisfied (Denver)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was very flavorful. We had the lobster, scallops & crab special on Valentine’s Day. Our waiter was EXCELLENT attentive, non-intrusive but friendly and relatable. I can’t remember his name but he was from Jamaica.....Garfield may have been his name!

We have not been to the restaurant since it was Antonio’s and were surprised at how run down the carpet was with stains and the walls are pretty marked up. Definitely need to work on the ambience part. We would go back, however, because the food and service were top notch!

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TylerB (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This place is a gem with an unassuming facade. The food is wonderful. The wait staff, specifically Niko, was fantastic. The staff were attentive, but unobtrusive. The food was flavorful, balanced and well presented. Our waiter was well versed in wine and passionate. Was quite the treat and my wife and I enjoyed the ambiance immensely.

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sdmrt20 (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Valentines lunch

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RichR (Denver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great place for date night. Excellent Italian food all freshly prepared from scratch. Great selection of Italian wines. Service was excellent.

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Grant (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Superb food! This is a hidden gem in Colorado. My wife and I drive from Denver just for this food. She lived in Italy and says this is the best and most authentic Italian food in Colorado. This restaurant shames other Italian restaurants in Cherry Creek and Denver. We love it!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service. Already have reservations for a return visit.

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Sherrie (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delicious, wait staff awesome, seating was not so close together you felt like you were on top of the next table so that was great as well. Only complaint would be the lighting, we are older and could not read menus lol. We would definitely recommend this place. Don’t let the outside appearance fool you because this place is one of the BEST ITALIAN restaurants I have been too.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Read my review on Tripadvisor. The restaurant has good food but the interior needs updated and the carpets need cleaned

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GREATFood (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome food, as always!! I love this place, especially the veal! Succulent.

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Rachele (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Always delicious food. ❤️❤️❤️it. I tell my friends if they want REAl Italian food, go to Bella Vita!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We had family from out of town, and they are foodies. So we bounced around all week. Really enjoyed this one! Staff was very accommodating with their wine list and really went out of their way to describe what our choices were. We were very pleased!

I had my five year old son who devoured his penne pasta with alfredo sauce, only after we pulled the bread away from him. He would give the food a 10/10 which is saying something.

Food was great, I had the spaghetti carbonera and thought it was a generous serving and the sauce was great. Two people in our party had eggplant parm, and thought the cabernet complemented it well.

We will be coming back!

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