La Bella Vita

4.7
700 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denver
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every entree was delicious. Very attentive servers.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Anniversary

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and the waiters and other staff were amazing! I loved the food and the atmosphere as well. I will definitely be going back again!!

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LC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the restaurant, but it was incredibly noisy. It was hard to hear our table conversation due to the noise level. Otherwise, our service and food was excellent.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It’s very loud when the restaurant is nearly full. And the food is so good that it’s always busy. Just wish there was more sound abatement. We’re frequent customers there and this place is in our top 5 restaurants

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K
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

First time in. Atmosphere nice. Service great. Food not bad but could have been better. I would go back and try something else.

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B
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to La Bella Vita once a week. It is always fantastic. I love the veal.

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food around. Excellent service, old world charm, in a laid back atmosphere.

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B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a nice place for any type of occasion. It is quiet & the food & service are always great. Different from some Italian places as they do not serve pasta with a lot of their dishes. Some people may find that odd, but the food is very tasty. Great bread!!

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HU
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Aside from enjoying great food, our waiter made the event special! Nicky (not sure how he spells it) was exceptionally attentive and he made excellent recommendations on food and wine!

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AL
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

WE really enjoyed our lunch. Food was great and the staff friendly.

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RO
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, good service, reasonable ambiance.

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RM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating here. All the choices have been awesome.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best expirence I’ve had the food tasted amazing, the server Ivan was amazing I think this is the first time I remembered my servers name after the dinner. Took my mom here for mother’s day dinner and was a great time

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great staff. The restaurant was a bit noisy as it filled with people.

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff. Delicious food! We’ll be back

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JK
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic, as always. Veal dishes are exceptional. Pasta specials are delicious. Restaurant is much better since it was redecorated. Noise level way too high - needs to be addressed

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L
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent wait staff it was a little noisy but over all it was awesome

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DW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very loud tonight, Saturday dining. A few tables didn’t know about inside voices! Assigned waiter was pulled off in the middle of introduction by management without a reason to us?! Very rude without notice. Replaced waiter was great so no harm. Limited menu due to availability of chef out of town. We made reservations on Open Table but upon arrival asked to have a booth which they said were all reserved but no options on reservation site to request. We did get moves after a bit so thank you. Good food, wine & overall enjoyed the evening.

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RD
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was first rate as was the service. The wait staff is very affable. We have been to Italy at least 10 times and the cuisine at La Bella Vita is quite authentic. Will definitely dine there again.

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We setup our reservation on Open Table for 7:15p and then called to see if they could get the 2 of us 8n earlier and the hostess accommodated us. Waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. Decor needs some refinement. Prices were reasonable and food was great!

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service, and food were great. The best we had in town. We will be back with friends!!

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JA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are OUTSTANDING. Try the penne arrabata or the chicken Marsala. If they have the veal cannelloni, it's excellent. The penne with salmon in aurora sauce is also a taste treat.

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LD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely a delight. Best veal pacata I have had in years. This is definitely a gem in Colorado Springs! A must go.

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SL
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seemed overly noisy as the restaurant filled. Difficult to slide into the booths due to the new seat coverings.

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DE
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was exceptional. It will be our go to place for Italian.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! Food was spectacular and the wine was delicious.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was some outstanding food. We really didn’t expect it to be as good as it was, but we both finished off our plates and still wanted more. (Not to say portions are too small.) The servers were great, and even the bread was above average. Will definitely be back if we are back in the area!

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Our server Nikky was the best we could of asked for. Would go back.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best restaurant in Colorado Springs. My wife and I try to come here at least once a week. We stopped going to other places mainly because we would immediately compare it to Bella Vita and there’s just no comparison. Unless I want wings or enchiladas, Bella Vita is the only place we go out to eat at. I recommend it to everyone.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Really excellent. Best salmon I’ve ever had. Unfortunately I am gluten free and they need a three day notice to prepare gluten free noodles for a substitution. That is a bummer since most everything has gluten on the menu. I asked for roasted potatoes as a substitute starch and was charged an additional $3 for those.

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MM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second dining experience with them. It was an Anniversary dinner with another couple. We all four also went on Valentine's' Day. We also went late in the evening since my wife and my friend's wife work late. The experience was much different from the first because they were packed on our first visit. The staff was excellent and the food was even better because we had the full menu this time. I cannot say enough good things about La Bella Vita Ristorante Italiano. We have tried four of the Antipasti (Starters) and all four were heavenly. If you want authentic Italiano Cuisine and Great Ambiance, try them out. I felt both times like I was back in Italia.

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VD
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Well customer service oriented.

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SF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best Italian restaurant in town, hands down. I am very picky with Italian food. I had the linguine alla pescatore and it was cooked perfectly, came out hot, fresh, and tasted amazing. I did everything short of licking the bowl. The tiramisu was the best I have ever had. I want to also point out, that I am not over exaggerating. This is my new favorite restaurant! Not to mention the prices were reasonable and the service was excellent.

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t
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! I go for special occasions and will keep coming back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was out of this world. Paco was great. I would eat there again

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday dinner on a very busy Saturday night.
For 6 people. Very good waiter. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. Appetizers excellent! Altogether an wonderful dining experience. The Chicken Rotini was the best chicken meal I have ever experienced.
Would go again.

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1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in the Springs!

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1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our only complaint really is the gal at the front as hostess was rather rude and we had a reservation and didnt get seated for 35 mins after reservation time. We made a reservation for a reason.

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