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La Bella Vita

4.6
503 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
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 503 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

FOOD WAS DELICIOUS, BOTH TIMES I VISITED. BUT THE SERVICE WAS NOT ACCEPTABLE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE PRICES. I WOULD GO BACK IF I THOUGHT THE SERVICE FROM THE WAITER AND THE HOSTESS WOULD BE BETTER.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

My Salmon was a little dry and a little late, but overall our experience was pretty well, didn’t like waiting for our meals after our salads, it took a little longer than we anticipated. But food overall was delicious, highly recommend the calamari!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always great

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service, waitress provided an excellent customer experience and was very knowledgeable. Presentation of food is outstanding, perfect taste, and smelled fantastic. Noise level is high due to prime/busy time and open design. We will be back. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were delighted with the food and the atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This restaurant was a unique find. Loved the attentiveness of the staff and the food was great.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

My daughter, grandson and I like to try new places for our birthday dinners. Quiet, great service and the food was excellent with good size portions.

The only recommendation I would have is when you have take home containers, offer a bag for ease in carrying.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

After moving to the springs from Houston, this a favorite spot for my wife and I. The food is absolutely amazing, and the service is top notch as well.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

One of our new favs!!! The food was fantastic. The wine selection was superb. Our waitress was a little flighty but she was good. The manager checked on us. It was a great night!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We saw the good reviews and were looking for a new place for Italian food. The dining room is nicely decorated, but the noise bounces around a lot from the conversations - that was my only complaint. Our server Steve was fantastic, suggesting a couple of dishes and wine for our meal. Excellent, authentic Italian. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Just so delicious!!! We've had two wonderful meals/ experiences here, will be back for many more!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fabulous service and good. Had homemade ravioli that was almost as good as Nonna's!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

La Bella Vita is a romantic, comfortable, friendly place to relax, have a great cocktail or glass of wine while you are anxiously waiting the arrival of the chefs latest creation.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Consistently good.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food delievered on all levels. The waitress knew the menu and did not steer me wrong! Recommendations were on point. So glad I tried this place.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We LOVE the authentic Italian cuizine....lived in Italy for several years, and this place is the real deal....best in Colorado Springs. Friendly staff, good service, consistantly excellent food....
We dine there often and always enjoy the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always great; food, service & ambiance excellent

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Was a great find in the midst of other restaurants. We chose this place because the menu was priced on the lower end, yet carried the fine dining label. We were taken to a seat immediately and were started off without hesitation. Our server was always on spot with refills, and next entrees. We had a great 4 course meal and the food was quite filling. The salad was cold and crisp, and the refreshments were cold and on point with flavor. 10/10 will go again.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

La Bella Vita definitely turned a rough night into a Fabulous one!!

My wife, friends, and I started the evening at a restaurant that made us wait an hour to be sat. We HAD reservations for that establishment (AI). We quickly looked on Open Table for a reservation at La Bella Vita. The hostess (Marena) was very busy, but VERY pleasant. We were sat at the reservation time and greeted at our table with a smile and complimentary bread! Our waiter (Garfield) was absolutely SUPERB!!! Even though there was a giant party dinning, our appetizers and Main course were brought out in a timely manner. Eric, the GM was very personable and the staff seemed Happy! We highly recommend La Bella Vita for future dinning!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great place to dine. Entire staff is friendly and attentive. Food is amazing and affordable. Worth the drive from Parker.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Old school delicious italian food, the tiramisu was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Dinner was delicious. I had the Risotto and it was perfect. My grandsons both AFA cadets enjoyed their meal as well. Our waitress was very accommodating, grandsons wanted more bread and it was there right away. Had a wait a few minutes before our table was ready, and the hostess was very apologetic and the wait not very long. We will be back....

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent Italian food with considerable variety with each order made from scratch. The wine list had wide choice of great wines to go with any dish. Service was superb! Even though we live 45 minutes to the north, it's worth the drive and one we'll repeat.

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1.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food was truly terrible. It was amazing that the
recommendations on the internet were so far apart from REALITY!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Our 2nd time to eat here! Food and service excellent.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was decent, a little more seasoning. The lighting was so poor I had to use my cell phone light to view the menu and then look at the check. For authentic Italian it would have been nice to have the decor upgraded and some nice Italian music playing.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed a special family dinner while all 9 were in town.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Delicious food and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Server Nicky was outstanding! Cocktails were excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Outstanding & authenic

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

As always, food was incredible, we had the pleasure of lobster bisque, only made during christmas and valentines. Heart shaped raviolies, perfect for our late valentinez dinner. Jennifer and Eric personable as always, they make u feel like your family.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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